Our Staff-Hanover

Meet Our Team

Here at BE Fit, we think people matter.  That’s why we value you, the patients, and why we value our employees.  We know that the quality of your therapy, the speed of your recovery, and how much you enjoy your time here, all depend on the quality of the staff we have.  That’s why BE Fit employs only highly experienced and caring physical therapists.  Our therapists combined have greater than 50 years of experience in patient care.  We have a passion for our work. We  are all lifelong learners who continue to take courses and incorporate current research into practice.  All of us also like to get out and live an active lifestyle in this wonderful Upper Valley region.  We’ve each had our share of aches and pains and surgeries, so we know on a personal level the challenges you face as well.

BE Fit does not utilize physical therapy assistants or aides to provide any of the care for our patients.  This ensures that every patient will be seen one on one by an experienced, caring, physical therapist at every visit.  It’s what you want, and it’s what we want.  That allows us to develop the relationships needed to make physical therapy work, by providing the key patient education and follow-through to get us all working together with you to improve your health.  This philosophy extends throughout our staff, who are all here with the goal of getting you back to better health, allowing you to BE Fit and BE Well!  We look forward to meeting you, and invite you to click on our staff bios to learn more about us.

ERIC ELLINGSON MSPT

Physical Therapist, Partner


Eric obtained his Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology from Swarthmore College, and later completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions. Eric gained extensive orthopedic experience in the Boston area, with a focus on returning the recreational athlete to their favorite activities and maximizing the post-operative recovery process. Eric is an avid biker and also enjoys backpacking, basketball, and snowboarding. Most of all, he enjoys making his wife and two young children smile at their home in Plainfield.


DAVID BARLOW DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist, Partner


David is a graduate from the Institute of Health Professions at MGH in Boston, MA where he received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and later completed his Clinical Doctorate. He has primarily worked in outpatient orthopedics. He served for two years as the President of the Massachusetts chapter of the APTA. A graduate of Hanover High School, David has returned to the Upper Valley and is now living in Norwich, VT with his wife Kate, a native of Australia, their twins, and two dogs.


LINDA SMITH-BLAIS PT

Physical Therapist


Linda graduated from the University of Vermont and moved to the Upper Valley where she gained experience in a wide variety of settings with the majority being in outpatient orthopaedics. To compliment her hands on skills, she has received additional training in various types of soft tissue treatment with emphasis on trigger point work and dry needling . She enjoys the challenge of treating a wide variety of diagnosis because it involves learning new things. In her free time she instructs TaeKwonDo classes, bikes, hikes, walks the dog and enjoys her family time.


KYLIE CURTIS

Operations Manager


Kylie was raised in the upper valley and graduated from Hartford High School. She attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she played Division One Women’s Ice Hockey for three years as she studied Athletic Training and Physical Therapy. She completed her education at Castleton State College in Castleton, VT where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. Kylie lives in Lebanon with her family. In her free time she enjoys playing hockey, softball, cycling, mountain biking, boating, and spending time with family. 


STEVEN MANN DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Physical Therapist


Steven is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  He has worked with patients in outpatient orthopedic settings since 2008, first as a licensed physical therapist assistant and then as a physical therapist. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and athletic levels, and has particular interest in neck and back conditions.  He is certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and is a member of the McKenzie Institute USA. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its orthopedic section. Steven lives with his wife in Norwich, VT, where he enjoys cross country skiing and mountain biking.


BETSY OGDEN, PT

Physical Therapist


Betsy received her B.S. in Physical Therapy and M.A. in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Practitioner and incorporates these skills into her physical therapy practice to offer a unique rehab perspective for clients of all kinds. Her interests include using Pilates-based functional rehabilitation for dancers and other athletes, women’s health and active aging. Betsy is an avid hiker and spends her free time in the White Mountains and the California Sierras.


GREGORY SHEA, DPT

Osteopractor


Gregory Shea, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy & Osteopractor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal pain and orthopedic & sports medicine conditions. He is a graduate of American International College and holds a post-graduate Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University.   He completed a two-year certification in spinal manipulation through The Spinal Manipulation Institute & American Academy of Manipulative Therapy in 2013 where he earned his diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy.  Additionally, he holds a certification in strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Greg specializes in spinal manipulation, western trigger point dry needling, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal & sports medicine conditions.    He served as the team physical therapist for Team USA Triathlon at the world championships in Edmonton, Canada and works with Olympic level rowers, Nordic and alpine skiers, biathletes, professional cyclist and triathletes, along with the general outpatient population. Greg has special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines, tension type and cervicogenic headaches, sacroiliac joint dysfunctions and neuromyofascial trigger point pain syndromes.  He has a background as a competitive alpine ski racer, cyclist and triathlete.  He approaches each patient as a unique individual, and is an expert in treating pain and dysfunction quickly and effectively.


CARRIE MORDEN

Administrative Assistant


Carrie recently moved to the Upper Valley from Oahu, Hawaii. She has a B.S. in Exercise Science from Pacific University in Oregon. Since school, she’s gained several years of experience working as both a physical therapy aide and an administrative assistant in various physical therapy settings around the Hawaiian Islands. Her hobbies include reading a good book, dancing hula, and hiking. She looks forward to spending the next 2 years exploring the East Coast and getting to know the locals, and may even pick up some new winter hobbies in the snow!


45 Lyme Road, Suite 101
Hanover, NH 03755


100 Arboretum Lane
White River Junction, VT 05001
Barlow - Ellingson
Sports and Orthopedic
Rehabilitation
HANOVER:
tel: 603-653-0040
fax: 603-653-0041
email: kylie@befit-pt.com


WRJ:
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