Bedford Place, Unit 58
40 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
PH | 603.626.4205
FX | 603.668.9943
From South River Road, turn onto Palomino Drive at traffic light (VIP Auto and Bank of America are at this intersection). Turn right into Bedford Place, once in parking area, turn left and follow parking lot straight ahead to unit 58.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday | 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Our Bedford office can be reached via email at Info@mvptnh.com,
Serving the communities of Bedford, Manchester, Concord, Amherst, Auburn, Candia, Goffstown, Hooksett, Merrimack, Milford, New Boston, Raymond, Suncook, Pembroke, Weare, and many others in Southern and Central NH.
Kevin Pozzi, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island Physical Therapy program and completed an accredited Physical Therapy Orthopedic residency in 2011 to become a board certified Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Always thirsty for knowledge, he earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana, and in 2016 was named the Chief Operating Officer at MVPT overseeing areas of quality, compliance and program development.
Kevin is passionate about orthopedic-based physical therapy, helping others live their lives to the fullest, and has treated people of all ages and activity levels. Kevin utilizes many techniques when working with his clients, some of which include instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM), dry needling, and many cutting-edge techniques based on the every evolving physical therapy industry.
Kevin enjoys watching sports, playing guitar, and chasing after his three sons on a regular basis. You might also run into him around town performing free injury screens at local running stores or participating in local road races.
Kevin works in our Bedford location and can be reached at KPozzi@mvptnh.com.
Kristina Beote PT, DPT, c/NDT
Director of Pediatric Services
Kristina Beote, PT, DPT, c/NDT joined MVPT in 2018 as the Director of Pediatric Services (Just for Kids) at Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy.
Kristina is a pediatric physical therapist with extensive specialty training and certifications in the areas of pediatric conditions. Kristina graduated from Northeastern University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 and has worked in a variety of settings. In addition, she is also a Certified Early Intervention Specialist, Crisis Prevention & Physical Intervention Certified, and is most notably Certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and is one of only 3 providers in the State of NH with this elite certification. Kristina has experience working within early intervention programs, in a school setting at Perkins School for the Blind, and in a pediatric outpatient setting where she has treated patients from birth to 22 years old.
Kristina joins our talented pediatric specialists and we look forward to helping to nurture and further develop this component of MVPT. Questions for Kristina, as well as our Just for Kids pediatric services can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brittany Ardagna, PT, DPT
We are happy to welcome Brittany Ardagna to our clinical team! Brittany joined our MVPT team in August 2018 after earning her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island. While attending URI, she was also a member of the division I swim team and continues to be an avid swimmer (and lover of all things water) today!
Brittany’s top-notch education while attending NU provided her with exposure to cutting edge orthopedic techniques for a wide array of conditions in a variety of settings for patients throughout the lifespan, and is now providing dry needling as well!
Brittany and her husband relocated from Andover, MA to Merrimack, NH, and they enjoy spending time outdoors with their rescue puppy.
Once you get the chance to meet Brittany, you will undoubtedly see why we are so excited she has joined our team! She is already getting high marks from her clients who report that she is knowledgeable, kind and an excellent educator when it comes to exercise and rehab.
Brittany is currently providing treatment to patients in our Bedford and Manchester offices, and can be reached via emailed at Info@mvptnh.com.
Sarah Bourque, PT, DPT
Sarah is a graduate of Sacred Heart University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science, and then a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Sarah is licensed to treat in New Hampshire and is eager to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions as well as exploring and gaining training and skills in vestibular rehabilitation. In 2017, Sarah completed her certification in the LSVT-BIG. LSVT BIG is a physical therapy program targeting the movements and functional activities needed to help individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease maintain mobility and independence.
Having grown up in Dover she is excited to return to New Hampshire after clinical rotations took her to Maine, Connecticut and North Carolina. “I’m thrilled to join MVPT- I look forward to working alongside the exceptional clinical teams and sharing some of the new, cutting-edge treatment techniques that are being used now in physical therapy.”
Sarah is currently treating patients in both our Bedford and Manchester offices, and outside of work enjoys cooking, baking, and hiking with her sweet lab puppy.
Sarah can be reached via email at Info@mvptnh.com
Mary Calderan, PT, DPT
Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1984, and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 2011. She has been published in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice magazine, and teaches at Franklin Pierce University in the DPT program, and is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Mary has worked for MVPT for a total of 8 years.
Over the past 30 years, Mary has worked in various rehab settings including chronic pain clinics, private practices, health club clinics and schools, and has worked with patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, and has continued to develop her manual therapy skills through multiple continuing education courses including dry needling and is Graston Technique certified. “My goal when treating patients is to focus on maximizing their pain-free function and educating them about their movement & prevention of future injuries.” Her areas of particular interest include the spine, neck, back & sacroiliac joint pain, and dysfunctions of the shoulder.
Mary and her husband Mark enjoy skiing at Sunday River, and during the winter she volunteers with Maine Adaptive to help people with disabilities ski. If she’s not skiing downhill, she can be found cross country skiing; and when the snow has melted she enjoys hiking, camping and running (sometimes in local 5K races.)
Mary works in the Bedford office and can be reached at Info@mvptnh.com.
