Laura Bunso, PT, MTCPT, MTC
After beginning her career at Mayo Clinic in outpatient orthopedics and leading the rehabilitation department in the area of Women’s Health, Laura branched out and established Smart Body Physical Therapy in 2004, pioneering the way for a practice with a hands-on approach that specializes in pelvic health, spine and manual therapy.
She first earned her Bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from another private university, the University of St. Augustine, in January 1999. Furthering her manual therapy skills (or hands on treatment of soft tissue and joint mobilization), she received her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC), just a couple of years later.
Laura has specialized in the area of pelvic health, women’s and men’s health and spine since 1999. Her love for helping people suffering in these areas comes out of an unwillingness to accept the status quo and she often finds herself treating people with impairments they never thought possible to improve. Her approach to her clinical practice makes it obvious that she believes our bodies are brimming with life and potential. According to Laura, “There’s nothing that makes me happier than getting to see someone truly savor their life. It’s not just a tag line for our patients and our staff, it gets me out of the bed every morning to press forward helping those around me flourish into the best versions of themselves.”
Laura is doing her best to get the most out of her own life! When she’s not at the office treating patients, she loves to spend her time with her 3 children, exercising, fishing or outdoors.
Norell Jensen, DPT
Meet Norell Jensen, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Smart Body Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kayla Sisson, DPT
Sara Sohn, DPTPT, DPT
Dr. Sara Sohn is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she served as Core Ambassador in the state of Florida for the American Physical Therapy Association. She shares a passion for helping patients achieve optimum function and mobility throughout their life span. Her interests include treating woman and men’s pelvic health, vestibular and balance disorders, as well as general orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation.
Dr. Sohn is working towards her Women’s Health Certification to provide the most effective treatments for male and female sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and musculoskeletal complications of pregnancy. She believes that achieving healthy bowel, bladder and sexual function is something every person deserves and an integral component for a high quality of life. As a triathlete and open water swimmer, Sara has a particular interest in sports recovery for swimmers and cyclists. She is committed to improving her patients’ mobility through a whole body approach that focuses on understanding functional movement patterns during their daily activities. She values using the most evidence-based practices while providing a comfortable environment where patients have an active role in the recovery process.