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Trained and Trusted Therapists

Our staff is knowledgeable about traditional and more recent advances in physical therapy. We keep up so that we are always providing you with the best treatments available. With 50+ combined years in offering treatment to outpatients, we are ready to help you get back to your life!

What Makes Us Different?

In addition to our years of experience, we have a Masters level athletic training staff to assist active adults and school athletes recover from injury safely.  Most of all, we have a positive, supportive attitude. We know it can be difficult to move through pain, so we try to keep things light and enjoyable as we work through your therapy. 

In addition to our already well-trained staff, Dynamic Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine is a clinical site for the University of Charleston Sports Medicine Department, training new athletic trainers and instructing them in the best ways to treat sports-related injuries. We are also affiliated with Wests Virginia State University and West Virginia University.

Alicia Platz, PT (Owner)

– Graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 1990

– Staff Physical Therapist at CAMC Medical Rehabilitation 1990-1992

– Staff Physical Therapist at CAMC Sports Medicine Center 1992-1995

– Served as clinical instructor for WVU School of Physical Therapy 1990-1995

– Completed educational advancement course including, but not limited to, ataxia, joint replacements, aging and cognition, foot and ankle complex, advancements in shoulder surgery and rehabilitation, diabetes, carpal tunnel, and pain management

– Joined staff of Dynamic Physical Therapy in July 2010.

Jill Lanier, MSPT (Owner)

– Graduated from WVU with Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology

– Graduated 2001 from Chatham College with MS in Physical Therapy

– Owned and operated Fluid Motion Physical Therapy from 2003-2008

– Specialized in vestibular rehabilitation including Canalith Repositioning

– Hands-on manual therapist with multiple classes of myofascial release techniques

– Worked PRN for Dynamic Physical Therapy for 6 years and has been full time since September of 2012

– Trained in Graston Technique

Matthew Bates, DPT, Cert. MDT

– Graduated from WVU Physical Therapy School in 2012

– Physical Therapist at Dynamic from 2012-2013

– Worked in the Raleigh, NC area as a Physical Therapist from 2013-2016

– Returned to Dynamic in 2017
Certified Mckenzie Provider since March 2015

– Credentialed Clinical Instructor

– Enjoys helping others get healthy and return to their daily lives in 
better shape