"There were many times I wanted to just give up but the staff kept motivating me and showing me I could win this battle.
Steven is the founder of the Coppola Physical Therapy facilities.
He has his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University and obtained his B.S. in Exercise Physiology, minor in Psychology and Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and sits on the Advisory Board.
Steven was also the medical coordinator for the Independent Professional Baseball Team “Nashua Pride” for two and a half years.
Steven has over 15 years of orthopaedic, sports and workers’ compensation physical therapy experience. He has strong manual skills including spinal manipulation, Intramuscular Manual Therapy and myofascial work. He utilizes his Exercise Physiology degree to combine functional exercise with his manual work. Steven is a former comedian and now a renowned speaker throughout the east coast.
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Meghan graduated from the University of New England in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology. After graduation, she moved to Washington State where she trained and worked at a rehabilitation facility specializing in Alzheimer's and Dementia care. She then returned to NH to attend Franklin Pierce University, where she obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. Meghan has clinical interest in orthopedic based manual therapy, along with functional exercise techniques. Outside of physical therapy she enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, and being outdoors.
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Ian is a 2005 graduate of Franklin Pierce University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. He has been in the physical therapy field for over 11 years. He has a great passion for and is highly skilled in outpatient/orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Ian is available to evaluate and treat people who have recurring strains, acute trauma, and recent surgery. He will work closely with a physician's protocol and provide qualitative and quantitative data on progress. Ian provides excellent manual skills and believes strongly in staying up to date with current advancements in healthcare. Outside of work Ian enjoys golfing, spending time with his wife Lauren and enjoying life!
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Steven started his career as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Hesser College in 2001 and has been a practicing clinician since that time. He also received his strength-training specialty through the International Weight lifters Association in 2006. This background, along with his strong orthopedic background allowed him to work closely with athletes.
Steven had a constant thirst for knowledge and participated in frequent continuing education courses as well as furthering his academic career in 2009 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University.
As of May 2009, he opened the doors to his 1st clinic with Mr. Coppola in Candia, Coppola Physical Therapy and Fitness Center and they continued to open the 2nd clinic in Concord, The Concord Center. Starting a practice was Steven's long term aspiration because he wanted to help people unconditionally and make a difference in the community. Steven specializes in Intramuscular manual therapy, orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, functional capacity exams, and advanced manual therapy skills. Steven has strong beliefs in continuing a maintenance program after rehab which is why there is a Fitness Gym in the Candia location. Outside of work Steven enjoys watching/playing sports, spending time with his wife Irene and their dog Cooper, and living it up with friends.
Contact Steven by email: Steven.Gordon79@yahoo.com
Cynthia has an Associate degree in Physical Therapy from Hesser College in 2008 and has since been working as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Cynthia has been practicing as a PTA in various settings, gaining experience with orthopedic, geriatric, neuromuscular reeducation and aquatic therapy. She has strong interest in use of manual skills to alleviate musculoskeletal disorders. Cynthia has taken several Neuro Muscular Therapy courses to advance her hands-on skills for muscular trigger point deactivations. She has hands-on skill using mobilization with movement for musculoskeletal positional faults and pain relief.
Currently, Cynthia works at the Candia, NH office, Coppola Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. She has been working with a wide variety of diagnosis, providing services such as therapeutic exercises, trigger point deactivation, multiple manual therapy skills, neuro musculature and musculoskeletal positional faults. Outside of work Cynthia enjoys golfing, cooking and hiking.
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Bonnie received her Associates Degree in Business Management in 1986 from Salem State College. She was a Massachusetts native and moved to New Hampshire for the last 25 years. She has worked in a medical office for the last 27 years, with the last 16 years being in Physical Therapy. Bonnie currently is the front office/billing manager in our Candia office, and is the Administrator of office personnel in all 5 Coppola PT locations. Bonnie has had extensive training from Cross Country Education where she received certifications in: Clinical Liability Management and Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation in 2007, Power with People in 2008, Outpatient Therapy CPT coding, blling and documentation for rehab reimbursement in 2009 and ABC's of Medical coding in 2009. When out of work, Bonnie enjoys the beach in the summer, and anything outdoors. She loves tending to her garden, cooking and photography.
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Kirsten started out as a model at 13 years old. She has lived in, worked in, or visited over 12 countries. She has been a Medical Biller for 10 years focusing on Physical Therapy billing for the past 4 years. She works in both our Candia office and the Ferry St Concord office. When not working she plays softball, enjoys surfing and traveling.
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Kristin attended Adams State College in Colorado, graduating in 1994 receiving an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology. She later returned to school getting her Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) in 1997 at Colby Community College in Kansas. She practiced as a P.T.A. in various settings gaining a myriad of experience in orthopedic, neurology, sports medicine, aquatic and geriatrics. Her passion for therapy grew and realizing she wanted to do more for her patients, she returned to school where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire in 2009. Today she is working at our Tilton location as clinic manager and specializes in orthopedics, work site ergonomics and neurological rehabilitation. When not working she enjoys skiing, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.
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Eric Marshall received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire in 2011. In 2004 Eric graduated with a B.A in Biology from Colby-Sawyer College. Eric works in our Tilton, NH location where he has a special interest in manual based therapy, orthopedics and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Recreationally Eric enjoys being on the water, wake surfing and competitively water-skiing.
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Melissa brings 12 years of experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer and is now licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Melissa received her Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Hesser College in Manchester, NH in April 2011. Melissa is no stranger to Outpatient Physical Therapy, she has worked for 10 years in Southern NH providing outreach Athletic Training services to local High Schools through an Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic. She has been the liaison between athlete, coach, parents, and Physicians. Melissa joins our team with enthusiasm and is excited to be a clinician in the area in which she lives. When not at work, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her two children.
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Tom received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 2006. During his first year of practice, Tom completed a 1-year residency program at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Since then he earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University, completed advanced training in dry needling for the musculoskeletal system, trained in spinal manipulation, and instructs the "McGill" exercises to patients with lower back pain and core weakness. Tom is co-owner and clinical director for Coppola Physical Therapy Farmington.
When not working, Tom enjoys the outdoors, practicing martial arts, and cooking.
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