Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Education and Training
Shenandoah University Division of Physical Therapy, Winchester, VA, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, December 2005.
Shenandoah University Program in Physical Therapy, Winchester, VA, Master of Physical Therapy, Magna Cum Laude, May 1999.
Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Major: Biology, May 1996.
Leigh A. Roberts, DPT, OCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and a Polestar Certified Rehabilitation Pilates Practitioner. Dr. Roberts, owner of L A R Physical Therapy since 2006, treats a broad cross-section of orthopedic conditions and specializes in manual therapy of the foot/ankle, pelvic girdle and spine. She uses Pilates for fitness and rehabilitation of patients with various injuries. Dr. Roberts believes in providing a continuum of care to support her patients throughout their recovery process, and in returning to their daily activities.
Dr. Roberts has a special interest in performing arts medicine, including dancers, musicians, and ice skaters. She has spent her entire professional career treating dancers – from adolescents to recreational adults to professionals. She has worked all over the country and the local area providing therapy backstage. She sees dancers for acute and chronic injuries both at the studio and in the clinic. She teaches Pilates for dance conditioning and technique enhancement. Dr. Roberts is a past president for the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.
Dr. Roberts teaches private and group Pilates for fitness and athletic enhancement.
Roberts LA, Shoaf LD. Rehabilitation of an Adolescent Dancer with Snapping Hip Syndrome and Patellofemoral Pain. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. 2010;22(4):238-242.
Gamboa J, Roberts L, Maring J, Fergus A. Injury Patterns in Elite Preprofessional Ballet Dancers and the Utility of Screening Programs to Identify Risk CharacteristicsJ Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(3):126-136.
Orthopaedics, Dance Medicine, Pilates