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YOUR Goal Is OUR Goal


  • Direct access - we can see you without a referral from your doctor
  • Our PT's have treated over 5000 people
  • We listen.
  • We can coordinate with your physician, coach or personal trainer.


Misty Pidgeon, PT, Founder / CEO / Clinical Director

MistyMar2018Misty graduated from the University of Vermont in May 1991. Her first job was at Duke Medical Center acute care. Over 25 years later she has worked for Treyburn Rehab, Durham Regional Home Health, Carolina Meadows and now NC Center for PT. While working for other facilities, Misty saw the emphasis change to QUANTITY over QUALITY of care and decided she could run a successful practice on her own with a focus on QUALITY of care.

Sarah Russell, DPT

SarahRussellWebsitePhotoDr. Sarah Russell, an avid runner and hiker, has a passion for treating endurance athletes. She has developed a reputation for treating athletes from recreation runners to marathon competitors and is proficient in performing running analysis to eliminate pain points.  She has been coined an “old soul” and connects well with our seniors. Dr. Russell is known for taking an impairment-based treatment approach, targeting limitations or deficits to help you move and perform better in all aspects of life and sport.

 Sarah earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University and a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia, is a member of the APTA and played a variety of instruments as a member of the UVA Cavalier Marching Band! You won’t find a more dedicated fan of UVA sports.


Laura Badovinac, DPT

LauraBadovinacWebsitePhotoDr. Laura Badovinac earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Touro University of Nevada and a BS in Kinesioloogy from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Badovinac utilizes a patient centered care model to help individuals achieve their personal goals. She enjoys working with older and younger adults with orthopedic and neurological conditions including Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Badovinac is our expert in treating patients who have vestibular and balance disorders. She has earned a reputation for solving vertigo, dizziness and general balance dysfunctions.. She provides quality care utilizing evidence-based treatments to maximize patient’s function and participation in activities they enjoy.

Laura enjoys time with husband, Nik and her two Dobermans, Indy and Solo. They enjoy taking long walks together and watching The Office.


The experience the staff of NC Center For Physical Therapy has gained in the last 27 years combined with the staff attending professional seminars means we stay on the forefront of the physical therapy profession.

We operate with a team concept under the leadership of this staff. We welcome Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, undergrad students, volunteers and others who are considering physical therapy as a profession. Join OurTeam


Jeff Pidgeon, Chief Financial Officer


Jeff Pidgeon is the CFO/COO and is responsible for managing the clinic’s patient services, financial and business affairs, strategic planning, human resources, building operations, information systems and security.



Charlotte Reed, Payment Solutions Specialist

CharlotteReedrespCharlotte brings to the team 30 years of experience in many different administrative aspects of healthcare, including billing, insurance, customer service and management. At NC Center for PT, Charlotte is our payment solutions specialist and will help you with insurance and payment options in any other way that she can to help you achieve your goal! She lives with her husband, David, and their two dogs Jack & Bubbles. They have two lovely children and three grandchildren.

Mathew Joyner, Rehab Aide

Matthew JoynerMatthew is a senior at the UNC Chapel Hill pursuing a BS in Exercise and Sport Science. He was a Facility and Operations Supervisor of the UNC Campus Recreation until leaving to join NC Center for Physical Therapy. Matthew has worked with seniors at Genesis Rehabilitation Services-Carolina Meadows, a medicare certified physical therapy center, and Comprehensive Rehab of Wilson to prepare for a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. His experience as a youth coach for Rainbow Soccer and Carrboro Basketball has led to a special interest in working with athletes and our Kid Sports PT™ program.




Madison Hayes, Rehab Aide

Matthew JoynerMadison Hayes graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Cognitive Science.  She enjoyed the beach at Wilmington for the past 3 years working as a PT Tech at a private PT clinic. There she filled many roles including serving as the Clinical Director and developing their “COVID clean” protocols. She is very lively, dependable, and knowledgeable about PT services and how they can benefit you. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exercise, baking and applying to PT school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.