Laura Peterson Wright, DC
Raised by two medical doctors with a penchant for travel, Laura spent her childhood moving every few years, living in Kenya, Wisconsin, Georgia, Zimbabwe and Virginia. She attended the College of William and Mary, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in linguistics. When her love of travel called, she spent a year teaching English in Nanjing, China before returning to Virginia and earning a degree in culinary arts. This led her to her first job in Jackson, Wyoming – creating desserts at the Four Seasons. She fell in love with the town and mountains, and soon her “one winter stint” in Jackson turned into six years. Her passion for sports and health conflicted with her work in pastries, and arm deep in cookie dough she decided to make the switch to a career in health. She found the perfect match in chiropractic, and moved to Minnesota to study at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
With a plan to return to Jackson after graduation, Laura focused intently on learning what would help her treat the everyday athletes of Jackson Hole. She worked with the Minnesota Vixen and Minnesota Freeze players, treating sports injuries and creating rehab programs. She is full body certified in Active Release Techniques, certified in Graston and SmartTools, and holds the FMT Performance Certification by RockTape. She has taken continuing education seminars on extremity joints, including the jaw, shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet, and is ready to work on your tennis elbow, dysfunctional knee or plantar fasciitis. Dr. Laura is a board member of Wyoming Chiropractic Association and a member of the American Chiropractic Association as well as a lifelong student of health.
Dr. Laura is enthusiastic about nutritious delicious food, gut health, reducing inflammation, sleep hygiene, biomechanics, and exercise- especially snowboarding, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
Tyler Wright, DC
No stranger to harsh winters, Dr. Tyler was raised in Minnesota just outside the Twin Cities. In the humid summers of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, he water-skied competitively, taking home state championships. He rounded out the year as an all-state track and field athlete. In search of more cold temperatures and the chance to take to the skies, he attended the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate studies in commercial aviation.
Upon realizing flying would keep him seated for the rest of his life, and recognizing the toll that takes on a body, Tyler switched gears. He transferred to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. He completed B.S. in Human Biology and Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.
Dr. Tyler understands what it takes to treat athletes and enjoys applying his experience to help everyone achieve their athletic and wellness-related goals. In Minnesota, he treated athletes and taught mobility classes at local Crossfit gyms. He believes that chiropractic care encompasses more than just “the adjustment” and takes the time to understand the intricacies of each patient’s case. Certified in Active Release Techniques, Graston and Rock Tape Fascial Movement Taping for Performance, Dr. Tyler has helped hundreds of aspiring athletes successfully return to their passion after injury, with his comprehensive treatment plans, rehabilitation exercises, patient education, and continuing maintenance care. He is thrilled to be in Jackson and strives to provide each patient with the care and training they need to realize their ambitions.
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