OUR STAFF

Sarah Ferguson

Physical Therapist

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Sarah has lived in Holly Springs for 18 years with her family and is very involved in her community church and the public schools where her children attend. She saw the need for a local PT clinic in Holly Springs to allow the residents an opportunity to receive quality, individualized physical therapy close to home. She partnered with Melanie Humphries, PT and founded Village Physical Therapy in 2008. She has enjoyed every step of the process and loves working with people in and around the community. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys all that comes along with raising three teenagers!, watching high school sporting events, pulling for the Wolfpack, attending CrossFit Zeal, hiking and spending time at the lake with her husband and kids, and relaxing with a good book.

Qualifications
–  Master of Physical Therapy UNC-CH (1996)
–  BS Zoology, BA Chemistry NCSU (1994)

– Certified in Dry Needling
–  Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment specialist
–  Certified Mulligan Practitioner – specialization in pain free joint mobilizations
–  Certified Graston Technique Provider (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations)
–  Trained in Fundamental and Advanced Kinesio Taping through Kinesio Taping International
–  Women’s Health Specialist
–  TRX Certified

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1994

Melanie Humphries

Physical Therapist

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Melanie grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She attended UNC-CH for her BA in Exercise Science followed by a Masters in Physical Therapy.  She enjoys playing women’s church league softball, travelling, camping, recreational bike riding, water and snow-skiing, occasional 5K events – Warrior Dash, Color Run. She has participated in CrossFit Zeal workouts. She feels lucky to have a fun-loving husband and three awesome athletic children.  You will likely find her at a ball field watching her kids play travel baseball/softball.

Qualifications
–  Master of Physical Therapy UNC-CH (2001)
–  BA Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport Science UNC-CH (1999)

–  Selective Functional Movement Assessment specialist
–  Certified Mulligan Practitioner – specialization in pain free joint mobilizations
–  Certified Graston Technique Provider (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations)
–  Trained in Fundamental and Advanced Kinesio Taping through Kinesio Taping Association International
–  Member of the medical support team for the Carolina Ballet (2010, 2011)
–  Center Coordinator of Clinical Education and Clinical Instructor ECU (2008)
–  Focus in Dance Medicine

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1999

Ben Alexander

Physical Therapist

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Ben was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina. He graduated from N.C. State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Human Biological Sciences. While at N.C. State Ben worked as the athletic training assistant for the Men’s Basketball team from 2008-2012. During his stint as athletic training assistant for N.C. State’s Sports Medicine department, Ben assisted in providing in-game medical treatment and rehabilitation for the Men’s Basketball team, as well as, athletes from every program at the University. After his time at N.C. State, Ben went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2015.  Ben enjoys treating a variety of conditions with a passion for helping athletes of all ages and skill levels achieve their goals. In his free time Ben enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and cheering on the Wolfpack.

Qualifications
–  Doctorate of Physical Therapy-East Carolina University (2015)
–  BS Human Biological Sciences-N.C. State University (2012)

–  Consultant for USports Elite Sports Performance Training-USports Consulting (2015-present)
–  Athletic training assistant-N.C. State Sports Medicine (2008-2012)

Debbie Douglass

Physical Therapist

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Debbie Douglass is a graduate of the University of Lowell in Massachusetts (U Mass Lowell), where she received her degree of Physical Therapy in 1981. She then relocated to Southern California where she practiced primarily in sports medicine for 18 years prior to moving to North Carolina. Having a special interest in the exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement, Debbie is certified as a Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Assessment Specialist. In addition to her clinical work, the past five years has brought opportunities for Debbie to work as a consultant for Corporate Wellness Programs as well as Local Municipal Employee Wellness Programs. Debbie joined VPT in 2013 and enjoys treating a wide range of conditions while being attentive to each of her patient’s specific needs.

While not treating patients, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and family, cycling, hiking  and being in the mountains.

Qualifications
–  Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Lowell in Massachusetts (1981)

–  Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Assessment Specialist
–  Consultant for Corporate Wellness Programs
–  Consultant for Local Municipal Employee Wellness Programs

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1987, including the Orthopaedic Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section.

Christy Longo

Office Manager

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Christy lives in Holly Springs, keeping busy with her husband and three children; two of whom are already in college and the other in high school.  She enjoys fitness classes at the Kraft Y, volunteering at her church, travelling, and, of course, working at Village Physical Therapy.  A graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Mathematics, she was also a business owner in Holly Springs at which time she got to know Sarah and Melanie as they were starting their clinic.  For the past several years she has been happy to support their growing practice by taking care of the administrative needs of the office.   

Please call Christy to set up your first appointment or to answer any questions about our practice. (919) 577-9200