Cindy W. Skiles is the President and founder of Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. (TPTC) which opened its doors in 1990. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Cindy’s post-graduate education focuses on functional retraining for industrial, orthopedic and sports-related injuries, as well as courses regarding the business aspect of the rehabilitation industry. She is credentialed in the McKenzie Method for mechanical diagnosis and therapy of lumbar and cervical pain and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the West Virginia Chapter of APTA. Cindy has spent most of her career working in the private practice sector.
A native of Kanawha County and graduate of Dupont High School, Cindy has called Hurricane, West Virginia home since 1988. Seizing the opportunity to provide physical therapy services in her community, Cindy opened “Putnam Physical Therapy” in 1990. In 1994, the business was incorporated and the name changed to “Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.” Under Cindy’s direction, TPTC opened a second facility in St. Albans in 1996. She and her staff have mentored numerous students and new graduates in the physical therapy profession.
Cindy has been honored as guest speaker for numerous community and school programs. She provides education and training seminars in the prevention and management of cumulative trauma injuries for local and statewide industries. Her seminar participants have included South Charleston Stamping Plant, Aventis, Flexsys, Tyler Mountain Water, Mountaineer Gas, Eastern American Energy, American Electric Power, Putnam and Kanawha County Schools, as well as many other public and private organizations.
Cindy became interested in physical therapy during her 2nd year of college. In December of 1981, her mother had an episode in which a virus attacked her spinal cord and paralyzed her from the waist down within 3 hours. During the Christmas Holidays and into January, Cindy spent time with her in physical therapy at the hospital. It was here that Cindy began considering physical therapy as a career. Cindy later transferred from WV Wesleyan to WVU to pursue a physical therapy degree. Years later, Cindy is still convinced she has the greatest job in the world. Cindy lives in Hurricane and loves music, the outdoors and traveling. She maintains a balance between the physical, mental and spiritual sides of her life.
Jennifer Vance joined the Teays Physical Therapy Center staff in 1998. She graduated from Putnam County Technical Center with a diploma in Dental Assisting. She also attended West Virginia State College. Her experience includes training in reception and managerial skills for the medical and dental professions.
Jennifer serves as Office Manager for the Teays Valley and St. Albans facilities. Her responsibilities include management of human resources, facility operations, policy and procedure development and assurance of physician and patient satisfaction with TPTC’s services. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She was named Employee of the Year in 2001.
Jennifer likes to organize and plan events. She is an active volunteer for her church and enjoys shopping, outdoor activities and watching her kids play sports.
Sarah Doerner has years of experience in an outpatient setting. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Health from West Virginia University in 2003, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then received a Master of Physical Therapy from WVU in 2004 and was the co-recipient of the Outstanding Research Award. Her post-graduate education focuses on rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries, the McKenzie Method for treatment of spinal conditions, as well as post-operative and neurologic conditions.
She has been certified as a clinical Instructor through the APTA, and has served as such for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students.
Sarah became a physical therapist because in researching health care careers, physical therapy provided the most options for job settings, the most one-on-one time with patients and a healthy balance of family and occupation. She had an impressionable observation experience while deciding on a major and felt it was a good fit. Sarah enjoys cooking, traveling with her family and spending time outdoors. Her favorite outdoor activities are playing with her kids, biking and visiting her family’s farm.
Doug James received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Doug joined the TPTC staff in 1996. His post-graduate education focuses on mechanical spine evaluation and treatment, functional assessment and training, manual therapy, work conditioning/work hardening and functional capacity evaluations. He is credentialed in the McKenzie method in mechanical diagnosis and therapy of lumbar and cervical spine pain and dysfunction. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the West Virginia Chapter of the APTA where he presently serves as a member of the payer relations committee. Doug is a guest speaker for many industrial and community organizations.
Doug serves as a clinical instructor for PT and PTA students from various academic institutions. He is the program director for TPTC’s Work Injury Management Program, which provides functional capacity testing and work conditioning/work hardening to injured workers. In 2005, he was TPTC’s Employee of the Year.
Doug chose to pursue a career in physical therapy based on a positive experience that occurred as a result of a serious knee injury he sustained while playing high school football. Doug decided he wanted to help other people the way he had been helped. Also, he felt God fulfilled his promise in Romans 8:28 by working for his good (guiding him into a physical therapy career) in the midst of something bad (knee injury and missing his junior year of basketball). He is an avid trout fisherman, enjoys editing home videos and is active in his church.
