Megan Graham PT, DPT, CSMT, CSCS, CF-L1
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin St, Suite 1710.00, Houston, Texas, 77030, United States
- Email: Megan.GrahamPT@gmail.com
- instagram: @mcgrahamer
- I graduated magna cum laude from Appalachian State University in 2012 with my Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and minors in both biology and psychology.
- In 2015, I graduated from the University of Kentucky with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Specialties & Certifications
I am recently completed a sports physical therapy residency program with plans to become a board certified sports specialist in 2017. I am also enrolled in a manual therapy fellowship at the Institute of Athlete Regeneration and am learning the most effective manual therapy techniques to restore proper arthrokinematics in injured athletes.
- Certified Sports Manual Therapist (CSMT)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
- Dry Needling
Athletic & Training Background
I have been involved in athletics since I was a young girl. I played varsity high school volleyball for three years and continued in college, playing club volleyball all four years.
Since my retirement from volleyball, I have explored many different athletic arenas. I mainly focus on CrossFit and have been involved in the sport in some capacity since 2012.
Last year I ran my first half marathon and continue to find ways to stay athletically competitive.
Current Role Working with Athletes
I currently work with athletes in both a clinical and non-clinical setting. At Texas Children's I work primarily as a sports physical therapist with youth athletes ages 7-20. I work directly with the adolescent sports physicians on site and see athletes from all disciplines. I have a specific love for working with volleyball players and overhead athletes.
Outside of the clinic I coach CrossFit and although I do not specifically perform rehabilitation on these athletes, I use my clinical knowledge to be the most effective coach possible.
I believe that each person has an inner athlete waiting to be unleashed within themselves. In a society so focused on medicine as the cure for musculoskeletal injuries, we have overlooked the best treatment of all –exercise. I believe that exercise as medicine, prescribed in the appropriate manner and environment, can give people the tools they need to live happier and healthier lives.
One of my favorite quotes is , “Be your own superhero.” I hope to empower my clients to take charge of their lives and to start taking personal responsibility for their own health and happiness.