About Us

About Us

Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient. 

Since our founding in 2002, we at Recesso Physical Therapy have prided ourselves in our patient service. We are 100% Physical Therapist Owned and operated which is an important question to ask when looking elsewhere. We offer an extremely knowledgeable staff with over 60 years of combined experience. We provide high quality physical therapy in New Hampshire and offer our clients the latest in medical expertise and technology.


Due to recent Massachusetts CDC mandates our Boston Sports Club location in Methuen will be temporarily closed effective March 17 2020. We will accommodate our previously scheduled BSC Methuen patients at our Plaistow NH and Newburyport Mass locations.  All aquatic therapy appointments will be scheduled in Newburyport Mass. Our priority has and will always continue to be quality care, health, and optimal safety of our valued clients and employees. Please be ensured that we continue to disinfect before and after each patient by hand washing, cleaning tables, chairs, door knobs, handles, lotion bottles, and gym equipment. Recesso Physical Therapy is closely following CDC and local health and safety recommendations to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.  

Please cancel your PHYSICAL THERAPY appointment via the telephone or email and contact your primary care physician if you experience or come in contact with a person with one or more of the following symptoms


We appreciate your cooperation and understanding please feel free to contact us with any questions 603-382-3336

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Our Services

Physical Therapy


  • Pain & Swelling

  • Neck & Back Pain (Specialists)

  • Numbness & Tingling

  • Pre and Post Op Conditions 

  • Work Related Injury

  • Automobile Accident Injury

  • Fractured Bones 

  • Scoliosis

  • Vertigo, Dizziness

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Strength Training

  • Headache's

  • Sports Rehabilitation

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Concussion

  • Post Mastectomy/Lumpectomy

  • Pool/Aquatic Therapy

  • Dry Needling

  • Cupping

  • Instrument Assisted manual therapy


Dr. Tami Recesso, PT, MPT, DPT

Dr. Joseph Mac Nicoll, PT, DPT

Sherry Marconi, PTA

Katie Bliss, PTA, LMT

Lauren Chouinard, PTA

Sue Sullivan, PTA

Pool Therapy

Sue Sullivan, PTA 

provides one

on one and group  

aquatic therapy services in our Olympic sized swimming pool located at the Boston Sports Club - Salem.  If you feel pool therapy would help you reach your functional goals ask your physician for a referral.  We are here to serve you!

Massage Therapy

Allison Flanagan, LMT, CLT

My Soul and Body, LLC

  • Therapeutic Massage  

  • Oncology Massage

  • Lymphedema

  • Relaxation Techniques

  • Aromatherapy


Prices Effective 3/1/18*

30 minutes - $45 

60 minutes - $75

90 minutes - $105

*Please inquire about savings packages!

For questions or to schedule an appointment:

508.451.2758 (cell)



Pilates Reformer

Flexible AM & PM classes tailored to suit your schedule. Please call to book or customize class schedules!  


Contact MARIE





Pilates Reformer: $18.00 per GROUP class (5 max)

Semi Private: $25

Private Session: $60.00 per session

Marie is Balance Body trained & certified


Our Therapists

Dr.Tami J. Recesso

Owner of Recesso Physical Therapy for 18+ years, Dr. Recesso earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2009. Graduated from Notre Dame College in 2001 with her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. Practiced outpatient orthopedics as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1995 after earning her Associates degree from North Shore Community College. She has over 25 years of extensive manual therapy and outpatient orthopedic experience.  Dr. Recesso is licensed and board certified in both NH and Massachusetts.  Her entire team is committed to providing the highest quality in healthcare!  Specializing in orthopedic injuries from general sprains and strains to sport related injuries emphasizing manual therapy and osteopathic techniques.

Past experiences include but are not limited to volunteering for 3 months as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Medical Team in Sydney Australia at the 2000 summer games. Tami thoroughly enjoys her work as a Physical Therapist in the Plaistow & Merrimack Valley Area and has an incredibly competent and gifted team.  Quality care and superb customer service are their number one priorities!  All of our patients are treated like family!  

"I love what I do and I am blessed to have loyal patients, amazing referring physicians, and an incredibly gifted team!"

Dr. Joseph Mac Nicoll 

Dr. Mac Nicoll is a NH licensed board certified Physical Therapist.  Joe is a 2018 graduate of Franklin Pierce College where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  His Undergraduate degree is from the University of New England in 2015 where he earned a BS in Applied Exercise Science.  He went on to earn the prestigious Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification.  Joe's vast experience includes working with Stella Strength who work with top tiered athletes from prep schools such as Belmont Hill and Roxbury Latin School.  Joe has been an athlete his entire life having played football, lacrosse, ice hockey, power lifting, and mixed martial arts.  Not only does Joe have a passion for movement but his is also very skilled in manual therapy techniques including osteopathic strain-counterstrain, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, cupping, PNF, and soft tissue mobilization techniques. 

