Dr. McLaughlin earned her D.Sc. degree in physiotherapy from Andrews University in 2007 and her B.S. degree in physiotherapy from McMaster University in 1983. She earned a Diploma in Physiotherapy from Mohawk College of McMaster University in 1982, an Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1988, a Certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in 2000, and Certification in Capnometry from Behavioral Physiology Institute in 2005. Her areas of specialty expertise include orthopedics, capnography, spinal manipulation, fascial systems, advanced practice physiotherapy, and dysfunctional breathing. She is currently the founder and Director of the M+D ProHealth physiotherapy clinic in Oakville and Hamilton (Ontario) where she works as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist doing surgical screening and treating patients with orthopedic complaints.

Dr. McLaughlin is also Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, on the faculty and Examiner for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Orthopedic Division), and is on the faculty and Examiner for the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. She served as Chief Examiner for Canada, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division, 1999-2005. She has numerous publications in the field of physiotherapy, including many articles and book chapters on the subject of dysfunctional breathing. She has been lecturing and providing workshops since 1988 for healthcare practitioner audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, on advances in orthopedic physiotherapy and since 2005 on the importance of identifying and managing dysfunctional breathing.