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Success Story!!!

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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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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