Sherry Marconi

Sherry graduated with high honors in 2013 from North Shore Community College with an Associates of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She is a Physical Therapist Assistant licensed and board certified in both NH and MA. She has clinical experience in a variety of physical therapy areas, including geriatric, neurological, and orthopedic, as well as experience treating those with multiple developmental and cognitive disabilities. Sherry is married with 3 children and enjoys an active lifestyle with her family. Part of her inspiration to become a PTA is her love of group fitness and yoga, in which she has participated for over 2 decades, including classes in TRX and bosu.

Katie Bliss

Katie is a licensed board certified Physical Therapist Assistant, Kinesio Tape Practitioner, and also a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated with her Physical Therapist assistant associates degree from Mount Washington College in 2015. She also comes with 12+ years of experience as a licensed Massage therapist. 

Prior to starting at Recesso she owned her own massage therapy business, working closely with a Chiropractor. Katie also worked at Hesser college as an Instructor in the Massage Therapy program, advancing her manual skills and educating her students. In her spare time Katie enjoys spending time with her Husband and son, traveling, cycling and being outdoors.

Lauren Chouinard

Lauren Chouinard, PTA is a licensed board certified Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated with her Physical Therapist Assistant associate’s degree from Mount Washington College in 2015. She also comes with 2+ years of experience providing intensive acute and subacute therapy for post operative spine, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputee, multiple sclerosis, and many other seriously debilitating conditions. 
Lauren also earned her Bachelors degree from St. Anslem College in English prior to completing her associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  She has extensive experience in working with athletes of all types including triathletes.  In her spare time Lauren enjoys being outdoors, cooking and hiking with her husband, their son and their dog. 

What is a Physical Therapist?

Can I choose my Physical Therapist?

People of all ages and abilities can and do benefit from PT. Whether you're experiencing aches, pains, weakness, numbness, tingling, or seeking to regain function lost to disease or injury. 



Contact Us

11 Garden Road

PO Box 432

Plaistow, NH, 03865

Phone: 603-382-3336

Billing Inquiry: 339-502-2822
Fax: 603-382-3633

Email: recessopt2@myfairpoint.net

116 Pleasant Valley Street 

2nd Floor

Methuen, MA 01844

at Boston Sports Club

Phone: 978-604-5609

Fax: 978-655-7579

1 Titcomb St, Unit 1 

Newburyport, MA 09150

Phone: 978-604-5609

Fax: 978-655-7579

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Directions Plaistow Location:

Conveniently Located behind the Great Elm Plaza across from Kohls and Market Basket. 

From the South: From route 495 in Haverhill take the Route 125 North Plaistow exit.  Continue straight on 125 north.  Take a right on to Chandler Avenue after Bank of America.  Take your first left on to Garden Road.  We are number 11 mustard yellow building. 


From the North: Route 125 South.  At the Walmart entrance lights STAY IN THE FAR LEFT LANE and take a U TURN at the lights.  You will then be on route 125 North, take your first right on to Garden Road.  We are number 11 just past Coco & Early Realty 
(the road Behind TD Bank)

Directions Methuen Location:

From the Southwest Take 495 N to Exit 47 onto 213 W and take the Loop Connector. Take exit 4 rt 113/Pleasant Valley St.  Turn left at end of ramp and Boston Sports Club will be up on your left.

From the Northeast Take 495 S to Exit 47 onto 213 w take exit 4  Pleasant Valley St.  At the end of the ramp take a left and Boston Sports Club will be on your left. 

From the Boston area 93 N to exit 48 (Loop Connector).  At traffic light take a left.  Go straight through another traffic light.  Make a left into Boston Sports Club. 

From the Northwest take 93 S to exit 48 rt 213 (Loop Connector) Take exit 4 Pleasant Valley St exit.  At traffic light take a left.  Go straight through one more traffic light.  Make a left into Boston Sports Club. 

Directions Newburyport Location: 

From the South: Take US-1 to State Street, take a left on High Street, take a right on Summer Street, a left on Merrimac Street. After the parking garage on Titcomb Street, take a right and our location is on the left. There is parking on the street or behind our building.  

From the North: Take I-95 S to 110-E/Macy St in Amesbury. Take Exit 58 from I-95 S. Take a right on Merrill Street, At the roundabout, take the third exit to Merrimac St. After the parking garage on Titcomb Street, take a right and our location is on the left. There is parking on the street or behind our building.