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HOW TO CHOOSE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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How to Choose a Physical Therapist

  1. Know your rights! If your physician refers you to a certain facility or clinic you ARE NOT OBLIGATED to schedule/attend PT at that facility. By law, you have the right to choose where you receive physical therapy treatment.
  2. Choose a physical therapist and a physical therapy location/company who have a great deal of experience.
  3. Choose a PT who is a Board-Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. These physical therapists have been recognized as having advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and advanced skills in their specialty area of practice. Most common in outpatient physical therapy are specialists in Orthopedics(OCS) and Sports(SCS). You can find specialists in your area at abpts.org or at choosept.com.
  4. Choose a location that is convenient for you and have appointments that fit your schedule. This will increase your chances of attending your appointments and thus increase your chances for a positive outcome.
  5. Ask if the physical therapy clinic accepts your insurance company. Receiving treatment from a participating physical therapist/clinic will minimize your financial burden.

*At Mountain State Physical Therapy we offer 6 convenient locations in North Central West Virginia: Fairmont, Mannington, Shinnston, Clarksburg, Weston, and Harrisville.

*We also proudly offer SEVEN Board-Certified Clinical Specialists, which is unmatched by any physical therapy facility in the area.

*We also offer Dry Needling at 4 locations including Kristen Maraney who is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Specialist (CMTPT) and Chris Moore is the only PT in the area certified in Post-Concussion Management(AIB-CON)

*We offer appointments as late as 6 pm and as early as 7:30 and we accept ALL insurance plans including workers compensation.

Remember, choosing a PT is your choice! Choose the Board-Certified Specialists at Mountain State PT!

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At Mountain State PT we are celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October. We asked our therapists what they love about their profession & the responses were excellent!! Ben Ray runs our Weston office and Adam West is our Vice President of Operations & works at both the Clarksburg and Shinnston locations. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at Mountain State PT we celebrated “Cancer Awareness”. This past year our employees lost several family members or had loved ones diagnosed with cancer. Our President Andy Barrish fought his own battle with cancer this past summer. Today we wore purple bows and made signs supporting those still fighting & those who have passed on. Please visit donate3.cancer.org & make a donation to help fight cancer! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another Mountain State success story!
Addie Elliott is currently a junior at North Marion High School and has participated in cross country, basketball, and track. Addie arrived at our Mannington facility in June of 2020 with complaints of severe R hip/groin pain a diagnosis of hip labral tear and femoroacetabular impingement. Addie underwent physical therapy with some success, but continued to have pain with running long distances. Addie underwent surgery in mid February of 2021 to address the labral tear and reshape her femoral head. Addie was staring at 5-6 months of rehab before she could return to running and sports participation.
In late March Addie began her physical therapy treatment with Chris Moore who is a Board-Certified Specialist in both Orthopedics and Sports. Treatment began with hands-on stretching/massage techniques and isolated strengthening, but eventually progressed to a grueling regimen of core and hip strengthening and sports-specific training. Addie displayed a fantastic work ethic and attitude that aided in her progress. By mid-July she had returned to full participation in running and cross-country.
A few weeks ago Addie set a personal record time during a meet and last week earned All Conference recognition at the Big Ten meet. Tomorrow Addie will participate in the Region 1 cross country meet. Good luck Addie! It is great to see you doing what you love again!
We would also like to wish good luck to current patient Maylie Bland and the entire North Marion CC team!
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