Meet the faces of our staff PTs who dedicate their lives to treating CORA patients right every day. These are their stories!
Each week we’ll feature a few of our Faces of CORA right here on our blog. So many individuals have been sharing their personal stories, we simply can’t tell them all! To read the entire collection head on over to our dedicated Faces of CORA landing page, a place for sharing and a space for making community connections. New stories are being added every day!
If you haven’t already heard it, the CORA story is unique. If you haven’t already experienced it, the CORA experience is different. Each employee, at every level of the organization, has an important role to play in upholding our core values.
Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy; but, rarely do we showcase the personalities of those responsible for keeping our patients healthy. Those faces responsible for keeping our wheels in motion. And those voices responsible for telling the CORA story with a certain authenticity and conviction in everything they do, every single day.
The Faces of CORA you will meet throughout this month have dedicated their careers to helping others through physical therapy. Of course, we know what they do, but their “why” tells the full story and is what helps write ours!
Meet Jenna Gardner-Morgan from Richmond Hill, Georgia
Why Did You Become a PT or PTA? What/Who Inspired You?
I originally became interested in Physical Therapy while I was in high school. My dad underwent a Cardiac Bypass surgery, and participated in Cardiac Rehab. This is when I became introduced to the field. While shadowing various locations throughout my hometown, I sustained several sports injuries and the PT’s I shadowed helped me out a great deal. I knew this was what I wanted to do when I “grew up.”
It wasn’t until later in PT school that I was introduced to the Industrial side of Physical Therapy. I fell in love with this area. Growing up in a Port City, it made sense, as I was surrounded by industry throughout my life.
I now specialize in Industrial Physical Therapy and Specialty Programs (FCE’s, Impairment Ratings, Work Screens) involving Worker’s Compensation. My current position is Regional Worker’s Compensation Specialist at CORA Physical Therapy. I work throughout Georgia and parts of South Carolina and even work onsite at various Industrial Locations. I have wonderful mentors on my team, especially Carrie Manges, Jaime Sigurdsson, Dion Jacob, and Mike Ligmanoswki.
Our team is great and we strive to set an example of being the best at what we do. Ask around, you’ll see!
Who’s Next? More Faces of CORA Physical Therapy Coming Soon!
Thank you for following along with our blog as we share insights, personal narratives, pictures, and inspirational anecdotes about why CORA teammates pursued the PT profession.
Are you a patient that has your own personal experience to share? We’d love to hear how Faces of CORA across different regions have positively impacted your life, how our PTs have helped write your story. And the PT or staff personnel responsible for treating your aches and pains would love to hear it too!