Leigh Dugan
Leigh Dugan


Leigh graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She married her husband following graduation and immediately moved from Massachusetts to Georgia, where she worked in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. In 2014, Leigh and her husband moved to Colorado, where she discovered more deeply her love and passion for the human body and human movement. In August of 2015, Leigh began her Physical Therapy education at Regis University in Denver, CO, where she graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2018. Leigh and her husband moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina in October, 2017 and are thrilled to be back on the east coast and closer to friends and family.


Leigh’s spent 3 of her clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedic settings, where she built upon her foundational clinical skills. Throughout her clinicals, she learned techniques such as McKenzie method for LBP, Parkinson’s BIG, falls prevention in the elderly population, Chronic pain and CRPS, and manual/manipulative interventions for the treatment of various orthopedic conditions. Leigh also had a clinical rotation on the Traumatic Brain Injury floor at Cape Fear Valley Health, where she worked with patients with neurological conditions. Leigh was introduced to Postural Restoration when she met Jen and Chris and is very excited and eager to learn from the other therapists at Sandhills Sports Performance as she continues to develop her skills and grow as a PT, particularly with postural restoration.


Personally, Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Goose. As a former soccer player and collegiate athlete, Leigh and her husband enjoy playing and watching sports, particularly the New England Patriots. Growing up in sports and being surrounded by athletics has given Leigh a greater appreciate for the human body and the importance of movement. Leigh also enjoys going to church, hiking, cooking, baking, running, working out, beach time and reading.