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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 Worrel

PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

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.

 

Lauryn Layne

Lauryn Layne

PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert. DN

Lauryn received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in Psychology from Concordia University.  During her time at Concordia she played NAIA women’s soccer. Following college she attended the University of Puget Sound graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and also received the PT fellowship award for her class. Lauryn has extensive experience in sports and orthopedic physical therapy with a special emphasis in pediatric populations.  As a therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Lauryn was involved in group rehabilitation sessions focusing on ACL prevention and return to sport progression in young athletes.  She places high emphasis on injury prevention, return to sport/activity progression, and patient education.  She is also certified in dry needling, which she uses for a variety of diagnoses and impairments. Lauryn recently became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), and plans to become an expert in orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Certification Specialty (OCS). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Mary Morgan East

Mary Morgan East

PT, DPT

Mary Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis in clinical exercise physiology from Mississippi State University. She worked in a physical therapy setting for one year as she prepared to move to Searcy, Arkansas. There she completed Harding University’s physical therapy doctorate program. Throughout her curriculum, she began studying women’s health/pelvic health physical therapy. Since graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy, specializing in women’s health/pelvic health has become a professional goal, as well as a personal goal. Mary Morgan and her husband, Kyle, welcomed their first baby boy in February 2021. Her own postpartum rehabilitation has increased her knowledge and desire to help others in this season of life, as well as improve other people’s pelvic health. Her passion is to facilitate optimal function in women who are planning to become pregnant, currently pregnant and in those who have been pregnant, but is also passionate about pelvic health in men and women with other issues such as diastasis recti, urinary/bowel incontinence, SI joint pain, prostatitis, pain with intercourse and many more underlying conditions. Mary Morgan strives to implement and contribute to evidence-based research concerning pelvic health. She has and continues to attend courses to further her knowledge in this specialty and looks forward to serving the Hattiesburg area. Mary Morgan also has experience in developmental physical therapy with children 0-5 years-old and has spent the previous year providing PT services to children in the elementary school system.