Physical Rehab

Our physical therapy professionals provide evaluation and treatment for patients with a variety of conditions and at varying stages of their lives. Working with the patient, our physical therapists provide high-quality services to treat disease, injury, and disability.

Speare's Choice PT outpatient physical therapy includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological impairments. Therapists utilize therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, heat and cold, modalities and comprehensive home exercise programs and education to assist the patient in reaching their maximal potential.

Specialty programs include vestibular therapy, incontinence training, chronic pain relief therapy, and Functional Capacity Evaluations.

The inpatient physical therapy staff work with the inpatient team at the hospital to design an individualized treatment program to help patients reach their highest level of functional independence and to try to maximize the return of function as quickly as possible. Physical therapists work with the inpatient team to ease the transition from Speare Memorial Hospital to other healthcare facilities or home when ready for discharge.

In conjunction with Speare's Surgical Services and the patient care management departments, Choice PT at Speare offers pre-operative training for patients prior to joint replacement surgery. Physical therapy staff instruct individuals on what to expect after their surgery, teach the use of a walker and/or crutches and some basic exercises that will be used post-operatively. The session also includes considerations for preparing the individuals home environment and equipment that may be needed at discharge.

Call 603-238-2225 to make an appointment or for more information.

Occupational Rehab

Our occupational therapists work with patients to maximize independence in their self-care, work and/or leisure activities by aiding in the prevention of the onset of disabilities, identifying existing functional problems and raising the performance of patients to the highest practical levels.

Outpatient occupational therapy includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological impairments utilizing therapeutic exercise, advanced soft tissue techniques, custom splint fabrication, heat and cold, modalities and function-based home exercise programs and education. Occupational therapists are specially trained in restorative and preventive care.

Specialty programs include comprehensive hand therapy, sports therapy for the upper extremity, lymphedema management, “Keeping Ahead of Dementia”, and “Coping with Low Vision”.

Inpatient occupational therapists work with patients and their families to create individualized treatment plans to help them reach their highest level of independence. Patients receiving occupational therapy services may have treatments working on activities of daily living (e.g., bathing and dressing) and functional mobility.

Call 603-238-2225 to make an appointment or for more information.

RehabFit Medical Fitness

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After an illness, injury or surgery, it’s important to regain strength and independence – so you can get back to work, play and the little things you do every day.

RehabFit, a provider of comprehensive outpatient physical and rehabilitative therapy services, helps thousands of individuals yearly recovering from injury and illness, rehabilitate after surgery, and experience relief from chronic conditions.

RehabFit’s professional staff has extensive training and experience treating patients with a wide variety of sports and occupational injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation needs, and chronic conditions.

Our team includes registered physical and occupational therapists with advanced degrees and certificates with expertise in orthopedics, industrial medicine, occupational rehabilitation, hand therapy, health and safety, and other specialty areas. Our therapists have clinical education in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) – a manual therapy designed to treat overused muscles.

Each RehabFit Therapist takes a personal approach to patient care, education, symptom relief, and preventive treatment.

RehabFit is a medical fitness center for people of all ages and abilities with special attention to members with medical conditions and diseases. We train a wide range of levels from athlete and weekend warrior to beginner exercisers with goals of combating the aging process, increasing strength, increasing muscle mass, losing weight and improving overall health and wellness.

Exercise Specialist Leah has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and is available to give members the guidance, attention, and supervision they need during exercise. Individual workout programs are created based on member’s needs and goals.  RehabFit is a clean, well maintained, friendly and unintimidating fitness center featuring Technogym equipment and Smartkey Wellness System.  The SmartKey Wellness System allows members to easily access, modify, track and log custom exercise programs. RehabFit exercise equipment includes cardio and strength machines, free weights, TRX suspension trainers, and more!

RehabFit offers a variety of group exercise classes for members AND non-members.  Classes include strength and balance, strength interval training, gentle yoga, TRX suspension training, ski and golf conditioning and more.

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Call 603-238-2225 or stop by RehabFit at Boulder Point in Plymouth for a tour or more information! No referral needed!

Our Team

Clinical Staff

Candee Adams, OT, CHMLD
  • Outpatient occupational therapy
  • Upper extremity orthopedics
  • Treatment of Lymphedema
  • Oncology Rehab
  • Low Vision Therapy,
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Inpatient Occupational Therapy
  • Graston Certified

Candee graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. She has 30+ years of experience in a variety of settings. The primary focus of her practice for the past 15 years has including upper extremity orthopedics (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder), rehabilitation for chronic respiratory diseases, post mastectomy rehab including manual lymphatic drainage, lymphedema management and complex Upper extremity issues including but not limited to CRPS, and nerve entrapment. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, enjoys painting and needle craft and spending time with family and friends. Contact Candee by e mail at cdams@spearehospital.com

Key Areas of Interest:

  • Upper extremity orthopedics including hand splinting
  • Breast Cancer rehab
  • Lymphedema management

Certifications

  • Holistic manual lymphatic drainage
  • IASTM Graston 1 and Rock
  • Rock taping
  • American Lung Association COPD educator and instructor
Jared Beukers, DPT
Physical Therapist
  • Outpatient Physical therapy
Mark Kitz, PT, DPT, OCS, Clinical Outpatient Director

Mark serves as Director of Rehabilitation Services at Choice Physical Therapy. He graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies. He went on to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University. Mark is also a board-certified specialist in orthopedics from the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to his role at Speare, Mark is an adjunct teaching lecturer in the graduate physical therapy program at Plymouth State University. He has served as a clinical instructor and mentor to many graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of physical therapy and exercise science. Mark is passionate about helping people improve their health, regain mobility and enhance their longevity. Outside of the clinic, Mark enjoys hiking, running and exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children.

