Excited to share another Mountain State PT success story!Michael Murphy is 81 years old and loves to run. Approximately one year ago, he began having constant, severe low back pain that prevented him from doing what he loved. He had difficulty running longer than 7 minutes, as well as standing longer than 30 minutes, bending forward to put on a sock or shoe, and squatting. He soon became very discouraged. In May, he began physical therapy at our Shinnston clinic under the direction of PT Kristen Maraney.Michael presented with limited low back and left hip motion, global muscle tightness, and poor core and gluteal strength. Treatment began with manual mobilizations and myofascial release to improve his low back and left hip joint mobility. He also performed spinal stabilization, core activation, and gluteal strengthening exercises. These were gradually progressed from low to high intensity as tolerated. After months of hard work and dedication, he is now able to put on his sock and shoe without issue, squat, stand for longer than 1 hour, and run three miles without stopping. He also joined his therapist on July 4th in Morgantown to run a 4 mile road race called “4 on the 4th”. Congratulations Michael! To schedule an appointment with Kristen, call our Shinnston office at 304-592-5041 or our Fairmont office at 304-363-8543.
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Mountain State Physical Therapy would like to congratulate a few of our former patients for being named to All-State basketball teams!1st Team:Emma Freels, North MarionZycheus Dobbs, Fairmont Senior 2nd Team:Harley Sickles, North Marion Honorable Mention:Addie Elliott, North Marion👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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💡Employee Highlight💡Meet:Andy BarrishPT,OCS,FAAOMPT,ATC,CSCSAndy is the President of Mountain State Physical Therapy, LLC. He has been a practicing Physical Therapist in WV and PA since 1994. Andy is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Andy is a former Chair of the WVPTA Practice Committee and current committee member of the WVPTA Payer Relations Committee. Andy enjoys treating spinal related conditions. ... See MoreSee Less
Mountain State PT, & especially our Mannington office, would like to wish the North Marion Lady Huskies good luck tonight as they play for the AAA State Championship! This is a special group of young ladies with great character and heart! We know because 10 of the ladies in this picture have been patients or received treatment at our office! Bring it home Lady Huskies!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Do you suffer from headaches? We can help! Physical therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist Gabe Wilson demonstrates some common treatments to eliminate headaches. Call our Fairmont office at 304-363-8543 to schedule an appointment with Gabe! ... See MoreSee Less