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Dr. Travis Morrison, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, has been providing physical therapy in the Dallas area for several years, including working with professional and pre-professional dancers to rehabilitate them back into the studio and onto the stage. He graduated from UT Medical Branch in Galveston with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in August of 2018. Shortly thereafter, he completed his fellowship training with Manual Therapy Institute and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. A lifelong student, he is committed to ongoing training which will heighten his ability to provide outstanding care that empowers dancers to achieve their highest quality of function.
Dr. Morrison is also a lifelong dancer, regularly returning from “retirement” to perform as a guest artist with Dallas-based dance companies, and annually reprising past roles in local professional productions of the Nutcracker. He began dance training at the young age of three at the Tuzer Dance Center. He continued dancing throughout primary and secondary school. After graduating high school, Dr. Morrison attended SUNY Purchase College. From there, he continued training with the Miami City Ballet Pre-Professional Program, graduating in 2006.
Following his collegiate level training, Dr. Morrison performed as a member of the Colorado Ballet in Denver, CO. There, he had the privilege of working with noted choreographers Michael Pink, John Gardner, Amanda McKerrow, Lila York and Septime Webre. He especially enjoyed performing in the ballets by modern choreographers Brian Reeder (Eventually) and Amy Seiwert (Things Left Unsaid).
Throughout his lifelong dance career, Dr. Morrison suffered numerous injuries - everything from the expected minor sprains and strains to substantial injuries requiring shoulder and knee surgery. The physical therapy he received following these experiences was not consistently reliably helpful in returning him to his desired function. He knows firsthand the intense demands of committed performing artists and athletes, and that genuinely thoughtful and skilled physical therapy can make all the difference in helping these superhumans recover to a higher level of performance. Dr. Morrison’s passion is providing exceptional and empowering support in recovery, and helping dancers and other performing artists to fully achieve their movement goals.
Travis is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA), and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
Services Provided include:
- Injury diagnosis and individualized treatment
- Performer wellness and injury prevention screening
- Pointe shoe evaluation for dancers
- Technique counseling
- Guest lectures for dancers, studio owners, company directors on topics including injury prevention, structuring a conditioning season, working turnout safely, and more