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Excited to share another Mountain State PT success story!Michael Murphy is 81 years old and loves to run. Approximately one year ago, he began having constant, severe low back pain that prevented him from doing what he loved. He had difficulty running longer than 7 minutes, as well as standing longer than 30 minutes, bending forward to put on a sock or shoe, and squatting. He soon became very discouraged. In May, he began physical therapy at our Shinnston clinic under the direction of PT Kristen Maraney.Michael presented with limited low back and left hip motion, global muscle tightness, and poor core and gluteal strength. Treatment began with manual mobilizations and myofascial release to improve his low back and left hip joint mobility. He also performed spinal stabilization, core activation, and gluteal strengthening exercises. These were gradually progressed from low to high intensity as tolerated. After months of hard work and dedication, he is now able to put on his sock and shoe without issue, squat, stand for longer than 1 hour, and run three miles without stopping. He also joined his therapist on July 4th in Morgantown to run a 4 mile road race called “4 on the 4th”. Congratulations Michael! To schedule an appointment with Kristen, call our Shinnston office at 304-592-5041 or our Fairmont office at 304-363-8543.

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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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