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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.
Ripley, WV 25271
Meet the Staff
Ryan Ruben graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2008. Ryan then attained his Master’s degree in Exercise Science from WVU in 2010 and went on to receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from WVU in 2013. During his time at WVU, Ryan had various graduate assistantships that included performing research, teaching and lecturing in undergraduate and post-graduate classrooms and interning with the WVU Strength & Conditioning Program. Ryan began his professional career at Mountain River Physical Therapy in August 2013. In 2015, he graduated from NxtGen Orthopedic Residency program and obtained an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification. He is a member of the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Ryan is certified in:
- SFMA, Level I and II
- FMS, Level I
- Functional Dry Needling, Levels I, II and III
- Functional Therapeutics
Ryan’s notable accolades include:
- Ruben RM, Molinari MA, Bibbee CA, et.al. The Acute Effects of an Ascending Squat Protocol on Performance During Horizontal Plyometric Jumps. J Strength Cond. Res. 2010; 24:358-369
- Haff GG, Ruben RM, Lider J, Twine C, Cormie P. A Comparison of Methods for Determining the Rate of Force Development During Isometric Mid-Thigh Clean Pulls, J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Feb; 29:386-95
Ryan’s hobbies and interests include drinking coffee and golf. He and his wife, Alyssia, have two sons and are members of Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley, WV.
Elijah Adkins earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistance from Pima Medical Institute. Prior to that, Elijah obtained his Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Mountwest Community and Technical College.
Elijah is most interested in treating lower back pain.
In his free time, Elijah enjoys art in different mediums, weightlifting, and watching TV and movies.
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.