We are West Virginia's only

McKenzie Certified Clinic!


We are different
this is why!
  • More effective evaluation and treatment for greater results!

  • First visit is a one-hour evaluation.

  • You see the same therapist every visit.

  • We educate:

    • About the pain/pathology

    • How to prevent reccurences

  • We are registered and qualified with the McKenzie Institute International, located in Wellington, New Zealand. Our qualifications are evaluated on an annual basis and we must apply annually.

  • Hugh Murray is a Diplomate in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. He completed the McKenzie Institute Residency in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1991.

  • Bobbi Jo Chapman, OT, and Tyler McGrew, PT, DPT, are both McKenzie Certified.

  • The entire Clinical Staff is registered and in good standing with the McKenzie Institute United States. (To be in good standing, CEUs must be completed every three years. We exceed this standard every year.)

Learn what we do

Most of us think of physical therapy as hot and cold packs, a few exercises, and maybe some pain. At Charleston Physical Therapy Specialists, our physical therapists and occupational therapists are different.

Instead of using strictly passive modalities, we treat our patients through Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. You must be evaluated from a mechanical perspective to allow us to fully understand your concern. The more completely we understand your symptoms, movements, and limitations, the more effectively we can help you help yourself. Our certified PTs and OTs will know after their patient's initial assessment if and how the patient is a candidate for physical therapy.

Three Steps to Success

  1. Assessment - a thorough history and testing of movements

  2. Treatment - individualized exercised based on the patient response to the assessment

  3. Preventive Strategy - gain hands-on knowledge to prevent future recurrence

Achievable Goals

  • Abolish pain and deformity

  • Maintain the reduction with education and a long-term plan

  • Restore full function

  • Prevent recurrences

To learn more:

We help patients with:

- Arthritis

- Back and Neck Pain​​

- Bursitis​

- Fibromyalgia

- Hand, Shoulder, Arm Pain

- Muscular Diseases

- Rotator Cuff Injuries

- Rehabilitation Pre-op

- Rehabilitation Post-op

- Stasticity

- Sprains, Strains

- Scoliosis

- Tendonitis

- Gait Training

- WORC Conditioning Hardening