Dr. Laura E. Morgan, PT, DPT, MSPT, ATP
Dr. Morgan completed her Master’s in physical therapy Boston University (BU) in 2005 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 also from BU. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2005. Dr. Morgan worked at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital in Charleston, SC from 2005-2009 and first learned about wheelchair seating from Jill Monger at the MUSC Wheelchair Seating Clinic. This work encouraged her to pursue her ATP certification and continue to improve the wheelchair ordering process for clients. Dr. Morgan worked for large hospital systems for several years but learned their processes did not always meet the individual needs of the wheelchair user. Physical therapists often were recommending equipment with limited understanding of the patient’s home environment. Patients also had difficulty returning for follow up appointments for assessment of fit and training on new equipment. Life Wheels On solves both these problems by having the wheelchair assessment and training in the client’s home environment. Dr. Morgan has completed advanced certification in the area of wheelchair seating and mobility, receiving her Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification in 2007.
Dr. Morgan believes in patient centered physical therapy and the importance of working on goals that are important to each individual person. She also believes in the importance of objective outcome measures to be able to demonstrate progress to patients, physicians, and insurers.
Dr. Morgan has lived and worked between Woodland Park and the West Side of Colorado Springs since 2011. When not working as a physical therapist or running, she sells her husbands artwork, www.jasonamorgan.com. Dr. Morgan and her husband Jason both enjoy living in Colorado, trail running, hiking, reading, and practicing their patience with 2 unruly Carolina dogs.
Lori Beard, PT
Lori attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1997. After graduation Lori worked in Jacksonville at the Mayo Clinic/St. Luke’s Hospital system in acute care, sub-acute care, and outpatient settings. In 2002 Lori and her husband, Mickey, moved to Monument, Colorado. Since then Lori has worked in inpatient rehabilitation for Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital and Memorial Hospital. She also worked at Rocky Mountain PACE (Program for the All inclusive Care of the Elderly) providing outpatient and home care services for participants. This included recommending home modifications, and adaptive equipment to improve safety and independence for participants in their home and in the community. Lori started working at Life Wheels On in 2016.
When Lori is not working she is relaxing with her husband, their dog, Dolly, and extended family and friends. She enjoys travelling, hiking, skiing, Mah Jong, and home renovation/decorating.
Teresa Fletcher, PT
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Lori Valentine, Administrative Assistant
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