Laura Yrastorza-Avanti TherapyManual Therapist

As long as she can remember, Laura Yrastorza has been interested in health and science.  She received her B.S. in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and went on to pursue Physical Therapy at University of California at San Francisco. She has been a licensed PT since 1990, practicing in a variety of settings such as sports medicine, workers compensation, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics.

Laura brings thoughtfulness and compassion to her therapy sessions and offers a multitude of different treatment options as she understands that everyone has unique needs. She has therefore pursued extensive continuing education including Manual Therapy advanced trainings, Parkinson’s Disease specific training, Trigger Point Dry Needling, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. She holds advanced certification in NeuroKinetic Training, which has broad applications across the spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, Laura has specialized training to treat those with scoliosis, and holds certifications with the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School, and with ISICO, utilizing the Scientific Exercise Approach for Scoliosis (SEAS).

Laura believes in an individualized, hands-on approach, and partners with her patients through their healing or recovery process.
“Laura is very thorough. She is very concerned with my comfort during treatments, and strives to figure out the complexities of my problems. “ Jackie B.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children hiking, biking, skiing, camping or any other activity that brings them together.

While Laura is able to treat the full spectrum of people with orthopedic and neurological problems, she is particularly effective with those experiencing the following: