Lauren McDonald


Physical Therapist

Lauren McDonald joined the Pivot Physical Therapy team in September 2019. She enjoys working with patients across the lifespan with orthopedic, lymphatic, or vestibular disorders. Previously she worked at a private outpatient clinic in Los Angeles for two years where she treated patients of all ages with musculoskeletal disorders. While there, she also established a new client base in pediatrics, treating infants and toddlers with torticollis and developmental delay. She prides herself in being a lifelong learner and enjoys creating unique, tailored treatment plans for all of her patients. She currently is a Certified Edema Specialist and is working towards obtaining an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist license in the spring of 2021.

Prior to joining the Pivot team and moving to North Carolina, Lauren had never been to the East Coast. She grew up in Southern California and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from University of Southern California. When she is not at Pivot Physical Therapy, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband exploring Durham (especially finding new restaurants), training (or trying to train) her adopted dog, playing volleyball, and hiking.