Outpatient Physical Therapy
HELPING YOU RETURN TO YOUR OPTIMUM BEST
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
We are now certified in the latest physical therapy techniques:
Trigger Point Dry Needling and Graston Technique™
We'll customize a program specifically for your physical therapy needs.
Stephanie Pavao, Physical Therapist
Stephanie is a 1996 graduate of Northeastern University. She has over 18 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.
Recently relocating 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 recent graduate (2015) of the University of New England’s DPT program. She is also a 200 hour yoga alliance certified yoga teacher. She has enjoyed working with patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting during her clinical rotations, and also enjoyed the opportunity to work with patients who have neurological conditions. Angela 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 is looking forward to starting her career with a wonderful team of professionals here in the White Mountains.
Angela also holds a BS in animal science from Rutgers University (2006) and has a spot in her heart for all creatures, great and small. She enjoys many outdoor sports including snowboarding, biking, hiking, and camping.
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.