Laurel Proulx Joins Department of Physical Therapy Faculty

August 2, 2023
Laurel Proulx

Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel E. Proulx, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.

“Baylor Physical Therapy is excited to welcome Dr. Laurel Proulx to our incredibly strong faculty team,” said Brian A. Young, PT, DSc, Interim Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy. “We look forward to her many contributions to teaching, scholarship, and collegiality both within the department and within Baylor.”

Proulx comes to Baylor from Regis University in Denver, where she served as Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. She also owns FEM Physical Therapy and Performance in Colorado Springs, where she works as a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist and Educator. Proulx has previously served as an Associated Faculty member for the Baylor civilian Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Army-Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Proulx earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at the University of Kansas, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Regis University, and PhD in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. She is a prolific scholar, particularly in the area of pelvic health, and is currently investigating care for pelvic pain in female service members. Proulx serves as a Medical Prenatal/Postpartum Movement Consultant for Nike, is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and has post-professional education in women's health.

When she is not working, Proulx enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling. On a Saturday morning, you will find her at yoga or CrossFit followed by a coffee shop visit. She and her husband welcomed their first baby, Genevieve, this past May.

"I'm so excited to join the talented and passionate faculty at Baylor,” Proulx shared. “Baylor is leading the charge to change what DPT education can look like, in turn changing how our profession can better serve those who need us. I'm honored to be a part of it and hope to rise to the challenge."