Morrisette previously was honored with the 2005 Butch Buchanan Clinical Excellence Award by the South Carolina Chapter of the Physical Therapy Association. Having earned his Doctor of Philosophy from MUSC, Morrisette has been with the MUSC Physical Therapy Education program since 1988.
Morrisette is certified in manual physical therapy and CPR, he is a certified athletic trainer, an orthopaedic clinical specialist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
A physical therapist for more than 20 years, Morrisette specializes in musculoskeletal disorders. “His philosophy is that he cannot effectively teach if he does not maintain the highest clinical standard,” wrote Physical Therapy Educational Director Kathleen Cegles. “He provides excellent student-oriented education by encouraging intellectual curiosity and student follow-up using evidence-based, therapeutic interventions.”
“Dave is humble about the things he does for his students,” wrote a student. “We could never do enough to thank him for his efforts, dedication, and determination; however, the greatest thing about him is that he does not expect us to.”
A graduate of Marshall University with a degree in education, Morrisette earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from West Virginia University.