Meet the Team of Physical Therapy Experts

Team at the East Fairmont Clinic

The Country Roads Physical Therapy staff in East Fairmont is ready to help you get back to living. Our knowledgeable therapists are here to help alleviate pain, and our smiling staff are continuously improving our friendly, hometown environment. Our staff includes:

Mike Barkley grew up in Fairmont, WV and got his undergraduate degree from Fairmont State College majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He then went on to Wheeling Jesuit University getting his postgraduate degree in physical therapy in 2001. He had been with Country Roads Physical Therapy since the beginning. With 20 years of experience, he has been able to get multiple certifications in manual therapy techniques along with ASTYM and functional dry needling. Mike enjoys spending time with his family skiing, boating, golfing, hiking and attending the activities his three children participate in.

Natalie Miller grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. She began working as a physical therapist in Reno, Nevada, and after moving to West Virginia she began working with CRPT in September of 2021. Natalie is a APTA certified clinical instructor, and loves to work with pediatric patients and those recovering from sport injuries. Natalie loves to travel with her husband, take her puppy, Auggie, on hikes, and spend her fall Sundays cuddling with her cats, Shamrock and Baci, while cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.

Ian Hayhurst grew up in Fairmont, WV. He graduated from Bethany College with a BS in Psychology with a Theoretical Physics Minor, while graduating from West Virginia University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. He began working with CRPT as a Staff Physical Therapist in June of 2021. When off work, Ian enjoys remaining active through working out, hiking, kayaking, and coaching soccer. 

Jon Haun grew up locally to our Fairmont locations in the town of Rivesville, WV.  As a graduate of the Fairmont State in 2013 and Pierpont Physical Therapy Assistant program since 2016, he holds a certification in ASTYM therapy.   In addition to being a full-time therapist, Jon is an accomplished wood worker making hand crafted furniture.

Grace Moore is from Charleston, WV and attended Guilford College where she received a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports sciences, as well as health sciences. She started with Country Roads in November of 2021 as a Rehab Technician and enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding in her free time.

Denise Tennant is the Office Manager for the East Fairmont clinic, employed since 2018.  As a Preston County native she attended Fairmont State after high school studying Fine Arts and Marketing.   Whenever spare time is available you can find her refinishing or up-cycling furniture to bring new life to an old item.

Natasha Helmick, born and raised in Fairmont, WV. Graduated from EFHS in 2006 and then from Pierpont Community & Technical College in 2011 with and Associates’ degree in Applied Science. She began working with CRPT as an administrative assistant at the East Side location in August of 2017. She left for a short while after having her son, and then later returned December 2020. When not at work she enjoys crafting or just spending quality time with family she also enjoys camping or playing games and having family movie nights.

Team at the West Fairmont Clinic

The original Country Roads Physical Therapy, our West Fairmont location has been in business since 2006. Our trained therapists and therapist assistants work diligently to help patients regain their independence and get their life back on track. Our knowledgeable West Fairmont staff includes:

Derek Falkenstein graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 1993, Doctorate in PT in 2012.  Derek has been a practicing PT for over 28 years, starting Country Roads PT in May 2006 with Mike Barkley DPT.  Certified in ASTYM, Dry Needling, NDT.   He loves going to Metal shows with his son Declan and watching his daughter Lydia run.  And he stands by the belief that Lethal Weapon is just as much a Christmas movie as Die Hard.  

Amy Manning grew up in Bridgeport, WV. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a doctorate in physical therapy from West Virginia University. She had been a physical therapist since 2011 and started working for CRPT in 2016. Amy is certified in ASTYM and Functional Dry Needling. 

Jacob Knierim grew up in Wheeling, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Exercise Physiology and then a DPT in Physical Therapy. He began working with CRPT as a physical therapist in August 2018. Jacob is certified in ASTYM therapy. When off work, Jacob enjoys WVU sports.

Amanda Loar grew up in Fairmont, WV and graduated from Pierpont Community & Technical College with a AA in Physical Therapy Assistant. She began working as a physical therapy assistant in December 2009. She began working with CRPT as a physical therapy assistant in August 2018. Amanda is certified in ASTYM therapy. When off work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 sons, camping, baking, and riding their SxS.

Cassie Weaver grew up in Huntington, WV and graduated from Marshall University with a BS in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her DPT from West Virginia School of Physical Therapy in August 2021 and began working full-time for CRPT in September 2021. In her free time, Cassie enjoys listening to live music, attending sporting events, working out, and reading.

Anthony Devito is from Fairmont, WV. Graduated from Fairmont State University with a BS in Exercise Science. Began working at CRPT in December 2019. Enjoys exercising regularly, watching Ohio State sports and generally being lazy on the weekend.

Noah Hoskinson is from Haywood, WV and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology at WVU. He began working with CRPT as a rehab tech in October 2021. When off work, Noah enjoys watching WVU sports and listening to music.

