Spend just a few minutes talking with Megan Causey, and her joy for life shines through. It’s clear she loves people and loves talking with them. As a physical therapist, she says getting to know her patients is her favorite part of her job at Conway Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services. “Every hour is a different personality, so it never gets boring. I treat some babies as young as four weeks old on up to patients in their 90s… We see them at least two hours a week, if not three hours a week, so we get to know them, we get to know their families. I am still in contact with patients who I started out treating 16 years ago. I feel like I’m part of the family.” And it’s her family who led her into becoming a physical therapist. She always knew she wanted to go into the medical field. When she was in middle school, her grandmother was caring for her great-grandmother, and they had a home health physical therapist who helped as well. Megan says that’s when she figured out that’s exactly what she wanted to do. She enjoys helping people get back to their lives and improve their function, whether it’s after surgery like a total joint replacement or helping them with lower back or neck pain.
Megan is married to her husband, Craig, who owns a plumbing company, and they have two children, a 14-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. They love going to Carolina Gamecocks football games, the beach and mountains, and Disney World and just spending time together.
When it comes to advice for seniors and retirees, she had this to say, “Stay active! It’s all about consistency. It’s not about going out and lifting these heavy weights, because that will injure a lot of people. It’s about quality and consistency. Staying active is a daily thing.” Megan knows about staying active, even after a devastating diagnosis. Three years ago when she was just 39 years old, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy and never missed a day of work during that time. After a bilateral mastectomy and 25 radiation treatments, she has just recently finished with reconstructive surgery. Through it all, with the support of her family, she is still smiling and enjoying working with her patients.
To contact Conway Medical Center Rehabilitation Services, call (843) 347-8066.