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Rehabilitation Services Locations


Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge

185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: 603-663-2156
Fax: 603-624-2303

**New Patients – Please call 603-663-3672 to schedule your initial evaluation**

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm



Welcome to Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge

Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge, a department of Elliot Health System, is a large multi-disciplinary clinic offering both physical and occupational services. Our large staff is highly trained and dedicated to working one on one with you to maximize your recovery and function after an injury. We have many specialists, including Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS), Certified Hand Therapists (CHT), fellowship trained manual therapists, and others bringing you compassionate care by experts.


Specialty Programs:

Post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation
Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal injuries
Spine rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Lymphedema Program
Oncology Rehabilitation
Industrial Rehabilitation
Pelvic Floor/ Women’s Health
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Pain Management
Concussion Rehabilitation
Geriatric Rehabilitation
Fall Prevention
Neurological Rehabilitation (OT Splinting)


Meet the Staff


Lynne A.D. Assad, PT, Senior Staff Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapist

Education:
Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Clinical Specialist in dysfunctions of the Pelvic Floor

Programs involved in:
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests:
Lynne’s clinical interests include disorders of the pelvic floor contributing to Urologic, Gynecologic, Anorectal, and Gastrointestinal diagnoses.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Jordan Bernier, PT, Physical Therapist

Education:
New England College, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Franklin Pierce University, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Spinal Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Jordan enjoys hiking with her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical Interests:
Jordan has clinical interest in orthopedics, sports medicine, and training the high level athlete. Her focus is on improving overall functional mobility and quality of life.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Lindsay Cowette, PT, Senior Staff Physical Therapist

Education:
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Lindsay likes spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking and running.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Diane DeLorme, OTR/L, CHT, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Education:
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Quinnsigamond Community College, Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Certified Hand Therapist

Programs involved in:
Hand Therapy; Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Diane enjoys making pottery.

Clinical Interests:
Diane enjoys all aspects of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Lindsey Denwiddie, PT, Outpatient Manager, Physical Therapist, CCCE

Education:
Franklin Pierce University, Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Completed the Elliot Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Sports Medicine, Balance/Fall prevention, Geriatrics

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Lindsey enjoys exercising, running, spending time with her husband and 2 wonderful children, especially at the beach!

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Timothy Donovan, PT, Physical Therapist

Education:
Stonehill College, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Boston University-Sargent College, Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy – McKenzie Institute, CertMDT

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Spinal rehabilitation

Clinical Interests:
Clinically, Tim believes the McKenzie Method places strong emphasis on patient self-efficacy, provides for reliable treatment, and also identifies non-responders especially when referred in the acute stage.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Henry “Dan” Dougherty, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Education:
University of New England, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Certified in Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Sports Medicine, Hand Therapy

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Dan enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, professional sports and spending time with his family.

Clinical Interests:
Dan likes the management of post-operative shoulder and hand conditions. He applies shoulder rehabilitation with a sport-specific approach.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Michele Dubord, PT, Clinical Leader, Physical Therapist

Education:
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Master of Science in Physical Therapy
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy- 2 year Orthopedic Clinical Residency

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Cancer/oncology, Concussion, Geriatrics, Spinal Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Michele enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, cooking, and just enjoying life.

Clinical Interests:
Her areas of clinical interest include disorders of the musculoskeletal system, manual techniques, post-concussion, vestibular rehab, and cancer research. She has been working with the Geriatric population for many years, including experience in skilled nursing facilities. She enjoys the relationship formed with patients, analyzing clinical findings, implementing a skilled plan of care and getting patients back to their previous level of function.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Patrick Hammer, PT, Physical Therapist

Education:
Gordon College, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Balance/Fall prevention, Sports Medicine, Spinal Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Patrick enjoys training for powerlifting and cycling, as well as, enjoying the outdoors on hiking trips.

Clinical Interests:
Patrick’s clinical interests include spinal manipulations, sports rehabilitation, and post-surgical joint rehabilitation.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Rebecca Hayford, PT, Physical Therapist

Education:
University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Franklin Pierce University, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab

Personal Interests:
Rebecca is originally from Maryland and moved up to NH 5 years ago for graduate school. She is a big supporter of her hometown sports teams, the Orioles and the Ravens. Outside of work Rebecca likes doing yoga, spending time with family, and traveling.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Samantha Hensley, MS OTR, Occupational Therapist

Education:
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies
University of New Hampshire, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Functional Capacity Evaluations

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Hand therapy, Industrial Rehab

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Sam likes to cook and bake, as well as, working on knitting and sewing projects. She has 3 cats and one dog that take up a lot of her attention at home. She enjoys hiking and camping, as well as, spending time reading a good book.

