Scarlett Morris, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS
Clinical Assistant Professor
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Scarlett Morris, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, has practiced physical therapy in the Kansas City area since 2009. Her clinical experience is primarily in the outpatient orthopedic environment with an expertise in worker’s compensation. Morris started her academic career at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 2014. She joined to faculty at the KU Medical Center in 2017 to continue her academic career and clinical practice.
She provides instruction for courses in KU's physical therapy degree program including physical therapy intervention and orthopedic physical therapy. Due to her clinical expertise, Morris serves as a preceptor for students in a variety of settings during ICE affiliations including the interprofessional family medicine practice teaching clinic.
In the clinical setting, Morris provides physical therapy services through a variety of clinical affiliations on campus including the multidisciplinary clinics serving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.
Morris remains active in the Kansas Physical Therapy Association where she serves on the research and programming committees.
Morris graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine. She then obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Kansas in 2009 and became a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2014.
Morris is interested in the role of peer mentoring at an educational level and its effect on learning within the physical therapy degree program. Another area of interest is in pro bono student-run clinical services and the outcomes in regards to patients and learners.