Laura Cheney, Geriatric Physical Therapist
Laura Cheney, a physical therapist who specializes in geriatrics, graduated with honors from the University of California at San Francisco in 2000. She earned her undergraduate degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Davis, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She most recently worked as the Director of Rehabilitation and sole physical therapist at a premier life-care facility in San Francisco. Beginning her career in pediatrics, Laura soon found her niche working with seniors and has experience in all levels of care, from hospital to home care. She has written articles and lectured extensively on fall prevention and other issues relevant to the aging experience. As a registered yoga teacher, she teaches yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness techniques to seniors -- helping them expand their repertoire for coping with stress, pain, and illness in the later years.
She now lives in Menlo Park with her husband and new baby daughter, Emily Viola--named after Laura's grandmother. Although she continues to teach and consult, for the time being she is focusing on raising her daughter. Laura was very close to both of her grandmothers and feels that their love and support continue to inspire her and to motivate her to care for seniors as if they were her own family.