Clinical Interests:
Patrick’s clinical interests include spinal manipulations, sports rehabilitation, and post-surgical joint rehabilitation.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Michael Monahan, PT, OCS, Clinical Leader, Physical Therapist

Education:
Springfield College, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
OCS- Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified in Manual Therapy from The Manual Therapy Institute (MTI). 2012-2014 residency program, Baltimore, MD.

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Concussion, Balance/Fall prevention, Vestibular Rehab, Spinal rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Mike is an avid golfer, kayak fisherman, and a New England sports fan. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Clinical Interests:
Mike likes helping patients regain control of their body after injury or illness. He enjoys analyzing complex cases and implementing a manual therapy, or systems approach, to his plan of care. He has been a 3-time medical volunteer for Boston Marathon, and a medical volunteer for Empire State Games.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Dawn O’Leary, PT, Per Diem Physical Therapist

Education:
Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Licensed Massage Therapist

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Balance/Fall prevention, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion, Cancer/oncology, Craniosacral Therapy

Personal Interests:
When she is not at work, Dawn is busy with 3 active teenagers, attending numerous sporting events. She enjoys and participates in all that New England has to offer: hiking, biking, snowshoeing, boating, and the beach.

Clinical Interests:
Treating headaches/migraines, post-concussion, chronic pain, cancer patients, Lyme disease

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Theresa Patenaude, PT, OCS, Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapist

Education:
University of New England, Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Completed Elliot Rehab Orthopedic Residency Program

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Cancer/oncology, lymphedema

Personal Interests:
Outside of work, Theresa enjoys running for fitness.

Clinical Interests:
Post-surgical rehab, breast cancer rehab, post-op ACL strength testing

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Amy H. Richard, OTR/L, Per Diem Occupational Therapist

Education:
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Graston Technique

Programs involved in:
Hand Therapy

Clinical Interests:
Amy has been specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation and hand therapy for the past 18 years. Her areas of clinical interest include orthopedic injuries, acute and cumulative soft tissue trauma, wound care, scar management, Graston technique and splinting.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Wendy Roy, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapist

Education:
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Certified Hand Therapist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Programs involved in:
Cancer/oncology, Hand therapy, lymphedema

Personal Interests:
Wendy’s personal interests include camping, hiking, and biking

Clinical Interests:
Post-surgical hands, splinting, work-related injury, and working with cancer survivors

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Jan Sheehan, PT, Staff Physical Therapist

Education:
Hunter College, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Physical Therapy

Programs involved in:
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When not at work, Jan enjoys cooking, playing piano, motorcycling, gardening/landscaping, and antiquing. She is involved in rug braiding design and instruction and is involved in the Deerfield Fair Rug Building and runs a food concession.

Clinical Interests:
Jan enjoys treating all aspects of pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Melissa A.M. Stevens, MS OTR/L, CLT, Occupational Therapist

Education:
University of New England, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehab, Neurological Rehab, Cancer/oncology, Hand therapy, Geriatrics, Lymphedema

Personal Interests:
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys running, hiking, softball, soccer, snowboarding, photography and spending time with family.

Clinical Interests:
Upper extremity dysfunctions both orthopedic and neurological, visual rehabilitation, ad working with cancer survivors

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Cindy Student, OTR/L, CWCE, Clinical Leader

Education:
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
CWCE

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Hand therapy, Industrial Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When she is not at work, Cindy enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Erika Villemure, PT, Physical Therapist

Education:
Notre Dame College, Master of Physical Therapy
University of NH, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Certifications/Advance Training:
Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC)

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Cancer/oncology, Pediatrics, Pelvic floor dysfunction

Personal Interests:
Outside of work, Erika enjoys hiking, being outdoors, reading a good book, spending time with her family and walking her dogs.

Clinical Interests:
I am interested in helping patients with pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women, and children. This may include bowel or bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain, or sexual dysfunction.

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103




Cindy Student, OTR/L, CWCE, Clinical Leader

Education:
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Advance Training:
CWCE

Programs involved in:
Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Hand therapy, Industrial Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:
When she is not at work, Cindy enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking

Located at:
Elliot Rehabilitation Services River’s Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103