HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness is primarily owned by West Virginia University Hospitals, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Mon Health Medical Center. HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness was founded in 1979 in Morgantown, WV as Morgantown Physical Therapy Associates (MPTA) by John C. Spiker and Sam Kegerreis. Sam moved on to new endeavors in 1980 and John persisted in his pursuit to provide quality therapy services to the surrounding communities.
MPTA grew in numbers over the next ten years which necessitated four location moves in the Morgantown area and the hiring of many more outstanding clinicians. Programs were founded upon a sports medicine approach to musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on a functional return to activity as soon as possible. This concept has continued to be developed and remains as our treatment philosophy today. The foundation was laid.
Jack Brautigam joined the MPTA “team” as a partner in 1989. This was also the time that MPTA began providing inpatient physical therapy services located at Mon Health Medical Center. We continue to provide this service today.
The desire to serve the surrounding communities gave birth to our seven satellite offices; the first in Buckhannon, WV (1990), the second in Smithfield, PA (1992), the third in Fairmont, WV (2000), the fourth in Blacksville, WV (2005), the fifth in Cheat Lake, WV (2006), the sixth in Westover, WV (2016), and the newest clinic in Waynesburg, PA (2019).
MPTA encountered many changes through the years with unprecedented growth. In November of 1997 MPTA merged with West Virginia University Hospital and Monongalia Health Systems and became HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness. HealthWorks later became partners with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, WV in 2000.
Our “home clinic” is located in Morgantown, WV where Jack Brautigam now serves as President/CEO.
Today, HealthWorks continues to be dedicated to the needs of our surrounding communities. With a cooperative spirit, we continually evaluate these needs and strive to fulfill them with the implementation of new programs.
We look forward to a future providing many more years of exemplary service in rehabilitation and fitness for the benefit of the community.
Why Choose Healthworks:
Our physical therapists all have specialty training and degrees beyond basic physical therapy education. We are truly specialists in the profession.
- Friendly, experienced staff
- Ability to treat a variety of problems/conditions/ailments
- Non-intimidating, comfortable atmosphere
- State-of-the-Art technology and facility
- Private treatment rooms are available
- Our treatment teams work in close conjunction with your physician to provide comprehensive care
- Many insurance providers accepted
- Wide range of services – something for everyone
- Extended hours to help accommodate everyone
- Numerous types of programs and classes to fit all fitness needs
- Access to child care while using the facility
- Family-oriented fitness facility
- Free parking
Awards & Recognition:
- Mid-Size Business of the Year by the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce in 2009.
- Community Service Award by the seniors of Morgantown in Monongalia County in 2009.
- Monongalia County Employer of the year by the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
- Annual Pacesetter Company for United Way Campaign for Monongalia and Preston County.
- Best Of Morgantown 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
If you attend any area high school sporting events, you will see a HealthWorks Athletic Trainer on the scene. HealthWorks teams with West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sports Science to provide Nationally Certified Athletic Trainers who provide daily athletic training coverage to seven area high schools, including Morgantown, University, East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, North Marion, and Clay-Battelle High Schools. Outreach Athletic Training coverage is also provided by HealthWorks for Trinity High School of Morgantown, WV.
HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness is also a clinical affiliation site for West Virginia University, Allegheny College of Maryland, Wheeling Jesuit, Pierpont Community, Penn State, and other colleges and universities. Students in programs such as Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Athletic Training, Family Medicine, and Medical Programs come to HealthWorks as part of their educational rotation. HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness provides these students hands-on experience while working with our treatment teams in a clinical therapy setting. HealthWorks prides itself in being an educational facility and encourages students to gain the most from their college education.
HealthWorks’ Morgantown Clinic is a Partner-in-Education with North Elementary School of Morgantown, WV. HealthWorks values education a d encourages children to learn the importance of fitness and nutrition. HealthWorks also strives to support North Elementary teachers and administrators by providing various activities and services for the students and staff of North Elementary. HealthWorks conducts demonstrations for North Elementary students on various health-related topics. HealthWorks also provides ergonomic assessments for North Elementary’s support staff. We enjoy displaying student artwork throughout the clinic and look forward to being entertained by the students’ musical productions during the school year.
HealthWorks supports various community programs such as United Way, American Red Cross, Relay for
Life, and Girls on the Run.