Inpatient Rehab

Cathy M. Shidlovsky, CCC-SLP
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH
03743

Speech/Language Pathologist
Cathy earned her BS in Speech Pathology from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University. She has been a speech therapist for over 30 years and provides services to adults and children with a wide variety of diagnoses including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, cleft palate, voice and swallowing disorders. Her expertise with children includes speech sound disorders and language delays and disorders. She also works with the Radiology Department to complete Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies.

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Cindy Largess, PTA
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH
03743

Physical Therapist Assistant
Cindy has an associate’s degree in allied science and has over 30 years of experience in acute care and skilled nursing rehabilitation. Cindy provides therapy on our inpatient floor and is involved in education in our “Joint School” class. Her interests include SNF rehabilitation, orthopedic, amputee and balance rehabilitation.

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Felicia Gilcris, DPT
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH
03743

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Felicia graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University in 2013. She has had special training in sports Injury and Prevention in both the adult and pediatric age groups. Felicia enjoys treating athletes and youth orthopedic injuries as well as providing aquatic therapy at the CSB Community Center.

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Jessica Lawler, MS, OTR/L, CLT
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH

03743

Occupational Therapist
Jessica graduated with a master’s degree from UNH in 2005. She works in inpatient acute and sub-acute rehabilitation as well as the outpatient clinic at VRH. She holds a certification in lymphedema therapy and developed this program at Valley Regional Hospital.

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Judy Thackaberry, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEA
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH
03743

Physical Therapist, Geriatric Certified Specialist, Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult
Judy received her MPT degree from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH in 2001 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2014. She has been an active member of the NH chapter of APTA since 2003. Judy is board certified as a Geriatric Specialist. Judy is also a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, and a certified instructor of Tai Ji Quan: Movement for Better Balance. She specializes in balance and fall prevention.

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Meghan Soby, DPT
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH

03743

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Meghan earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. A New Englander all her life, she recently moved from Boston to the Sunapee Region to enjoy plenty of skiing, hiking and a wonderful decrease in traffic. Meghan is excited to become a part of the VRH community and brings new skills and exciting ideas to benefit patients and employees alike.

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Michelle (Shelly) Adams
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH
03743

Rehab Aide
Shelly assists our inpatient rehab specialists in providing therapy. Most often, she assists our Physical Therapists (PT) and Occupational Therapists (OT) in our in-patient setting, and works with occupational therapy to coordinate the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Program. Shelly also works with our information systems department to help patients and their families access inpatient medical information through the Patient Portal, occasionally staffs our front office.

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