A Brief History of APTS

The history of APTS began in 2003: Our founder, Laura Schindler, had been a practicing Physical Therapist for 12 years. She had a passion for her patients and her profession but felt that normal protocols prevented practitioners from providing a complete treatment of one-on-one patient care.

In typical rehabilitation facilities, the Physical Therapist evaluates the patient, but turns the actual care over to an assistant or aide. Laura wanted to do things differently, she wanted to be a partner with her patients from assessment through healing. And she wanted to surround herself with colleagues who shared her desire and passion for this more personal and individualized approach to patient care.


In 2004, Laura took that passion for her work and desire for one-on-one care and opened Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions. With a small bank loan, a therapy ball and a piece of PVC piping, she opened her private practice. Laura’s entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and unwavering belief that physical therapy services could and should be personal and patient-focused, created APTS.

APTS began with a staff of two and has steadily grown to include approximately 20 employees. Under Laura’s guidance and direction, we have become the largest physical therapist-owned outpatient physical therapy clinic in Fayetteville.

In January 2011, we moved into our current home,  a remarkable facility that Laura designed. Filled with natural light, artwork and soothing colors as well as state-of-the-art equipment, the environment reflects our passion for care and healing. The atmosphere is one of positive energy, from the friendly greetings of our front office staff to the individualized attention of our therapists.

Many of our therapists have been practicing for several years and are able to probe beneath the symptoms to find the cause of a patient’s pain. With their expertise and commitment to hands-on patient care, our Physical Therapists are in a unique position to promote healing for our patients.  At the same time, APTS therapists remain current on the latest techniques and evidence-based practices and continue to receive certifications that enhance their skills and abilities.

Our patients receive the full and undivided attention of a therapist, in an environment that is designed specifically to promote therapeutic healing. We want to be your physical therapy provider for life, and whether we are helping you recover from an injury or providing you with a personalized exercise prescription, our goal is to make your movement and your life better.

Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions
501 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC 28305   ::   Phone: (910) 423-5550
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