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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is the medical discipline focused on restoration of movement and function while managing pain. Our goal is to assist our patients in returning to work, play and life through our work in the clinic and patient education.

How long will my rehab last?

Our goal is to restore movement and function as quickly and safely as possible. Each patient’s condition will be thoroughly evaluated by the therapist and discussed with the patient at the initial appointment. Most patients can expect to be seen 2-3 times a week for 2-6 weeks.

We are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly accomplished professionals to provide and support personalized orthopedic, sports and industrial rehabilitation services in a positive, friendly, and upbeat environment. The practice is built on the philosophy of delivering services to the patient by a professional physical therapist or physical therapy assistant with a continuum of care by the individual therapist or team from the initial patient evaluation to discharge. We specialize in manual therapy techniques, in the following areas.

  • Manual Therapy
    Manual therapy is a “hands-on” approach to the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal deficits.
  • Intramuscular Manual Therapy
    Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT), otherwise known as Trigger Point Dry Needling, is a treatment for relieving pain caused by muscular tightness and spasms which commonly follow injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes.
    ASTYM is a therapy approach that focuses on scarring, degeneration, and fibrosis that can develop in the body’s soft tissues from a variety of causes such as trauma, overuse, or surgery.
  • Orthopedic Rehab
    Rehabilitative expertise to treat a variety of physical problems.
  • Sports Medicine
    Our physical therapists have a unique experience level unparalleled in the area related to sports medicine rehabilitation.
  • Better Than Par | Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
    Mountain River leads the way in golf-fitness in WV with the Better Than Par TPI program.
  • Industrial Services
    Our industrial services program incorporates Work Conditioning, Work Hardening, and Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE).
  • Orthotics
    Through control of the foot, orthotics can also affect the knee, hip, pelvis and back by promoting proper leg and hip mechanics.
  • Women’s Health
    Focuses on health issues related specifically to the female population that can occur throughout a lifetime.
  • Pediatrics
    Our Pediatric Therapy team serves infants, children, teens and young adults with special needs. We are committed to focusing on the whole family as we work together to help accomplish goals and dreams of the child.
  • Balance
    We at Mountain River Physical Therapy are dedicated to improving your balance.
  • Athletic Performance Center
    Mountain River Physical Therapy now has an office conveniently located in our new Athletic Performance Center in Parkersburg, WV that offers unique sports performance training and physical therapy. Mountain River Physical Therapy offers personalized fitness training programs to better your speed, agility, power, fitness and weight loss. Scientific principles are applied to a highly energetic environment to offer the best and latest exercise protocols. Our clients achieve their goals and retain the highest level of performance for sports competition, recreation, occupation and/or daily life activities.