Michael Conroy, Jr., PT, Cert-VRSManaging Partner | Physical Therapist
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1997. In 2006, after over a decade of experience in outpatient orthopedic settings, Mike had the opportunity to open his own clinic, Elite Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy, in Manchester, NH. Two years after establishing that clinic, Mike and his partners hired MellisaCognata, DPT to manage Elite Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, at which time Mike located his new business in the community of Londonderry, NH.
Mike’s expertise in successfully treating and managing sports injuries, work related injuries, and injuries that occur from motor vehicle accidents is well known to his patients. Mike is a first choice for post-operative surgical patients who have undergone corrective knee surgery or knee or hip joint replacement surgery. He is also well known for assisting patients with chronic pain conditions including chronic spine conditions or injuries, as well as neck and back conditions. In addition to the full array of physical therapy offerings, Mike treats patients with vestibular disorders, those types of conditions that cause vertigo and dizziness.
Mike’s personal belief that high quality physical therapy care is based in an excellent educational back ground, lead him to become an Adjunct Professor at Hesser College, instructing students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. In addition Mike hosts students of physical therapy from accredited colleges through New England, during their Clinical Education components of their studies. Mike is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association in the both the Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections and is certified in the use of Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. (SASTM). Mike also holds certification in Dry Needling.
Ryan Knight, PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert-DN, Cert-VRSPartner | Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Ryan Knight is a licensed physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist providing clinical care to the greater Londonderry, NH region. Ryan partnered with Michael Conroy at Londonderry Physical Therapy in May 2016. He previously completed staff physical therapy roles within the Pinnacle Rehabilitation Network in the Raymond, Hampton, and Seabrook markets.
Ryan completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of New England in Portland, Maine in 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 also from UNE. Ryan has dedicated his professional training to the fields of orthopedics, sports medicine, and human performance.
Ryan holds multiple post-graduate certifications affording patients a broad spectrum of clinically relevant management strategies. Ryan holds his Certification in Dry Needling (Cert-DN) and Certification in Spinal Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine (Cert-SMT1) through the prestigious American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Ryan has held his certification as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) through the industry leading National Strength & Conditioning Association. Most currently, Ryan has achieved certification as a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (Cert-VRS) through the American Musculoskeletal Institute. He is also a current ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist for concussion management.
Ryan is an active and engaged member of both the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He serves on the NH APTA on the Nominating Committee with a role of engaging new candidate elects for the NH APTA Board of Directors. He currently holds the NH State Director role of the NSCA, with a responsibility to actively promote and grow the field of strength and conditioning throughout the state.
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Ashley Reuter, PT, DPTDoctor Of Physical Therapy
Dr. Ashley Reuter is a licensed physical therapist with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) who graduated from Franklin Pierce University and University of Vermont. Her clinical interests are manual therapy techniques to include functional trigger point dry needling, mobilizations to spine and peripheral joints (including mulligan mobilizations with movement), and kinesiotaping for pain management as well as inhibition or facilitation of muscles throughout the body. She is also skilled in identifying and treating functional movement pattern dysfunctions in athletes, spinal injuries (post-operative, degenerative, prenatal and post-partum origins), and the outpatient population. Her background is in both outpatient orthopedic and inpatient neurological populations (cerebrovascular accidents/strokes, Parkinson’s disease, MS, etc.). She enjoys learning new information and techniques that she can apply to her patients.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys hiking, bicycling, travel, and spending time with her family.
Ashley Noke, PT, DPT, CERT-DNDoctor Of Physical Therapy
Dr. Ashley Noke is a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce University earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology in 2014. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete and attending Franklin Pierce University on a softball scholarship, Ashley developed a passion for sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. Throughout her clinical rotations, she worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings with patients that ranged across the lifespan and was introduced to different techniques such as dry needling. Ashley is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and skills to help patients reach their goals.
Ashley is Certified in Dry Needling (CERT-DN) and SMT-1 (Spinal Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine) through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Ashley is a LSVT-BIG Certified clinician. LSVT-BIG is an exercise treatment program for patients with Parkinson ’s disease. LSVT-BIG works using a single therapy focus (BIGNESS of movement) to improve movement quality in Parkinson ’s disease.
In her free time, Ashley and her fiancé, Brandon, enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
Liz Kichler | Karyn PlevinskyOffice Coordinators
Our office coordinators, Liz and Karyn, provide quality customer service, managing the patient experience as it relates to scheduling, insurance verification and authorization tracking. Liz and Karyn can assist in all facets of communication with clinical staff, referring medical providers, and the Pinnacle business office to ensure quality of care delivery.