Leanne L. Burns, PT, MPT  President/Owner

Certified Dry Needling Practitioner (Cert DN)

Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS)

Leanne L. Burns, PT, MPT has over 35 years experience in Physical Therapy.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biomechanics / Movement Science from Western Washington University where she was active in gait and sports analysis research.  She then received her commission in the US Army to attend the US Army Baylor Physical Therapy Program where she graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1986.

After five years treating acute orthopedic injuries, providing injury prevention training to recruits, and managing stress fractures in the military (US Army), Leanne began working in the civilian sector in outpatient orthopedics.  As with her Army training, Leanne began providing biomechanics training and injury prevention for the general public and industry. Leanne teaches a behavorial-based Back School, Neck-Arm School, and "Bellies, Bottoms, and Backs" (pregnancy back school).  In the community, she has been a guest speaker for ergonomics, workplace safety, and for osteoporosis education.

In addition, Leanne is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS), performing Work Risk Analysis and Ergonomic training for local and state industries.  (To include Mine Safety Appliances, Samaritan's Purse, Coastal Carolina Community College, Office Park Eye Care Center, Holly Ridge Foods, ConAgra Foods, Stanadyne, Onslow County Govt.)

Leanne treats a wide variety of clients including general orthopedic patients, TMJ dysfunctions, Osteoporosis, and BPPV.  Her clinical passion is in evaluation / treatment of the sacroiliac joint and hip region.  A close second is post-operative conditions of the knee and shoulder.  She is highly skilled with years of experience in the application of manual therapy techniques including Spinal Manipulation, Strain and Counterstrain and the Hesch Method for treating Lumbopelvic-Hip dysfunctions.  She is a certified "Rock Doc" and is practiced in applying Fascial Movement Taping using Rock Tape kinesiology tape and is a Certified Dry Needling Practitioner through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

Leanne has worked in Jacksonville since 1992; she became partner in The Physical Therapy Clinic, Inc. in 1994 (now Axis Physical Therapy), and then full owner in 1996.  She served on the Jacksonville-Onslow Small Business Council for over 10 years leading the development of the Small Business Code of Ethics in 2002.  She is passionate about healthcare enrichment and community improvement in Onslow County. In 2006 she was named the Small Business Person of the Year by Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce.

Leanne is an active member of the Americal Physical Therapy Association,  the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, and the North Carolina Independently Practicing Physical Therapists (NC IPPT) group. 

When Leanne isn't seeing patients, she enjoys time with family hiking, boating, skiing, kayaking, and running. She loves homeschooling her son and educating herself in the art of Homeopathy.


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