Meet our Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residents

Ohio State’s program tends to attract smart, successful physical therapists because our curriculum is so highly rated. These are the talented residents of our Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.

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Rachel King, PT, DPT

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Marquette University in May 2016. At Marquette, Rachel was a teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology courses, worked for Youth Empowered to Succeed, a fitness and mentoring program for at-risk middle schoolers, and served as co-director of Marquette University’s pro bono physical therapy clinic, which united volunteer students and alumni to meet the needs of the uninsured in the Milwaukee community. Rachel was honored to receive Marquette’s research award for her gait analysis research presented to the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA).

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Laura Iglar, PT, DPT

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2015 and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in 2017. While at Marquette University Laura was a gross anatomy teaching assistant for graduate students and worked as a rehabilitation aide at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Upon graduating Magnum Cum Laude with her DPT, Laura received the “Research Award” for her work with Sprague Dawley rats studying local forebrain afferents to the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus. Prior to starting at OSU, Laura worked in inpatient rehab at the University of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison, WI. There she treated patients with multiple neurological disorders, including stroke, Guillian-Barré Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury. In her free time Laura enjoys teaching spin class, downhill skiing, and participating in non-traditional sports such as obstacle course racing. Laura is excited to continue to expand and refine her clinical orthopedic skills at The Ohio State University.

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Matt Pomeroy, PT, DPT

Matt is joining The Ohio State University as an orthopedic resident. After completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado, he moved to Vail, CO where he worked in a clinic to progress and return active people and professional athletes to their desired lifestyles. Matt has interests in travel and sports and enjoys combining these with physical therapy. He has traveled to Nicaragua to volunteer as a physical therapist and enjoys finding engaging ways to challenge his patients throughout their rehabilitation.

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Morgan Alexander, PT, DPT

Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2014 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. During her time at the University of Texas Medical Branch Morgan enjoyed volunteering to train disabled athletes to sail at the local sailing center and participate in adaptive drum fishing tournaments. Morgan also spent her time volunteering at the University of Texas Medical Branch pro bono clinic serving the uninsured population of Galveston, Texas and traveled to Laredo, Texas on a medical mission to serve the Spanish speaking homeless and uninsured population. Upon graduating from University of Texas Medical Branch, Morgan was awarded by faculty the “Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award” and named “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for being in the top 8% of school of health professions, clinical excellence, and outstanding participation in extracurricular activities and community service. Morgan enjoys facilitating patient’s healing and helping them return to their life and activities they’re passionate about. She is ecstatic to have come from Texas to The Ohio State University to expand her clinical expertise to create better outcomes for patients from all walks of life.

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