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Dr. Theresa Larson received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego California. She is a former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and Combat Veteran. She played professional softball in Italy as well as semi-professional softball in the United States, was an All- American Division I softball player at Villanova University, as well as a former Body-for-Life Champion.
In addition to being part of the staff at MobilityWOD and an instructor for CrossFit Mobility courses, Dr. Larson’s activities include competing at the Elite division in obstacle racing, crossfitting, snowboarding, yoga, working with adaptive athletes, writing for The Lab, and working on her newly released book WARRIOR. She has guest coached the special warfare students at CrossFit University of San Diego and has created an adaptive strength class for the wounded warriors from Balboa Naval Hospital, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Team Red White and Blue, and anyone and everyone who has adaptive needs. She is Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), CrossFit Level 1, Mobility, Olympic Lifting, Selective Functional Movement Systems and Spartan Group Exercise (SGX) certified. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, specifically the Orthopedic and Federal sections.
Aside from her practice, Dr. Larson is a huge advocate for Team Red White and Blue, Linder Kids, Service Women Action Network, and the National Eating Disorder Association. She is also an advocate of the Resiliency Project which was started by Marc Pro™ and Dr. Kelly Starrett from MobilityWOD. This project was created to help our nation’s wounded and tactical athletes get the recovery tools they need to be as high functioning as possible. Dr. Larson works with many levels of wounded athlete as well as tactical athlete and is fortunate to be able to offer more recovery options than she ever had the opportunity to in a traditional physical therapy practice!
Theresa has a hunger to learn and a desire to help individuals who want to help themselves. Theresa is mentored by Gary Gray, PT who started the revolution of applied functional science, as well as Dr. Kelly Starrett, founder of San Francisco Crossfit and MobilityWOD with his wife Juliet Starrett.
Theresa’s mission is to help you “beyond the clinic walls” in your element to achieve your performance goals and tackle the “why”behind your bodies movement inefficiencies!
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