It is working as a team to problem solve how to achieve the best possible outcome that makes working in the field of brain injury fun. Having a career that is challenging and fun is what makes me so passionate about working in the field of brain injury.
We are still discovering how the brain works, and our body of knowledge is constantly changing. Successful outcomes in brain injury require a team approach with the patient and their support system being the key players. -Laura Wiggs, PT, NCS, CBIS
Laura Wiggs, PT, NCS, CBIS graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Studies. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from UTMB in 1991. In 2000, she earned her certification as a neurological clinical specialist. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Laura has specialized in the treatment of individuals with brain injury and stroke for the past 27 years. She has treated individuals throughout the continuum of brain injury and stroke from the neuro intensive care unit to community based re-entry. She has published numerous articles on the topic of hypertonia, and has presented both nationally and internationally on this topic. In addition, she has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics in brain injury.
Laura is a guest lecturer for the UTMB PT program, and is on faculty with the Harris Health System PT Neurological residency program.