Our Staff

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 YOUNG

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 Hartford with her husband, Trevyr and their four active children. 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.


SAMUEL STOKES, DPT

Physical Therapist


Sam is a recent graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Sam’s interest for Physical Therapy began as the Captain of the Varsity Sailing team at the College of Charleston. At The College, Sam had his first experience with Physical Therapy while rehabbing his own hip injury, and his love for the profession began there. Sam earned his Bachelor Degree as an Exercise Science major and completed his capstone project in personal training. Sam has spent the last year working in multiple clinical settings around the country, but is extremely excited to further his passion for sports and orthopedic physical therapy. Sam’s hobbies include anything on the water, hiking and rock climbing.


SANDY HASKELL

Administrative Assistant


Sandy spent most of her childhood on the Connecticut shore. She received her degree in Geology from the University of Vermont where participated in many outdoor skiing, hiking and leadership groups including NOLS and the Swiss Challenge in Zermatt, Switzerland. She has spent the majority of her adult life in Norwich and enjoys the active lifestyle of the Upper Valley. Sandy started her career in various aspects of mapping, but has since moved to the healthcare arena. She came to us from the Dental field and has grown comfortable with working in the PT Rehabilitation world. She is the smiling face that greets patients at BE Fit, and she can sympathize with many of them as a longtime patient and advocate of PT after multiple knee surgeries. Now that her two daughters Piper and Chelsea are grown, You will find Sandy spending her free time outdoors skiing, biking the dirt roads with her husband Bernard, snowshoeing with her dog Ellie, or gardening.


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:
tel: 802 359-7400
fax: 603-653-0041
email: sandy@befit-pt.com
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