Dr. Laura Watterson, the owner of Charlotte Sports Performance and Rehab, has a passion for helping athletes. She specializes in treatment and prevention of athletic injuries and sports performance optimization. Dr. Watterson treats athletes of all levels from amateur to professional. She has a focus on finding the cause of injury by looking at the body as a whole rather than just on the injury site. In addition, you’ll experience that nutrition and injury education are also emphasized in her practice. 

Dr. Watterson earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, Cum Laude, from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.  She has extensive training in Kinesio Taping, Mackenzie Method, and Graston Technique, as well as continued nutritional education. Dr. Watterson received her advanced acupuncture certification, and pursued an extensive internship with Eastern Carolina Medicine where she was able to further her acupuncture and dry needling training, gaining comprehensive experience.  Prior to her chiropractic studies, Dr. Watterson attended Wingate University and graduated Cum Laude where is competed at the NCAA level for the Wingate University women’s swim team. Her university swimming career earned her CSCAA All-American and Academic All-American award. 

As a former athlete, Dr. Watterson has been active throughout her life. She is a Boston marathon qualifier, and spends time running in Charlotte neighborhoods and greenways.  On the weekends, you can also almost always find her swimming laps at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Aquatic Center, practicing yoga, trying out new local Charlotte restaurants, kayaking and enjoying the outdoors at the US National Whitewater Center; and most of all, spending time with her husband Greg.


  • Doctor of Chiropractic – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Exercise Science – Wingate University, Wingate NC



  • American Chiropractic Association
  • North Carolina Chiropractic Association
  • U.S. Masters Swimming

Connect with Laura: Email: Laura@CharlotteSportsRehab.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/laurawattersondc