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Susan Dumore, PT, ATC / Owner

Sue graduated from Simmons University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. After graduating, Sue returned from the Greater Boston Area to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where she worked as a physical therapist at Sports Medicine Portsmouth Orthopaedics.

During her 14 years there, Sue acquired the responsibility of co-director and eventually director of the clinic. She spent time at UNH pursuing athletic training and in 1990 became a certified athletic trainer.  She continued as adjunct faculty at UNH as an assistant teacher in the athletic training department.  As an athletic trainer, Sue covered area high school teams and events.  Enjoying the responsibilities and striving for success, Sue decided to follow her passion and opened Abilities Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in 2002.

Now 16 years later, Abilities has continued to thrive in the Portsmouth community. While maintaining the business aspects of running a small business and the healthcare aspect of treating patients, Sue has also found time to continue to further her education. Sue is a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified Pilates Instructor and more recently obtained her Certification in Dry Needling.

Over the years, Sue has participated in three medical mission trips to Guayaquil, Ecuador with other medical staff at Portsmouth Hospital through a program known as Annie’s Angels. While abroad Sue performed physical therapy on patients who received total knee replacements through the program, providing them with the help and care they needed to get back on their feet.

Outside of the clinic you can find Sue paddle boarding or on the tennis court or spending time with her husband, Richard, and her two daughters, Erica and Katherine.  


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Eric Veno, PT, ATC

Eric has been a lifelong resident of Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire, graduating from Spaulding High School in 1993.  Eric went on to pursue the first phase of his academic and professional career at Keene State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Sports Medicine.  During his studies at Keene, Eric worked as Head Student Trainer for the Franklin Pierce Women’s Soccer team, supporting them through an NCAA Division II National Championship.

After graduating from Keene State College, Eric went on to earn his National Athletic Trainers Association Certification, which allowed him to continue his passion supporting student athletes. After receiving his certification, Eric worked for local seacoast high schools supporting student athletes in various sports for many years.

In 2002, Eric further advanced his education and received a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Notre Dame College.  Since, Eric has worked as a physical therapist under the Physical Therapy Governing Board treating all major orthopedic injuries with a particular emphasis on total joint replacements, shoulder injuries and foot biomechanics.

Presently, and for the past 17 years, Eric has been an asset to Abilities Physical Therapy. His outstanding work ethic and dedication to both the clinic and his patients, has earned Eric the role of clinical supervisor.  Additionally, Eric is the clinical coordinator for all physical therapy students, providing them with guidance and oversight while performing their student clinicals here at Abilities Physical Therapy.

Above all else, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife, Danielle, and their two children, Jackson and Connor.  He can be found in the stands at all of his sons sporting events cheering them on, as well as avidly supporting all New England sports teams.


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Tammy Martin, PTA

Since she was young, Tammy has always had a devout passion for helping others. That drive led Tammy to a bachelor's degree in Developmental Psychology.  After receiving her degree, Tammy began working in both private and public educational facilities with students who faced learning disabilities and hardship.  Tammy found this work to be incredibly rewarding and it sparked a desire in her to further broaden the population of people she could help. As such, Tammy went on to receive her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  Since then, for the past 20 years, she has specialized in treating orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries.

Eight years ago, Tammy joined the Abilities team. Since that time, Tammy has enjoyed treating patients with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to: total joint replacements, soft tissue dysfunction and pelvic instability.

 Tammy has taken a special interest in spine and pelvic dysfunction and utilizes the Hesch method with her treatments. She continues to seek out ways to further her education, capitalizing on continuing education courses whenever she can to help expand her knowledge and skill set using a variety of manual and therapeutic treatments.

 When Tammy is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Luke, and two children Harrison and Isabel, as well as their dog, Thor. She especially loves the time they are able to spend together exploring the outdoors and engaging in the many activities the seacoast has to offer.


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Savannah Knisley, DPT

Savannah graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Savannah’s desire to become a physical therapist began after shadowing her mother, a physical therapist herself, while growing up in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Savannah recently moved to New Hampshire in October 2018 and shortly thereafter joined the Abilities Physical Therapy team. Savannah is passionate about sports and orthopedics, whether it be helping a patient return to recreational activities, establish prior function or to return to the field of play.

Her clinical interests include post-operative joint replacement care, knee injuries and pediatric care, but she is eager and excited for the diverse opportunities that working in orthopedics provides.

When she is not working, Savannah enjoys hiking, playing recreational sports, photography and spending her time with her family and friends.


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Zac Bolster, DPT, ATC

Zac is from a military family, but spent most of his childhood in Pennsylvania.  Zac attended the University of New Hampshire, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2016. Eager to continue his education, Zac pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, graduating from Franklin Pierce University.

Since graduating and joining the Abilities Physical Therapy team, Zac has worked with patients facing a variety of pre & post-surgical conditions, injuries resulting from sports or chronic overuse, as well as, balance and spinal disturbances. He enjoys working closely with his patients, helping and encouraging them to successfully reach their desired goals throughout treatment.

Zac is extremely passionate about fitness and overall wellness. In the past, he has worked with local sports teams and continues to work with athletes today.

When Zac is not at the clinic treating patients, he enjoys all things outdoors. Zac can often be found hiking, swimming and exploring all that New Hampshire and Maine’s beautiful seacoast has to offer.  


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Melissa Graham / Office Manager

Melissa Graham, Office Manager,  joined the Abilities Physical Therapy team in 2007.  Melissa spent over 17 years in retail management, district management as well as business operations. 

Throughout her career, Melissa has focused on the bigger picture as it pertains to the success of the business. She has a proven record of profitability, productivity and service following the end to end operating model, winning Manager of the Year.  Her background includes but is not limited to budgeting, operations, audits, IT, HR, advertising and marketing, training and development as well as OSHA compliance.

At Abilities, Melissa is responsible for medical billing & coding, HR, bookkeeping, credentialing, operations, training , A/R, A/P, month end reporting and analysis, advertising and marketing as well as IT. 

Melissa has always taken pride in great working relationships with patients and staff and thrives on an organized and productive workflow.  Melissa enjoys the responsibility and diversity of her position which contributes to the continued success of the company. 

When not at Abilities, Melissa loves being a full time mom and spectator to her daughters' world whose passion is all things dance.  Melissa enjoys the arts, spending time with her family and cheering on her favorite sports team, the New England Patriots.


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Melvinetta Lanseigne / Administrative

Born and raised in Texas along with her 5 siblings, Melvinetta had a love for dance and family.  She received her associates degree in communications at McPherson College in Kansas where she met her husband Lou. 

 Mel began her career as a receptionist for a pediatric neurologist where she spent 4 years handling a lot of the same functions as she does currently for Abilities.  Mel and Lou had 2 beautiful girls who shared a love for dance at a studio where Mel taught for 15 years.

 A veteran here at Abilities, Melvinetta has spent over a decade providing front desk services and informative insurance details for our patients.  She posts payments and specializes in verifications and authorizations which is an ever changing, crucial piece to ensure patients are covered for treatments here at abilities.   Mel's favorite part of her position is the interaction with patients and helping them understand their insurance benefits.  Her dedication, loyalty and sunny personality makes our patient experience a pleasure from the second they walk through the door!

 When Mel isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family & fur babies (2 pups and 2 cats).  She loves watching one of her daughters cheer at Southern New Hampshire University and is excited to be a grandmother as her other daughter will bless the family with their first grandchild.


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Anita Caltrider / Administrative

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