Meet Our Staff

Steven M. Coppola, MS, PT, DPT

Steven is the founder of the Coppola Physical Therapy facilities.

He has his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University and obtained his B.S. in Exercise Physiology, minor in Psychology and Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and sits on the Advisory Board.

Steven was also the medical coordinator for the Independent Professional Baseball Team “Nashua Pride” for two and a half years.

Steven has over 19 years of orthopaedic, sports and workers’ compensation physical therapy experience. He has strong manual skills including spinal manipulation, Intramuscular Manual Therapy and myofascial work. He utilizes his Exercise Physiology degree to combine functional exercise with his manual work. Steven is a former comedian and now a renowned speaker throughout the east coast.

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Meghan Murray Sirois, PT, DPT
Assistant Manager

Meghan graduated from the University of New England in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology. After graduation, she moved to Washington State where she trained and worked at a rehabilitation facility specializing in Alzheimer's and Dementia care. She then returned to NH to attend Franklin Pierce University, where she obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. Meghan has clinical interest in orthopedic based manual therapy, along with functional exercise techniques. Outside of physical therapy she enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, and being outdoors.

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Stevie Hayes, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Stevie graduated from New England College in 2010 obtaining a bachelors degree in Health Science and then went on to graduate from Franklin Pierce University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Stevie has a special interest in treating back pain and also likes to stay up to date with current research. She incorporates both manual techniques and corrective exercises into her treatments, as she strongly believes in the patient being an active participant in preventing future pain. Outside of work Stevie loves staying active by playing soccer, horseback riding and working out as well as enjoying time with family and friends.

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Justin Levesque, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Justin graduated in 2010 with an associate degree in Exercise Science, B.S. in Biology in 2012, and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2015. He has a passion for manual techniques such as joint mobilizations, manipulations, Mulligan Mobilization with Movement, and soft tissue mobilization. As of August 2015 he will have been certified in advanced manipulation techniques of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and SI joints as well as dry needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Outside of work Justin enjoys playing tennis, guitar, piano, weightlifting, woodworking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Amy Bartlett, LMT, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Amy obtained her degree in 2016 as a physical therapist assistant from Mount Washington College. She has also been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 2011. This has given her a strong manual therapy background and motivated her to pursue a better-rounded career in physical therapy. She has completed a variety of massage therapy courses with an emphasis on treatment of the cervical spine and sports therapy. She has studied in depth and takes a special interest in performing myofascial release which drives her to incorporate a whole body approach to treatment. She also has training in vestibular and balance disorders, core stabilization, and kinesiology taping. She loves to educate her patients on proper body mechanics in order to help them perform daily activities with more ease. Amy always likes to create a fun-loving environment within the work place. In her down time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, being active, and refurbishing old furniture.

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Nick Heafield PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Nick received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2017. In 2013 he graduated from Castleton University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Nick enjoys utilizing manual therapy techniques, correcting faulty movement patterns and biomechanics, and implementing evidence based practice into his treatment sessions. Nick enjoys spending his free time hiking, kayaking, fishing, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends and family.

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Steven Gordon, PT, STS, DPT, Cert.VRS
Business Partner

Steven started his career as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Hesser College in 2001 and has been a practicing clinician since that time. He also received his strength-training specialty through the International Weight lifters Association in 2006. This background, along with his strong orthopedic background allowed him to work closely with athletes.

Steven had a constant thirst for knowledge and participated in frequent continuing education courses as well as furthering his academic career in 2009 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University.

As of May 2009, he opened the doors to his 1st clinic with Dr. Coppola in Candia, Coppola Physical Therapy and Fitness Center and they continued to open the 2nd clinic in Concord, at The Concord Center. In 2014, they opened another Coppola Physical Therapy office in Derry, NH. Starting a practice was Steven's long term aspiration because he wanted to help people unconditionally and make a difference in the community. Steven specializes in Intramuscular manual therapy, orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, functional capacity exams, and advanced manual therapy skills. Steven has strong beliefs in continuing a maintenance program after rehab which is why there is a Fitness Gym in the Candia location. Outside of work Steven enjoys watching/playing sports, spending time with his wife Irene and their dog Cooper, and living it up with friends.

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Irene Gordon, PT, DPT, CMTPT, Cert.VRS
Manager/Marketing Director

Irene started her career at Salem State University earning a BS in Biology with a medical technology concentration. Upon graduation in 2004, she started working at Mass General hospital in the Chemistry lab doing toxicology screenings and analyzing blood gases of critically ill patients.

In 2006, she decided to further her medical knowledge and enroll in the DPT graduate program at Franklin Pierce University. She graduated in 2009, earning the degree Doctor of Physical Therapy. Irene has special interest in manual therapy, neurological rehab, orthopedic, pediatric, and trigger point dry needling. Irene received her post graduate certification in Dry Needling by Myopain Seminars and Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series in December 2014. Irene is the marketing director of Coppola Physical Therapy and she also practices in the Concord locations. Outside of work Irene enjoys cooking, shopping, working out and spending time with her husband Steve and their dog Cooper.

