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Rachel A. Bailey, PT, Cert. MDT

Rachel A. Bailey, PT, Cert. MDT

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Certifications: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, McKenzie Institute; certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association
Specialization and interests: Sports medicine, various orthopedic conditions including disorders of the spine, shoulder pathology, post-operative rehabilitation, manual techniques and treatment
Clinical experience: Outpatient, skilled nursing, long-term care


Gregory S. Bowling, PT

Gregory S. Bowling, PT

Education: Master of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University; Bachelor of Science in Physical Education K-12, Concord College
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Specialization and interests: Orthopedic therapy with interest in shoulder rehabilitation, manual therapy, lumbar and cervical spine treatment, joint replacement treatment
Clinical experience: Outpatient


Sarah Caseman, OTR/L

Sarah Kiser

Education: Bachelor of the Arts in psychology, Shawnee State University; Master of Science in occupational therapy, Shawnee State University
Licensures: West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy, Ohio Board of Occupational Therapy, Kentucky Board of Occupational Therapy
Certifications: National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT)
Clinical experience: Adult and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation
Specialization and interests: Adults with physical, neurological, cardiac and orthopedic disorders


Brandy Casto, PTA

Brandy Casto, PTA

Education: Associate in Applied Science Physical Therapy Assistant, Marshall University Community & Technical College
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Specialization and interests: Orthopedic therapy
Clinical experience: Outpatient orthopedics


Michele Deal, OTR/L, CLT

Michele Deal

Education: Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy, Eastern Kentucky University Licensure: West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy Certification: Lymphedema therapist, National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) Clinical experience: Inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient Specialization and interests: Lymphedema, driving assessment, stroke, head injury, orthopedics


Shauna Freeman, MOT, OTR/L

Shauna Freeman

Education: Bachelor of Science in natural science with concentration in biology, Shawnee State University; Master of Occupational Therapy, Shawnee State University
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy
Certification: National Board for Certification in Occupational TherapyFitting and training of Saebo Flex/reach dynamic orthosis
Clinical experience: Acute care/long-term acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient
Specialization and interests: Pelvic floor dysfunction/disorders, lymphedema, pediatrics, neurological disorders, CVA/strokes, geriatrics


Michael Kennedy, PT

Michael Kennedy, PT

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Georgia State University
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Specialization and interests: Outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, post-operative rehabilitation, industrial rehabilitation
Clinical experience: Outpatient orthopedics, inpatient acute care, Functional Capacity Evaluations, work conditioning/work hardening, home health
Membership: American Physical Therapy Association


Brenda Marcum, PT, Cert MDT

Brenda Marcum

Education: Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degrees in physical therapy, D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY
Licensures: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy, New York State Board of Physical Therapy
Certifications: McKenzie Institute USA (Cert MDT), certified clinical instructor through American Physical Therapy Association
Clinical experience: Skilled nursing, acute care and outpatient
Specializations and interests: Mechanical and non-mechanical disorders of the spine, orthopedics, including post-operative rehabilitation, total joint replacements, geriatrics, neurologic disorders, manual therapy and sports; functional movement assessments


Mark Nichols, PT, CSCS

Mark Nichols

Education: Bachelor of Science in physical therapy, Winston Salem State University; Army medic and LPN; trained directly in the philosophy of Gray Cook
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Certifications: Strength and conditioning (CSCS) and NSCA, unctional movement screening and select functional movement assessment, Graston® instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
Clinical experience: Outpatient
Specialization and interests: Sports medicine, orthopedic therapy and sports performance, manual techniques, exercise and education of movement
Membership: American Physical Therapy Association


Emma Brillantes Park, PT, Cert. MDT

Emma Brillantes Park

Education: Bachelor of Science in biology, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines; Bachelor of Science in physical therapy, Virgen Milagrosa Educational Inc., Philippines
Licensure: West Virginia Physical Therapy Board
Certifications: McKenzie Institute International, certified clinical instructor through American Physical Therapy Association, CEEAA (certification as an exercise expert for aging adults)
Clinical experience: Outpatient, skilled nursing, acute care, home health, long-term care, pediatrics
Specialization and interests: Mechanical and non-mechanical disorders of the spine, geriatrics, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary management, oncology and neurological disorders
Membership: McKenzie Institute USA


Karen Parrett, PTA

Education: Associate in Applied Science physical therapy assistant, Mountwest Technical and Community College
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Clinical experience: Outpatient
Specialization and interests: Outpatient orthopedics and post-operative rehabilitation


Amber Pemberton, PTA

Education: Associate in Applied Science physical therapy assistant, Mountwest Technical and Community College
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Clinical experience: Outpatient
Specialization and interests: Outpatient orthopedics and post-operative rehabilitation


Mary Alice Pullen, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Mary Alice Pullen

Education: Undergraduate: West Virginia University; Graduate: Drexel University
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Certifications: Mechanical diagnosis and therapy, clinical instructor
Specialization and interests: Balance disorders, disorders of the spine, including pain of mechanical origin, management of movement disorders of neurologic origin
Clinical experience: Acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services
Patients most often seen: Balance disorders, vestibular disorders, spinal conditions, neurologic disorders
Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association, McKenzie Institute International


Mallory Smith, PTA

Mallory Smith, PTA

Education: Physical Therapy Assistant degree, Marshall University
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Specialization and interests: Outpatient orthopedic therapy, sports medicine, post-operative rehabilitation, industrial rehabilitation
Clinical experience: Outpatient


Sarah Sturm, PT, DPT

Sarah Sturm

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Findlay; Regents Bachelors of Arts, Marshall University; Physical Therapist Assistant, Marshall Community & Technical College
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Certification: Certified clinical instructor through American Physical Therapy Association
Specialization and interests: Outpatient
Patients most often seen: Spine patients utilizing McKenzie-based therapy approach; outpatient orthopedics, including shoulder and hand injuries, geriatrics, neurological disorders, total joint replacements and sports injuries


Craig Swisher, PT, DPT

Craig Swisher

Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager
Education: Bachelor of Science in biological sciences, Marshall University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Elon University
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Clinical experience: Outpatient
Specialization and interests: Orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy techniques, McKenzie therapy, industrial rehabilitation


Tammy Walls, PT

Education: Bachelor of Science in physical therapy, Ohio University
Licensures: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, Ohio Board of Physical Therapy
Clinical experience: Outpatient, acute care
Specialization and interests: Outpatient orthopedics


Joey Watson, PTA

Joey Watson, PTA

Education: Associate degree in applied science (PTA), Marshall University Community and Technical College
Licensure: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Specialization and interests: Total joint replacements, sports performance
Clinical experience: Outpatient