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Our Weston Office has changed locations!!!

ATTENTION! As of January 1st, our Weston office has changed locations! Same great staff, same hands-on expert treatment, brand new office! The office is now located at 89 Arnold St., Suite #6, which is behind the DHHR building. We look forward to seeing you there!

Clinic Spotlight!

Our Shinnston office features PT Adam West and PT Assistant Erric Waddell. Adam is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has 20 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. Erric has been working for 12 years as a PTA and has been working at MSPT since 2001. Adam & Erric have a combined 40+ years of experience in outpatient physical therapy! Where else can you find that? Visit our Shinnston office and experience the Mountain State difference!

Our PT’s are Specialists in their field!

When you are treated at Mountain State PT you will be treated by proven experts in the physical therapy field! We offer 4 Board-Certified Specialists at our 5 locations!

Harrisville: Andy Barrish PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Mannington: Chris Moore PT, OCS, SCS

Shinnston: Adam West PT, OCS

Weston and Fairmont: Ben Ray DPT, OCS

*OCS= Orthopedic Certified Specialist

*SCS= Sports Certified Specialist

*FAAOMPT= Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Another Mountain State Success Story!

Another Mountain State success story! Gavyn Owens is a sophomore football & baseball player at North Marion HS. Gavyn experienced an athlete’s worst nightmare last September when he suffered a torn ACL while playing football. Gavyn underwent ACL reconstruction by Dr. Chad Micucci in late September. He started physical therapy soon after at our Mannington office with Board-Certified Sports Specialist Chris Moore.

Gavyn worked extremely hard in PT for more than 6 months to strengthen his knee and to regain agility & speed. Gavyn finally returned to baseball late last week. In his 2nd at-bat of the season, he drove in 2 runs to give North Marion the lead and the win against Lincoln. On Thursday, Gavyn was again instrumental in leading the Huskies to an 11-5-win vs rival Fairmont Senior scoring 2 runs. Congrats Gavyn on a successful return to baseball!

Mountain State Success Story!

Another Mountain State success story! Ryan Hawkins arrived at our Fairmont office with complaints of debilitating back pain and balance issues. Prior to starting physical therapy he was having a fear of falling with most activities on his feet and he was having difficulty with stairs. Ryan also had terrible back pain with bending & lifting tasks.
Ryan was treated by Gabe Wilson DPT, OCS and Tim Elliott PTA. PT treatment consisted of hands-on lumbar mobilizations and LE stretching. Ryan also completed core stability exercises (bridges, table planks, rows on PB), functional lifts like RDL, sled pushing, and dynamic balance activities on unstable surfaces to address strength and balance.
Ryan’s pain and function improved dramatically with PT. Recently he was able to compete in the State Special Olympics and earned a silver medal! Congratulations Ryan!

New Staff Member at our Mannington Clinic!

Mountain State Physical Therapy would like to welcome Noah Woods DPT to our staff! Noah will serve as a staff physical therapist at our Mannington location. 

Noah graduated from West Liberty University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and went on to graduate from West Virginia University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2022. Noah is now pursuing his interests in orthopedics and sports-related injuries.

WVU Physical Therapy Alumni Celebration!

We want to celebrate those that have graduated from WVU in the physical therapy program! This program reached its 50th year and is continuing to flourish with many more going through the program. We have seven alumni that work with us here at Mountain State Physical Therapy!

Ben Ray graduated in 2017 and is located in our Weston Office.
Kristen Maraney Graduated in 2017 and Gabe Wilson graduated in 2015. They are both located at our Fairmont Office.
Paige Hacker graduated in 2017 and Adam West graduated in 2003. They are both located in our Shinnston Office.
Chris Moore graduated in 2002 and graduating student Tyler Anderson, class of 2022. They are both located in the Mannington Office.

Mountain State PT Success Story- Shinnston

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Another Mountain State Success Story! Jeremiah Carpenter is a senior basketball player at Lincoln High School who fractured his ankle during pre season. After surgical intervention Jeremiah started rehab with Paige Hacker, PT to regain his mobility, strength, and balance. After working with the Shinnston staff at MSPT, Jeremiah was able to return to basketball to finish out his senior season. MSPT would like to wish Jeremiah and the Lincoln Cougars good luck as they approach the post season.
If you are experiencing pain or have an injury that is preventing you from competing or performing at your highest level and want to return to your prior level of function as quickly as possible, call and schedule an appointment at one of our MSPT locations today!

What Does it Mean for a Physical Therapist to be a “Board-Certified Clinical Specialist”?

The American Physical Therapy Association established the specialist certification program to formally recognize physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to help consumers/patients and the health care community identify these physical therapists. These physical therapists have become part of an elite community of health care professionals dedicated to exceptional patient care through specialized training and education.

Clinical specialization in physical therapy responds to a specific area of patient need and requires knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry level into the profession.

A few stated purposes of the APTA Specialist Certification Program are:

  • Promote the highest possible level of care for individuals seeking physical therapist services
  • Provide a reliable and valid method for certification of individuals who have attained an advanced level of knowledge and skill in each specialty area.
  • Assist consumers, the health care community, and others in identifying certified clinical specialists in each specialty area.

Mountain State Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing our patients and their communities with exceptional quality of care and outcomes. We have strongly encouraged our physical therapists to pursue specialist certification and they have responded. We currently boast :

  • 6 Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS)
  • 1 Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)
  • 1 Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

**Quick Facts:

< 5% of all PT’s are Board-Certified Specialists in any area

< 3% of PT’s are OCS and < 1% of PT’s are SCS or AAOMPT                      

Clinical Specialists and Office locations are:

Andrew Barrish, PT, OCS and AAOMPTHarrisville and Fairmont Clinics, MSPT President and CEO

Chris Moore, PT, OCS and SCSMannington Clinic, MSPT Vice President of Marketing/Development

Adam West, PT, OCSShinnston Clinic, MSPT Vice President of Operations

Gabe Wilson, PT, OCS – Fairmont Clinic

Paige Hacker, PT, OCS – Shinnston Clinic

Ben Ray, PT, OCS – Weston Clinic

Mountain State All-State Patients

Mountain State PT would like to recognize some of our former patients who were named to All-State football teams last week. All of these young men overcame injuries & returned to top form on the football field! Congratulations!
1st Team:
Jeremiah King RB, Robert C Byrd
2nd Team:
Tyler Curry LB, North Marion
Evan Dennison DB, Fairmont Senior
Levi Moore Util., Lincoln
Honorable Mention:
Brody Hall QB, North Marion

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