Laurie Aylesworth, PhD


Laurie Aylesworth received his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado under the direction of Peter G. Ossorio. A practicing psychologist for more than twenty five years, he specializes in both short and long term adjustment and rehabilitation issues related to trauma, loss, and disability. He is a psychological consultant to a comprehensive pain program, several comprehensive rehabilitation clinics, and to Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. He has been a student/teacher of Judo for more than fifty years, teaching at the Denver Buddhist Temple for more than twenty-five of those years, and for fifteen years has worked toward blending his rehabilitation practice with martial arts rehabilitation strategies. Following an accident in 1988 in which he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), he found that traditional Western treatment was not effective for him. In order to get his life back, he turned to the Martial Arts, which he knows and believes in. As a result, he has formed the therapeutic tool he calls OMAR, Oriental Martial Arts Rehabilitation. He uses OMAR procedures in most of his private practice individual work, and in 2006 conducted the OMAR group for TBI survivors in the Hangout group of Denver.