MHersh, megan hershDr. Megan Hersh comes very highly recommended to Movement Rx. With a doctorate in physical therapy from Touro University Nevada and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance Management from Weber State University, she has been a student of movement for some time, and for compelling reasons. Megan’s mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when Megan was just 2 years old. As she grew up, she witnessed her mother struggle as her mother’s physical abilities were slowly taken away from her. This shaped Megan’s decision to have a career where she could help others maintain physical abilities and independence.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Megan is an all around athlete and a former competitive alpine ski racer, competing in Junior Olympics twice and continuing to race competitively throughout college. She has a passion for working with sports and recreation related injuries, and spent many weekends in physical therapy school volunteering at triathlons to get extra experience. Although she decided to follow a sports medicine route, she still remains an active advocate for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Megan is also motivated by helping active adults achieve their physical goals and find their optimal (and pain free) performance. As such, she has focused much of her continuing education on functional fitness movements as well as running analysis/treatment. Placing an emphasis on teaching people how to move and use their bodies properly, she is a big believer in the teachings of Dr. Kelly Starrett, the founder of MobilityWOD. While studying for the physical therapy boards she had a hard time putting down the newly released “How to Become a Supple Leopard” and paying attention to her PT exam material. Megan’s goal is to educate people to use self maintenance on their bodies and to help evolve this new paradigm of PT and fitness into a standard of practice.

In addition to being a DPT, Megan is CrossFit Level 1 and Mobility certified. Although her time in Utah as a ski bum held some of the best powder days ever, she moved to California after graduation to live life freely on the beach and for the chance to serve as a PT in an active community. Prior to Movement Rx, Megan worked in an orthopedic outpatient setting in Los Angeles. At Movement Rx she is pursuing her dream of spending her days helping athletes reduce pain and movement restrictions, as well as achieve PR’s on a daily basis. In her free time she enjoys running on the beach with her dog Izzie, CrossFit, hiking, and skiing.