By Richard Belisle, Aug 6, 2017 - Herald Mail
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Kelley Rankin cut a ribbon officially opening his new Rankin Physical Therapy clinic in Shepherdstown on Saturday — his sixth in the Eastern Panhandle— with an eye toward opening additional locations in Charles Town, W.Va., and Hagerstown.
Rankin, 47, opened his first clinic in Berkeley Springs in 2001; one in Martinsburg, W.Va., in 2005; Spring Mills, W.Va.; in 2013; Hedgesville, W.Va., in 2014; and Inwood, W.Va., earlier this year.
The Shepherdstown clinic at 101 Maddex Square occupies space in what once was a laundromat, and an adjacent smaller space that was once part of Christian Caine Design.
The clinics in Hedgesville, Inwood and Berkeley Springs feature heated pools for therapy. Those clinics also share space with fitness centers.
Rankin also owns Rankin Rehabilitation, which provides in-home physical, occupational and speech therapies. Its employees travel to homes in six West Virginia counties and five counties in Northern Virginia, Rankin said.
Rankin said he has spent nearly $8 million building his clinics since 2001 — $3.1 million in Berkeley Springs, $2 million each in Hedgesville and Inwood, and $700,000 in Martinsburg. The Shepherdstown and Spring Mills clinics are in rented spaces.
Rankin has 70 full-time employees in physical therapy, fitness centers and home health. He said his payroll every other week is $135,000 in West Virginia.
He grew up in Berkeley Springs, spent four years in the U.S. Air Force after high school, and graduated from Shepherd University in 1995.
He earned a master's degree in physical therapy from West Virginia University in 1998, and worked in physical therapy for two years before opening the clinic in Berkeley Springs.Find this interesting or helpful? Share it!
Everyone was very good at helping. No problems.