Somersworth Physical Therapy, was opened 2011 by Dr. Dan Lombardi, DPT, OCS. We are delighted to provide optimal physical therapy care for new and existing patients. They are located at 7 Works Way, Suite 205 ~ Somersworth, NH 03878 with plenty of easy parking. (at Salmon Falls Family Healthcare Bldg in front of The Works)
Daniel Lombardi, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, Doctor of Physical Therapy Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certified in Dry Needling firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel, Somersworth PT's Owner/Manager is a graduate of Franklin Pierce earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. Daniel chose to become a Physical Therapist while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of New Hampshire where he realized a passion for sports medicine. During his Doctorate Studies, Daniel worked with patients throughout the seacoast area focusing on individuals recovering from total joint replacements, orthopedic injuries, spinal injuries as well as chronic and acute conditions.
Daniel opened Somersworth PT to create a collaborative approached environment to allow patients to receive the most up to date treatment. At Somersworth PT Daniel looks forward to utilizing his skills working with patients with spinal dysfunction through mobilization/manipulations (adjustments) and progressive resistive strengthening which targets the individuals’ pathology. Daniel takes a full system approach in the treatment of all patients by including a biomechanical assessment of the feet, lower extremities and at times making foot ware recommendations along with custom foot orthotics if necessary.
Daniel is a certified provider of the Graston Technique utilizing patented instruments allowing him to detect and treat scar tissue which prohibits healthy soft tissue mobility. This technique has been found extremely effective in the treatment in both acute and chronic conditions including: neck pain, headaches, lower back pain, hip pain, knee pain, elbow pain (including tennis/golfers elbow), plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.
Daniel is one of the leading therapists certified in Dry Needling (DN).
DN is a treatment which utilizes small filament needles (acupuncture needles) to deactivate or eliminate trigger points (knots) in muscles which are associated with decreased flexibility and muscle function. This treatment has been highly successful in the treatment of patients with chronic headaches, neck and lower back pain as well as sciatica symptoms.
Daniel Lombardi is Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) awarded through the American Board of Physical Therapy
Only 1% of all physical therapists hold this prestigious Board Certified Orthopedic Specialization (OCS). Dr. Lombardi is one of only 70 orthopedic clinical specialists in New Hampshire.
Daniel looks forward to helping all his patients meet their individual recovery goals whether it’s returning to sports, taking a daily walk or just waking up pain free.
Daniel is a proud member America Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in both the Private Practice and Orthopedic sections.
Daniel resides in Stratham NH with his wife and two young children.
Katie Wallingford, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy KWallingford@Somersworthpt.com
Katie is originally from rural central Maine. She graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science in 2017. During her time at the University of New England she completed a research project studying cardiovascular health and interventions in children and presented it at the New England ACSM conference in Rhode Island in 2016 and then again at the National ACSM conference in Denver, CO in 2017. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in 2020. During her time at FPU she completed another research project with a group of her fellow students studying the effects of a student-led exercise program in long-term care residents, and presented this as a poster presentation with her group at the Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, CO in 2020. She also became certified in LSVT BIG as a student which is a specialized treatment program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, and has maintained her certification.
Since becoming a physical therapist, Katie has taken the level one course for dry needling which is focused on the upper body and cervicothoracic spine, and is looking forward to taking the next course this summer along with a spinal manipulation course.
Katie has experience working with general orthopedic conditions in people of all ages, vestibular conditions, post-op, athletes, patient’s with amputations, and patient’s with Parkinson’s Disease.
While she is from Maine originally, she just relocated from western NH to Dover with her boyfriend and is looking forward to exploring the area. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the ocean, hiking, snowmobiling, watching football, and is hoping to get back into skiing this year!
Leana Richards, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy Lrichards@somersworthpt.com
Leana is originally from upstate New York. She has been living in New Hampshire since attending Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH for her Bachelor’s in Science in Health Sciences, then attending Franklin Pierce University in Manchester, NH for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During her time at Franklin Pierce University she played for the Women’s Lacrosse Team as a starting defender for her 4 years. In Graduate School, she helped to run a research project on A Matter of Balance program where she had the opportunity to work with elders in the community and educate them on fear of falling and how exercise can help to decrease falls. This opportunity allowed for her to put together research on the topic and present in Chicago, IL at the NEXT conference and in Denver, CO at Combined Sections Meeting.
Since becoming a physical therapist, Leana has had the opportunity to take the level 1 course in spinal manipulation. She is planning on taking both level 1 and 2 of Dry Needling in the fall of 2021.
Leana has experience with pediatric orthopedic and neurologic conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, toe walking and low muscle tone. She also has experience with a number of orthopedic conditions such as, total joint replacements, shoulder pain and low back pain.
Leana is now living in Exeter, NH with her boyfriend. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing board games, getting outside and weightlifting.
Nichole Anderson, PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant Nanderson@pinnaclerehab.net
Nichole is originally from the Merrimack Valley MA and Southern NH areas. She graduated from Merrimack College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management. Eleven years later, and shortly before getting married, Nichole experienced a back injury which eventually lead her to her first experience with physical therapy. Never having a specific career in mind, it wasn’t until becoming a patient in PT that Nichole realized she wanted to eventually work in the field. Unsatisfied with her work, three years later she decided to enroll in the PTA associate’s program at Mt. Washington College. Nichole graduated Summa Cum Laud in 2016 and has been happily practicing as a PTA in the Pinnacle Rehab Network ever since.
Nichole enjoys various aspects of physical therapy with a special interest in orthopedics, soft tissue manipulation, joint replacements and improving outcomes in each patient she meets.
Outside of being an active Mother and PTA, Nichole enjoys various outdoor activities with her family including alpine skiing, watersports, hiking and biking.
Alisha Wrobleski, - PT Coord
Alisha, our Patient Coordinator is always happy to assist patients with their scheduling needs or insurance questions. When not in the clinic Alisha enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include reading, cake decorating, and skiing.