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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 success story!
Addie Elliott is currently a junior at North Marion High School and has participated in cross country, basketball, and track. Addie arrived at our Mannington facility in June of 2020 with complaints of severe R hip/groin pain a diagnosis of hip labral tear and femoroacetabular impingement. Addie underwent physical therapy with some success, but continued to have pain with running long distances. Addie underwent surgery in mid February of 2021 to address the labral tear and reshape her femoral head. Addie was staring at 5-6 months of rehab before she could return to running and sports participation.
In late March Addie began her physical therapy treatment with Chris Moore who is a Board-Certified Specialist in both Orthopedics and Sports. Treatment began with hands-on stretching/massage techniques and isolated strengthening, but eventually progressed to a grueling regimen of core and hip strengthening and sports-specific training. Addie displayed a fantastic work ethic and attitude that aided in her progress. By mid-July she had returned to full participation in running and cross-country.
A few weeks ago Addie set a personal record time during a meet and last week earned All Conference recognition at the Big Ten meet. Tomorrow Addie will participate in the Region 1 cross country meet. Good luck Addie! It is great to see you doing what you love again!
We would also like to wish good luck to current patient Maylie Bland and the entire North Marion CC team!
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