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, certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques and has the LSVT BIG certification for treatment and management of Parkinsons' symptoms. She 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. She served on the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and was Chairperson in 2013.
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 Operations 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 is also certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques.
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, and Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. 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, and Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. 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.
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. She is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. She serves as the clinical coordinator in the Teays Valley location.
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.
Marcus Reynolds received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology with an Emphasis in Aquatic Rehabilitation from WVU in 2011. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from WVU in 2015 and joined the staff of Teays Physical Therapy Center. Marcus has been a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2011.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the West Virginia Chapter of the APTA. Marcus’s special interests include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation in the out-patient setting, and he is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques.
Marcus chose physical therapy because of personal experiences with physical therapy at TPTC due to various athletic injuries while playing sports for St. Albans. He participated in many of TPTC’s Potential Plus classes while in high school. He enjoys the athletic atmosphere of training that takes place following injury and finds it rewarding to see patients return to sport.
Marcus enjoys fishing, riding motorcycles, exercise, playing basketball, snowboarding, hunting, and rooting for the Mountaineers.
Todd graduated with honors from West Virginia University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. He was employed at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) from December 1993 until January 2000 at the CAMC Sports Medicine Center as Lead Hand Therapist (1995) and Assistant Manager (1998). In February 2000, he accepted a position as Director of Therapies and Staff Physical Therapist at Montgomery General Hospital.
Todd founded and opened a highly successful physical and hand therapy clinic in Charleston, West Virginia in 2003. He successfully sold the business and took a position as a staff physical therapist at Teays Physical Therapy Center (TPTC) in 2016. He holds certifications in hand therapy, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, and Graston Manual Therapy Techniques.
Todd is married to Kimberly. They have five wonderful children. In 2015, he graduated with honors from Wheaton College with a Master’s Degree in Evangelism and Leadership and soon thereafter opened Catalyze, Inc. - a nonprofit organization that seeks to positively transform individuals and neighborhoods; educate and inspire Christians to be more active in their faith; and catalyze small Christian group creation, reproduction, and multiplication. He is passionate about God, family, sports, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
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, and Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. 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, and serves as the clinical coordinator in the St. Albans location.
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.
Promise Sigman joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2015 as a physical therapist assistant. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Mountwest Community and Technical College where she graduated with honors. She is licensed by the state of West Virginia. Promise loves working in the out-patient setting with special interests in the rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, and is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques.
Promise chose to pursue a career in physical therapy after tearing her anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees while playing basketball at Buffalo High School and Alderson Broaddus College. She had three knee surgeries during her basketball career and completed her physical therapy all three times at Teays Physical Therapy Center. Although she would have loved to continue playing basketball, she chose to transfer to Mountwest to become a PTA.
Promise enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and snuggling with her Siberian husky, Nike.
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, and she is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques.
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. She is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. 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, and she is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. 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.
Ian is a 2009 graduate of Mountain State University’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program with an Associate in Applied Science degree. Ian joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2016 after working in an inpatient orthopedic setting and home health. He loves the outpatient setting where his special interests include general orthopedics, sports related injuries, and balance conditions in the geriatric population. Ian became interested in physical therapy after sustaining a knee injury playing football for the Scott Skyhawks.
While a native of Lincoln County, Ian now resides in Boone County and is married with one child. Ian and his family enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, camping, and horseback riding. He is a member of Racine Baptist Church where he plays the guitar and sings.
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, and is certified in Graston Manual Therapy Techniques. 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.
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.
Casey Fallon, originally from Newburyport, MA, graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association in 2011. While at Roanoke he was an intern at The Parisi Speed School where he developed techniques for coaching running mechanics to young athletes while giving them a fun and engaging workout. Most recently Casey worked as a personal trainer and strength coach in New York where he helped people of all ages and fitness levels attain their health or performance goals.
At TPTC, Casey instructs teams and individual athletes to increase their competiveness as the the Potential Plus athletic performance enhancement program director. With an athletic background, Casey is passionate about pushing his athletes to become the best versions of themselves through hard work and dedication.
A 4 year starter for the Roanoke golf team, Casey still plays golf and hopes to reach a competitive level again. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Katie who is a first grade teacher and dog Sadie.
Micaiah Branch is originally from Mason, WV. He is a graduate of Marshall University with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in strength and conditioning. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Micaiah has worked as an intern for Marshall with baseball, football, track and field, and served as a graduate assistant in the biomechanics department. Following graduation he interned with Villanova University with the football program. Micaiah assists with TPTC’s Work Injury Management Program and is a coach with Potential Plus.
Through interning and researching, Micaiah has developed a training philosophy that improves the development of speed, strength and power from the attention to fine details of drills and lifts. With his understanding of human movement and biomechanical analysis, Micaiah’s background proves to be constructive when providing personal or team training.
Micaiah choose this profession because he loves sports and helping people with their overall fitness, health, and athletics. He balances his interest in fitness with long boarding and movies. He has a special love for his church, Missio Dei.
Kendra Wallace joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg, SC and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling :Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University. Kendra currently holds her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Kendra is an instructor for our Revved Up Fitness class, and works as the Director of Sports and Training for Special Olympics WV. Kendra fell in love with sports at a young age and enjoyed participating in Potential PLUS and personal training at TPTC while a student athlete in high school. As a former college athlete, Kendra is passionate about helping others achieve their overall fitness goals as a part of the TPTC team. Kendra enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as working out to stay fit and shooting basketball in her spare time.
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.
Laura Pavey joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2015 after graduating from Mountain State School of Massage in the top of her class. Laura is a West Virginia Licensed Massage Therapist. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork of Massage Professionals (ABMP). She assists the physical therapists with patient massages and has clientele scheduled by appointment. TPTC provides Aromatherapy, Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal, Postnatal, and Sports Massage Therapy.
Laura became a massage therapist because she always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. She quickly realized it was the career choice for her. She has been active in sports her whole life and obtained a walk on scholarship in swimming at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She turned it down to focus on her studies at Concord University as an Athletic Trainer in 2010. She’s passionate about her job as a massage therapist and continues to build on her knowledge of massage through continuing education courses. Laura likes to watch Kentucky football, travel, and spend time with her family.