who we are
Laura Peaslee, PT, DPT
Dr. Laura Peaslee co-established SoPo Physical Therapy to provide patients with the highest quality, comprehensive, compassionate care. Laura is a lifelong endurance athlete with a passion for health and wellness. She is an avid road and mountain bike cyclist and a certified SICI bike fitter. Laura uses science and methodology of the Serrotta International Cycling Institute (SICI), combined with her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology (the study of human movement), to maximize performance and comfort and decrease risk of injury through customized bike fitting. Laura is also an avid runner and obtained her Runner’s Rehab Certification to help runners recover and prevent injuries. She performs running gait analyses to help patients get to the root cause of their pain and accelerate injury recovery.
Laura graduated from University of New England with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a bachelor’s in Allied Health Sciences with a minor in psychology. Her 9 years of experience, treating orthopedic injuries with extensive continuing education in manual therapy and running/cycling related injuries, will aid you on your road to recovery.
When Laura is not biking or running, you can find her skiing, sailing, swimming, cooking, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family.
Melinda Hurt, PT, DPT
Dr. Melinda Hurt is co-founder of SoPo Physical Therapy. She has a passion for life and inspiring others. Melinda achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of New England and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She has 10 years of experience helping people achieve their goals at all levels of movement and fitness. She practices advanced manual skills including Mulligan, Maitland and McKenzie techniques, McConnell taping, dry needling, and she is ASTYM certified. She excels at strength training and analysis of lifting mechanics. She will teach you how to keep training while rehabbing an injury. She also performs running/gait analysis, vestibular rehabilitation, and balance training.
In her spare time, Melinda is an avid powerlifter and has competed in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic. When she isn’t hitting the weights in the gym you can find her paddle boarding, swimming, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. She prefers walks over hikes and loves animals, especially cats.