Instead of quick fixes, we focus on long-term solutions through physical therapy.
If you or someone you love is experiencing pain or muscular issues that are keeping them from the activities that they enjoy, we can help. Make an appointment for a physical therapy evaluation at Physical Therapy at Memorial Hospital.
Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Professional communication with your physician
Flexible appointments that fit your schedule
Convenient Parking ~ located adjacent to Memorial Hospital
Accepting most major medical insurances and worker’s compensation.
At Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy, we treat musculoskeletal injuries and offer proven, therapeutic treatments:
Treatment of Inflammation and Pain
Post operative management after Total Joint Replacement, ACL Reconstruction, Shoulder and other orthopedic surgeries
Treatment of Acute and Chronic back and neck pain, Sprains/Strains, Postural Correction, Childhood Obesity, Sports Injuries, Tendonitis/Bursitis/Arthritis
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Injury Prevention Programs
Please ask us about injury prevention programs offered throughout the year and that can be specifically designed to meet your needs. We work with several local area teams and groups to prevent injuries and develop performance.
We want you to run better and with this in mind have created RunRx. Whether for injury prevention, treatment or performance we offer high-speed video gait analysis, running specific treatments, gait retraining and customized training programs for all abilities and experience levels.
We offer a unique approach to bike fitting that begins with ....you!
Our exclusive bike fit begins with a thorough physical assessment, cleat/shoe analysis, laser bike postural assessment, high-speed video analysis and re-positioning. Includes pre/post position photos, corrective drills and exercise program.
Do you suffer from dizziness or vertigo? There are many causes for these disorienting and life-disrupting conditions, including migraines or Vitamin D deficiencies. Those suffering from these symptoms now have a local specialist to turn to for treatment, as Memorial Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy now offers treatment for those with Benign Paraoxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and other vestibulopathies.
Stephanie Pavao, PT, CSCS, AIB-VR recently has completed intense coursework at the American Institute of Balance in Largo, Florida, which is one of the largest multi-specialty centers in the country for the treatment of dizziness and balance disorders. During this training, she learned how to categorize the cause of dizziness and has learned techniques to improve it.
Benign (not life threatening) Paraoxysmal (sudden, brief spells) Positional (triggered by head positioning) Vertigo (a false sense of rotational movement) abbreviated to BPPV is the number one cause of vertigo and is more prevalent in those 50 years of age or older. BPPV often occurs without any apparent reason and typically lasts for seconds. This condition is caused by migration of otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) into the semicircular canals of the vestibular system located in the inner ear. When the otoconia migrate, it causes the body to feel like it is moving because the otoconia react to gravity and moves the fluid in the ear giving feedback to the brain that the body is moving. Typically, only one ear is affected, which testing can reveal and treatment can be decided upon to move the otoconia out of the semicircular canals to be deposited back into the utricle of the ear (which disposes of them). Typically, BPPV will be 98% better in 3 treatments.
There is a greater incidence of BPPV in women verses men. Vitamin D deficiencies are found to have increased prevalence of BPPV. People who suffer from migraines often show vestibular symptoms as an aura.
As a result of specific treatment interventions, patients have had good resolution of their symptoms and have been able to return to their normal lives with minimal or without the sensation of dizziness.
Please contact your provider for a referral to Memorial Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy (603-733-5921) for treatment.
Originally from Maine, Dr. Matt Geary received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mesa University in Colorado and his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of New England. Prior to coming to the Mount Washington Valley he spent 5 years working in an orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Maine. Matt specializes in sports rehabilitation with a special interest in the biomechanics of the running and cycling athlete.
Matt has completed post-graduate course work in various treatment philosophies and techniques including: Mulligan Concept, Graston Technique, and Spinal Manipulation; in addition to numerous hours of functional training and sport specific seminars. In 2011, he became a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP), which is an advanced manual therapy certification, he is one of only three providers in New Hampshire to hold this certification. He is also at adjunct instructor at the University of New England, teaching orthopedics in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
He has worked extensively with running and cycling athletes, performing video biomechanical running assessments and bike fits and is passionate about working with athletes to address rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance.
