Our Owner/Director, Cathy is a 1980 graduate of Russell Sage College with a B.S. in Physical Therapy, and a 1984 graduate of Anna Maria College with a Masters in Business Administration. She has owned and operated Family Physical Therapy Services since its inception in 1991 during which time she has amassed a breadth of clinical experience concentrating on general orthopedic physical therapy for clients of all ages. Prior to starting FPTS her experience included private outpatient orthopedic clinics, hospital inpatient and outpatient care, nursing home, home health care, and pediatrics.
For the past several years, she has chosen to concentrate on general orthopedic physical therapy. She has attended numerous continuing education conferences on the treatment of vertigo and vestibular disorders, osteoporosis and geriatric spinal disorders; total joint replacements; benign positional vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation; patello-femoral disorders; nonsurgical orthopedic management for the spine, lower quadrant, pelvic girdle, shoulder, and upper quadrant; head, neck, and facial pain; treatment of headaches; extremity evaluation and mobilization; foot and ankle dysfunction; orthopedic and sports medicine; soft tissue manual therapy and myofascial release; muscle energy and counterstrain therapy; craniosacral therapy; state-of-the-art electrotherapy techniques including low-level laser therapy; musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment including vertebral and neural mobilization; recognition of how stress can affect musculoskeletal disorders and related conditions; and Pilates and core stabilization.
Her specialties include treatment to the entire spine inclusive of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions including lumbosacral and SI joint dysfunction. She is especially adept at treating arthritis and degenerative conditions as well as strains, headaches, and thoracic outlet syndrome, as well as pregnancy-related back pain.
Cathy is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She is an active member of Allied Physical Therapy New Hampshire (APT NH), a group of independent physical therapist owned practices fighting to maintain ethical and high standards of practice in the state of NH. As CEO, Cathy runs the business operations, develops new programs and offerings, treats patients and continues to provide guidance and education to her staff and patients alike. She has built her company knowing that patients always come first, and she welcomes them to consult with her at any time. Her main function is to inspire the passion and commitment that sets the standards of care at FPTS and allows each of her therapists to utilize their gifts of healing for the benefit of all of their patients.