At Leigh Brain & Spine, we help you find the solution that can change your life. Using state-of-the art brain-, spine-, and gut- based assessments and treatments, we help you determine what you need to harness the power of your full potential. Then we deliver personalized education to inspire and empower you to feel confident and use your new tools as you look and move confidently into the future toward true well-being.

Dr. Trish Leigh

Certified Brain Health Coach and Board Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner


Dr. Patricia Leigh is considered a thought leader in educating people on how their brain’s work, and how they can utilize brain-based therapies, as well as do-it-yourself strategies, to make their brain work better. When your brain works better, so does your body, by improving physical and thought processes to perform better. Dr. Leigh has been serving people with a wide variety of challenges since 1995 and is trained in 2 Ph.D. areas; Child Language Development and Disorders, and Cognitive Science. Dr. Leigh uses this training to help children and adults to improve their brain functioning to achieve their goals at school, work, and at play.

Dr. Leigh has earned 4 college degrees, including a Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Additionally, Dr. Leigh has earned credentials in many advanced training and certifications including Brain Health Coach Certification through the Amen Clinics, Board Certification in Neurofeedback through The Biofeedback Certification Alliance, and Childhood Developmental Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders Certification Course through the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation. She uses an integrated, neuroscientific, educational approach to help families navigate the intricacies of their challenges and provide solutions to help them achieve their functional goals.

Dr. Leigh is originally from Buffalo, NY and was made a Visiting Scholar in the Neuroscience Department at UNC-Chapel Hill upon her arrival in the Chapel Hill, NC area. She holds a position as an adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine.

Unlike many doctors, Dr. Leigh is a skilled clinician, scientist, educator, and professional presenter. She is actively involved in helping families in her office, researching and writing on neurological regulation, and is a professional presenter in her areas of expertise.

In her leisure time, Dr. Leigh relaxes and has fun with her husband and 6 children, loves to read, do yoga, and just chill with friends on the porch.

Dr. Cosmas Leigh

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Cosmas Leigh is a pioneer in Spinal Decompression to treat spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bulging discs, and disc degeneration. Dr. Leigh was the first in his region to include the state-of-the-art DRX 9000c Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression system to his practice to reduce pain and restore function for people of all ages.

Dr. Leigh is skilled in treating children and adults using a wide variety of clinical methods and techniques in which he has received advanced training.

Dr. Leigh uses state-of-the-art neurological technology to assess and treat neurological disorders such as neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative disorders.

Originally hailing from Dublin Ireland, Dr. Leigh made his way to North Carolina via Buffalo, NY where he attended New York Chiropractic College and trained under world-class Chiropractic Physicians.

Nutrition is a very important aspect of being well and Dr. Leigh is highly trained in the area, has earned DACBI certification in Food Sensitivity blood testing and gut repair. Dr. Leigh assists patients in using a gut repair program to improve brain and body function.

Dr. Cosmas Leigh has been practicing since 1995 and has been in his Chapel Hill, NC office since 2013 when his wife convinced him to leave the cold winters of Buffalo, NY.

In his free time, Dr. Cosmas Leigh is an avid golfer and is found on the golf course each weekend. He enjoys gardening and working in the yard, and spends time relaxing with friends and family.

Neurofeedback Center

The Drs. Leigh have been working together for many years. In their office they use a unique approach of neurological regulation plus education to help people overcome their challenges. They use advanced neurological and physiological testing modalities, such as qEEG Brain Mapping, to assess neurological function to determine the cause of disease. After brain functioning is assessed, Dr. Leigh makes an individualized plan for each person. This care plan allows the full quota of health current to be carried from the brain to all parts of the body. This adjustment of neurological function improves all aspects of how you perform and feel.

As a long-time University Professor and certified Brain Health Coach, Dr. Trish Leigh strives to educate patients on how their brain works, how neurological dysregulation in brain functioning can cause cognitive and physical symptoms, and what can be done about it. Dr. Leigh has created an on-line course for people to engage in to learn about their brain, how it works, the many types of brain-based therapies and how they can help different challenges and strategies that can be used at home for a person to help their own cause. Knowledge is power is one of the Drs. Leigh mottos.

Spinal Decompression

Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, radiating pain into the arms or legs, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis and post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.

This gentle, non-medication procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.