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Laura Palmer, PT, DPT

Laura Palmer
Practicing at West Des Moines
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Laura grew up in Adel, IA and graduated from Dallas Center-Grimes High School in 2015. She attended Luther College to complete her BA in Biology in 2018. Laura then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2022. Her favorite part about being a physical therapist is building strong relationships with her patients, empowering them to be advocates for their health, and helping people get back to doing the things they love. Laura is an active member of the Iowa Physical Therapy Association to help advocate for the future of the profession. She also keeps busy volunteering for Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership on the Corporate Board and as Director of Programming as well as at her church with the praise team and altar guild. Laura recently got married and lives in Grimes. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, being outside, and hiking in National Parks.

  • IN PROGRESS: Trauma-Informed Certificate for Coaches by The Centre for Healing

Love Laura Palmer! She is very friendly, communicates well, she listenz to you and works with what works best for you.  She knows which exercises and massage help you to progress in your therapy with little to no pain. Very professional! You will be sad when your therapy is finished, and want to continue a friendship with her after the therapy.

Barbara W

I went from pain when walking to pain free in two visits! Love that they were able to target that what hurt- an area in my back- was just a symptom of the real issue- a stuck rib up front. Through extremely gentle manual manipulation in the giant, quiet office + at-home breathing techniques, I’m back to normal activity. Thanks, Laura & Ellen!


Laura did a great job helping me understand what was happening with my injury. She also did a great job with explaining what exercises would be most beneficial. Highly Recommend.


I have Laura Palmer as a therapist at Core. She is amazing at diagnosing what my underlying issues are and giving me the tools to help in my recovery. She is a great listener, honest and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would happily recommend her to anyone with an injury.


When I went to core physical therapy my TMJ was so bad I could not open my mouth to eat, my dentist could not clean my teeth and I was in a lot of pain. Within two weeks I could tell a big difference. Now after six weeks I am almost back to normal. I can eat whatever I want and the dentist could clean my teeth. Laura the PT at core therapy did a great job she was very knowledgeable and caring. I would recommend core physical therapy to everyone!

Kathy B.