Our staff delivers a level of knowledge, professionalism, courtesy and compassion that is unsurpassed. 

Each and every one will strive to meet your needs efficiently with care and concern for your health and well being. 

We welcome the opportunity to show you around and introduce you to our team. 

Please stop in and say hi!

Marty Helmandollar, C.P.T.

Sarah was a high school and collegiate athlete with a passion for sports and fitness.  She discovered her interest in fitness at a young age, which carried on into adulthood. After having a baby and struggling with weight gain, she was determined to help herself and others!  This led her to the pursuit of personal training.  Sarah brings high energy and intensity daily. She is dedicated and determined to motivate others to achieve a healthier lifestyle and reach their ultimate goals. If you need that extra UMPH, she is your girl. She says, “Call me today and schedule a training session to kick your fitness goals into gear!”

Lorinda Runion, PT Technician

Ashley is a Sophia/Crab Orchard native, graduating from Independence High School in 2000.  She attended Concord University where she played volleyball, softball and in 2004 earned a B.S. in Athletic Training.  She furthered her education at East Carolina University where, in 2006, she received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

Ashley has worked in home health and outpatient settings across Raleigh, Wyoming and Fayette Counties.  She resides in Fayetteville with her husband, Dan, her son, Daniel and three foster children.

“It is very rewarding to be a part of helping someone improve their quality of life and teaching them how to continue feeling their best”.  Ashley is looking forward to being part of your wellness journey and she will stay committed to helping you reach your goals. 

Sarah Flowers, C.P.T.




Marty graduated from Independence High School in 1990.  He became ACE certified in 2014 and in 2016 obtained his Fitness Nutrition Specialty Certification.  He possesses 6 years of experience with the P.E.I.A. Weight Management Program and has been a personal trainer since 2010. 

Marty's  lifestyle and personal dedication to fitness in conjunction with his training and experience makes him the perfect  personal trainer!

If you need someone who understands the challenges and importance of healthy eating, routine workouts and reaching those fitness goals, he's your guy.  Give him a call today and start your fitness journey!

 Donna Lilly

Tami League

Billie Billings

Cathy Barr

Sarah Abrams

Darlene Norton, Administrative  Assistant

Rachel Watts, P.T.A.

Ashley Poland, P.T.

James has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for 14 years with experience in skilled nursing, home health and outpatient services.  He graduated from Meadow Bridge High School in 1998; his studies continued at Mountain State University graduating in 2004. 

James resides in Raleigh County with his wife and three children.  He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his children. 

James is passionate about helping others get back to their everyday activities through physical therapy rehabilitation.  His motto is, “You can’t go forward in life looking through the rear view mirror; stay focused on looking through the windshield of life.”

Aerobic Instructors

Originally, from Bunker Hill WV, Elaine attended Musselman High School, Wheeling Jesuit College and West Virginia University where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy.  "A country girl blessed & determined to provide a community with compassionate care and wonderful services to improve lives."

Elaine began her career in Beckley WV and has worked for the past 25 years in communities throughout Southern WV meeting and treating people from Raleigh, Kanawha, Wyoming, Mercer, McDowell, Clay and Fayette counties.

Through diligence, hard work, commitment and dedication she has perfected her skills and provides her patients not only physical support and services but emotional support as well.  You will find her to be the most compassionate and caring physical therapist around.  Healing is a journey and Elaine is committed to making it with you!

Pam Turner, Administrative Assistant

Elaine Von Scio, P.T.,  CEO

Rachel graduated from Pineville High School in 1986.  She moved to Raleigh County, where she still resides, in 1993 to attend the College of WV.  She obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in 1996 and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in 1997.  After attending the Beckley School of Massage Therapy, Rachel earned her license in 2000. 

Rachel is the proud mother of a wonderful son, Landon. 

Having 20+ years of experience in most physical therapy settings including: outpatient, skilled nursing, home health and acute care, Rachel is dedicated and well equipped to help you overcome physical limitations, regain mobility and functionality to improve your quality of life. She says, “It’s been a blessing and privilege to help other live their best lives!”   

Since 1993

James Gwinn, P.T.A.

Our aerobic classes are always changing to meet the requests of our participants.  Please let us know if there is something specific you would to see us offer.  We will try to make it happen!

Meet Our Team ~

Education and Certifications:
B.S. Sport Management - Western Carolina University 2013
Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine 2018
Weight Loss Specialization - National Academy of Sports Medicine 2019
Silver Sneakers certified instructor  |  CPR/AED Certified

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106 W Main St. Sophia, WV  25921

PH: 304.683.6123

FAX: 304.683.6127