Dr. Laura Ricci, PT, DPT, NBC-HWC, WHNC

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Certified Women's Health and Functional Nutrition Coach


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anaïs Nin

Now accepting new clients.

I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching, a certified Women's Health and Functional Nutrition Coach (WHNC) through the Integrative Women's Health Institute, a certified Insulin Resistance Coach through the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and a licensed doctor of physical therapy specializing in Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Through my own medical challenges, including cancer and major orthopedic surgery, I developed a passion for nutrition and realized the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  Since I have so much personal experience with surgery and recovery, I wrote and taught the Nutrition Pre- and Post- Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery course for the IWHI, due to my extensive experience in both areas. I enjoy learning and expanding my knowledge in the areas of functional medicine and nutrition. I've completed a one-year certification in holistic health coaching and nutrition through the Integrative Women's Health Institute, completed an Insulin Resistance Solution Practitioner Training course receiving my certification as an Insulin Resistance Coach, am a national board certified health coach, and am currently completing a two-year Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training Program through the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology. I am also a recurrent faculty member of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and lecture to Doctor of Physical Therapy students about functional nutrition. 

I provide health coaching sessions virtually all over the globe via Zoom. I also teach health and wellness lectures, essential oil education classes, and am a recurrent faculty member at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, teaching doctor of physical therapy students about functional nutrition.

I teach clients how they can support their bodies and health through nutrition, proper exercise, stress management, and sleep. I see clients struggling with low energy, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, sugar cravings, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, sleep disturbances, low libido, painful sex, and more. I teach clients things that they can do nutritionally and lifestyle-wise to support their body and health.

I also provide education regarding different women's health and pelvic floor issues, such as pelvic pain (vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, etc.), urinary incontinence or leakage, fecal incontinence, difficulty emptying the bladder, pain with intercourse, pain with pelvic exams or tampon use, chronic constipation, low back pain or sacroiliac joint pain, frequent urinary tract infections or yeast infections, tailbone pain, uterine prolapse or bladder prolapse, etc. I teach clients what the pelvic floor is, how to bring awareness to the pelvic floor, how they can learn to properly contract and relax the pelvic floor, proper toileting techniques for the pelvic floor,  and how to support their pelvic floor both nutritionally and through lifestyle changes. I help clients to get in tune with their pelvic floor and body through education and nutrition, so that they can take their health into their own hands. If needed, I show clients how to find a skilled pelvic floor physical therapist specialist in their area for pelvic floor physical therapy intervention and treatment.

It is my passion to help empower women to reclaim their health by teaching them to listen to their body and trust their inner wisdom. My job as a women's health and nutrition coach is to act as a guide, providing support, to help assist you in reconnecting with your body and intuition to reclaim your energy and vitality. Together, we use your body's inner wisdom as our guiding light on your healing journey.

Upcoming Events!

The Importance of Sleep: Are you Getting Enough? - Virtual FB Live Class on Friday, March 23rd at 10am Central Time - Replay Available Until April 13th at 5 pm Central Time.

Sleep plays an essential role in your overall health and wellness. It's the time when our bodies are able to rest and repair. If we don't get adequate sleep, our health may suffer as a result. Did you know that one night of poor sleep makes you more insulin resistant the following day?

Oftentimes, my private health coaching clients notice huge improvements in how they feel overall, once they start sleeping better. Come and learn why getting a good night's rest is essential. I will also be sharing my favorite life hacks and natural remedies to help you sleep better.

Come and join me virtually on FB Live in my private education group (bit.ly/drlauraricci) on Friday, March 23rd. Can't attend this class live? No problem! The replay will be up in my private Facebook Education Group (bit.ly/drlauraricci) until April 13th at 5 pm Central Time. Make sure you join the group BEFORE the class so you don't miss out. See you in the cloud!

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2                                                                         

After going from doctor to doctor for so many years trying to figure out what was the cause behind so many random symptoms that I was experiencing, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015. It's definitely been a journey, and I am still on my healing journey, but am getting better, one step at a time. I strongly feel it is my mission to spread awareness about this issue. 

I was so honored to be a speaker on this online summit last year, and spoke about the correlation between Lyme disease and pelvic pain. If you have not been feeling well for sometime and have a long list of strange symptoms, please check out this amazing free resource. It could change your life. 

There is an option to purchase the summit to have unlimited access to all of these amazing interview. Click below to order the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 and take this lifesaving information home with you! 

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