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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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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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