Lawrie Sumner Beardsley, PT, is a physical therapist with more than three decades of experience in acute, inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a certified exercise expert for the aging adult, certified in trigger point dry needling and uses the Maitland Manual Technique. Her professional interests include geriatric orthopedics and wellness for the aging adult.
As a physical therapist and patient managing chronic rheumatologic diseases, she understands firsthand the importance of educating her patients about their conditions and formulating a plan in which they can take charge of their own health. A keen listener, who enjoys working with diverse patients, she strives to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed. She uses evidence-based techniques, including manual therapy and trigger point dry needling combined with individualized home exercise programs.
Originally from the Lone Star state, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three adult daughters and friends. She is active as a mentor to young families at Westover Church. Her hobbies include tennis, walking/running, traveling and cooking.
“I love to guide, listen and encourage others toward their own personal rehabilitation goals. I want them to feel heard. My patients are dear to me, and I try to treat them as I would want to be treated…with caring empathy and encouragement.” Lawrie Sumner Beardsley, PT