Key areas of interest:

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Rehab
  • Vestibular Rehab
Brent Meserve, PT, DPT, Clinical Inpatient Manager
Brent received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Plymouth State College and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University. He manages inpatient acute care rehabilitation services at Speare Memorial Hospital. His areas of clinical focus and interest include preventative approaches in physical therapy, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, acute rehab care, management of medically complex patients, geriatric care, neuroscience of chronic pain, and orthopedic and sport physical therapy. He has authored and co-authored published systematic reviews and meta-analysis research in the physical therapy field. Research focused on the effectiveness of spinal manipulation and manual therapy techniques in improving outcomes and the diagnostic utility of commonly used clinical tests for knee and shoulder cartilaginous injury.
Carolyn Miller, MS OTR/L
Carolyn is originally from Bristol, NH and went to school at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She has experience providing patient care in various settings including acute care, outpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. Carolyn has completed continuing education and additional training as a Clinical Neuro Specialist to help patients who are living with neurological conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, stroke, cognitive impairments and neuro-degenerative disorders improve their activity participation and quality of life. In her free time Carolyn enjoys hiking the white mountains and playing with her dog.
Key Areas of Interest
  • Neuro Rehab
Allison Morton, PT, DPT

Allison graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She received her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) from the American Physical Therapy Association and currently focuses a majority of her practice on treating women with bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain as well as pregnancy and postpartum dysfunction. Allison is also experienced in treating pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction. In addition to treating patients with pelvic health issues Allison also treats patients with orthopedic and vestibular dysfunction. She is certified in LSVT BIG which is a specialty program for patients with Parkinson's Disease. In her spare time, she likes to hike, ski, play recreational sports, and spend time with family and friends.

Key areas of interest:

  • Pelvic Health
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Orthopedics

Certifications:

  • CAPP-Pelvic
  • LSVT BIG
  • Dry Needling Level 1

Kaylin Samia
Kaylin graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Master in Occupational Therapy.  She has worked with a variety of populations across the lifespan with a background in pediatrics, orthopedics, and behavioral health.  Kaylin has also obtained additional certifications in Behavioral Health. She has experience working with children and adolescence within the neurodiversity spectrum using a sensory based approach for treatment. Kaylin’s orthopedics experience comes in the form of upper extremity work with shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand injuries. She has also gained experience treating people with cerebral palsy for contracture prevention and management.  In her spare time, she likes to hike, play rugby, ski, and spend time with friends, family, and loved ones.

Key areas of interest:

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Pediatrics

Certifications:

  • Ultrasound
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Sensory Integration
Colleen Wallace, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Colleen graduated from New England College in 2017, receiving a Bachelors in Health Science and a minor in psychology. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wheeling University in 2019. Colleen has clinical interests in manual therapy utilizing instrument assisted techniques and trigger point dry needling as well as exercise based treatments. Colleen received a post graduate certification in dry needling from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys hiking, skiing, working out and spending time with her family and dog.

Key areas of interest:

  • Dry Needling
  • Instrument assisted techniques
  • Strength training

Administrative Staff

Jessica Harris
Administrative Associate

Christianna Houston
Finance Manager
Outpatient rehabilitation services

Medical Fitness Staff

Leah Baron, MS

Contact Us

OUTPATIENT CLINIC & MEDICAL FITNESS PROGRAM LOCATION

Speare Memorial at Boulder Point
103 Boulder Point Drive
Plymouth, NH

MAILING ADDRESS
16 Hospital Road
Plymouth, NH 03264

TELEPHONE: (603) 238-2225
FAX: (603) 238-2138

EMAIL – rehabfit@spearehospital.com

DIRECTIONS
From I-93

  • Take exit 26 and stay straight on Tenney Mountain Hwy through two traffic lights
  • Turn left on Boulder Point Drive, approximately .8 miles after the second traffic light (if you get to the traffic light at Wal-Mart you have gone too far.)
  • Follow Boulder Point Drive up the hill and left onto “The Health Place” campus
  • Speare Memorial at Boulder Point is the building to the right.
  • RehabFIT is on the first floor

From west

  • Enter Plymouth on Route 25E/Tenney Mountain Hwy
  • Stay straight through the traffic light at Wal-Mart
  • Take first right onto Boulder Point Drive, .2 mile after traffic light
  • Follow Boulder Point Drive up the hill and left onto “The Health Place” campus
  • Speare Memorial at Boulder Point is the building to the right.
  • RehabFIT is on the first floor
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