Solutions: Run Injury Free

Staff Spotlight

LAUREN SIMPKINS, PT, DPT Lauren Simpkins graduated with her B.S. in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. While at Miami, Lauren attended and helped plan the program’s first international service trip to underserved populations of San Jose, Costa Rica, and conducted research on the relationship between mild cognitive impairment and deficits in balance which she presented with her group at the national conference that February. Lauren has also had the opportunity to work with athletes from the University of Richmond and Nova Southeastern University. As a result, Lauren has taken interest in a wide variety of populations and age groups but is particularly interested in the osteopathic manual therapy approach to treating spinal dysfunctions. In her free time Lauren enjoys running, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog Harvie.

Healthy Recipe

Easy Hot Apple Cider Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

INGREDIENTS • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider • 3 cinnamon sticks

• 1 teaspoon whole allspice • 1 teaspoon whole cloves • 1/3 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

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