Dr. Morria Heilman, a native of Palmer, Massachusetts, is a sports physical therapy resident with a passion for helping patients achieve their goals. Morria's love for sports began during her upbringing, and she continues to enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking and skiing. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College, where she spent two summers interning for the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Before pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Duke University, Morria gained valuable experience as a high school athletic trainer, where she honed her skills in injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation. She also spent a season working as an athletic trainer with the New York Mets organization, where she was able to build her skillset with overhead athletes.
During her time at Duke University, Morria continued to work as an athletic trainer for Duke Club Sports and the Durham Public School system, allowing her to apply her knowledge and skills in a diverse range of athletic settings.
Morria's current clinical interests revolve around ACL rehab, working with overhead athletes and the return to sport continuum. With her expertise and commitment to ongoing learning, she is dedicated to helping her patients regain strength, mobility and confidence to return to the activities they love. Morria's primary goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of her patients, guiding them along their journey to recovery and optimal performance.