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Another Mountain State Success Story! North Marion football players Blaine Duckworth and Tyler Curry were both down & out during their Freshmen year at North Marion High School. In “Part One” of this story we will focus on Blaine Duckworth. In June of 2019 Blaine suffered a torn ACL during the June live period and underwent ACL reconstruction surgery a few weeks later. Blaine began physical therapy at our Mannington facility with PT Chris Moore, who is also a board-certified specialist in sports physical therapy. Blaine made spectacular progress over the first 4 months of rehab, but due to an accident at home suffered a re-tear of his ACL. Blaine and his family were devastated. He underwent a 2nd ACL surgery in early December 2019 and began the rehab process…all over again.

Blaine’s treatment consisted of knee/hip/core strengthening, hands on knee mobilization, soft tissue massage, and sports-specific drills.To his credit, Blaine put his mind and his heart into his physical therapy and by late June appeared ready to return to football activities. Blaine finally returned to the field on September 4th when North Marion defeated Preston County and has helped the Huskies to a 3-1 record to start the season. Congrats Blaine on your successful return to football! Your hard work, dedication, and mature demeanor did not go unnoticed!

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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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