Blue Ridge: Stand Up To Sciatica

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The Blue Ridge PT Inc. Team! DR. MASON HOWELL, PT, DPT

Dr. Howell is a lifelong East T e n n e s s e e resident, growing up in nearby

requisite courses and was accepted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at ETSU. Prior to starting PT school in January of 2015 and during breaks in PT school, Mason rejoined Blue Ridge, this time working as a physical therapy tech. Mason recently graduated and was awarded a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from ETSU in December of 2017 and will be joining Blue Ridge Physical Therapy as a full-time licensed physical therapist. He has been trained in various hands-on techniques, and modalities as and very thankful to begin working in a career that allows him to use his passion for helping people and love of exercise to assist people of all ages to improve mobility, decrease pain and achieve the highest level of function for each individual person. Mason has 2 wonderful parents as well as 2 younger brothers. He is married to his best friend, Lindsay, and they currently reside here in Johnson City. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, close friends and family, going to church and cheering on both ETSU and University of Tennessee Athletics Programs!

Erwin, TN. After graduating from Unicoi County High School and attending King University for 1 year, Mason transferred to East Tennessee State University to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. In addition to his academic studies, Mason was a member of the ETSU Baseball team for nearly 3 years while being a letter-winner and earning Conference All-Academic distinction in 2011. After ending his playing career in 2012, Mason became heavily involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a campus ministry at ETSU called The Well, and traveled overseas to assist on a medical mission trip to Kenya. During this time, Mason also became introduced to Blue Ridge Physical Therapy, while completing a 240-hour internship under Dr. Kimberly Contryman, PT, DPT, NCS, OCS. Mason graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science in May of 2013. Following graduation, he completed pre-

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