Doctor of Physical Therapy
Andrew graduated from Husson University in Bangor, ME with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, where he was also captain of the ice hockey
team. Andrew enjoys working with patients of all ages, but has a special interest in sports and orthopedic conditions. He specializes in triggerpoint
dry needling, which helps to relieve myofascial pain.
Cathy earned her BS in Speech Pathology from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University. She has been a speech therapist for over 30 years and provides services to adults and children with a wide variety of diagnoses including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, cleft palate, voice and swallowing disorders. Her expertise with children includes speech sound disorders and language delays and disorders. She also works with the Radiology Department to complete Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Cindy has an associate’s degree in allied science and has over 30 years of experience in acute care and skilled nursing rehabilitation. Cindy provides therapy on our inpatient floor and is involved in education in our “Joint School” class. Her interests include SNF rehabilitation, orthopedic, amputee and balance rehabilitation.
Certified Hand Therapist
Cynthia graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Professions in 1989. She received her Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) through American Society for Hand Therapists (ASHT) in 2010 and began HandHealth, a private hand therapy clinic in 2011, which became part of Valley Regional Hospital in 2014. Cynthia continues to spearhead the growth and development of HandHealth at Valley Regional in Newport and Claremont, NH. She has special training and certification for treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions.
Weinberger, Cynthia, All about distal radius fractures, Eagle Times, December, 21, 2016
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Danielle graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2016. She has experience treating patients ranging
from pediatric to older adults, but has specialized experience working with individuals with developmental delays, chronic illness and in aquatic
therapy. In the past, Danielle has been a community Head swim coach/Swim instructor, and has led a unique Yoga Program for Preschoolers while at Drexel University. Outside of physical therapy she enjoys swimming and recreation running.
Felicia graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University in 2013. She has had special training in sports Injury and Prevention in both the adult and pediatric age groups. Felicia enjoys treating athletes and youth orthopedic injuries as well as providing aquatic therapy at the CSB Community Center.
Jessica graduated with a master’s degree from UNH in 2005. She works in inpatient acute and sub-acute rehabilitation as well as the outpatient clinic at VRH. She holds a certification in lymphedema therapy and developed this program at Valley Regional Hospital.
Physical Therapist, Geriatric Certified Specialist, Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult
Judy received her MPT degree from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH in 2001 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2014. She has been an active member of the NH chapter of APTA since 2003. Judy is board certified as a Geriatric Specialist. Judy is also a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, and a certified instructor of Tai Ji Quan: Movement for Better Balance. She specializes in balance and fall prevention.
Director of Ancillary Services, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Exercise Physiologist
Laura holds a Doctorate in Physical therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2008. Laura launched Valley Regional’s Running Gait Analysis Program. She also holds competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation through Emory University. In her free time she runs for Millennium Running Elite Team. Laura placed 25th at the 2016 U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials and 30th at the 2016 Boston Marathon.
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