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.
Samuel Belcastro currently works at our Weston & Fairmont locations. Sam started as a student-athlete and was part of the Seton Hill, WVU, and Fairmont State baseball programs from 2007-2011. Sam graduated from Fairmont State University in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He also received an Associates in Physical Therapy, in 2014, from Pierpont Community and Technical College. Sam has been Licensed, from the WV Board of PT, as a PTA, with over 9 years of experience. Most of his experience has been in the Outpatient setting. Sam has a wide variety of skills involving, (Manual therapy techniques that include, Muscle Energy Techniques, IASTM (Rock Blades), ROCKTAPE level 1 certified, and Myofascial Release. Sam has several years of experience with postural corrective exercise and aquatic therapy. Sam enjoys working with every patient population and utilizing his skills, to help people improve their physical abilities, reach their ADL goals, and restore their overall function.