Technicians who deliver home health equipment, physical therapists who get patients back on their feet, pharmacists and nurses and doctors and all of the administrators who make their jobs possible—living through a pandemic has given the staff of WV Living a fresh appreciation for the many thousands of people across the state who dedicate their days to keeping all of us healthy.
licensed physical therapist
mountain health network / marshall sports therapy institue, huntington
High school football got Tom Garton interested in physical therapy. “I used to watch players getting taped up and stretched before practice, including myself at times, and fell in love with the profession.” He finds reward in seeing a patient progress from a low point after an injury or surgery to full function. “He goes out of his way to make sure his patients recover 110%,” says nominator Allan Hathaway. “I have been one of those on numerous occasions, and I’m here thanks to him.”