Morgan Skidmore, a native of Mercer, Pa., joined the Duke Athletic Medicine staff in July 2017 and works primarily with the Blue Devils' softball team. Since arriving at Duke, Skidmore has focused on preventative hip and shoulder exercise training for the softball team as well as using manual therapy techniques in rehabilitation and recovery plans. She is working with Duke’s Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory (K-Lab) to examine strength and range of motion and their effects on injury as a means to predict and prevent injury and increase performance for the Blue Devils’ softball athletes.
Skidmore graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in athletic training. After a year working as an intern for Northern Kentucky University, Morgan returned to the University of Pittsburgh to complete her Masters degree in sports medicine , focusing her studies on the connection between the hip and shoulder in softball and baseball athletes. She also served as graduate assistant for the Panthers’ softball team, as well as teaching assistant and preceptor to the undergraduate athletic training education program. Prior to arriving at Duke, Skidmore served as an athletic trainer at Towson University for the Tigers’ volleyball and softball teams.