Sidney Starn grew up in Fairmont,WV and graduated from East Fairmont High School and WestVirginia Junior College. She began working with CRPT in 2012 as an Office Assistant and later became an Administrative Specialist as she took on additional responsibilities. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with her church, and cheering on the Mountaineers.

Team at the Wheeling Clinic

The Country Roads Physical Therapy team serving Wheeling, WV, is ready to meet you and your family! The expertise of the Country Roads Physical Therapy therapists is unmatched, and we pride ourselves on improving the quality of life for our patients. Our Wheeling staff includes:

Maddie Holt grew up in Weirton, WV. She graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2015 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017. Maddie has practiced in the outpatient physical therapy setting for nearly 4 years, and joined Country Roads PT in 2021. Throughout her professional career, Maddie has attained certifications in Astym, Functional Dry Needling Levels 1 and 2, Kinesiotaping, the Functional Movement Screen, and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. When not in the clinic, Maddie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, golfing, and playing tennis.

Anna Prokity grew up in Charleston, WV and graduated from Marshall University with a BS in Exercise Science. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England and began working as a therapist in August of 2020. Anna started her position at CRPT Wheeling in August of 2021 and enjoys working with patients in the outpatient setting so that she can assist in creating a stronger community. In her free time, Anna can be found enjoying the outdoor adventures that West Virginia has to offer.

Tabitha Bozenske grew up in Wheeling, WV. She graduated from Ohio University Eastern with a Bachelor of Science in Health in 2013. She has been with CRPT since May of 2019.

Team at the Morgantown Clinic

The newest Country Roads Physical Therapy clinic of the bunch in Morgantown, WV, is home to skilled physical therapists and assistants. We provide state-of-the-art techniques in physical therapy, and work diligently to provide a friendly, fun atmosphere for our patients. Our Morgantown staff includes:

Stephanie Moore grew up in Weirton, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology in 2016 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. She began at CRPT shortly following graduation in 2019. She is certified in ASTYM and Functional Dry Needling. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, hiking, kayaking, and cheering on WVU sports.

Renee Beard grew up in New Martinsville, WV, and graduated from WVU with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1993 and Exercise Physiology in 1990.  She started working at Country Roads Physical Therapy as a physical therapist in August 2020 at the Morgantown location.  Renee’s specialty area for patient treatment is Vestibular Rehabilitation where she earned a certification from Emory University in 2013 through the American Physical Therapy Association.   During her free time, Renee enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters hiking, biking, and kayaking.

Bob Cook PTA is from Salem, WV.  He has been a practicing PTA and therapist at CRPT since 2013, and is also a certified ASTYM provider.  In his free time, Bob enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.

Keyira Golden grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Bethany College with a BS in Sports Medicine. She began working with CRPT as a rehab tech in May 2021. She has decided to further her education in Nutrition in the near future. When off work, Keyira enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dogs Nova, Trigger, Penny and Mater. Keyira also loves crafting and cooking. 

Aimee Hoffer grew up in Wheeling, WV and graduated from West Liberty University with a BA in Fine Arts and a minor in Education.  After working as a librarian and later as an administrative assistant in a pediatrics office, Aimee joined the team at CRPT as Morgantown’s Office Manager in August 2019.  When not at the office, Aimee participates in WVU’s Community Choir, the Morgantown Writers’ Group, and spends time reading her way through Morgantown’s libraries in search of new recipes that she likes to prepare for family and friends.

Team at the Buckhannon Clinic

The Country Roads Physical Therapy clinic in Buckhannon, WV, serves Upshur County with the best quality of physical therapy around. Our staff works closely with patients to help them make a full recovery. Our Buckhannon team includes:

Stephen Armitage grew up in Parkersburg, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with both his BS in Exercise Physiology in 2012 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 winning the William Stauber research award. He began working with CRPT when he graduated in 2016 until fall of 2018. He came back in September of 2019 to present, as director of the Buckhannon clinic. When not in the clinic, Steve enjoys all things WVU sports, staying active whether lifting, kayaking, golfing, to snowboarding.

Jerelyn Rothrock grew up in Ripley, WV and graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a BS in Athletic Training and then from WVWC with a MS in AT. She began working with CRPT as a rehab tech in May 2016. After working here for a year she decided to make the change to Physical Therapist Assistant. She was able to work while completing an AT to Physical Therapist Assistant transitional program from Kent State University at Ashtabula in 2018. She continued with CRPT as a PTA in January 2019. When off work, Jerelyn enjoys trying to keep up with her active son, golfing, and WVU sports. 

Kayla Tenney grew up in Buckhannon, WV and graduated from Pierpont Community and Technical College with a PTA degree. She began working as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012 and joined CRPT in 2014 where she continued to work for over 6 years. Kayla then returned to CRPT part time in May 2021 and is certified in ASTYM. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and outdoor activities.

