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Clinical Partners

Working With The Best

Virginia Lanier PT, DPT

Virginia Lanier PT, DPT is the owner of myPT, LLC. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Duke University in 2009. After graduation, her career in outpatient orthopedics began while working for RPI Therapy Services in St. Louis, Missouri. During her early career with RPI, she became interested in treating athletes of all backgrounds. She became certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore ®, taking extensive coursework and then incorporating this technique as an adjunct to her skills as a practicing therapist.

Upon returning to her home-state of North Carolina in 2012, she began working for Athletic Advantage Sports Performance and Development Center, Inc. (later named Pivot Physical Therapy). She led community screenings, conducted outreach education, assisted in lectures in the DPT program at Duke University, and participated in educational lectures for Duke University physicians, fellows and residents. Here, Virginia used her expertise to treat acute and chronic orthopedic disorders among collegiate athletes and weekend warriors alike.

She became engrossed in the athletic community recognizing the need for injury management, movement re-education and sport-specific training for injury prevention. Triathletes, dancers, swimmers, Crossfitters, and soccer players alike have all benefited from the knowledge gained and treatments implemented under her care. Virginia has a passion not only for her profession, but also for her patients’ goals and performance improvement.
Virginia strongly believes that physical therapy should not be reserved for treating an ailment, it should be used to prevent injuries from ever happening. This is why her company’s motto is “go see myPT first”. You can save time, money, and bodily harm by having a musculoskeletal expert analyze your movement patterns to ensure your treatment is tailor-made for your goal…and your body.

Outside of work, Virginia enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul, sons, Jett and Cal, and dog, Rosemary. She has a great love for her family, friends, travel, cooking and all things Carolina. Go Heels!

Kristin Pirigyi MS, RD, LDN

Kristin is a registered dietitian and the owner of EAT Nutrition Services, LLC. She is available to provide individual nutrition sessions and/or group education. Before pursuing her passion for nutrition, Kristin worked as a chemical engineer in the refining and petroleum industry. After moving to North Carolina, she enrolled in the dietetics program at North Carolina Central University. After earning her bachelor’s degree in 2014, Kristin then completed her dietetic internship through North Carolina Central University at both UNC Wellness Centers and Duke Regional Hospital. She then earned her registration through the Commission of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015 and completed the Master’s degree program at North Carolina Central University in 2016. Kristin also served as a sports nutrition intern for UNC Sports Medicine. She has worked with EXOS providing nutrition support to athletes, weekend warriors, veterans, teams, and corporate wellness programs. She currently works at Duke Regional Hospital as a clinical dietitian. Her experience allows her to support and empower her clients with individualized, evidenced-based, nutrition therapy for a variety of life-styles and goals.

Kristin believes that food is fuel and we should power our bodies with high-quality fuel. At the same time, eating is a very personal experience and there is more to food than just nutrients. She does not prescribe a “one-size fits all diet”, she engages the client to develop a plan that considers their unique tastes, cultural preferences, and dietary restrictions. There are multiple paths we can take to reach a goal. Her mission is to empower her clients by providing them with accurate information and resources that will help them reach their nutrition and wellness goals.