Rehabilitation Medicine Team

We have three teams:

Occupational therapists

Our occupational therapists and assistants have either a Bachelor's or Master's degree and are licensed to provide care in the clinic or the hospital. Occupational therapy helps you when your daily function or activities are affected by either a physical or mental illness. Our occupational therapy staff hold various certifications, including:

  • CHT: Certified hand therapist
  • COTA: Certified occupational therapy assistant
  • CWCE: Certified wheelchair evaluator
  • OTR/L: Registered Occupational Therapist

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Heater Road

  • Jennifer Chickering, OTR/L CHT
    Areas of focus: Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and pediatric orthopaedic conditions
  • Jennifer Densmore, COTA
    Areas of focus: Neurological conditions, LSVT BIG therapy, and work conditioning
  • Michele Gerow, OTR/L
    Areas of focus: Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, ergonomics
  • Emily Gottier, MS, OTR/L CHT
    Areas of focus: Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Gregory Morneau, OTR/L CWCE
    Areas of focus: Work testing, wheelchair seating and positioning, and neurological disorders
  • Alison Sanborn, MS, OTR/L
    Areas of focus: Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Dana Tinker, MS, OTR/L CHT
    Areas of focus: Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, ergonomics, and work conditioning

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Jennifer Densmore, COTA
    Areas of focus: Neurological conditions, LSVT BIG therapy, and work conditioning
  • Gregory Morneau, OTR/L CWCE
    Areas of focus: Work testing, wheelchair seating and positioning, and neurological disorders
  • Karen Thorp, MS, OTR/L
    Areas of focus: Neurological conditions in adults and pediatrics, LSVT BIG therapy

Physical therapists

Our Physical Therapists (PTs) hold a professional degree which has evolved over the years from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s and is currently a Clinical Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. All PTs pass the state licensure examination to obtain a license to practice. Our Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) hold associate degrees and state licensure. Our physical therapy staff holds various certifications including:

  • AIB®-VR/Con: American Institute of Balance Vestibular and Concussion Certified
  • CE: Certified ergonomist
  • CMP: Certified Mulligan Concept practitioner
  • C-PS: Champion performance specialist
  • CSCS: Certified strength and conditioning specialist
  • DPT: Doctor of physical therapy
  • FAAOMPT: Fellowship American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • GCS: Geriatric clinical specialist
  • ImPACT®: Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing
  • MBA: Masters in Business Administration
  • NCS: Neurologic clinical specialist
  • OCS: orthopedic certified specialists
  • PT: Physical therapist
  • PTA: Physical therapist assistant
  • PWR!Moves®: Parkinson Wellness Recovery

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Heater Road

  • Victor Azotea, PTA, C-PS
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries
  • Sarah Bent, DPT
    Areas of focus: Orthopedic injuries, sports injury rehabilitation, pelvic floor rehab, women's health
  • Christina Blake, PTA, PWR!Moves®
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries
  • Aimee Burnett Greeley, PT, MPH
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries
  • Eric Campbell, DPT
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries, manual therapy
  • Jo Ellen Gardner, PT
    Areas of focus: Pelvic floor rehabilitation, women’s health, men's health
  • Matthew Geary, DPT, CMP
    Areas of focus: Assessments of running and cycling athletes, sports injury rehabilitation, orthopaedic injuries
  • Kirsten Gleeson, PT
    Areas of focus: Custom orthotic fabrication, orthopaedic injuries
  • Jason Godsell, DPT, CSCS
    Areas of focus: Sports injury rehabilitation, orthopaedic injuries, assessments of running athletes
  • Gregory Hagley, DPT, MAS
    Areas of focus: Running injuries and assessment, sports injury rehabilitation, orthopaedic injuries. Fellowship trained at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
  • Samuel Johnson, DPT
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries, pain science education, TMJ dysfunction
  • Laura Jorgensen, DPT
    Areas of focus: Dry needling, orthopaedic injuries, sports injury rehabilitation
  • Jenna Kazmaier, PT, DPT
    Areas of focus: Neurological disorders, TBI, multifactorial balance dysfunction, falls prevention, stroke and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
  • Michael Kerner, DPT, OCS
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries, sports injury rehabilitation, rowing injuries
  • Ellen Kfoury, PT
    Areas of focus: Pelvic floor rehabilitation, women’s health
  • Rosaire Pelletier, PTA
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries, work conditioning
  • Kathleen Robinson, PT, MBA, CE
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic, manual therapy, neurological disorders, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Thomas Sullivan, DPT, OCS
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries, work conditioning; ACCE (Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education)
  • Alison Trow, PT, CSCS
    Areas of focus: Dry needling, orthopaedic injuries, pain science education
  • Laura Zitnik, DPT, FAAOMPT, CMP 
    Areas of focus: Orthopaedic injuries, sports injury rehabilitation, prosthetic rehab, fellowship-trained in orthopedic manual physical therapy

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (located at 2L)

  • Teresa Cioffredi, PT
    Areas of focus: lymphedema, oncology rehabilitation
  • Dominique Da Silva, DPT, NCS, GCS
    Areas of focus: Post-acute Covid syndrome, pulmonary dysfunction, multifactorial balance dysfunction, stroke, spinal cord injury, TBI, movement and coordination disorders, neurodegenerative conditions
  • Jessica Goodine, PT, NCS
    Areas of focus: spinal cord injury, TBI/concussion, stroke, movement and coordination disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, vestibular, multifactorial balance dysfunction, Post-acute Covid syndrome
  • Ann Haedrich, PT
    Areas of focus: Lymphedema, oncology rehabilitation, pulmonary rehab
  • Amelia Hammond, PTA
    Areas of focus: Multifactorial balance dysfunction, pulmonary dysfunction, post-acute Covid syndrome, general neurological, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Certified Instructor, Oncology rehabilitation
  • Kristen Herrmann, DPT
    Areas of focus: Neurological disorders, vestibular rehabilitation, balance, falls prevention, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® Certified Instructor
  • Jenna Kazmaier, PT, DPT
    Areas of focus: Neurological disorders, TBI, multifactorial balance dysfunction, falls prevention, stroke and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
  • Danette Krushel, DPT, ImPACT, AIB®-VR/Con, PWR!Movies®
    Areas of focus: Neurological and movement disorders, stroke, vestibular rehabilitation, TBI/concussion, prosthetic rehabilitation, and multifactorial balance dysfunction
  • Dawna Pidgeon, PT
    Areas of focus: Neurological disorders, vestibular rehabilitation, balance and concussion rehabilitation, falls prevention; Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® Certified Instructor
  • Kathleen Robinson, PT, MBA, CE
    Areas of focus: Manual therapy, orthopaedics, neurological disorders

Speech-language pathologists

Our speech-language pathologists hold either a master's or doctoral degree, a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and a license to practice in New Hampshire. Speech-language pathology can help with disorders that affect your speech, your ability to speak or understand language, your voice, your mental processing, and your ability to swallow. Our speech-language pathology staff hold various certifications including:

  • CCC-SLP: Certificate of clinical competence speech-language pathology
  • CLC: Certified lactation counselor

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Brittany Bullock, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
  • Alex Cinquemani, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Claudia Cozens-Hoffman, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Joseph Dorko, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Cheryl Lundgren, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Heather McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Carlene McGuigan, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Danielle Vilmain, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jesse Williams, MS, CCC-SLP