Brittney Thomas grew up in Bunker Hill, WV then moved to Morgantown, WV to further her education. Brittney obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Aquatic Therapy and certification in Gerontology from WVU. Brittney remained in the Morgantown area and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduating in the class of 2020. She began her career here at CRPT in June of 2020 and enjoys the outpatient environment where she gets to treat people of all ages with varying orthopedic, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular conditions. In her off time, Brittney enjoys playing with her adorable dog Maya and spending time with friends and family, in the summer you will always catch her on the river! 

Lisa McCune grew up in Wellsburg, WV.  She is a West Virginia University graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology (2008), emphasis in Aquatic Therapy, certification in Gerontology, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2011).  Following graduation, Lisa started her Physical Therapy career and by 2014, started working at CRPT.  Her certifications include Certification in Functional Dry Needling, Level 1; Specialization of treatment of Women’s Health Physical Therapy.  Outside of work, Lisa enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and kids, and reading.  

Zack Harvey grew up in Oak Creek, WI and graduated with a degree in Exercise Movement science from the University of Wisconsin. He then continued at Wheeling University where he received his DPT in 2020. After passing licensure exam, Zack joined CRPT Buckhannon in July of 2021. Zack is certified in CPR and licensed in Emergency Response for the Athlete. When not working, Zack enjoys watching sports, especially the Badgers, Packers, and Bucks. He also likes to enjoy time with friends and family. 

Shannon Jones grew up in Belington, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Athletic Training in 2015 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Shannon has worked in the outpatient setting since graduation and started her journey with CRPT in July of 2019. She has obtained certifications in functional dry needling, kinesiology taping, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, and myofascial cupping. In her free time, Shannon participates in crossfit and weightlifting at the local gym and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

Amy Queen is from Buckhannon West Virginia. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College an received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine with a minor in Business in 1995. She then completed her National Athletic Training Association certification. She worked short stent at Mountain State Physical Therapy as and Athletic trainer prior to entering PT school. She then attended Old Dominion University and received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2000. She started working in physical therapy in 2000 at Grafton City Hospital then proceeded to Elk River Physical Therapy then to Healthworks Rehab & Fitness and now in 2021 she was welcomed to her now home at Country Roads Physical Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, kickboxing, photography, working on the family farm and being a “Soccer Mom” to her children. She also enjoys her time volunteering as an Upshur County 4-H leader, sitting on the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department Board of Health, helping with the Warren District Community Center and helping with Upshur Livestock Association and Future Farmers of America. She attends Mt Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Emily Adkins is from Buckhannon, and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with both her BS and MS in Athletic Training. She became a certified athletic trainer in 2015 and began working for CRPT in May of 2016 as a rehab tech. When away from work, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering through her alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha by serving as the General Advisor for the Delta Upsilon chapter at WVWC.

Josh Perry was born in New York, and grew up in Elkins, WV. A graduate from Elkins High School, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from UoPeople. In 2020 Josh started working at CRPT as a rehab tech. He is a certified personal trainer/coach, and an exercise therapy specialist with ISSA. When not working he enjoys working out, especially with kettlebells.

Christina Andrews is from Farmington, NM and moved to West Virginia when she was 12. She grew up in Weston, and she graduated from West Virginia Junior College with an associates degree as a Certified Medical Assistant. She was hired at Country Roads in October of 2021 as an Office Manager. With her free time, Christina likes spending time with her son Hayden, reading, and going on road trips with her best friend and significant other, Logan.

Jess Riffle grew up in Jane Lew & graduated from Glenville State College with a BA in English Professional Writing & minor in Literature and History.  She began working with CRPT as an office manager in Sept 2021 through a temp agency and was hired directly in Jan 2022.  When not at work, Jess enjoys spending time with her family especially her energetic niece Addie who calls her Aunt Gigi, glamping, watching movies, playing board, card or video games, writing poetry & cuddling with her fur babies Gibbs & Ziva.

Kimberly “Kim” Karickhoff grew up in Adel, Georgia, the land of sweet tea, peaches, and fried chicken. She moved to Buckhannon, WV in 1995 where she grew to enjoy pepperoni rolls and snow storms.  In 2005 she studied Business Administration at New River Community College. She furthered her education in 2020 as she pursued a certification through AAPC for CPC, and has been with Country Roads PT since September 2021.  When at home she homeschools her 9 year old daughter and cherishes seeing her learn and grow into a beautiful human. Kim’s family worships the outdoors, traveling, adventures, animals, movies, and music! They adore their house full of dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, and chickens.

