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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Parkersburg, WV 26101-3247
Meet the Staff
Cyndee has been a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Parkersburg, WV area since the year 2000 following graduation with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Marshall University. She has worked in both Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, and for Wood County Schools. Cyndee is certified in both VitalStim Therapy and Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS).
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, dog, and family.
Dylan Stansberry earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from West Virginia University. Prior to that, Dylan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Davis and Elkins College. Dylan also received a minor in Art and ran collegiate Track and XC at Elkins College.
Dylan is most interested in treating general orthopedic and sports conditions, as well as vestibular issues.
In his free time, Dylan enjoys watching and playing sports, especially baseball/softball and volleyball, working out, and drawing/painting, and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew Sells graduated with honors from Bob Jones University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy. He then continued his education at Ohio University where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011. Andrew began his professional career at Mountain River Physical Therapy in July of 2011. With a desire to focus on orthopedic/manual therapy as well as integrating current research into clinical practice, Andrew entered an orthopedic residency program through Evidence in Motion in January of 2012 and graduated in the spring of 2014.
Andrew is certified in:
- Functional Dry Needling
- WorkSteps: Employment Screens
Andrew’s hobbies and interest include, sports, church softball and golf. He currently resides in Vienna, WV.
Jeff Vincent graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington State Community College in 2006 with an Associate in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Jeff has been employed with Corning/Schott Scientific Glass from 1988-2004 and with Mountain River Physical Therapy since June 2006.
Jeff is certified in:
Jeff’s hobbies and interests include being a car enthusiast, church, and a contemporary Christian music drummer for over 30 years.
Jeff and his wife, Angela, have been married for 33 years and have three children.
Jodie Guthrie graduated from Washington State Community College in 2001 with an Associate degree in Applied Science for a Physical Therapist Assistant. She began her professional career at Mountain River Physical Therapy in December of 2001.
Jodie is certified in:
Jodie’s hobbies and interests include being a member of River City Runners and in her free time she enjoys running, working out and spending time with family and friends.
Jodie lives with her husband, Jason, and their two kids, Madalyn and Cameron.
Kara graduated from West Virginia University in 1989 and has varied work experience with St. Joseph’s Hospital in both acute and outpatient care, HealthSouth Western Hills, Home Health and Arbors of Marietta. Kara has also taught at WSCC in the PTA program for six years.
Kara is certified in:
- Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist
Kara’s hobbies and interests include reading, exercising and trail running. She and her husband, Bruce, have three children, Luke, Rylee and Tanner.
Melissa Stavrakis earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions. Prior to that, Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance and Health from West Virginia University.
Melissa specializes in ASTYM, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Intramuscular Manual Therapy/Trigger Point Dry Needling (IMT/TDN) Level I and II.
Leah Jeffreys earned her master’s in Occupational Therapy from West Virginia University.
Leah specializes in vestibular rehabilitation.
In her free time, Leah enjoys basketball, music, and playing with her dog.
Hear what other Mountain River patients have to say.
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.
Last week I was in Biloxi & Pascagoula, MS with other Wood County Habitat for Humanity folks putting new houses together… No major back or leg problems. An entire year has gone by without my needing your attention/care. I can now go up 2 flights of stairs without needing the railing.
I have done physical therapy a few times and I have never ever worked with such wonderful and kind people as you.
I can honesty say your staff and their buoyant attitudes made going to physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I commend their professionalism and dedication to their patients.
You just can not imagine how much I appreciate you and your wisdom! If you had not found my torn patella tendon, I’d still be falling and the problem would have never been fixed!
Your smile and laughter kept my spirits high… while your expertise helped me get back on my feet. You have my thanks and gratitude for all the time you spent assisting my recovery.