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Family Physical Therapy Services (Chichester)

Contact: Cathy Leer
Address 126 Dover Rd
Chichester NH 03110
View Website Phone: 603-961-0039 Fax: 603-961-0142

About This Practice

Family Physical Therapy Services began in 1991 in direct response to a job change for the current owner and director, Cathy Leer. With her husband Jon, she discussed the impact a new business venture would have on her two young sons (then 4 and 6) and her mother for whom they provided care. Knowing that family always comes first, it would have to be a joint family effort if it were to work effectively. So with that in mind, the stage was set for what became “Family” Physical Therapy Services, Inc.

Incorporated in 1991, Family Physical Therapy Services began as a small single-therapist private practice situated in the center of Bedford, which was perfect for the community-based practice that Cathy had in mind. We were staffed initially by her mother as receptionist, her husband as marketing and computer specialist and Cathy as therapist. FPTS was soon joined by her uncle as general accountant. Family was truly an integral part of the practice. Keeping with the “family” theme, Cathy wanted to develop a logo that could convey that as well. The family “tree” idea took root and yet another family member suggested a mighty oak to represent strength and longevity. The broken branch and re-growth signifies the power of healing.

FPTS now has a staff of 9, including 4 physical therapists. For over 22 years, FPTS has striven hard to restore and maintain the “care” in healthcare. Care about not only the treatment of injuries, but of the entire person: their life, family, work, interests. Forming relationships and understanding the needs of each person that we treat in the clinic is an integral part of recovery, especially for long term recovery and prevention as each person goes forward. Our mission is to provide the highest possible quality of care that physical therapy has to offer in an environment that promotes trust, confidence and mutual respect by maintaining a high level of moral and ethical behavior. Our goal is to provide each and every patient with a maximum return on their investment in us in order to restore health and their ability to enjoy life and live it to the fullest.



  • Balance Training
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • Chronic Pain
  • Conditioning Programs
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ergo Job Analysis
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Functional Capacity Exams
  • General Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics
  • Graston Certification
  • Headache Treatment
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Injury Prevention Services
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations
  • Iontophoresis
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Manual Therapy
  • McConnell Taping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Orthotic Assessments
  • Orthotic Management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pilates Training
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Postural Restoration
  • Pre and Post Natal Care
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Pre-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Spine Care
  • Sports Therapy
  • Strength Training
  • TMJ Evaluation & Treatment
  • Ultrasound
  • Vertigo & Dizziness
  • Whiplash
  • Women’s Health
  • Work Hardening / Conditioning
  • Work Site Evaluation
  • Work-Related Injuries