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
- Graston Technique™
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.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a kind of hammock across the pelvic opening. Normally, these muscles keep the pelvic organs in place. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when organs such as the bladder drop from their normal placement resulting in symptoms such as discomfort and interruption of daily activities. Urinary incontinence is another common result of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Issues occur when muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place loose strength or are over stretched from childbirth or surgery. Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to decreased confidence, decreased participation in activities, sexual problems, and interfere with daily life.
Women’s health physical therapy is now being offered at the North Conway hospital by Angela Serrani, PT, DPT, who has been trained to provide pelvic floor rehabilitation by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health. Angela provides a non-surgical solution to help restore strength to the pelvic region and reduce symptoms. Evaluation and treatment take place in a private room with exercises taking place in the open concept gym.
Pelvic floor physical therapy involves muscle training, biofeedback, behavior modification, manual therapy, exercises for the muscles of the pelvis. After an initial assessment by Angela, patients generally can expect to work with her several times a week for 4 to 6 weeks
Matt Geary, DPT, Physical Therapist
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.
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.
Angela Serrani Physical Therapist, DPT
Angela is a graduate of the University of New England’s DPT program. She is also a 200 hour yoga alliance certified yoga teacher. She works with patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting and takes pride in specifically tailoring your treatment program to help you return to your highest level of function, incorporating manual therapy techniques and specific exercises. She offers vertigo treatment, kinesiology taping, and instrument assisted soft tissue work along with more traditional physical therapy treatments. She has been trained in Pelvic Health Level 1 by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s health and offers women’s health physical therapy as well.
Angela also holds a BS in animal science from Rutgers University and has a spot in her heart for all creatures, great and small. She enjoys many outdoor sports including skiing, biking, and hiking.
Q. What is physical therapy?
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.