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Devin Funk, PT, DPT, CMTPT, Cert.VRS
Physical Therapist

Devin graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2010, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, she went to Franklin Pierce University where she obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Devin has clinical interests in manual therapy including spinal manipulations, soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. Devin received her post graduate certification in Dry Needling by Myopain Seminars and Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series in December 2014. Outside of physical therapy, Devin is an avid Crossfitter, enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking, dancing, spending time at the Lake, and hanging out with her friends and family!

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Shane McCarthy, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Shane received his Bachelors in Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University in 2012 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2013. Shane is passionate about sports rehab and has clinical interests in treating spinal disorders using soft tissue and joint mobilizations, spinal manipulations, and McKenzie Method. He has co-op experience in aquatic therapy and rehabbing spinal cord injuries in the NeuroRecovery Network using Locomotor Training. Outside of physical therapy, Shane is an avid fan of all Boston sports teams, and enjoys hiking and competing in triathlons.

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Sarah Guyer, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Sarah graduated from the Boston University.  She specializes in hand therapy and has been working in outpatient clinics for the past 12 years.  She was previously Director of Rehab and team leader of contract services in a long term care facility specializing in Medicare regulations.  Sarah received her Physical Agent Modality (PAM) certificate and utilizes a variety of manual techniques as well as modalities to improve her patient outcomes.  She performs graston and is certified in upper extremity kinesiotaping.  Sarah is skilled in custom orthotic fabrication for the upper extremity to address both neurological and orthopaedic conditions.

Outside of work, Sarah loves to ski, snowmobile, ride motorcycles and spend time with family.

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Gwendolyn Sippel, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

In 2002 she pursued her interest in wanting to treat musculoskeletal disorders and received her associated degree in 2004. She has been practicing in an outpatient setting since. She has a manual approach which includes trigger point massage, muscle energy and Graston Technique. Graston Technique enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. Gwen has very strong beliefs in continuing a fitness program after rehab has been completed. Gwen is a hands on therapist and uses those skills to improve function and movement. She completed her first marathon in 2013. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful girls. She especially enjoys running, hiking and gardening.

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Bonnie Pickett
Regional Office Manager

Bonnie received her Associates Degree in Business Management in 1986 from Salem State College. She was a Massachusetts native and moved to New Hampshire for the last 25 years. She has worked in a medical office for the last 27 years, with the last 16 years being in Physical Therapy. Bonnie currently is the front office/billing manager in our Candia office, and is the Administrator of office personnel in all 6 Coppola PT locations. Bonnie has had extensive training from Cross Country Education where she received certifications in: Clinical Liability Management and Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation in 2007, Power with People in 2008, Outpatient Therapy CPT coding, blling and documentation for rehab reimbursement in 2009 and ABC's of Medical coding in 2009. When out of work, Bonnie enjoys the beach in the summer, and anything outdoors. She loves tending to her garden, cooking and photography.

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Aaron Miller, PT, DPT, Cert.VRS
Physical Therapist

Aaron graduated from Merrimack College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine. He then went on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2014. While at Simmons, Aaron gained clinical experience in a wide variety of areas including aquatic therapy, vestibular dysfunction, joint replacements, and spinal disorders. His clinical interests include manual therapies, balance impairments, and lower body joint disorders. Outside of work Aaron is an avid reader, New England sports fan, and enjoys travelling with his wife.

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Jeanne Jones, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Jeanne graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2010 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. After graduation, she went to Franklin Pierce University and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. She is certified in the Graston Technique as well as Kinesiotaping.  Jeanne has special interests in treating balance and gait disorders and in post-operative rehabilitation. Outside of work Jeanne enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, staying active in the gym, running, hiking and cooking.

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Matt Theirren, PT, DPT, Cert.VRS
Physical Therapist

Matt earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College in 2011. He graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2011 earning a degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. Clinically, Matt has a hands on approach, utilizing manual therapy and corrective exercise techniques to promote healing and regain function. Outside of the clinic, Matt enjoys watching sports, playing basketball, running, and other outdoor activities.

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Sam Ronda, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

After attending Mount Washington College in 2016, Samuel received his license to practice as a PTA in New Hampshire. Samuel began his career as a personal trainer and certified running coach. He has since taken on a hands-on approach to treatment and is passionate about manual therapy and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and working on his farm.

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Lorrie Coupal, PT, DPT, Cert.VRS
Physical Therapist

Since earning her doctorate and master’s in Physical Therapy along with her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from UMass Lowell, Lorrie has been a manual therapist who designs an individualized treatment program for each client and their specific needs. Before joining Balance Physical Therapy in 2014, Lorrie worked as a manual therapist in an outpatient setting at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for ten years and Parkland Rehabilitation for five years.

