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Laura Ho, D.C.

Dr. Laura Ho is a Chiropractor with an emphasis in sports medicine. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractics degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. She graduated with high honors and was inducted into the Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society. Before attending chiropractic school, Dr. Laura grew up in Los Angeles where she attended California State University, Northridge and received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a pre-med emphasis. Dr. Laura is very passionate about postural correction and overall wellness care. Her goal is to educate and initiate active care to her patients in order to remodel the spine from the floor up. She grew up with the love for watching and playing basketball. She understands the physical toll sports can have on the body. This is where her passion for chiropractic helps her and others maintain a healthy body in order to keep playing sports at a high level for as long as they can. Her love for sports has led her to treat athletes competing in various events, such as Tri the Beach Triathalon Series, Surf City Marathon and Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volley Ball Series. Before joining the S.M.A.R.T SPINE INSTITUTE team, Dr. Laura Ho practiced in Palos Verdes and Costa Mesa where she provided chiropractic care and health education to the community.

EDUCATION
Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
2009 – 2012
Doctorate of Chiropractic
Magna Cum Laude

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2005 – 2008
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Association of Pre-Medical Students

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2002– 2004
Physiological Sciences Major
Dean's List

CERTIFICATION
Cox Technique - Basic Training
Module 1     May 2011     Whittier, CA

GrastonTM Technique – Basic Training
Module 1     March 2011     Whittier, CA

PROFESSIONAL

Associate Chiropractor
May 2013- Present
S.M.A.R.T Spine Institute and Surgery Center, Arcadia, Ca

Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries, personal injury and family wellness. Responsibilities include exams, re-exams, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, ultra-sound, cold laser, spinal decompression/traction, massage therapy, kinesiology taping, athletic taping, Active Release Techniques, myofascial release, physio-therapy, active rehabilitation, postural correction, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation and chiropractic. 

Independent Medical Exam Observer
February 2013- Present
Physicians Reports of the Independent Medical Exam, Woodland Hills, Ca

Function as a field observer for a med-legal consulting firm. Responsibilities include patient representation on scheduled defense medical exams, exam dictations, digital recording report and comprehensive report writing. 

Rehabilitation Coordinator
July 2012 – May 2013 
Opus Medical Center, San Pedro, CA

Function as a supervising chiropractor in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic injuries within a wellness physical medical rehabilitation center. Responsibilities include new patient exams, patient management with an integrative holistic approach to patient wellness, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, ultra-sound, spinal decompression/traction, flexion-distraction, manual therapy, kinesiology taping, athletic taping, Active Release TechniquesTM, myofascial release, physio-therapy, active rehabilitation, pre-surgical and post-surgical rehabilitation and chiropractic. The office specializes in pain management with an emphasis in postural analysis and correction utilizing Pettibon Technique.

Associate Chiropractor
2012
Functional Orthopedic Rehabilitation Medical Associates, Newport Beach, CA

Assisted resident doctors with diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries with a primary patient base of local amateur and professional cyclists, marathoners and tri-athletes. Responsibilities include exams, re-exams, SOAP notes, record keeping, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, ultra-sound, cold laser, spinal decompression/traction, flexion-distraction, massage therapy, kinesiology taping, athletic taping, Active Release TechniquesTM, GrastonTM Technique, myofascial release, physio-therapy, active rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation and chiropractic.

INTERNSHIP
2010-2011
Southern California University of Health Sciences

2010-2012
Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA 

2011
Mount San Antonio College Health Center

2011
Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volley Ball Series (Manhattan Beach Open)

2011-2012
Functional Orthopedic Rehabilitation Medical Associates

2004- 2006
Boys and Girls Club of America

2005 – 2008
Ulysses S. Grant High School Girls Basketball– Junior Varsity Assistant Coach 

2001-2010
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society –Fund Raising Volunteer 

LECTURES
Part 9
Apex Energetics Neuro-Endocrine Immunology Series Santa Monica, CA
"Thyroid-Brain-Immune Physiology Crosstalk

Part 12
Apex Energetics Neuro-Endocrine Immunology Series Santa Monica, CA
"Neuroendocrine Immunology of Hepatic Detoxification"

Part 3
Apex Energetics Neuro-Endocrine Immunology Series Santa Monica, CA
"Understanding the Complexity of the Gluten Sensitivity"

National Chiropractic Legislative Conference – Washington D.C, 2009, 2010, 2011

Parker Seminars, Las Vegas, NV 2010, 2011, 2012

SCUHS Extravaganza – 2010, 2011, 2012

AFFILIATIONS
Delta Tau Alpha (Honors Fraternity)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
California Chiropractic Association (CCA)
Federation for Chiropractic Progress 
ChiroVoice 
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Golden Key International Honour Society Lifetime Inductee 2012

INTERESTS
Dogs, reading, nutrition, hiking, cycling, coaching, cooking and learning.
Boys and Girls Club of America - Counsellor - 2004- 2006
Ulysses S. Grant High School Girls Basketball– Junior Varsity Assistant Coach – 2005 - 2008
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team In Training Fund Raising Volunteer 2001-2005
Open Arms Shelter for Women and Children with AIDS - volunteer - 2002-Present

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