Lee Howard


Physical Therapist, Clinic Director

Lee is the clinic director of our Kernersville, NC clinic, and former owner of Carolina Physical Therapy Specialists. Lee’s experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports medicine and expertise in strength and conditioning has made him the physical therapist and strength coach of choice for many first team all ACC athletes (field hockey, basketball, football, volleyball, soccer), NCAA National Player of the Year award recipients and several athletes from the NBA, NFL, Champions Tour, NASCAR, World Champion Kick boxers, LPGA, National level Gymnasts, Dancers and more.

Lee graduated with a Master’s Degree with an emphasis in physical therapy from Old Dominion University in 1995. In 1999, he received his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and subsequently served as the NC State Director from 2001-2004. He also received his Athletic Training Certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 2002. In December of 2005 Lee received his Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He has been an invited guest speaker from numerous professional organizations. His lecture interests include lower extremity malalignment, spinal stabilization, dry needling, advanced manual therapy and functional techniques, corrective exercise and assessment/ treatment of functional deficits limiting performance.Current interests include advanced techniques in functional dry needling, advanced manual therapy, corrective exercise, and Class 4 LASER. His manual therapy philosophy is derived from the Osteopathic based manual therapy model taught at Michigan State University.