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Staff

Willem Verweij

DPT COMT Owner

Cindi Porter

PT, OCS Physical Therapist/Clinical Director

Patrick Van Dessel

DPT Physical Therapist

Heather Furdak

DPT Physical Therapist

Karin Tozier

DPT Physical Therapist

Tom Hart

DPT Physical Therapist

Megan Farrell

Office Manager

Willem Verweij

DPT COMT Owner

Willem graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Haagse Academie voor Fysiotherapie in his native Netherlands. Prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1994 he served as a Physical Therapist in the Royal Dutch Army and worked in several private practices in the Netherlands. After working at a local hospital for 10 years he founded WV Physical Therapy.

He has received training in a variety of manual therapy approaches and became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) in the Maitland Australian concept. He received his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2011.

After well over 25 years in practice, Physical Therapy continues to be his passion. His areas of special interest include: vestibular rehabilitation, restoring pain free motion with manual therapy techniques, spine and shoulder injuries, and running injury management. Willem is most proud of, and passionate about the wonderful team of professionals he has found that takes care of our community like it is their family.

When not working on or in the practice you may find him running the trails around Rochester and Barrington with his favorite exercise partners – his wife, daughter, and dog.

Cindi Porter

PT, OCS Physical Therapist/Clinical Director

Cindi earned her Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University in 1996. And her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2001.
She joined our team in 2018 and brought with her a passion for her work and her commitment to each patient’s progress.
When asked to describe herself in one word she’ll answer “thorough.” Her patients and we know she is that and much more. We know her as upbeat, positive, extremely knowledgeable, fun loving, caring, and effective.

She has a passion for hands on treatment and helping you get quick results. She is especially educated in the McKenzie Method, a method that provides fast and lasting relief of mechanical spine and joint pains and teaches you how to manage pain on your own.

She finds helping women with incontinence and pelvic pain particularly gratifying. As she says: “When women are afflicted with incontinence of pelvic pain, their quality of life is affected deeply. Most of us don’t speak of it, nor do we know that there is help and that it can be treated without surgery.” The treatment is very private in a very comfortable atmosphere.

 

What she loves most about working at WV Physical Therapy is the ability to “give each patient 100% attention.”

Patrick Van Dessel

DPT Physical Therapist

Patrick graduated from Husson University in 2017 with his doctorate in physical therapy and bachelor’s in kinesiology. After graduation, he became a traveling physical therapist where he worked in a variety of settings in multiple states, including Maine and Oregon. Patrick and his wife stayed in Oregon for a while and enjoyed the West Coast landscapes and outdoor activities that it offered, then decided to head back to New England to start a family and practice physical therapy closer to family.

He joined our team in 2019 to follow his passion of outpatient orthopedics with a special interest in vestibular therapy (vertigo, balance and dizziness). His approach to patient care starts with understanding his patients’ goals and developing a plan to get them on the road to recovery quickly and effectively. Patrick loves helping people get back to, or even exceed, their normal and excelling at their hobbies, sports and outdoor activities. It is Patrick’s funny, caring, professional and knowledgeable attitude that makes him a great addition for our WVPT “family” atmosphere.

When Patrick is not treating patients, you can find him on the ski slopes, on his mountain bike or with a fishing pole in his hand.

Heather Furdak

DPT Physical Therapist

Heather graduated from Chatham University in 2016 with a doctorate in physical therapy. During her studies she found a passion for vestibular therapy. She participated in clinicals to develop individualized treatment for patient’s suffering from dizziness, concussions and balance disorders. Heather grew up in Pittsburgh then moved to New Hampshire after graduation. She started working at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH and began her career in an outpatient setting where she further developed her aptitude in vestibular and orthopedic rehabilitation.

She joined WV Physical Therapy in January of 2020 to add her experience and knowledge to our outpatient clinic. Her open and relatable personality give her the ability to listen, learn and diagnose a patient’s problem. This enables her to truly address their concerns and help patients on their road to recovery.

When Heather is not treating patients, you can usually find her on the beach, baking something delicious or doing some yoga.

Karin Tozier

DPT Physical Therapist

Karin graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Concord, NH with a doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. She has been working with orthopedic patients ever since. She completed a year fellowship at the Institute of Manual Therapy in Woburn Mass.

Karin joined us in August of 2021. It is the close family feel of WV Physical Therapy that attracted her to join us. We are lucky to have her on our team!

Her special interests are: running injuries and performance; spine care (back and neck); post bone and joint surgery care; and manual treatment to get you back to your best. Karin’s treatment philosophy centers around individualizing care and education: she will tailor your care so you can achieve YOUR goals and help you understand your injury so that you manage your symptoms long term.

You will find her easy to talk to, outgoing, and funny. She also describes herself as outdoorsy: she loves running (she ran up Mount Washington!), fishing, paddle boarding, traveling, photography, visiting breweries, and camping with her husband and two daughters.

Tom Hart

DPT Physical Therapist

Bio coming soon…

Megan Farrell

Office Manager

Megan is our office manager and lead front desk coordinator and keeps our office running smoothly. She joined our team in June of 2015 with over 10 years of customer service under her belt. She has worked in multiple facets of the customer service industry but over the past 5 years has gotten into the patient care coordinator sector. Megan’s inviting smile and her compassion for people allows patients to feel at ease when they enter into our practice and they are greeted by name. Megan is our lead event organizer and keeps the practice up to date on local community and charitable events as well as a creative mastermind with our marketing materials and promotions. When Megan is not at work, you may find her reading, drawing or out cruising around in one of her unique vehicles. Megan and her husband, Mark live locally with their dog Scout and may be caught at a local car show or outside by a bonfire.

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