Chris graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 1999 and with a Masters of Physical Therapy from WVU in 2002. Chris joined Mountain State immediately after graduation and became facility director of the Mannington office in 2003. Chris has earned recognition as a Board Certified Specialist in both Orthopedics(OCS) and Sports(SCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Chris is also recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Chris specializes in manual therapy treatment of spine disorders, sports rehabilitation, and is also certified in trigger point dry needling. Chris is also a proud alumnus of North Marion High School and enjoys serving North Marion residents at the Mannington office.
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 plans to pursue a certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in the future. He has particular interest in painful disorders of the spine, particularly low back pain.
Brandon graduated from Bethany College in 2006 with a degree in psychology and is a 2012 graduate of Pierpont Community and Technical College with a PTA Degree. He has been employed at Mountain State Physical Therapy since October 2012.
In 1991, Traci graduated from Salem College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education. In 2000, she graduated from Fairmont State University, cum laude, as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since graduation,Traci has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care and outpatient clinics. She joined the staff at Mountain State Physical Therapy in July 2009.
Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Fairmont State University in 2015. She graduated with her Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in May of 2018. Ashley started working for Mountain State Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist aide and receptionist in 2014 and worked through college until she became licensed through the WV Board of Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist Assistant.