One of the things we consider to be of the utmost importance for our patients is for them to know and trust our staff. They trust us with their recovery and injuries and we’d like to give back a bit and tell a few of our own stories. This week’s spotlight is on Morgan Harrington PT DPT. Let’s hear from Morgan on how she came to be an integral part of the Roanoke Therapy Services team:
My name is Morgan Harrington and I am a Physical Therapist with Roanoke Therapy Services. I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2011. I remained a Pirate completing my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2014.
I was born and raised in the Raleigh area. I attended Broughton High School where I participated in softball and volleyball. Of course during by sports career I had multiple injuries and pains. During volleyball season my junior year I was suffering from low back pain. I went to Physical Therapy and at the time I didn’t think too much about it, I was just focused on being able to play to my fullest capacity. After my season was over and I began to think about college and what I wanted to do I always knew I wanted to do something in the medical field because I loved helping people and I knew I didn’t want to have a “desk” job. I remembered my time during therapy and began to research more about PT. I quickly felt like my calling in life was to be a Physical Therapist. I was one of those odd balls that knew what they wanted to do with the rest of their life when entering college. My passion for PT only grew as I participated in shadowing hours and became connected with ECU’s Physical Therapy Program during undergrad.
While in college I met my best friend and now husband. We were married in August 2014 shortly after I started working with RTS. We have a dog named Buck and just got a new puppy named Barley. We enjoy spending our free time at the river, playing with our four-legged children, and spending time with our families.
I have been working for RTS since August 2014. I work primarily at Martin General Hospital, in the outpatient and inpatient settings, but I also work at our Plymouth outpatient office as well as work in pediatrics seeing children at home and in the school setting in Beaufort, Martin, and Bertie counties.
I have a passion for helping and serving people that stems from my love for the Lord. I have always known the Lord had a great plan for my life and He has been guiding me and putting me in the places and with the people I need to be with. I truly feel that way about being a Physical Therapist and working for RTS. It is a blessing to be a part of the Eastern NC community and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. It has been a blessing to work with the people of this community and I look forward to being a part of it for many years to come.
We hope that bringing you this kind of personal insight into our team helps you see the passion and care that each one of our therapists and therapy assistants, even our office assistants, bring to the table with Roanoke Therapy Services. You can be sure that you’re in good hands when you come to us for recovery and rehabilitation!