Making WV Better... One Patient at a Time

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.
TRACI BONSALL

Traci Bonsall

PTA

Traci graduated from Salem College in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Athletic Training and in 2000 from Fairmont State College with an Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant. She has worked for Mountain State Physical Therapy since July 2009.

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Congratulations to the Mannington office and awesome North Marion fan base for winning the “Fan Challenge” for the North Marion vs Lincoln game last week! We will be presenting the North Marion administration with a $150 donation for winning! Good luck to both teams for the remainder of the season. ... See MoreSee Less

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This Friday night the Lincoln Cougars will be facing off against the North Marion Huskies. MSPT has locations in Shinnston and in Mannington so we are going head to head this week! To make it interesting we are having a little contest to see which fan base can get more likes and comments.
First LIKE OUR PAGE.. Then let us know who you will be supporting by liking and commenting “Go Huskies” or “Go Cougars” on the pictures below. We will be making a $150 donation to the
school with the most likes/comments. We will Tally the results & announce the winner on Monday!
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Last week physical therapists and Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialists Gabe Wilson and Chris Moore performed injury prevention screenings with the Fairmont Senior cheerleading team. Gabe & Chris evaluated core & hip strength, landing form with dynamic jumps, and screened for back & shoulder injuries. At the conclusion, the team was taught specific corrective exercises targeting hip & core weakness. These ladies were extremely engaged & friendly and surprised us with their superior level of athleticism. We wish you ladies a successful and injury-free year! ... See MoreSee Less

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💡Employee Spotlight💡

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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