Our Expert Staff
We are proud to say we have the best therapy team in the Mid-South! Our team is experienced, thoughtful and patient. Why? Because we love what we do. Please read below to find out more about the MSPT staff and click on any of their photos if you would like to email them.
M.O. Eckel Jr., PT, President of Mid-South Physical Therapy, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1965. He has served as a physical therapist in the U.S. Navy, served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Memphis in the Program of Physical Therapy, and has been the director of two large physical therapy clinics in the Memphis area. In September 1992, he and his son, M.O. Eckel III, opened Mid-South Physical Therapy. In April of 1993, a second clinic was opened in Munford, Tennessee and then relocated to its current location in Atoka in November 1995. While still maintaining current licensure in the state and keeping current with continuing education, Mr. Eckel spends the majority of his time as the headmaster of Faith Heritage Christian Academy located in Millington at Faith Heritage Baptist Church where he has been pastor for over 30 years. M.O. Eckel, Jr. has been married to Joyce Eckel for over 40 years and they have one son, a daughter-in-love, and five grandchildren.
Dr. M.O. Eckel III, PT, Vice President and Director of Mid-South Physical Therapy, graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992 with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, in 1989, he earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Rehabilitation Clinical Management as a “Cum Laude” graduate. In 1988, he graduated from Shelby State Community College with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy and worked as a licensed physical therapy assistant in the Memphis area. In 2003, he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy as a “Graduate with Distinction” from Des Moines University. M.O. Eckel III is a member of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office since 2000 and serves in various capacities, including S.W.A.T. and administrative duties. He is an active member of Faith Heritage Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon. He also serves as the campaign treasurer for Sheriff J.T. ‘Pancho’ Chumley. M.O. married his wife, Audrey, in 1992 and they have five children; M.O. IV, Amy-Ann, Boone, Hannah, and Noah.
Dr. Brad Langley graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2009 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, in 2006, he graduated with a B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to achieving his degree, Brad also earned his certification as both a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. While attending Physical Therapy school, he worked as a contract athletic trainer for Crighton College, covering soccer, basketball and baseball. Brad attends Highpoint Church in Memphis and is married to his high school sweetheart, Kelly.
Teresa McConnell, PTA, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shelby State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy in 1991. She has been an employee at Mid-South Physical Therapy since 1995. She also served in the US Navy Reserves from 1988-1996. She attends Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett. She lives in Tipton County with her husband, David, and has two sons, Justin and Christopher.
Myah Hatch, PTA, graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2010 with an associate degree in applied science in physical therapy. Her love of working with people and helping them drove Myah to pursue a career in physical therapy. She has recently moved to Atoka with her husband, Bryan, and two children, Zach and Nate. Myah and her family attend church at First Baptist Church of Millington. As the newest addition to the staff at Midsouth Physical Therapy, Myah pledges to serve all patients with the same high quality and patient centered care that they have come to expect from the professional staff at this facility.
Calvin D. Carter, Sr. MA, is the Administrator, Fitness Director and Work Conditioning Coordinator at Mid-South Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. He served in the US Navy where he attended tech school at Fort Sam Houston for physical therapy assistant and has worked at burn centers, hospitals, and outpatient physical therapy facilities. He has over 20 years of rehab experience. He graduated with a B.A. from Grambling University and received a Master of Arts from the University of Arkansas while serving in the US Navy. He holds a nutrition certificate and is currently waiting to get his personal trainer certification as well. Calvin enjoys working with people, writing and playing music, and playing chess. Calvin has been married for 30 years to his wife, Pam, and has two children, Calvin, Jr. and Jasmine. He and his family attend Greater New Hope Church of God in Christ.
LaShanda Morrell is the Account Director at Mid-South Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. She was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee but has traveled the country with her husband and four children over the last 10 years. She is the spouse of an active duty military soldier. She graduated from the Academy of Health Professions in San Diego, California in 2000 with a certificate in Medical and Dental Administration. She attends New Direction Christian Church and enjoys spending lots of time with her family.
Cassandra Henderson is a native of Covington, TN. After graduating in 1981 from Covington High School, she attended Shelby State Community College and in 1983 attended Rutledge College. She won Ms. Rutledge in 1984 and graduated with honors on the Dean’s List. In 2010, she decided to return to the medical field and graduated with honors from Anthem Career College with a diploma in medical billing and coding. She is thankful to God for this opportunity to grow in her chosen career.