Summit Physical Therapy: McMurray
100 Wilhaven Road, Ste. 100
McMurray, PA 15317
100 Wilhaven Road, Ste. 100
McMurray, PA 15317
Mara Beth Didiano, DPT, received her B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Health Science from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. She started her career at Summit Physical Therapy in March of 2014 and works in the Weirton, WV, and McMurray, PA clinics. She was inspired to become a physical therapist after being a patient herself, having experienced several sports injuries when she was younger. Additionally, she worked as a rehab aide in an outpatient clinic for five years, spanning through her high school and college educations. Mara Beth listens to her patients and creates treatment plans to meet their individual needs and goals. She emphasizes manual treatments and the positive results hands-on therapy can have for them. “I take pride in the care I give to my patients. I provide an environment where they can openly communicate their concerns and hopes for achieving their goals. Seeing my patients improve is one of the best parts of being a physical therapist and my bosses, Mark and Nick, have been a great combination of guidance and support, while also allowing me the freedom to develop my own style and approach to physical therapy.” In her personal time, Mara Beth enjoys spending time with her friends and family including her two adorable nieces. She also enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and all things Disney.
Mark Mascio, PT, CHT, CWCE, received his B.S. Degree in Physical Therapy in 1989 from the University of Pittsburgh. He began practicing in the North Hills of Pittsburgh before opening his own clinic with business partner Nick Martin, PT, OMPT. In 1993, he launched Summit Physical Therapy with his business partner Nick Martin, PT, OMPT. Their first clinic opened in Weirton, WV, before expanding their business with two additional clinics in Follansbee and New Cumberland. In total, Summit Physical Therapy is a thriving practice of five clinics, which now include Chester, WV, and McMurray, PA. Mark is an adept physical therapist whose focus has been in outpatient, orthopedic rehabilitation. He has been a certified Functional Capacity Evaluator utilizing the Matheson System since 2004 and became a certified hand therapist in May 2018. Mark concentrates his specialties on injuries involving the back, neck, upper and lower extremities, major joints and hands. “There’s so much about physical therapy I enjoy, particularly helping patients return to their favorite activities, like playing golf, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and general everyday living. I also enjoy lecturing to parents, coaches and faculty at area schools on injury prevention and advanced training techniques for various sports. Everything we do, in fact, is designed to benefit our patients overall well-being.” Mark’s personal time is spent with his wife of more than 25 years, Sherry, and their kids, Isabella, Christian and Julian. He enjoys golf, water sports and staying active.
Nicholas J. Martin, PT, OMPT, received his degree in Physical Therapy in 1988 from Virginia Commonwealth Medical College of Virginia. He began his career the same year practicing under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Erhard, a world-renowned clinician and first president of the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists. During Nick’s time with Dr. Eahard he went through a two-year residency program and international testing to earn his clinical certification in Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapy. In 1993, he launched Summit Physical Therapy with his business partner Mark Mascio, PT, CHT. Their first clinic opened in Weirton, WV, before expanding their business with two additional clinics in Follansbee and New Cumberland. In total, Summit Physical Therapy is a thriving practice of five clinics, which now include Chester, WV, and McMurray, PA. Nick is a skilled physical therapist whose emphasis has been in outpatient, orthopedic rehabilitation. He stresses a comprehensive approach that begins with a personalized treatment plan and ends when patient goals are met, concluding in restoration of normal function and activities of daily life. “After 30 years in practice I definitely view our patients as a second family. They are what drive me to continue helping people heal and recover. I’m fortunate to get to know them on a personal level and care about them, which also helps me understand their goals and needs outside of the clinic. And, that’s why, when patients come to Summit, they are treated in a professional setting with a family feel.” In his personal time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years, Julie, and their three adult children, Rachel, Rebecca and Alex. He is an avid golfer, gardener and cook and he and his wife host an annual peppers and sauce canning weekend for their friends.
Sara Soubie began her physical therapy career as an aide before earning her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus in 2015. She was the vice president, and one of the top graduates, in her class. She has been working in the field for close to eight years in a variety of physical therapy settings including acute care and inpatient hospital rehab, along with skilled care and outpatient orthopedic rehab. She has also worked with a variety of patients from pediatrics to seniors. Sara joined the Summit Physical Therapy team in March 2018 and works in the McMurray, PA, and Weirton, WV, clinics. Sara knows how it feels to be on the patient side after having two surgeries on her right knee, which resulted in extensive physical therapy. From this experience she feels she truly understands and cares for her patients and enjoys helping them feel their best and seeing their improvements along the way. In Sara’s free time, she loves to stay active. She enjoys all areas of fitness and spending quality time with her black lab, Tucker.