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Lauren Toner, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Lauren  Toner, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Instructor, Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Toner serves as an Instructor and Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy. In her role as Director of Clinical Education she is responsible for assisting students through the clinical education portion of the curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Toner is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She teaches primarily in the areas of manual therapy and orthopedics. Her current research interests include orthopedics, education, and admissions. Dr. Toner maintains her clinical practice at a large hospital based clinic treating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions. 

Research Interests

  • Admissions practices in relation to clinical education success
  • Maximizing student success in and out of the classroom

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Damaschke J, Toner L, Hrncar J Psychometric Properties of a Newly Developed Prevention, Health Promotion and Wellness (PHPW) Knowledge Assessment Using Rasch Analysis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Anaheim, CA; February 2016
  • Potteiger J, Clayton R, Blaize N, Boyer A, Toner L. Post exercise carbohydrate and fat oxidation rates in women with different levels of body fat. ACSM Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD; 2010


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
    Physical Therapy
    May 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Sport Science
    Miami University, Oxford, OH
    Exercise Science
    May 2011


  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists

Honors and Awards

  • College of Health Professions Dean’s Award for Scholarship
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
    June 2016
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist Student of the Year
    Illinois Physical Therapy Association
    June 2016

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Orthopedic Section of the APTA
    • Education Section of APTA
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists