Her physical therapist took the time to explain how her home exercises would help during therapy and after. “I have continued using the exercises even though I have finished with my therapy.” She was happy with her therapy and everyone involved. Really excited that the exercises continue to help her with her arthritis.
Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. You have a very professional staff in a laid back atmosphere. You all worked me hard and still cared for my well being. To Ed & Melody, thank you for making me feel as if I was your only patient. You guys are great! Thanks…
I just wanted to thank you again for getting to the root of my knee pain so quickly and finding the remedy that took my ugly limp away. With the limp I looked like an old sixty-one, now I will be able to chase down anyone within ten years of my age. I took a…
I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment that Justin, his assistant Jeff, and all the other great people at Mountain River Physical Therapy (gave me). They are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. When you allow them to treat you back to full health, you will not be disappointed.
… I recently used your facility for recovery from surgery on my spine. I think because of the great people there and their ability to really help and care for the patient’s needs, I was able to recover faster than normal.
Parkersburg, WV 26101-1006
Mountain River Physical Therapy now has a new office conveniently located in Parkersburg, WV that serves as our new Administrative Offices. Mountain River 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.
Meet the Staff
Burt Reed grew up in Pleasants County, WV and attended WV Wesleyan College graduating with a degree in Rehabilitation in 1992. He graduated from West Virginia University magna cum laude with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. While at WVU, Burt was awarded “The Student Clinical Achievement Award” and recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Research”. After graduation, Burt accepted a position in Fairmont, WV under the mentorship of Steve Murphy, FAAOMPT. In 1999, Burt opened Mountain River Physical Therapy in Mineral Wells, WV, which has since expanded to include 17 locations in 5 states.
Since the onset of his career, Burt’s focus has been to integrate current research into clinical practice in a positive and upbeat environment. His pursuit of continuing education led to his Orthopedic Certified Specialist certification in 2005. In 2006, Burt completed a fellowship with the Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Burt also holds certifications for Functional Movement Systems, Y-balance, SFMA, ASTYM, and Intramuscular Manual Therapy. In addition, he has trained in McConnell and Dynamic taping techniques and in the Roccobado Method for the treatment of TMJ.
In 2003, Burt was featured in Time magazine and appeared with one of his patients on Primetime News magazine with Diane Sawyer. In 2014, Burt was the recipient of the MaryLou Barnes Award for Distinguished Professional Service. He has taught for the Physical Therapy programs for West Virginia University and Ohio University, and lectured on a national level to dentists, physicians and physical therapists. Burt currently practices in Ocala, FL where he continues to treat a wide variety of patients.
Donovan graduated in 2006 from Shawnee State University with an Associate’s Degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and was a BLS instructor.
Donovan has worked in outpatient physical therapy since 2006 and has been with Mountain River Physical Therapy since spring 2008.
Donovan is certified in:
Donovan enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, playing golf and watching sports. He is married with three children.
Krista Rogers is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College with a bachelor of science degree in Management Information Systems and a graduate of Ohio University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Following her undergraduate degree, she worked as a Management Information Systems Coordinator for the NC Division of Aging in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill region and then moved back home to West Virginia to work as an Instructor of Computer Applications at Mountain State College for 9 years. Krista joined Mountain River Physical Therapy in 2006. In her free time, Krista is involved in various activities and ministry teams at South Parkersburg Baptist Church, she is a WV Master Gardener, she participates with a Relay for Life team as a member/cancer survivor and she has traveled on mission trips to Bolivia and throughout the United States. Krista is married, has three daughters and three grandchildren.
Nikki Arnold graduated from Hiram College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Nikki then attended Walsh University where she graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. She practiced her first five years in the Cleveland area from 2002-2007. She then came to work at Mountain River Physical Therapy in December 2007. In addition, Nikki received a Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Evidence In Motion.
Nikki is certified in:
- FDN Level I, II, III and Functional Therapeutics
- SFMA Level I
- TPI Level I
- Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist
Nikki’s hobbies and interests include reading, fitness, member of the Belpre Rotary Club and member of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Joe Leaman obtained his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training, Health and Physical Education from West Virginia Wesleyan college in 1986 and a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from Marshall University in 1989. Joe is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification. He has extensive experience on the field of play and in the clinical sports medicine arena. He has worked with recreational, competitive, professional and Olympic level athletes for twenty years. In addition Joe enjoys teaching and has taught in the public school and collegiate settings. Special interests include athletic speed and agility development, return to sport conditioning post injury, orthopedic injury rehabilitation and foot orthotic intervention.
Joe lives in Parkersburg with his wife Kristin and two children, Lauren and Jacqualin. His hobbies include bike riding, running and outdoor sports.
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