Team at the Whitehall Clinic

Opening its doors in June 2021, the Country Roads Physical Therapy Clinic in White Hall is continuing its history of hometown physical therapy service. With a commitment to patient wellness and health, residents of the White Hall area will now have access to the same state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment and services as our other locations. The goal of Country Roads Physical Therapy is to improve your quality of life, and no one does it better than us.

Joe Potesta, grew up in Fairmont, WV.  He stayed in his hometown to attend Fairmont State University, where he played baseball and received his BA in education.  He then went to West Virginia University for physical therapy and graduated in 2016.  He started working for Country Roads PT in February 2020.  He is certified in functional dry needling and has special interests orthopedics and manual therapy techniques.  When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, exercising, and watching WVU sports.  

Rebecca Rector grew up in Harrisville, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Mount Union with a BS in Exercise Science and from Wheeling Jesuit University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She started working as a therapist in February of 2020 and came to CRPT in June 2021. She is certified in dry needling. In her spare time, Becca likes to go hiking, kayaking, bourbon tasting, and spend time with her spouse and dog. 

Jill Finley grew up in North Pole, Alaska and moved to West Virginia to attend college. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Fairmont State College and then a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance and Health from West Virginia University (WVU). In 2005, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from WVU.

Following graduation, she worked in various settings, including outpatient, acute care, and home health. In 2010, she began working at Country Roads Physical Therapy (CRPT) as a Physical Therapist and worked for two years prior to taking time off to be home full time with hertwo children. In 2019, she returned to the CRPT family working at different clinics.  When not working she stays busy keeping up with her very active 7 and 12 year old children.  She enjoys traveling, kayaking, camping, snowboarding and going on various adventures with her family.

Andrea Robinson grew up in Greensburg, PA and graduated from Saint Francis University with a MS in physical therapy in 2002.  She was fortunate to learn some very valuable manual skills to treat low back conditions early in her career.  By utilizing these techniques, Andrea has helped countless patients manage their low back pain and get back to doing the things they love!  She started working at CRPT a few weeks ago in their White Hall office.  When off work, Andrea stays busy with her two girls, Olivia (8) and Natalie (5).

Emily Haymond grew up in itty bitty Paden City, WV.  She followed her father’s footsteps in pursuing a career in health and fitness by achieving her BS in Exercise Physiology at West Liberty University.  After gaining experience in physical therapy clinics, group exercise, personal training, and running fitness centers she then changed her career path.  She graduated from MTEC as a Surgical Tech and worked in the Mon General OR.  A couple years later a rare opportunity arose of owning and operating a local gym in White Hall, but due to unforeseen circumstances, coronavirus, she had to sell it.  Autumn of 2020 the ultimate job opportunity became available, CRPT was hiring for an Office Manager!  Here at CRPT she has been able to utilize all of her experiences and education in helping others.  Outside of Emily’s career, she enjoys crafting, gardening, hiking, kayaking, and everything Disney!

Bethany Longwell grew up in Kingwood, WV and she completed her certification for medical insurance billing and coding from Ross Medical in 2018. Before attending Ross, Bethany had been an office manager for 12+ years in the service industry. Bethany decided she wanted to take what she had learned over the years and gain some new training to join the healthcare field. Since completing her certifications, Bethany has had experience in pharma and dental services. Bethany is very excited to join the CRPT in March 2022. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. She also enjoys video games and pinball.

Operational Team

Amanda Harris grew up in Blacksville, WV. She graduated from Fairmont State University in 2010 with a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management and in 2016 with a MBA. Amanda has been with Country Roads PT since 2017 where she juggles multiple roles with Finance and Human Resources the main ones. 

 

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and other close family members, and watching WVU sports. 

 

“I enjoy working for Country Roads PT to see the connections made between patients and staff; hearing the success stories as a patient returns to doing the activities they love most.”

Samantha Smiers was born and raised in Fairmont and graduated from East Fairmont High School.  After high school, she attended West Virginia University and received a BS degree in Business Administration.  She took on a few Accounting positions before finding her love for the Human Resource field. In May 2012, Sam brought her combination of accounting and human resource experience to Country Roads PT where she started out as the HR Specialist and later became the Business Manager in July 2014.  In addition to overseeing Finance and HR, Sam wears many hats within the company with her favorite being an integral part in opening new clinics.  Hiring quality therapists is a close second though!  Outside of work, she stays busy spending time with family, her significant other and their kids…both human and furry!  She loves all thing dogs, travel, fitness, and being outdoors when it’s warm.  You can also find her at Next Level Fitness where she is a certified spin instructor.

Brandy Bradley grew up in Rivesville WV. She graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1994. After graduating school Brandy then enjoyed the family life, she has 2 children. She has been working in the medical billing field for over 25 years. She holds her certification in medical coding. She enjoys time with her grandchildren. In the summertime she enjoys kayaking and camping. In the winter her hobbies include crafting. Brandy has been employed with Country Roads PT since May 2020 as the Billing Manager.

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