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Weston

Clinic

Benjamin D. Ray

PT, DPT, OCS

Ben was born in Fairmont, WV and was a nontraditional college student, having served as an Army Ranger for 6 years from 2004-2010 which included multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his military career with an interest in anatomy and kinesiology, Ben enrolled at WVU and graduated in 2014 with a BS in Exercise Physiology. He went on to complete WVU’s physical therapy program, graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2017. He joined the Mountain State team in 2017 and went on to obtain his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2020 to better serve his patients with further knowledge and skills. He has an especial interest in painful disorders of the spine, particularly low back pain.
RYDER WITHERELL

Ryder Witherell

PT, DPT, OCS

Ryder Witherell is a 1987 graduate of West Virginia State College with BS in Secondary Education Biology/Chemistry and 1989 graduate of West Virginia University with a MS in Exercise Physiology. After working as an Exercise Physiologist, Ryder returned to West Virginia University and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1996. Shortly after graduation, Ryder returned to active duty service in the Air Force as a Physical Therapist until his retirement in Jan 2016. While on active duty, he obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2011, OCS certification from the APTA in 2014, APTA Clinical Instructor certification and is ASTYM certified. His particular interests include manual therapy of the spine, pelvis and extremities.

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At Mountain State PT we are celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October. We asked our therapists what they love about their profession & the responses were excellent!! Ben Ray runs our Weston office and Adam West is our Vice President of Operations & works at both the Clarksburg and Shinnston locations. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at Mountain State PT we celebrated “Cancer Awareness”. This past year our employees lost several family members or had loved ones diagnosed with cancer. Our President Andy Barrish fought his own battle with cancer this past summer. Today we wore purple bows and made signs supporting those still fighting & those who have passed on. Please visit donate3.cancer.org & make a donation to help fight cancer! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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