Christin Knell joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2004. Christin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance and Health and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Christin’s special interests include orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation and treatment of sports-related and industrial injuries. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor for PT and PTA students from various academic institutions. She is certified in the McKenzie approach for the treatment of lumbar and cervical pain and dysfunction. She serves as the clinical coordinator in the Teays Valley location. Christin was the 1999 recipient of TPTC’s “Allied Healthcare Scholarship” award, and was named Employee of the Year in 2007.
Chrisin became interested in physical therapy as a career following a knee injury in high school. Her injury required her to have surgery and then undergo physical therapy so she could return to sports. She completed physical therapy at Teays Physical Therapy Center with Cindy. Christin enjoys shopping, traveling with her family and cheering on the Mountaineers.
Jennifer Marsh joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 1997 upon graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University. Jennifer was a stay-at-home mom four years, and then returned to TPTC in 2009.
Her post-graduate education focuses on orthopedic rehabilitation with emphasis on industrial and sports-related injuries. She is trained in the McKenzie approach for the treatment of lumbar and cervical pain and dysfunction. Jennifer was voted Employee of the Year in 2002. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor for PT and PTA students.
Jennifer considered physical therapy as a career while she was a Biochemistry/Pre-Med major. Her mother, who had worked in the O.R. her entire life, kept chirping in her ear that she would never have time for a family. PT offered the medical career that she was seeking but with balance. Jennifer says this is the BEST decision she ever made. PT allows her to spend a tremendous amount of time with patients. She not only gets to assist patients working toward their goals, but grows to know each of them on a personal level. Jennifer enjoys being “always on the go” with her children, as long as she can remember which way to turn next. Sunshine, travel and friendly people are a few of her favorite things.
Colby Mozingo received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from WVU in 2010. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Wheeling Jesuit University in August, 2012 and graduated with honors. Colby joined the Teays Physical Therapy Center staff in 2012.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the West Virginia Chapter of the APTA. Colby’s special interest include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.
Colby chose physical therapy because he wanted to put his knowledge and passion for health and wellness to use in a way that impacts the daily functional activities of others. He enjoys playing guitar and working out. He is also a diehard Mountaineer sports fan.
Rebecca O’Dell received her Master of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 1999 graduating Summa Cum Laude. Rebecca has been a certified hand therapist, a credential granted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, since 2004.
She is an APTA certified clinical instructor for PT and PTA students. Her post-graduate education focuses on evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Rebecca’s special interests include orthopedic rehabilitation of the upper extremity and custom splinting.
Rebecca chose to go into physical therapy because she was interested in a health care profession that would allow maximum interaction with the patient. She felt physical therapy would be rewarding by allowing her to assist people in improving their quality of life. While in physical therapy school she was fascinated with the complex anatomy of the hand and decided to focus her practice on the upper extremity. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and reading. She loves vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Erin Wyant joined the staff of Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2001. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from West Virginia University. Erin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University.
Erin is credentialed in the McKenzie approach to mechanical diagnosis and therapy of lumbar and cervical spine pain and dysfunction. Erin serves as an APTA certified clinical instructor for PT and PTA students from various academic institutions. Erin’s special interests include orthopedic rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries and conditions. Erin was Employee of the Year for TPTC in 2003.
Erin chose to be a physical therapist because when she was a junior in college and still had an “undeclared major”, they gave her tests that matched her personality with the best fit occupations. Her best fit: “Nun”. Once she decided not to convert to Catholicism she went with the next best thing, physical therapy. Erin loves to buy new shoes and take long naps.
Megan Cobb joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2003. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Marshall University. Megan assists the physical therapists with all patient care and rehabilitation. Megan’s post-graduate education focuses on the McKenzie Method for diagnosis and treatment of lumbar and cervical pain, general orthopedics and neurological conditions.
She serves as an APTA certified clinical instructor for PTA students and assists with the volunteer program at TPTC. Megan chose to become a physical therapist assistant after being a student trainer at Buffalo High School. She enjoyed the sports atmosphere and training that takes place following an injury to return to sports. Megan enjoys watching sports, spending time with family and outdoor activities.
