Meet the Providers
At Lake Area Physical Therapy & Aquatics in North Central Florida, our friendly, highly skilled staff includes physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, an occupational therapist, and a speech therapist to provide you with the comprehensive, personalized care you need.
Laura Hodges is a 1979 graduate of Florida International University with prior education at the University of South Carolina. Her early years of experience were in a large orthopedic practice based in Lake City, Florida where she became inspired to start her own business. Lake Area Physical Therapy was opened in May 1986, in Melrose and expanded into Starke, Keystone Heights and Crescent City.
Laura remains the sole owner and operator of L.A.P.T. She continues to be an active participant in clinical treatment of patients and administration of the business. Her experience is wide and varied with particular interest in TMJ, craniomandibular dysfunction and vertigo/vestibular rehabilitation. She resides on Lake Santa Fe in Earlton, Florida.