Our Story


I have been to MVPT for physical therapy several times, and have always found the therapists to be very responsive and caring, as well as knowledgeable. Kevin is all that and more… he truly cares about his patients and their treatment.
Jeanne Reed

Community Presence Since 1983
Founded by David Robator, PT, and Nancy Robator, PT, Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy has been providing quality Physical Therapy, Industrial Rehabilitation, Fitness, and Athletic Training services since 1983.

Getting You Back to the Activities You Love
We know that your pain or injury can make living your life a challenge. You can have confidence in our ability to return you to the activities you love. Our goal has always been to help people of all ages achieve a better quality of life.

Physical Therapist Owned Practice
We are proud to be a Physical Therapist owned private practice featuring a friendly, nurturing environment with skilled and compassionate professionals, who are fully committed to assisting you achieve your rehabilitation and fitness goals.

Skilled Professionals with Caring Hands
We are a community-based Private Practice featuring dedicated professionals who provide personalized care in a friendly, nurturing setting. Our team-approach of sharing skills & knowledge and our commitment to continuing education ensures that our goal of timely and successful outcomes is achieved.

Our Mission

Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy, LLC, founded in 1983, is committed to providing highly professional and cost effective rehabilitation and wellness services in a friendly, nurturing environment while maintaining timely communication with all consumers.

Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy is equally committed to providing community service and access to our services.

David Robator, PT, Founder, CEO

David Robator, PT, Founder, CEO

David earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Springfield College and received a Post Bachelors Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. David is passionate about his profession, and during his more then 37 years of committed service as a physical therapist he has concentrated his work in orthopedic physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation, and his practice and staff development. He has been very active in his professional association, serving the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) New Hampshire Chapter President, Vice President, and Chief Delegate, and has been appointed to four APTA National Task Forces. David also served as one of the founding Project Chairpersons for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, whose purpose is to fund clinical research in physical therapy.

The dedicated staff that David has assembled at MVPT is his extended family, with everyone focused on his practice vision of providing a community based practice that strives to exemplify the best that private practice physical therapy has to offer. A dedicated husband, father to four adult children, and grandfather of seven, he also enjoys coaching, biking, skiing, fly fishing, and golfing.

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Nancy Robator, CFO, Accounts Payable

Nancy Robator, CFO, Accounts Payable

Nancy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in 1971 and a Graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. She began her career treating patients in both hospital settings and home care. In 1974 she became the Founder and Director of the Physical Therapy Department at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH. Nancy is a past President of the Lebanon Area Health Council and was a Teaching Fellow in Rheumatology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. After moving to Bedford, NH in 1982 she returned to providing home-based and nursing home physical therapy and founded Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy with her husband David. In addition to serving as MVPT Chief Financial Officer, Nancy’s responsibilities also include Health and Human Resources, Benefits Administration, Accounts Payable and Payroll. Nancy has four grown, married children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys babysitting her grandkids, gardening, reading, and singing in the Senior Choir and playing in the Bell Choir “The Hilltop Ringers” at the Bedford Presbyterian Church.