Staff Spotlight: Sam Marston

What is your name?

Sam Marston

What is/will be your role at ARC Physical Therapy+? 

Administrative Assistant for Joplin and Springfield clinics.

Where are you from (born, raised, or grew up)? 

 I grew up in Lakin, KS until I was a sophomore in high school, which is when we moved to Carthage, MO.

Where did you go to school?  Please include institution, degree/Cert. earned, and year. 

 I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at MSSU in Joplin and followed it up with my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pitt State.

What do you like most about your work in the physical therapy space? 

I enjoy seeing patients make progress and heal throughout their treatment and how excited they get when they improve. It makes me just as excited for them!

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about the body or physical therapy?

It’s not often that something related to healing is a quick fix. It typically takes time, patience, and effort to get back to where the body can and needs to be.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spending time with family/friends, reading, baking, playing with our dog and cat, attempting to be crafty.

How do you like to celebrate a win or a good day?

By celebrating with the people I love. 

What is your favorite quote or saying?

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Sweet or salty?

Salty! 

Coffee or tea? 

Both, but coffee is always my first choice! 

Beach or mountains?

The mountains, especially in cooler weather.

Go out or stay in?

Typically stay in, but I like to go out on occasion.

Favorite Sports Team?

Chiefs, Royals.

What is your best joke?

Why did the bicycle fall over? It was two-tired.

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