Laura Dorrity, PT, RTY200
Laura Dorrity, PT, RTY200 is a native of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Laura first
found her love for physical therapy at Texas A&M University where she was president of
Project Sunshine, an organization that provides opportunities for children with disabilities and
long term illnesses. Through Project Sunshine, Laura was able to volunteer with the local
hippotherapy program and saw first hand the incredible impact a physical therapist could
make in someone’s quality of life.
After her undergraduate years, Laura worked at an inpatient hospital in Dallas, TX as a
therapy technician on the Traumatic Brain Injury team which fueled her passion for the
She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center in 2008. Laura has practiced in a wide variety of settings, but has found her
true calling in working in the subspecialty of pelvic health. She has taken extensive
continuing education through Herman and Wallace for prenatal/postpartum care as well as on
topics such as pelvic pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Laura and her husband, Chris Dorrity, moved to Knoxville in 2016 to spend more time sharing
their enjoyment of nature and rock climbing which they try to impart on their two children. Her
other interests also include running, yoga and cooking.