835 Hanover Street, Suite 102 (first floor of the Citizens Bank building)
Manchester, NH 03104
PH | 603.625.1864
FX | 603.668.7181
From Points North via Interstate-93
Travel southbound on I-93 to exit 6 (Hanover Street/Candia Road), turn right onto Hanover Street and travel approximately 1/2 mile; we will be on the left hand side.
From points South via Interstate-93
Travel northbound on I-93 to exit 6 (Candia Road/Hanover Street), keep left at fork and follow signs to Hanover Street. Turn left onto Hanover Street and travel approximately 1/2 mile; we will be on the left hand side.
MVPT is located on the 1st floor of the Citizens Bank building. Use the main doors to enter the lobby; once there walk straight past the elevator and through a set of glass doors to our entrance (Suite 102.)
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday | 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday | 700am – 3:00pm
You can reach our Manchester office via email at Info@mvptnh.com
Serving the communities of Bedford, Manchester, Concord, Allenstown, Auburn, Candia, Chester, Derry, Goffstown, Hampstead, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Merrimack, Pelham, Pembroke, Raymond, Salem, Suncook, Weare, Windham, 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 can be reached via email 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 email@example.com.
Sarah Houle, PT
Clinical Director, Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy-Manchester
Sarah Houle graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1992, a BS in Physical Therapy from California State University-Long Beach in 1998, and a Master of Science in Military Science from Air University in 2009. She retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2013 after 21 years of service, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Sarah has worked as an outpatient physical therapist in orthopedics for 17 years, and specializes in manual therapy with extensive training in impairments of the shoulder including shoulder adhesive capsulitis, and rotator cuff & labral repair post-operatively. Her additional advanced training includes dry needling, cervical and lumbar sprain/disc pathology as well as hip, knee and ankle trauma and growth related issues. She is excited to bring to MVPT her specialty interests and services of treating women with breast cancer, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, thoracic and ribcage disorders, and cranio-sacral therapy.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys many outdoor pursuits such as hiking, kayaking and travel, and competes as a Ballroom Dancer throughout New England.
Sarah is treating patients in our Manchester office and can be reached by phone at 603-625-1864 or via email at Info@mvptnh.com
Jessica Schumann, PT, DPT
Jessica Schumann, PT, DPT, joined Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy in Fall 2019 and provides top-notch service in our Bedford and Manchester offices, including specialty pediatric aquatic therapy in our private, therapeutically warm Bedford pool.
Jessica is a 2019 graduate of Utica College where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Jessica may look very familiar to many of you, as she completed a clinical rotation with us with a focus on pediatric and adult orthopedic physical therapy…I guess you could say we were so impressed with her we opted to keep her here with us!
Jessica enjoys treating orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, knee and hip, and in the future hopes to become trained in therapy interventions for oncology clients, and kinesiotaping techniques and dry needling.
Away from the office, Jessica enjoys time with family, friends and her dog Ceasar, traveling and exploring new cultures and is an avid swim enthusiast (including her time on the swim team at Utica College!!)
Jessica can be reached via emailed at Info@mvptnh.com.
Hannah Smith, PT, DPT
Hannah Smith, PT, DPT joined our Manchester Team in August 2019 and has quickly established herself as a compassionate and dedicated clinician with the maturity to match!
Hannah is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College, with a BS in Biology, as well as Franklin Pierce University, with a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. She has clinical interests in pediatric physical therapy, outpatient orthopedics, pain neuroscience education, and has a passion for working with dancers and young athletes.
Currently, Hannah treats a mixed caseload of orthopedic therapy patients, as well as specialized pediatric physical therapy clients with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Autism spectrum, torticollis, and chromosomal abnormalities. Working in collaboration with family/caregivers to provide care that carries beyond the walls of our clinic to help enable the children in her care, as well as their families, to live life to the fullest.
In her personal time, Hannah enjoys dancing (ask her to show you some of her moves), hiking (she hopes to hike the NH 48 4000-footers) and playing the piano!
If you’d like to learn more about Hannah or you’d like to choose her as your physical therapist, call our Manchester office at 603-625-1864.
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.
Away from the office, Lisa is an exercise enthusiast who loves spending time with her husband and their family, including her two precious granddaughters. She also loves traveling, vacationing in the Caribbean (who doesn’t) and spending time soaking up the sun on the beach!