Tamisha Dotson graduated from Marshall University with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. She assists physical therapists with all patient care. She joined the staff of TPTC in 2009.
Her post-graduate education includes the McKenzie Method for treatment of cervical and lumbar spine conditions and general orthopedic rehabilitation. Tamisha assists with the volunteer program at TPTC, and is liscensed by the state of West Virginia as a physical therapist assistant. After Tamisha's son went to kindergarten she decided to return to school and wanted a career she would enjoy. With her counselor’s help she reviewed available 2 year programs and was drawn to therapy. She observed at a few physical therapy clinics and knew she had found where I belonged.Tamisha is an avid Alabama fan. She enjoys mechanic work, reading mysteries and calligraphy.
Mary Mullins, Physical Therapist Assistant, joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2012. Mary obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from WV State University, a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Marshall University, and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Mountain State University. She graduated with honors in all three degrees.
She is licensed by the State of West Virginia as a physical therapist assistant. Mary enjoys working in the out-patient setting. Her special interests include the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries and the geriatric patient. Mary was working at a nursing home as a scheduling manager when she decided she hated being at a desk all day. She found herself constantly going down to the physical therapy department, so she decided to go back to school again and obtain a PTA degree. Mary likes working out and staying fit. She also enjoys crock potting, baking, reading and laughing.
Lance Pennington is a graduate of Mountwest Community and Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science where he graduated with honors. In addition he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Marshall University. He is licensed by the state of West Virginia as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Lance’s special interests include sports and orthopedic rehabilitation as well as assisting patients with balance and coordination deficiencies. He enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, selling real estate, and playing music.
Lance wanted to interact with patients and use his social skills to meet the needs of others. He shadowed various professionals to find his personal niche after earning his Bachelor’s Degree. A physical therapist made the greatest impression on him so he pursued a degree within the physical therapy profession. He has been a team member of TPTC since 2013.
Daniel Shuler is a Hurricane native and a Physical Therapist Assistant, graduating from Mountain State University. He obtained an Associate in Applied Science Degree, and joined TPTC in 2012. Daniel assists the physical therapists with all patient care and rehabilitation with a special interest in orthopedics. In 2012, Daniel graduated from the Mountain State School of Massage. Daniel's mom has rheumatoid arthritis.
Daniel decided to go into physical therapy after seeing the success of therapy with his mother. He finds it incredibly rewarding to see patients achieve their goals through therapy. He loves sports, traveling and trying out new restaurants. He is a fan of board games, video games or anything that can involve friendly competition.
Diana Whitwer joined the Teays Physical Therapy Center staff in 2011. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas and received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Mountwest Community and Technical College (formerly Marshall CTC) where she graduated with high honors. She is licensed by the State of West Virginia as a physical therapist assistant. Diana enjoys the out-patient setting and her interests are in orthopedic, neurological and geriatric rehabilitation. She assists with the volunteer and student program at TPTC.
Diana has been a resident of Putnam County since 1994 and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor. After receiving physical therapy from TPTC in 2000, she became interested in the field and in working at TPTC in particular. She felt that with her background in personal training, physical therapy was a good fit for for and she made the career change after completing school in 2011. Diana enjoys playing words with friends, finding recipes on Pinterest and rooting for her Longhorns.
Denise Lemasters joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2001. Denise is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health. She is a nationally certified athletic trainer, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA).
Denise is supervisor of TPTC’s therapy technicians and is responsible for their training and continuing education. She also assists in the supervision of students and is coordinator of TPTC’s Volunteer Program. Her professional training and experience allows her to treat a variety of injuries, and she works with the professional staff assisting with patient rehabilitation. Denise coordinates TPTC’s GetFit program.
When Denise was 15 and very active in high school sports, she had arthroscopic knee surgery. The surgical process along with rehab sparked her interest in athletic training and she knew that’s what she wanted to do. Denise loves cooking, experiencing new foods and spending time with her family.
Brad Coleman joined TPTC in 2010 after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. Brad is a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength Conditioning Specialist. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Brad serves as an instructor for “Potential Plus,” TPTC’s Athletic Performance Enhancement Program. Brad rehabilitates athletic injuries and performs sports injury screenings. Brad coordinates the Work Injury Management Services, and supervises the daily operations of the program for injured workers.
