Marla Munsen, DPT
Hello! I’m Marla – physical therapist at the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center in Ozark, MO
I am a Nebraska native, but moved to Springfield a few years ago to play basketball and volleyball at Drury University. Following graduation, I decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy and chose Missouri State University Doctor of Physical Therapy. I graduated from MSU in 2017 and discovered Advantage Therapy, which is now the Ozzie Smith Center!
My background in athletics, and my own ACL reconstruction in high school led to me a career in PT. Prior to considering PT, I was in a pre-pharmacy program but quickly learned while working in a pharmacy that I wanted more patient interaction and to work in a dynamic clinic setting rather than a cold, white room.
I would consider myself a lifelong-learner so I am thrilled to have the mentorship of Chuck Renner. Chronic pain is one of my therapeutic interests, and I am anxious to learn more manual therapy techniques to bring much-needed relief to people struggling with chronic pain.
Besides chronic pain, I am very interested in treating sports injuries as well as neurological rehabilitation (post-stroke patients, Parkinson’s Disease patients, etc.).
When I’m not in the clinic, you can find me practicing yoga at Sumit Hot Yoga, reading, and going to the movies with my boyfriend Chance. I love being outside and appreciate the variety of weather that Southwest Missouri has to offer. I definitely do not miss Nebraska winters! I am working on convincing Chance to adopt a German Shepard puppy! (We’ll keep you updated on that.)
To schedule an appointment with Marla, call 417-889-4800 or email her at [email protected].