Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Services at MCH

Physical therapy is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders with the primary goal of improving movement and function; expanding movement potential; and relieving pain. Physical therapy is offered through the MCH Rehabilitation Department which provides outpatient and inpatient services to patients of all ages from infants to geriatrics.

Most common diagnoses include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Joint Replacement
  • Fractures
  • Tendon Repairs
  • Muscle/Ligament Sprains and Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • CVA
  • MS
  • Neuropathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Issues
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Health Issues
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Vertigo

MEET THE PT STAFF

Brian Alejandro, PTA

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Mount Wachusett Community College

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Brian received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Mount Wachusett Community College is 2008.  He most recently practiced in a dementia unit and spent several years working with brain injury and other complex medical conditions.  A recent accomplishment that is very important to Brian was receiving the “2019 Caregiver of the Year” award at the nursing home at which he was working.  In his spare time he enjoys playing softball, collecting sports cards, and spending time with his family.

Maria Bemont, PT, Wound Healing Center Coordinator

Specialties: Physical Therapy, Wound Care

Departments: Wound Healing Center, Rehabilitation

Education: University of New England

Phone: (603) 924-1735

Locations: Medical Arts Building, 452 Old Street Rd Suite 201 Peterborough NH 03458

About: Maria Bemont is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of experience, specializing in wound care. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of New England in 1994. She has experience with inpatient and outpatient orthopedics. She managed the Rehabilitation Department for 10 years before moving on to start up the Wound Healing Center in May of 2007. Maria has worked at MCH her entire professional career and was also born at this hospital.

Hannah Burfoot, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458 

About: Hannah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science from The University of Vermont, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of New England in 2017. She has worked in personal training and group fitness prior to becoming a physical therapist. Hannah enjoys working with orthopedic patients of all ages and abilities. She is certified in vestibular rehabilitation for the treatment of dizziness, vertigo, and post-concussion. She is also certified in pelvic health physical therapy and has an interest in treating pregnant and post-partum women.

Erin Chamberlain, PT, MS

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Erin received her bachelors’ degree in Exercise Physiology (1997) and her masters degree in physical therapy (1999) from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She has worked at MCH as a physical therapist since graduating in 1999. Erin is a clinical specialist in Cardiac, Pulmonary and Diabetes Rehabilitation directs the Medical Rehab Programs at the Bond Wellness Center. Other areas of specialty are pediatrics, vestibular and women’s health. Erin enjoys practicing across a spectrum of populations is interested in new challenges.

Alison Cody, PT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

Eric Dacey, PT, DPT, GCS, Outpatient Rehab Coordinator

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Boston University

Board Certification: Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Eric has been a physical therapist since 1996. Eric received his master’s degree in PT from Boston University in 1995, and his post-professional doctorate from Temple University in 2007. Eric has been a board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 2002. Eric has practiced in a variety of settings during his career, including outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. Eric has also volunteered as an item writer for the Geriatric Clinical Specialist examination, served on the APTA Geriatric Academy Finance Committee, provided continuing education seminars for therapists, and served as an adjunct professor for a local PTA program during his career. Eric and his wife currently live in Peterborough.

June den Hartog, PT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

Ryan Griffiths PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Shenandoah University

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Ryan is a combat veteran who served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, NC. He served from 2000 to 2004 and completed tours in Afghanistan and Colombia. While in the Army he attended many specialty schools, to include becoming Airborne and Air assault qualified.

Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2008 from Armstrong Atlantic State University. He graduated with his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2012 from Shenandoah University, in Winchester, VA. He is interested in manual therapy, orthopedics and sport specific therapy, as well as spinal cord injury rehabilitation. He enjoys working with the spine and understanding its influence on other systems of the human body. Ryan is pursuing his certification in manual therapy. He lives in Peterborough and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, working on carpentry and home renovations, mechanic projects, and outdoor activities.

Chris Jensen, PT, ATC, MA, CSCS

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Long Beach State

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Chris has over 35 years’ experience as a Physical Therapist, as well as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He graduated from Long Beach State with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science.

Most of Chris’s clinical experience has been with patients and athletes in an outpatient setting, who have had a variety of injuries or surgeries involving the spine, and upper and lower extremities.  He specializes in joint mobilization, deep tissue massage, kinesio-taping and developing strength and conditioning programs to assist patient with their full recovery.

Chris is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, mountain biking and skiing, as well as gardening and bee keeping.

Lynne Maloney, PT, Director of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Simmons College

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Lynne is a graduate from Simmons College in 1984, with her degree in Physical Therapy.  She has completed extensive studies in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Wound Care which supports her work with the adult and geriatric population.  During her career, she has enjoyed her work in acute hospital and acute rehabilitation settings.

Lynne has spent over 20 years of her career here at MCH, and at this time is currently the Director of the Rehabilitation team including Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology on site and at our off site clinics.  Lynne is committed to supporting her department to serve the Monadnock Region with superlative clinical care, as well as maintaining cutting edge training for her staff.

Corryn Nelson, Physical Therapist

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Husson University in Bangor, ME

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Corryn received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology 2018 and Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2020 from Husson University in Bangor, ME. Prior to joining MCH’s Peterborough location she worked in an outpatient clinic in Manchester, NH. Special interests include orthopedics, post-surgical recovery, and pelvic health rehabilitation. When not at work she enjoys hiking, fishing, playing the violin and spending time with family and friends.

Kathleen Nelson, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Quinnipiac University

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Kathleen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2016. She previously worked in acute care and currently works in MCH’s inpatient and outpatient rehab. She is certified in LSVT BIG  a treatment approach to help people with Parkinson’s disease. In her free time she enjoys traveling

Theodore Nelson, Physical Therapist

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Husson University in Bangor, ME

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Teddy has a 10+ year history as a personal trainer and strength/conditioning coach, ultimately leading him to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 from Husson University in Bangor, ME. Additionally, he has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science – immunology from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grover, IL. He has several years of experience in both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, orthopedics, and advanced experience/interest in fitness and conditioning for all populations, returning people to sport and recreational activity, as well as injury prevention. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, woodworking, sports, and being and avid outdoorsman.

Greg Nerz, PT, MEd, Jaffrey Physical Therapy Coordinator

Department: Jaffrey Rehabilitation

Education: University of Delaware, Temple University

Phone: (603) 532-6782

Locations:  82 Peterborough St, Jaffrey, NH 03452

About: Greg Nerz has more than 30 years experience in physical therapy. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Delaware, and he earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Temple University. He worked in the Philadelphia area before joining MCH’s Jaffrey office in 1996.

Sasha Paquin, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Franklin Pierce University

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Sasha received her bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2018. She has experience in the inpatient and home health settings prior to her current practice of outpatient physical therapy. She enjoys treating patients of many different backgrounds and physical abilities.

Josh Paradis, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: University of New England

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Josh received his bachelors degree in Applied Exercise Science in 2007 and his Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2014 from the University of New England. He has experience in acute care and outpatient orthopedic clinics. Areas of clinical interest include sports medicine, post-surgical rehabilitation, and manual therapy. In his free time Josh enjoys spending time outdoors.

Elizabeth Warner, PTA

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: BS 1996, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Liz Warner is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with a background in aquatic therapy, balance training, and fitness. She also enjoys incorporating manual therapies into her treatment approach and is Graston certified.