Matt’s passion and enthusiasm for wellness and injury prevention carries over into his treatment philosophy in creating the biomechanically sound athlete in all of us.
When he is not in the clinic he enjoys: trail running, road and mountain biking and skiing. He is an avid triathlete and is a multiple Ironman Triathlon finisher.
Melanie Glavin, DPT, Physical Therapist
Melanie graduated from Husson University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2018. Melanie grew up in the Mount Washington Valley and has always loved the tight knit community the valley offers. She is excited to have moved back to start her career here. She loves to learn and continues to search for ways to bring the latest research to her patients. Melanie believes in helping people obtain optimal health at all ages of life, and encourages her patients to participate in creating their personalized treatment plan to best fit their lifestyle. Melanie is interested in wellness and geriatrics, and focuses on utilizing manual therapy and functional exercise in her treatment plans. She enjoys being outdoors and hiking in the valley with friends and family.
Stephanie Pavao, Physical Therapist
Stephanie is a graduate of Northeastern University. She has over 20 years of experience in patient care, with her primary passion being outpatient orthopedics and general wellness. She has done course work at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital for ACL injury screening/prevention and New York Hospital for Special Surgery on recent surgical procedures/rehabilitation updates, to name just two.
Stephanie is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is also certified to teach Pilates mat exercises.
She believes that a team approach is essential in getting the best patient outcomes and enjoys interacting with her patients to help them achieve their goals.
Relocated to the Mount Washington Valley from Martha's Vineyard, Stephanie spends her time enjoying the lakes/mountains as well as the retail offerings.
Exercise is an important piece of a balanced, healthy lifestyle at every age and activity level. To help our patients
maintain this lifestyle, our PostPT program allows patients to continue an exercise program once discharged from
physical therapy. An in-house, personalized exercise regimen designed by a Personal Exercise Specialist from where
you left off with your Physical Therapist; tailored to meet your specific fitness goals and medical needs.
Post-physical therapy exercise provides fitness services for patients who have completed physical therapy and are
referred by their therapist to continue their plan of care.
The goals of post-therapy exercise:
Continue recovery through carefully developed, customized personal training
Bridge the gap between health care and fitness
Allow clients in the post-rehab stages of their recovery to achieve physical fitness
Don’t let your rehabilitation journey stop and risk going backward in your progress. Call 603-356-5461, ext. 2187
or go online to purchase your PostPT bundle to get started http://bit.ly/MemorialPostPT.
Physical Therapists are specially trained in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect a person's ability to move and function efficiently in his/her daily life. A Physical Therapist can help reduce pain & restore function for patients with injuries, as well as provide preventative programs & promote general health and fitness.
Q. How long are the appointments?
The first appointment is approximately one hour. After that, they can range anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how you feel.
Q: What health insurance do you accept?
We accept most major insurances. Please call us and we'll gladly check with your insurance company.
Q. What can I expect on my first visit?
The therapist will ask you about the history of your injury. Depending on your injury, we may take measurements, and depending on your pain level, we may even start treatment on your first visit.
Q. What should I wear?
Something comfortable, loose, easily movable for us to be able to get to the area in pain. For Example: if you are coming in for knee pain, please bring or wear shorts, or baggy pants that can be pulled up over the knee.
Q: How long should I expect to have PT?
We believe that each person has unique needs. All patients are carefully evaluated and then are recommended an appropriate treatment plan. At the time of your evaluation, we will be better able to determine an effective timeframe for your treatment.
Q: What is my responsibility when undergoing Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy requires the co-participation of the therapist and patient. It is vital that the patient keep their appointments. For a condition to improve, a patient needs to come to therapy and follow through with their home exercise program as the home exercise program will help to speed recovery.
Be Your Optimum Best
Our physical therapists will work with you to get you back in the game. Watch and learn how to get started with us.
Book an Appointment Today
Call 603-733-5921. Physical Therapy at Memorial Hospital is on the Memorial Hospital Campus just north of the main hospital building on Route 16. It has its own convenient parking lot and is accessible from the road or from the hospital access road.