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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.
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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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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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