Our Staff

Lori von Alten, PT, ATC-L, CSCI, CPI

Lori is the owner of Progress Physical Therapy. She is a licensed physical therapist and certified/licensed athletic trainer practicing in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine since 1988. She received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987 and completed the curriculum for her athletic training certification at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993. She has been a physical therapist with the Carolina Ballet since 1999, and has served as the team physical therapist for the Carolina Hurricanes from 2001 to 2007. She also serves as a consultant for the NCSU athletics program. She is a certified strength and conditioning instructor, as well as a certified Pilates instructor for mat based exercises. She has a strong interest in analyzing and improving walking and running biomechanics in the orthopedic and sports populations and in determining when custom foot orthotics can be of benefit in improving function. She has taught courses on gait analysis and re-education of gait. Her coursework has focused a great deal on utilization of functional manual therapy and movement re-education to treat painful orthopedic conditions. Lori heads the Swing Fit Performance Enhancement Program for golfers at the clinic, and has also worked with elite athletes in swimming, tennis and track and field.