An orthopedic physical therapist, Lorrie’s specialized areas of practice include SI joint dysfunction, shoulder injuries, balance and gait disorders, vestibular rehabilitation, and concussion management and treatment for all ages. Lorrie also has extensive experience working with post-operative patients with multiple diagnoses (shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, and the spine), sports specific injuries at all levels, and general strains and sprains throughout the body.

Lorrie is involved in the community and with the local senior centers and has done multiple balance screens and lectures to promote awareness to prevent falls and prevent future injuries. She continues to enhance her manual therapy skills with annual courses and by reading the latest research to stay current with updated techniques and procedures.

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Renee Delaney, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Renee graduated from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH in 2014, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. After graduation, she continued on to Franklin Pierce University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, earning her degree in 2017. Renee has clinical interests in manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. Outside of physical therapy, Renee enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and going to concerts.

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Katelin "Katie" Haley, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Katie went to Castleton University in VT for her B.S in Exercise Science and Health Science. Afterwards, she attended River Valley Community College to get her PTA license. Clinical interests include hands on orthopedic manual therapy, corrective exercise, pre/post-operative and sports rehabilitation. Katie likes to read updated research on the latest techniques as well as taking continuing education courses. She has a passion for learning, being a hard worker, and providing quality care. Outside of work, Katie enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and staying active.

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Morgan Segale, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Morgan graduated from Stonehill College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she spent a year in Alta, Utah prior to attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she earned her Doctorate in Physical therapy. Morgan has interest in manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and post-operative care. Outside the clinic she enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing hiking and being outdoors.


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Samantha Futch PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Sami graduated from UNH in 2014 where she received her Bachelor's degree in Biology.
Afterward, she attended Franklin Pierce University from 2015 to 2018 where she earned her
Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Franklin Pierce, Sami became certified in LSVT Big.
She has clinical interests in manual therapy, orthopedics, post-operative rehab, and
neuromuscular rehabilitation. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her fiance and
their two dogs, Willow and Mason. She loves any outdoor activity, especially hiking and
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Stephanie O'Neal PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Stephanie graduated from Hesser College in 2005 with her diploma in Massage Therapy. She obtained her NH massage therapy license and her national massage therapy license in 2006. She continued on with her studies at Plymouth State University and graduated in 2008 with a BS in Physical Education, Applied Health Fitness option. After graduating from PSU, Stephanie worked in residential placement settings which focused on providing vocational rehabilitation, social and behavioral therapies for children with neurological and developmental disabilities. Stephanie returned to school in 2012 at Mount Washington College and graduated in 2014 with an AS in Physical Therapy Assistant. She has been practicing within the field since 2014 and is a strong advocate for balancing mind and body. When not at work Stephanie enjoys hiking, kayaking, taking her motorcycle out, spending time with friends and family, and is an avid reader.


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Eric Marshall, PT, DPT
Assistant Manager

Eric Marshall received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire in 2011. In 2004 Eric graduated with a B.A in Biology from Colby-Sawyer College. Eric works in our Tilton, NH location where he has a special interest in manual based therapy, orthopedics and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Recreationally Eric enjoys being on the water, wake surfing and competitively water-skiing.

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Melissa Hannigan, MS, ATC/L, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant/Atheltic Trainer

Melissa brings 12 years of experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer and is now licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Melissa received her Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Hesser College in Manchester, NH in April 2011. Melissa is no stranger to Outpatient Physical Therapy, she has worked for 10 years in Southern NH providing outreach Athletic Training services to local High Schools through an Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic. She has been the liaison between athlete, coach, parents, and Physicians. Melissa joins our team with enthusiasm and is excited to be a clinician in the area in which she lives. When not at work, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her two children.

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Erica Robinson PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Erica received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2015 from Franklin Pierce University in NH. In 2011 Erica graduated from Radford University in Virginia with her B.S. in Exercise, Sport, Health education: Sports Medicine. Erica’s clinical interests include orthopedics, manual based therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and post-operative rehabilitation. When not at work, Erica enjoys hiking, going to the beach, snowmobiling, and spending time with her family and friends.


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Felicia Brodeur, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Felicia Brodeur received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in NH. Felicia graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire. Felicia's clinical interests include orthopedics, manual based therapy, corrective exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. She has a passion for the profession and strives for relentless improvement. When not at work, Felicia enjoys hiking, kayaking, outdoor fun, exercise and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Matt Lambert PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Matt received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2017. In 2014 he graduated from Colby-Sawyer with a B.S. in Exercise Science, and in the same year became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  In the clinic, Matt enjoys using manual therapy techniques, correcting biomechanics, and utilizing evidence based practice into his treatment sessions. Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, playing sports, fishing, and being outdoors.


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