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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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This Friday night the Lincoln Cougars will be facing off against the North Marion Huskies. MSPT has locations in Shinnston and in Mannington so we are going head to head this week! To make it interesting we are having a little contest to see which fan base can get more likes and comments.
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Last week physical therapists and Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialists Gabe Wilson and Chris Moore performed injury prevention screenings with the Fairmont Senior cheerleading team. Gabe & Chris evaluated core & hip strength, landing form with dynamic jumps, and screened for back & shoulder injuries. At the conclusion, the team was taught specific corrective exercises targeting hip & core weakness. These ladies were extremely engaged & friendly and surprised us with their superior level of athleticism. We wish you ladies a successful and injury-free year! ... See MoreSee Less

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💡Employee Spotlight💡

Chris Moore PT,MPT,OCS,SCS,CSCS

Chris works at our Mannington location and he has been working with Mountain State for 20 years! Learn more about Chris below!

1. What is your favorite movie/show?
Justified & Ozark

2. What is your favorite place you have visited or traveled to?
Italy & Hawaii

3. What is your favorite type of music or favorite artist/band?
Chris Stapleton

4. What superpower would you want if you were able to have one?
Invisibility

5. What is your favorite thing about West Virginia?
I love the pride that West Virginians have in our state and the “blue collar” nature of our residents. I also love the mountains and outdoor activities here.

6. What patients do you like to treat and why are they your favorite?
I love to treat athletes because most of them are driven to return to their sport & they are grateful when they return to doing what they love to do.

7. What is a favorite quote that you have?
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln
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