Avant Physical Therapy

Laura J. Bannister, DPT, OCS, OMT

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (APTA)

Laura Bannister DPTAtlas Pilates is delighted to host Avant Physical Therapy, an independent outpatient orthopedic clinic located on premises. It is the private practice of Laura Bannister, a professional modern dancer who applies her love for movement and her unique understanding of the human body to her practice as a Physical Therapist. Since graduating from the University of Washington with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005, Laura has practiced in some of the best clinics in Seattle and is a highly regarded practitioner. Her dedication to post graduate education has earned her advanced credentials as a board certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS-American Physical Therapy Association) and as an Orthopedic Manual Therapist (Ola Grimsby Institute).

  • Orthopedic Manual Therapist; Ola Grimbsy Institute (2008)
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Dance from the University of Iowa (1999)
Invited Speaker:
  • University of Washington – The Benefits of Pilates for Injury Prevention and Treatment. (2006)
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
  • Clinical Instructor for Physical Therapy Education
  • Research: Proprioceptive Based Exercise and Lateral Ankle Sprains

Learn more about Avant Physical Therapy, including how to make an appointment, at avantphysicaltherapy.com.