Summit Physical Therapy: Weirton
414 Penco Road
Weirton, WV 26062
414 Penco Road
Weirton, WV 26062
Chelsea received her B.S. in Fashion Merchandising/Business Administration from West Virginia University in May 2011. Upon graduation, she worked in the billing department for a large company specializing in workers comp injuries an rehab services. She joined the Summit team in October 2014 works behind the scenes to help keep Summit Physical Therapy running smoothly and offers administration support to both the business and staff. “The employees, patients and clients are the most amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Occasionally, you can also find me at the reception desk so please introduce yourself and say hello!” Chelsea resides in Weirton with her husband, Dave and daughter, Kinsley.
Elyse Price joined Summit Physical Therapy in May 2020 as a student while completing her last two clinical rotations to earn her Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology at Kent State University East Liverpool campus. After graduating, she was offered a position as an aide while studying for her license and was then offered a full-time physical therapist assistant job in the Follansbee, WV, clinic. “I have had a great experience from the beginning at Summit. It’s a positive, professional environment with friendly co-workers and patients. I am grateful to be starting my career here.” Elyse’s free time is spent exercising and going to her dad’s garage for football Sundays.
Joseph M. Pease received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kent State University’s East Liverpool, Ohio, campus in 2015. Along with his PTA degree, Joseph has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Jefferson Community College in Steubenville, Ohio and has worked in a wide variety of jobs before pursuing his career in physical therapy, including construction, table gaming and high school football officiating. Joseph joined Summit Physical Therapy in October 2015 and has been a valuable part of Summit’s ability to provide specialized, hands-on care to every patient. Joey spends most of his workdays in the Weirton, WV, clinic and also doubles as the employee scheduler for the company. Joseph has been married to his wife, Kristen, for eight years and they have two daughters, Lucy and Molly. In his free time, Joey enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and coaching his daughter’s soccer team. “When I was in middle school, the first assignment I was given was to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I had recently gone through physical therapy for tendonitis in my elbow and was amazed at the quality of care I received. So, while I wrote physical therapy, all of my friends wrote astronaut or professional football player. Needless to say, I don’t have any friends in the NFL, nor do I know any who work for NASA. Now, I can honestly say working at Summit Physical Therapy has offered me the opportunity to pursue a career path I’ve been interested in since I was 11 years old in the sixth grade and I feel blessed to be here. I enjoy working with all of the patients and look forward to providing the best possible care to everyone who walks through our door.”
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.