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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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Another Mountain State Physical Therapy success story! A few weeks back, the West Virginia State High School Track Championships were held in Charleston. At our Mannington office we had a few former patients who became State Champions and helped lead the North Marion girls track team to a 2nd place finish. The young ladies are Abby Masters and Trinity Hine.
We will start with Abby as she had a very long road back to track competition. Abby underwent a serious knee surgery in March of 2020 to correct recurring patellar dislocation. Abby began PT in late March with Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist Chris Moore despite the COVID-19 crisis and continued uninterrupted through September of 2020. Abby completed a grueling progression of knee, hip, and core strengthening, hands-on stretching/massage, and eventually intense plyometrics and cutting drills. Abby endured this intense program…all while wearing a mask. She eventually returned to soccer mid-season, playing goalie. However, Abby’s true reward was her exceptional day at the State Track Meet….what a day she had! A 1st place finish in the 4x200, 2nd in the 4x400, 2nd in the 200m, and 3rd in the 100m.
As for Trinity Hine, she came to our Mannington office midway through track season with complaints of pain in both hips due to bilateral hip flexor tendonitis. Trinity had begun the track season performing well, but then started suffering significantly. Her goals of qualifying for the state meet competing for championships was slipping away. Trinity’s treatment consisted of soft tissue massage, manual stretching/hip mobilization, eccentric strengthening, rock taping, and iontophoresis. Trinity returned for the Regional and the State Meet, also becoming a State Champ as a member of the 4x200 team and 2nd in the 4x400.
Congratulations again to Abby and Trinity! We would also like to congratulate the entire North Marion track team and Coaches Jeff Crane and Keri Bland Richardson on a successful season!
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Mountain State Physical Therapy would like to congratulate the North Marion baseball team on their regional championship and we wish them luck in the state tournament tomorrow! At our Mannington Clinic we have had the privilege of working with several of these young men and their coaches. We wish you a great ending to an already successful season! ... See MoreSee Less

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