Skip to main content

Jaclyn MacDonald DPT Joins Memorial Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy Practice

September 12, 2019

NORTH CONWAY, NH -- Physical Therapy at Memorial Hospital recently welcomed Jaclyn MacDonald, DPT to their practice. Joining therapist Stephanie Pavao, DPT, Jaclyn offers one-on-one treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as soft tissue treatment.

Jaclyn graduated from Husson University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2019. Throughout her education experience, Jaclyn developed a passion for outpatient physical therapy, and treating patients across the lifespan. Jaclyn believes in a team-based approach and evidence-based practice to help patients achieve their therapy goals.
A native of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Jaclyn has relocated to Mt. Washington Valley to join the team at Memorial Hospital. A former collegiate pole-vaulter and life-long athlete, her athletic pursuits supported her decision to become a physical therapist.

She explained, “I’ve been an athlete since I was four years old, playing soccer in OOB. I decided to join the track team in college, becoming a pole vaulter. It built a strong foundation for my interest in physical therapy. It fueled my passion to help people live well and do what they want to do in life. Injuries hold you back as both an athlete and as a community member alike. I believe we should all have the opportunity to access and move through our communities confidently; physical therapy is a great way to achieve that goal.”

Jaclyn explained the challenges of physical therapy and why she finds it compelling. “It’s always a puzzle. Two patients with a similar diagnosis could present in different ways; it’s never the same thing twice. They may have common themes but you have to play detective and keep an open mind. As a physical therapist, I can be creative and innovative which makes coming into work so enjoyable.”

While moving away from her beloved ocean hometown was difficult, she is excited by the prospect of living in the White Mountains. She added, “I am an avid hiker and I love being outside. I’ve always had great vacations here and never wanted to leave at the end of my stay! I love being in the mountains. I am excited to join the White Mountain community, especially for ski season!” With these interests, she should find many common interests with her patients in the Valley.


But it wasn’t just the scenery that attracted her to Memorial Hospital. The organization and the other physical therapist in the practice was a draw as well. She joins Stephanie Pavao, DPT. Stephanie is an experienced physical therapist with specialization with vestibular issues as well as offering advanced therapies such as the Graston Technique™. “Stephanie immediately offered mentorship, which is great for me as a new therapist. She was so welcoming. I’m grateful for the experience and advice she has to offer.”

Jaclyn is accepting new patients. She explained the process for getting started. “New patients come in for an evaluation. We take an hour and they’ll receive some interventions on the first visit. Then working as a team, the patient and I will design their plan of care to have the best possible outcome. It’s not just handing them exercises, it’s a conversation and a collaboration with the patient.”
For more information, call 603-733-5921 or visit them online at www.memorialhospitalnh.org.

###

News from Around MaineHealth

View All
MaineHealth Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
New orthopedic surgeon adds an additional specialty at Memorial Hospital
Phinney, now an orthopedic surgeon, is the newest member of the Memorial Hospital orthopedic staff.
Memorial Hospital welcomes Carolyn Brown to its primary care practice
Her experiences in the emergency room, as a school nurse, and in family practice will serve her well in her new position with Memorial Hospital’s Mt. Washington Valley Rural Health Care practice.
Memorial Hospital welcomes local physician to its primary care team
A Michigan native and born into a family of nurses, Dr. Smith started college at Michigan State University with health care in in mind.
Memorial Hospital welcomes local physician to its primary care team
An obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. LaBudde joins Memorial’s growing Women’s Health and Family Birthing Center practices in September.
Memorial Hospital Reminds Parents to Check Children's Immunization Status
Dr. Wenda Saunders, a pediatrician at Memorial Hospital’s Mt. Washington Rural Health Care is encouraging families to get caught up with immunizations.
Memorial Hospital Adds Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
Appointments are required for patients without COVID-19 symptoms who would like to be tested.
Memorial Hospital Recognizes Employees and Medical Staff with Annual Awards
Memorial Hospital hosted virtual and socially distant awards ceremonies to honor an Employee of the Year, present a Teamwork Award and recognize staff members for their years of service.
Memorial Hospital Adjusts Visitor Limits
Memorial Hospital has updated its visitor policy, allowing some additional visitors while continuing to focus on patient and staff safety.
Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Up, Addresses Safety Concerns
Golfers usually measure distances in hundreds of yards. When Memorial Hospital hosts its 40th Annual Golf Tournament on July 16, six-feet will be the most important distance to remember.