About Us


Our Mission

Providing the highest quality patient centered care through expertise and excellence in rehabilitation. We strive to elevate the practice of physical therapy in our area by providing a personalized, research driven plan to improve function and quality of life.

About Us

Active Recovery Physical Therapy is a proud partner of Active Rehabilitation, a leading provider in rehabilitation in the skilled nursing setting. Our goal is to provide the same standard and quality of care as our partner while offering a personalized and unique experience that is unparalleled in the Hattiesburg outpatient physical therapy setting. By offering highly skilled services through the only residency and fellowship-trained therapist in Hattiesburg, Active Recovery Physical Therapy provides the best care around.

Stephen Worrel


Stephen, a Hattiesburg High School graduate, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Mississippi. He then moved forward to gain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. While in PT school he followed an orthopedic and manual therapy track that would later lead to a certification in manual therapy through the university (MTC).

After graduating he completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Virginia-Virginia Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute as well as a Fellowship in orthopedic and manual therapy through the University of St. Augustine. Following his residency, he completed the requirements of the APTA’s orthopedic certification (OCS) exam making him an expert in this field. Stephen is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and uses this technique on a variety of conditions and diagnoses. He has undergone training in Therapeutic Pain Neuroscience giving him a unique understanding of pain for those who suffer from persistent pain. Currently, he sits on advisory boards for the William Carey Physical Therapy program as well as the University of Southern Mississippi’s Children’s Center. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association with sub-memberships in sports, orthopedics, and private practice as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.