Another Mountain State PT success story! Cara Minor was a standout high school basketball and softball player at North Marion High School and played through a left shoulder injury. In 2019, Cara began her collegiate basketball career at Shepherd University. Unfortunately, early in her Freshman basketball season, she reinjured her L shoulder and was forced to undergo a SLAP/labral repair to stabilize her L shoulder.Cara’s surgery was performed in early March 2020 and began physical therapy at our Mannington office in April of 2020 under the direction of Board-Certified Sports Specialist Chris Moore. Her treatment began with very gentle hands-on stretching to regain shoulder range of motion and slowly progressed to gentle strengthening. Cara eventually progressed to aggressive strengthening, plyometrics, and basketball-specific overhead activities. In total, Cara spent 4 months in physical therapy and her hard work has paid off! Cara has now resumed her basketball career at Shepherd University and was finally able to get back into game action a few weeks ago (after some lengthy COVID-19 delays). Congrats Cara on a successful recovery! We wish you luck in your collegiate basketball and academic careers!!
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💡 Employee Spotlight 💡
Paige Hacker PT, DPT, OCS
Paige is a Physical Therapist at our Shinnston location and has been working with Mountain State for 5 years. More about Paige!
1. What is your favorite movie or show?
My favorite movie is Coach Carter, and my favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy!
2. What is your favorite type of music/artist?
I enjoy most genres of music, but I especially like county…. Luke Combs is my favorite!
3. What is your least favorite chore?
Doing the dishes… thank goodness for dishwashers!
4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Loud obnoxious chewing and noises.
5. What is your favorite thing about West Virginia?
Where to begin… the people, the culture, the scenery, and WVU basketball! Let’s go Mountaineers!
6. What patients do you like to treat and why are they your favorite?
I enjoy treating most conditions and populations from geriatrics to pediatrics, but I especially love working with athletes. In high school, I severely sprained my ankle and went through several months of physical therapy to return to sport. I instantly fell in love with the profession and knew this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. There is something a little extra special about helping an athlete return to sport and overcome the emotional and physical obstacles of an injury. ... See MoreSee Less
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💡Employee Spotlight! 💡
Get to know Ben Ray PT, DPT, OCS.
Ben is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at our Weston location and has been serving Mountain State for 5 years. Before schooling, Ben served as an Army Ranger for 6 years and obtained his degree afterwards! Other fun facts about Ben:
*What superpower would you want if you were able to have one?
The ability to fly over potholes. (We can all relate to this one)
*Who is your favorite artist or band?
*What is your favorite thing about West Virginia?
The rural nature of the state. I love the holes, forests, rivers, and everything they allow us to explore and live off of.
*What patients do you like to treat and why?
Patients with spine disorders. I believe what we do with our hands, corrective individual exercise programs, and other tools at our disposal is what is most important to improve their experience long-term. ... See MoreSee Less