Lauren Simpkins, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

OrthoVirginia Offices

Lauren is a Virginia native who received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and then her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Since becoming a physical therapist she has called Northern Virginia home and has developed a passion for treating orthopedic and sports injuries. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and completed her Manual Therapy Certification and training through Evidence in Motion. She has Level 1 and 2 Functional Dry Needling Certifications through Kinetacore and is SFMA Level 1 Certified with Functional Movement Systems. She has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of populations ranging from pediatrics, to post-operative patients, to runners/crossfiters/college athletes. She combines various manual therapy techniques and functional exercise to help patients achieve their highest goals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Charlie and dog Harvie, traveling, working out at Orangetheory, and cheering on the Rams, Canes, and DC sports teams.

Lauren Simpkins
Lauren Simpkins

Education & Training

  • University of Miami, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science



  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Certified in Manual Therapy
  • Certified in Functional Dry Needling
  • Certified in Functional Movement Systems
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