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HOW TO CHOOSE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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How to Choose a Physical Therapist

  1. Know your rights! If your physician refers you to a certain facility or clinic you ARE NOT OBLIGATED to schedule/attend PT at that facility. By law, you have the right to choose where you receive physical therapy treatment.
  2. Choose a physical therapist and a physical therapy location/company who have a great deal of experience.
  3. Choose a PT who is a Board-Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. These physical therapists have been recognized as having advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and advanced skills in their specialty area of practice. Most common in outpatient physical therapy are specialists in Orthopedics(OCS) and Sports(SCS). You can find specialists in your area at abpts.org or at choosept.com.
  4. Choose a location that is convenient for you and have appointments that fit your schedule. This will increase your chances of attending your appointments and thus increase your chances for a positive outcome.
  5. Ask if the physical therapy clinic accepts your insurance company. Receiving treatment from a participating physical therapist/clinic will minimize your financial burden.

*At Mountain State Physical Therapy we offer 6 convenient locations in North Central West Virginia: Fairmont, Mannington, Shinnston, Clarksburg, Weston, and Harrisville.

*We also proudly offer SEVEN Board-Certified Clinical Specialists, which is unmatched by any physical therapy facility in the area.

*We also offer Dry Needling at 4 locations including Kristen Maraney who is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Specialist (CMTPT) and Chris Moore is the only PT in the area certified in Post-Concussion Management(AIB-CON)

*We offer appointments as late as 6 pm and as early as 7:30 and we accept ALL insurance plans including workers compensation.

Remember, choosing a PT is your choice! Choose the Board-Certified Specialists at Mountain State PT!

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Paige Hacker PT, DPT, OCS

Paige is a Physical Therapist at our Shinnston location and has been working with Mountain State for 5 years. More about Paige!

1. What is your favorite movie or show?

My favorite movie is Coach Carter, and my favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy!

2. What is your favorite type of music/artist?

I enjoy most genres of music, but I especially like county…. Luke Combs is my favorite!

3. What is your least favorite chore?

Doing the dishes… thank goodness for dishwashers!

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Loud obnoxious chewing and noises.

5. What is your favorite thing about West Virginia?

Where to begin… the people, the culture, the scenery, and WVU basketball! Let’s go Mountaineers!

6. What patients do you like to treat and why are they your favorite?

I enjoy treating most conditions and populations from geriatrics to pediatrics, but I especially love working with athletes. In high school, I severely sprained my ankle and went through several months of physical therapy to return to sport. I instantly fell in love with the profession and knew this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. There is something a little extra special about helping an athlete return to sport and overcome the emotional and physical obstacles of an injury.
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Get to know Ben Ray PT, DPT, OCS.

Ben is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at our Weston location and has been serving Mountain State for 5 years. Before schooling, Ben served as an Army Ranger for 6 years and obtained his degree afterwards! Other fun facts about Ben:

*What superpower would you want if you were able to have one?

The ability to fly over potholes. (We can all relate to this one)

*Who is your favorite artist or band?

Chris Stapleton

*What is your favorite thing about West Virginia?

The rural nature of the state. I love the holes, forests, rivers, and everything they allow us to explore and live off of.

*What patients do you like to treat and why?

Patients with spine disorders. I believe what we do with our hands, corrective individual exercise programs, and other tools at our disposal is what is most important to improve their experience long-term.
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