Meet Our Staff
Willem Verweij, DPT COMT Owner
Willem graduated in 1992 with a bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from the Haagse Academie voor Fysiotherapie in his native Netherlands. Prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1994 he served as a Physical Therapist in the Royal Dutch Army and worked in several private practices in the Netherlands.
He has received training in a variety of manual therapy approaches and is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) in the Maitland Australian concept. He received his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2011.
After working at a local hospital for 10 years he founded Willem Verweij & Associates Physical Therapy. Willem is proud to work with a group of highly talented therapists and office staff.
After well over 20 years in practice, Physical Therapy continues to be his passion. His areas of special interest include: restoring pain free motion with manual therapy techniques, spine and shoulder injuries, and running injury management.
When not working on or in the practice you may find him running on the streets of Dover, in the Mountains, or on the beach with his favorite exercise partners - his wife, daughter, and dog.
Lucas Martin MSPT, OCS
Lucas Martin MSPT, OCS graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Husson College, Bangor Maine in 2003. Lucas started his career in a traveling position that allowed him to explore a variety of work environments across the U.S. After spending close to 5 years traveling the west coast he decided to settle down close to his roots in New England and focus on his passion in the profession - outpatient orthopedic injuries, post surgical care and sports rehabilitation. In 2011 he obtained his specialist certification in orthopedics (OCS). He has had a fascination with gait analysis since very early in his career - his thesis focused on improving the gait of patients with Parkinson's disease and was published in the journal of Physical Therapy in 2006.
Lucas joined Willem Verweij & Associates Physical Therapy (WVPT) in 2013 to strengthen our team and bring his gait analysis expertise to our running clinic. He enjoys "the sense of community here, the fact that we might treat 5 relatives from a single family... I've never seen that in a PT clinic before... It is so refreshing."
His areas of special interest include: restoring pain free motion with Mulligan manual therapy techniques, foot & ankle injuries, orthotic fabrication, and running injury management. Outside the office Lucas enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and dog. Other passions include hiking, fly-fishing, trail running and landscaping.
Ryan Hubbard DPT TPI
Ryan Hubbard, DPT, TPI, graduated with his doctorate of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2014. Ryan began his career as a physical therapy intern at Spaulding Rehabilitation outpatient center in Braintree and then was hired as a full-time therapist. At Spaulding ,he treated patients with orthopedic and neurological impairments, as well as sports related injuries. He also initiated a journal club promoting evidenced based practice for Physical Therapy. In addition, he worked with Spaulding's Back in the Swing (BITS) Program, which focused on helping athletes with disabilities return to golf. Ryan is a Durham native and returned to NH to join Willem Verweij and Associates Physical Therapy in 2015. Ryan has pioneered the golfing program at the clinic and has partnered with the New Hampshire golf association (NHGA) to sponsor local golf tournaments. He received his certification from the Titleist Performance Institute in 2015 to enhance his knowledge in golf fitness and rehabilitation. Ryan's clinical interests include golf injury management, spinal pain, shoulder impairments, and post-operative rehabilitation.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends. He also enjoys playing basketball and golf recreationally.
Megan Farrell, Office Manager/Front Desk
Megan is our office manager/front desk coordinator and keeps our office running smoothly. She joined our team in June of 2015 with over 10 years of customer service under her belt. She has worked in multiple facets of the customer service industry but over the past 5 years has gotten into the patient care coordinator sector. Megan's inviting smile and her compassion for people allows patients to feel at ease when they enter into our practice and they are greeted by name. Megan is our lead event organizer and keeps the practice up to date on local community and charitable events as well as a creative mastermind with our marketing materials and promotions.
When Megan is not at work, you may find her studying for her part time schooling to obtain her Bachelor's degree or cruising around in one of her unique vehicles. Megan and her husband, Mark live locally with their dog Scout and may be caught at a local car show or outside by a bon fire.