Angie Cande, PT, DPT
Angie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy (1977) from University of Connecticut, her Master of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute Of Health Profession (MGH IHP) (1989) and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (2004), also from MGH IHP. She enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic patients especially shoulder, neck, knee, foot dysfunctions, spinal stenosis, acute spine and recently has been trained in Dry Needling. Angie has a passion for educating people in injury prevention; “Posture plays such a crucial role in the cases we treat and definitely warrants more respect! With computers and handheld electronic devices so prevalent, we need to teach people about the frequent neck, shoulder, and upper back maladies that may arise before their symptoms become acute.” Angie recently became certified in LSVT-Big; an evidence based physical therapy protocol designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other degenerative neurological disorders.
Angie is a past NH Chapter President and Vice President of the American Physical Therapy Association and has been Chief Delegate on many occasions. She is also a past ACCE & faculty member of the state’s first Physical Therapy program at Notre Dame College, which later found a new home at Franklin Pierce University. Away form the office, she enjoys biking, sailing, camping, cross-country skiing and beaching!!
Angie treats patients at our Bedford location, and can be emailed at Info@mvptnh.com.
Jen Ireland, PT, DPT
Jennifer Ireland, PT, DPT, has joined our Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy team!
Jennifer is a graduate of Northeastern University where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and has practiced in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy setting for years. Jen is passionate about helping clients across the full spectrum of life to live life to the fullest. Her clinical interests include diagnoses such shoulder, ankle, and spine injuries, torticollis, pre & post surgical care, vertigo, and women’s health issues. Jen’s advanced training and certifications include trigger point dry needling Level 1, Graston technique, kinesiotaping, TMJ, and pre & post pregnancy related pain.
Outside of the office, Jen enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid member of her community, and enjoys volunteering in charity events such as the Breast Cancer 3 Day.
We are pleased to welcome Jen and any of her previous clients seeking to continue working with her. Jen is accepting new patients immediately at our Manchester office located at 835 Hanover Street, and as with all of our clinicians, she accepts all insurances including Medicare, Workman’s Compensation, Motor Vehicle, and most private health insurances. Jen can be reached via emailed at Info@mvptnh.com.
Alyssa Stuart, PT, DPT
Alyssa Stuart, PT, DPT, has joined our Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy team!
Alyssa is a graduate of Boston College, where she received her B.S., and of Franklin Pierce University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her clinical experience includes skilled nursing facilities, and pediatrics and adult outpatient clinic settings. Alyssa’s clinical interests include orthopedic conditions, pre & post surgical care, has advanced training in manual techniques and kinesiotaping, and is certified in the Graston Technique as well as Blood Flow Restriction Training (“BFR”.) BRF is a method of strength training that involves restricting the blood flow out of working muscles to trick the body into getting stronger by creating a metabolic stress response. This in turn allows us to safely train muscles at very low loads, limit muscle and joint strain, while achieving the same results as heavy loading. We can now maximize strength gains safer and faster without the side effects of traditional load based training.
Most recently, Alyssa was treating clients in Amherst, NH, who we happily welcome to MVPT to continue working with Alyssa! Like all of our therapists, she is “in-network” for all the insurances we accept and currently has no waiting list for new patients.
Alyssa can be reached via emailed at Info@mvptnh.com.
Joyce Tan, PTA
Marketing Director, Patient Care Coordinator
Sandy is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Sandy joined MVPT in 2003, initially working with patients on exercise programs under the guidance of the primary physical therapist, designing exercise programs for “graduated” PT patients, and also directed the Nashua-based small group aquatic exercise program. “Physical therapy is a team sport. Everyone at MVPT works together to bring out the best results for our patients. We want you to enjoy coming to our office, even if it isn’t for the most enjoyable of reasons.”
In 2016, Sandy was named Marketing Director & Patient Care Coordinator, both of which were new positions for MVPT. Sandy is responsible for making MVPT and the services we provide known, and sharing our patient successes with the medical community, as well as social media, website, and community based events and marketing. “We are incredibly fortunate at MVPT to be empowered to provide one-on-one care; managing each patient exactly as they need. We want our patients to realize, from their first interaction with us, that they are in excellent hands, and it is my job to be sure this is what happens for each and every patient that is entrusted to our care.”
If you have any questions for Sandy or have suggestions for our website or content for our social media pages, please email her at SRodrigue@mvptnh.com.
Maggie has been the Medical Receptionist at our Bedford office for over 13 years. Maggie is extremely helpful and enjoys assisting patients however she can. “I love to talk to new patients who call our office; it’s important to me that they know they’ve chosen the right place to get their physical therapy.” Maggie is a great example of the personal connection our staff aims to achieve with our patients.
Maggie’s favorite time of the year is the Fall; she especially enjoys visiting haunted houses and finding her way out of them. Recently she and her husband bought an RV, and one of their favorite things to do is pack up their dogs and go camping at many of the wonderful parks in New Hampshire.
Priscilla has been employed with MVPT for the past 15 years. “I take great pride in making all patients feel welcomed to our Manchester office. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them set up appointments for their treatments.” In her spare time, Priscilla enjoys spending time with my family and extended family which includes four granddaughters and one great granddaughter.
If you have questions for Priscilla, you can reach her at the Manchester office or by email at Info@mvptnh.com.
In 2016 Tina was named the Practice Administrator for MVPT and has been the company’s Business Office Manager for the past several years. She has been with MVPT for over 20 years and works primarily out of our Business Office in our Bedford location. However, those of you who have been long-time patients in any of our MVPT locations will know how busy Tina is.
Outside of work Tina enjoys golfing, boating, ATV’ing, and snowmobiling.
It’s been said that “Tina is the glue that holds MVPT together” and we couldn’t agree more!! Tina can be reached by phone at 603-626-4205 and via emailed at TRice@mvptnh.com.