Brad chose to become an athletic trainer after playing many sports in high school but wasn't pushed to become a great athlete. Now he desires to give athletes the tools to continue to improve from a young age into college and learn how to train properly and safely. The challenge of working with athletes of all kinds and learning new training methods and exercises fuels and drives him to become a great athletic trainer.
Brad enjoys classic cars, athletic activities and music. He plays guitar at this local church and enjoys taking his car to shows with his family on weekends.
Herman “Herm” Hundley graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Athletic Training and continued his education at Marshall University where he earned his Master’s Degree of Science in Sports Administration. He is a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). While at Marshall he served as a graduate assistant and was the overseer of all athletic training functions for softball, women’s track and field, and men’s soccer.
Herm joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2014. He is a Potential Plus instructor and works with the Work Injury Management Program for injured workers. Herm chose athletic training because it allowed him to work as a medical professional with highly motivated and talented people whom he could help to achieve success. He enjoys fishing, hunting, cooking, and spending time with his family and dogs.
Mark Roe is the newest addition to the Potential PLUS training team. He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and will graduate in May from Marshall University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Psychology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. Mark is also a natural bodybuilder with the International Natural Bodybuilding Federation and raw powerlifter. He is an instructor for our ultimate fitness classes, Potential PLUS programs, team training and personal training clients. He also supervises our sports complex rentals.
Mark used to be overweight when he was younger but decided to turn his life around utilizing weight lifting and healthy eating. He now enjoys helping others change their lives as well. Mark enjoys researching the latest innovations in the strength and conditioning field using them to improve his own training methods as well as the protocols of his athletes and clients. He is passionate about his work and is a great example for our young athletes because of his competitive background in the health and fitness industry.
Matt Smith, a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Florida in 2007 and his Master’s Degree from Marshall University in Exercise Science in 2009. He was hired as the Athletic Trainer with Marshall University’s men’s basketball team just prior to graduation and completed two seasons with them before joining Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2010. Matt is a nationally certified athletic trainer and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. He serves as a clinical instructor for athletic training students and has volunteered his services at a number of events throughout the community.
Matt is the director of “Potential Plus” Athletic Performance Enhancement Program, which provides personal and group training to “Build Tomorrow’s Ultimate Athlete.”
Matt became an athletic trainer after knowing while young he wanted to do something in the medical field, but also having a love for sports. He started as a premed major but after talking to a counselor, changed his major to Athletic Training. He fell in love with the sports medicine profession as a student and has grown to like it even more as he has spent the early part of his career helping others achieve their personal Matt enjoys golf, fishing, boating and camping with his family. His passion is enriching the lives of adults and children of all ages by helping them achieve their fitness and athletic goals.
Amanda Gollihue joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2004. A graduate of West Virginia Mountain State School of Massage, Amanda is a WV licensed massage therapist. In addition, she is also a Nationally Certified Therapist through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She has private clientele scheduled by appointment.
Amanda’s continuing education courses include professional certification in Mother Massage, Hot Stone certification, Migraine Relief and Techniques, Lymph Drainage, Aromatherapy, Arthrokinetics for the thoracic spine and Chinese Facial and Indian Head Massage. TPTC provides swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, reflexology, prenatal, postnatal and sports massage therapy.
Amanda became a massage therapist because she always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. She had always been physically strong from working on the family farm. When she stumbled across massage therapy by chance, she says it seemed like it was made for her. She loves coming into work every day and helping others. Amanda is very competitive and enjoys exciting sporting events, especially football. She also unwinds by taking a jog whenever she can.
Christy Wolfe joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2014. She is a graduate of South Carolina Massage and Aesthetics Institute in Hilton Head Island, SC. Christy is currently licensed as a massage therapist in West Virginia and South Carolina. She is also a certified through the Massage and Bodyworks Licensing Examination. She worked at Hilton Head at a day spa and at the Greenbrier before moving back home to West Virginia. Christy’s continuing education courses include certifications in fibromyalgia, cancer and massage, aromatherapy, sports medicine, foot reflexology, and hydrotherapy. She also has experience in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, Bamboo, Lava Shell, Swe Thai, and prenatal massage.
Christy knew she wanted to work with people in a positive setting. After researching schools and jobs, she decided on massage therapy. After working in the field for over five years it continues to be the most rewarding decision she has made. She enjoys spending time with her family, two dogs, and trying to play golf with her husband who is a golf pro.