Lindsey Liggan DPT, WCS, PRPC, CLT

Graduate College of Health Sciences

Director of Student Affairs and Assistant Professor


Dr. Lindsey Liggan serves as the Director of Student Affairs and an Assistant Professor for the HPU Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They were born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA and they currently reside in Corvallis, OR. They graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from the California State University Long Beach in 2009 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013. 

Dr. Liggan has been teaching in DPT education since 2013. Their primary areas of teaching include anatomy, physiology, differential diagnostics/ primary care, and women’s/ pelvic health topics. 

Dr. Liggan is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. They also hold an advanced clinical certification in pelvic rehabilitation, and a certification in lymphedema therapy. They are currently in clinical practice at a specialty clinic associated with a rural community hospital in Lebanon, OR. Through their clinical practice they serve the local community and help patients with genitourinary, gastrointestinal, pregnancy/post-partum, sexual function, and orthopedic concerns.  

Dr. Liggan had the opportunity to serve the APTA at both the state and national levels during their time in California. They have experience serving as a member of the DEI Committee, Title IX Committee, and faculty mentor for students who are underrepresented in health care at their previous institution. Dr. Liggan is also a member of the APTA (Academies of Pelvic Health, Education, Oncology, Leadership and Innovation), the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), and the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME).  

Dr. Liggan’s research interests include women’s health/ pelvic health, healthcare for LGBTQ+ populations, differential diagnostics, pain science, educational leadership, mentorship, and teaching in medicine. Dr. Liggan has presented at the International Pelvic Pain Society Annual Meeting, National Association of Medical Minority Educators Annual Conference, the University of New Mexico Education and Leadership Conference, the APTA’s Educational Leadership Conference, and the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting. 

In their free time Dr. Liggan enjoys traveling, cooking, bread making, trivia, paddle boarding, nature walks and going on adventures with their dog Ayla.

Lindsey Liggan

Assistant Professor

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