Lara obtained her BSc Physiotherapy degree from the University of Cape Town. She took great interest in her thesis: Patient Satisfaction with Postoperative Pain Management at Groote Schuur Hospital: a Cross-Sectional Survey. She completed her Community Service year in Mokopane, Limpopo. During this year she completed ODNS Dry Needling Level 1, a post graduate course.
She is currently an avid triathlete but has also had an extensive sporting career consisting of provincial gymnastics, ballet, swimming, netball, athletics and horse riding. Her passion lies in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy and working with sportsmen and women. She believes that her sporting career has given her an understanding of the athlete mindset and the importance for injury-free participation.