Hi, I’m Laura Plankis

DPT

Hi, I’m Coach Laura. I am a pelvic floor physical therapist, graduating from Chatham University. I have years of experience treating pelvic health conditions, specializing in chronic pelvic pain. I’ve always loved treating the whole person and felt limited with classic physical therapy models. This led me to expand my knowledge into the most up to date evidence on pain science, including a course where I was honored to meet Charlie Merrill and Dr Howard Schubiner. I find great passion in empowering patients on their road to recovery. It is an amazing opportunity to be a teammate, coach, cheerleader, friend, and expert to someone on their journey. When I am not working, I spend my time in the sunshine often surrounded by family. I also take every opportunity I can get to travel and experience the world.

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"I closed my eyes to look inward and found a universe waiting to be explored,” ― Yung Pueblo

My coaching style

I am optimistic and supportive. At times I use my physical therapy hat - Most of my expertise is in pelvic populations, so I have the ability to explain medical/ anatomical/ physiological within reason for these populations.

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Lin Health has given me my life back.

Lin Health has given me my life back. I struggled with daily chronic treatment resistant migraines and POTS for 8 years. My life was significantly affected as well as my husband's and children's. I started Lin Health and their pain repressing treatment in Jan/Feb and by April I was migraine free and also free from any POTS symptoms. I no longer take any medications for anything. My coach was the perfect match for me, always supporting me and meeting me where I was at.

Lin Health has changed my life!

The concept is solid, and the research is hard to dispute. Believing in the research is the most critical step. My pain has generally improved over 4 months from utterly debilitating to 60-80% better on most days. But it takes unavoidable work to chase your demons and recognize patterns that contribute. The Lin program makes it so easy. The most valuable part is my coach, who really cares and really helps. It is a journey, and we have to grow up and realize real improvement is a journey, and not a quick pill!

Hope again

The access to the care kits and my coach. What I have learned regarding pain and the brains role in it all has been remarkable. I’ve learned through the kits and my coach that a bunch of my pain has been primary brain pain. It’s has given me hope when I was starting to feel really hopeless with it effecting so much of my life. I feel like I am getting my life back again. I would recommend this program to anyone that deals with pain.

Lin Health has changed my life.

My experience with Lin Health has been amazing. I truly have nothing to say for changes or improvements. The information and tools acquired through Lin Health has changed my life, and in more ways than just pain management/resolution. I have and will continue to recommend Lin Health for anyone who is looking to receive help with pain relief. But I honestly think the tools given here can impact people with other debilitating issues such as anxiety, depression, etc.

Fibromyalgia had overtaken my life

Fibromyalgia had overtaken my life. Having tried numerous things over the past 5 years and only getting worse, I was skeptical and nervous from the start. Upon meeting Lauren, my skepticism and nervousness dissipated. Lauren’s genuine sincerity and calming presence enabled me to trust and learn the process. I am more active, much happier, and off pain meds. I am able to live my life again! I gladly recommend Lauren and Lin Health to others.

Amazing program for chronic pain

Amazing program for chronic pain. They pull all the different modalities together to treat chronic pain, and the care kits in the app are simply amazing! Thorough, logical, professional, and excellently presented. My pain recovery coach is wonderful and his program is worth every penny!

I’ve tried other apps/books/programs to…

I’ve tried other apps/books/programs to work on mind-body pain, but I think Lin may be the best. The program is well thought-out, with nuances for using the tools effectiveIy I haven’t seen before, as well as techniques that were new to me. And while the program is detailed, the instructions contain ideas and exercises that are practical and not as theoretical as others I’ve seen. And the coaching has been insightful and invaluable in ensuring I’m moving in the right direction.

Life Saving!!

Lin has made a HUGE and dramatic impact on my life. I went from being in chronic, severe pain to almost no pain. We’ve been able to learn a lot of root causes for why the pain flares as well, and it’s helped me significantly. I’m incredibly grateful for my coach especially. I most definitely would not have made such fast progress if it wasn’t for her helping me see things I would’ve missed on my own. I’ve been recommending it to a lot of my friends/family who are in pain and they are in awe of what a transformation I’ve had from it.

Injured in 2013

Injured in 2013; I suffered chronic back pain for a decade. The Lin Health approach surpasses other treatments I've tried to relieve pain. Lin Health has changed my relationship with pain so that I'm more mobile and healthy. Totally endorsed.

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My Personal Story

I spent many years working as a pelvic floor physical therapist searching for the missing link to my patient's pain stories. Meeting them with compassion and empathy, and yet feeling unable to best guide them on their journey. That all changed when I was introduced to a brain first approach to pain and pain reprocessing therapy. The integration of the mind and the body is beautiful, chaotic, unique, and so interconnected I wonder how I could have considered them separate from each other for so long.

Education

B.S. Sports & Exercise Science - University of Northern Colorado // Doctor of Physical Therapy - Chatham University

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