Heather McLaughlin earned a BA in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2010. Heather began her work as a physical therapist in an outpatient setting following her graduate studies and served as a clinic leader from 2016 to 2020.
Early in her career she developed an appreciation for asymmetrical movement patterns, postural adaptations, and the influence of respiration and polyarticular chains of muscles on posture and movement. She began completing post-graduate studies provided by the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and was inspired by how the Postural Restoration approach addressed dysfunction that “traditional” physical therapy could not. Experiencing the positive effects of this approach in her own life and the lives of her patients has led her to rethink what is possible in the realm of physical therapy.
Heather has a passion for empowering patients to manage pain, improve function, and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.