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

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.

Erin Chamberlain, PT, MS, Jaffrey Physical Therapy Coordinator

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.

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, CSCS

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.

Kathleen Keuroghlian, 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

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, PT, DPT

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.

Theodore Nelson, PT, DPT

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.

William Owen, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Rutgers University

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Will received his Bachelors in Exercise Science and Sport Studies in 2014 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 from Rutgers University. He has over 5 years of experience as a practicing clinician in an outpatient setting with areas of interest including orthopedics, manual therapy, and industrial/occupational health.  When not at work, Will enjoys spending time with his wife & dogs, travelling, snowboarding, golfing, and playing pickleball.

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 Robitaille, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Springfield College

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Liz received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Springfield College in Massachusetts. She has a background in treating neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, vestibular dysfunction, and gait and balance disorders; she holds a certification in PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery). She also enjoys treating individuals with limb loss. Liz is passionate about wellness, and focuses on treating the whole patient. When not at work, Liz enjoys exercising and any outdoor activities.

Kathryn Rodrigues, PTA

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: River Valley Community College

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Kathryn graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at River Valley Community College in 2021 with her Associate’s Degree. Prior to this in 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from New England College in Kinesiology with a minor in Wellness. Kathryn has ambition to further her credentials in physical therapy. With her experience from a multitude of different hats in health care, she is excited to bring these skills to Monadnock Community Hospital’s Bond Wellness Center.

Kathy Scott, PT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Emory University

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Kathy has extensive experience with Neurological, Orthopedic and Manual therapies, having worked in Acute and Long Term Rehab, School settings as well as Acute in and Out-patient settings.  She has worked at Monadnock Community Hospital since 2017.

Her personal interest and participation include dance, gymnastics and springboard diving. She employs the Alexander Method, Feldenkrais and Cranial Sacral and Fascial Release work among other techniques in her treatments. She is intrigued at how the body heals with gentle guidance to re-learn movement in the patterns we are designed for, versus the patterns we end up over-using. Pain management is a major area of specialization.

Her and her husband have raised their children in Harrisville, NH where she serves her town as a volunteer on the Select Board.  She enjoy sewing, making baskets, gardening and delving into early local history. With her family, She enjoys camping and demonstrating 18th Century life skills at Historic Sites in New England, New York and Canada.

Kate Treshinsky, PTA, CLT

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: River Valley Community College

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Kate graduated from River Valley Community College in 2012 as a PT Assistant, and has been a deep tissue massage therapist since 2008. She has worked with the geriatric population in nursing homes in the area and is now in outpatient rehabilitation. Kate has training in kinesiology taping, cupping, manual therapies and pain management. She received her certificate as a Lymphedema Therapist in 2017, and neuro-lymphatic drainage in 2021. In her free time Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, crafting with macramé and crocheting, as well as training for obstacle course races.

Leah Varney, PT, DPT, MS

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: University of Delaware

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Leah received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Franklin Pierce University in 2019 and went on to attend the University of Delaware, where she earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Health Sciences in 2022 and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2023. Leah is interested in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, and enjoys helping individuals get back to what they love doing. In her free time, Leah enjoys exercising, playing her piano, being outdoors, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Elizabeth Warner, PTA

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Hesser College

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Liz Warner is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant graduating with her Associates of Science degree from Hesser College in 2013. Liz has been part of the MCH rehab staff since 2014 and has a strong background in aquatic therapy, balance training, & manual therapy. In 2023 she was credentialed as a Graston Technique Specialist. In her free time Liz enjoys family time and learning new sports.