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, DPT and Owner
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.
Denise Tennant, Office Manager
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.
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, DPT and Owner
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.
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, DPT and Director
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.
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, DPT and Director
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.
Alyssa Miller, Office Manager
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:
Steve Armitage, DPT and Director
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.
Amy Dilworth, Office Manager
Jessica Riffle, Office Manager
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.
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, DPT and Director
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.
Emily Haymond, Office Manager
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!
Team at the Grafton Clinic
Opening its doors in September 2022, the Country Roads Physical Therapy Clinic in Grafton is continuing its history of hometown physical therapy service. With a commitment to patient wellness and health, residents of the Grafton 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.
Brittney Thomas, DPT and Director
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!
Pam Slaton, Office Manager
Amanda Harris, CRPT Business Specialist
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, CRPT Business Manager
Brandy Bradley, CRPT Billing Manager
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