Nashua staff

Lynn Novier, OTR/L, CHT

Certified Pilates Instructor

Director

Education:

BS, Occupational Therapy, Florida International University, 1987. Board Certified National Registrar Certified Hand Therapist, 1992. Board Certified Hand Therapy Certification Commission Certified Pilates Instructor, 2010. Polestar Education Rehabilitation and Studio Certification PMA eligible.

 

Experience:

Lynn is the executive director at Apple Nashua. She manages the facility as well as directs the hand rehabilitation and Pilates programs. Lynn has extensive experience in all aspects of

acute and chronic pre and post surgical rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Her past experience is deeply rooted in the coordinated care with orthopedic surgeons and other musculoskeletal specialists. She currently is fusing her UE/hand experience with Pilates Method exercise for a total body care and wellness approach to rehabilitation. Lynn is a Polestar graduate of the comprehensive program in 2009, which includes 450 hours of training. In addition, she has recently completed an additional 120 hours of specialty courses and has completed her Advanced Teacher status. She is eligible to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance national certification. She also is providing Pilates personal training at Apple Nashua in the fully equipped studio.

Carol Lewis, OTR, OT/L, CHT

Education:

BS, Occupational Therapy, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1981 Board Certification: National Registration by the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy, 1981. National Registration by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, 1991. Licensed in the state of New Hampshire. Current board member, NH Occupational Therapy governing Board. Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

 

Experience:

Carol is an experienced hand therapist with in-depth knowledge of rehabilitation of the upper extremity. She is able to care for those with acute operative or non-operative needs and chronic conditions. Skilled in the custom fabrication of orthoses for the upper extremity, wound care, manual edema mobilization and rehabilitation for tendonitis and nerve impingements. Carol will provide the care you need.

Janet Fee, OTR/L

Education:

graduated from Tufts University in 1983 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy.

 

Experience:

Janet began practicing on the inpatient rehabilitation floor at New England Rehabilitation Center in Woburn, Ma, treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. She eventually moved to outpatient rehab, and headed up the Driving Program. In 1990, she became the Clinical Coordinator at the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Center/Health south in Nashua. During this period Janet began to treat the Industrial Rehabilitation population and eventually joined the Apple team in 2002. She has implemented the industrial rehab program in Nashua to include work conditioning and functional capacity evaluations. The work conditioning program in Nashua has successfully returned injured workers to their existing jobs 75% of the time for the past 10 years.

Stacie Hoegen, DPT

Education:

Stacie has over 8 years clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics, both private & hospital based as well as hospital based acuteorthopedic care. Stacie is currently taking courses working toward the Maitland manual therapy certification program.  She has received continued training in vestibular disorders, including vertigo, concussion & cervicogenic dizziness and has had excellent results while treating patients with these disorders. She is also a Graston technique provider. In her free time, Stacie enjoys spending time being active outdoors.

Laura M. Selmer, PTA, Licensed Nia Instructor, MFR Therapist, Reiki I

Education:

Associates of Science PTA Program Hessser College 2001

Received Academic Achievement Awards in Modalities, and Kinesiology and Excellence in Clinical Education Award

Experienced Dance/ Nia Instructor

John Barnes Myofascial Release Trained (MFR I, II, Unwinding completed) 2010-12

Reiki I 2012 Graston Certified

 

Experience:

Laura has been working in healthcare for over 20 years, starting her experience as a CNA/teaching assistant, and employment specialist, working with children and adults with multiple disabilities. She has been employed at Apple Therapy since the company was founded in 2002. During this time, she has served as a Clinical Instructor for Student PTA’s, and currently specializes in Myofascial Release. Laura is a lifelong lover of dance, enjoying the study and teaching of movement, as well as exploring the mind body connection for therapeutic healing. She currently lives in the Monadnock Region, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Lizz Ramirez, PTA

Education:

Associate’s Degree in Science, Hesser College 2006 and award in Kinesiology

 

Experience:

Lizz has been with Apple Therapy for 10 years and she is fluent in Spanish. Lizz has experience in orthopedics treating a wide variety of conditions, including pre and post surgical care. Lizz is a Graston and MFR practitioner, she has taken MFR I, II and cervical thoracic with John Barnes as instructor. Lizz is fitness oriented and on her free time enjoys being outside, competing in road races and spending time with her two sons.

Matthew Modelane, DPT

Education:

Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree from University Rhode Island in 2009. He then continued his education at Franklin Pierce University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013, as well as served as Graduate Teaching Assistant.

 

Experience:

Matt has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic settings. Through clinical affiliations, Matt also has experience in both the long term acute and complex wound care settings. His interests include working with endurance athletes as well as rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee, and spine with a treatment approach that emphasizes manual therapy and functional therapeutic exercise.  In August, 2013, Matt became certified in Active Release Technique, and in 2015 was certified in Dry Needling-two different manual techniques effective for treatment of soft tissue dysfunction and chronic pain.  In his free time Matt enjoys competitive road cycling, hockey, football, and golf.

Shad Hansen, MPT, OCS

Education:

BS from Santa Clara University and graduated from Andrews University’s MPT program in 1997

 

Experience:

Shad is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has over 15 years of clinical experience in working with orthopedic and sports injuries. He is also a certified bike fitter and has extensive experience in using Pilates for rehabilitation. Shad specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of post operative patients, sports injuries, chronic pain, overuse disorders, and bicycle fit for injury treatment, prevention and performance, Shad is a soccer coach, multisport endurance athlete, and outdoor enthusiast. He has completed multiple triathlons from sprint through Ironman distance, marathon and ultramarathon running races, and long distance cycling events.

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