Molly McMillan, OTR/L, founder and owner
Molly McMillan, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience working in diverse clinical settings. She founded Monadnock Myofascial Release, PLLC after moving to the Keene, NH area in 2008.
Since 1996, she has studied extensively with myofascial release founder John Barnes, P.T. She is an expert, and a valued mentor in his MFR Approach. She is one of only 8 presenters in the world who teach for his company, MFR Seminars internationally. And, she is the only presenter who teaches three of his classes, Pediatric MFR, Fascial Pelvis MFR, and MFR I DVD seminar.
Molly has chosen to use this form of myofascial release, as her private practice’s primary modality because she has found its' theory and practice to produce successful results in a minimal amount of time. She experienced this herself at her first MFR class, and has now worked with hundreds of clients experiencing the same relief of pain, and improvement in function and quality of life.
Molly has been featured in a national O.T. publication, Today in O.T., on the Oxygen Network in The Journey with Caroline Myss, and in their Town Hall Meeting. She presented an Introduction to Myofascial Release webinar for Occupational Therapy online, and she presented at the NHOT conference. She is asked to write articles for both the Keene Sentinel and the Monadnock Shopper News' healing sections.. She has presented at numerous hospitals, medical and dental offices in NYC and in NH. Molly is a MFR mentor who holds study groups at both offices for MFR practitioners, and has offered self-care and educational classes for clients. She has a passion for helping clients using her knowledge, and her skill to educate them, and guide them on their wellness journey.
Molly lives in Keene, NH with her family. She enjoys all outdoor activities, most recently especially hang gliding, but always hiking and paddle boarding. She is grateful for the beauty of this region and the wonderful community she's come to know in the Monadnock Region.
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Aryana O'Connor - Office Manager and Massage Therapist
Aryana is our office manager and a licensed massage therapist. She is the first person you will speak with and see either on the phone or when you walk in the door. Aryana is responsible for putting together patient files, contracting insurance companies, scheduling patients and making sure the daily operations run smoothy. She strives to make each patient’s visit to MMFR a wonderful experience that they will never forget.
Aryana has over 15 years of massage therapy experience, beginning with her first client at the age of 15. She was self taught with textbooks from her local library until she was old enough to attend school at River Valley Community College in Keene. Aryana graduated from massage therapy school in 2008 and took classes for pre-natal, sports, deep tissue, reflexology and hot stone massage. Aryana has also attended the John F Barnes healing seminar, soft tissue mobilization course and MFR 1. She plans on taking more John Barnes courses as well as other continuing education courses to enhance her skill set and better suit the needs of her clients
While she is not at the office, you can find Aryana with her husband Niles and their 6-year-old daughter Audrey. You might even see the whole family walking their dog, Amara, around the Keene area. She loves the ocean, hiking, music, painting and spending quality time with friends and family.
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Christopher Persson MS,OTR/L
Christopher Persson has been an Occupational Therapist for 25 years. Chris holds a Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He has worked nationally with diverse patient populations within acute/subacute rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric units, and home healthcare settings. Chris comes to MMFR with training and experience in utilizing manual therapy, myofascial release, and functional training within these settings to manage and remediate symptoms and maximize functional performance.
Chris resides in Stoddard, NH and enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberly, his son William, and his 2 dogs Molly and Angel. Chris and his family are active can be found paddleboarding the regional lakes, surfing at the coast, hiking and biking the local trails, and trying to keep up with William on the local motocross trails.
Sarah Hoover, OTR/L
Sarah Hoover has a masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University. She gained a wealth of experience working in a variety of settings out west in Oakland, CA. This included working with older adults and in a unique not for profit setting to help low income older adults live safely at home. She moved to the Monadnock region recently, and is loving the snow. Sarah is trained in using myofascial release through John Barnes, MFR Seminars. Since her first class, MFR has captivated her full attention and she is passionate about using it with her clients to achieve their goals regardless of their problem. She loves the diversity of diagnoses and people she works with at MMFR! When Sarah is not working with clients you’ll likely find her hanging off the walls at the local climbing gym. She also enjoys philosophizing, walking in the woods, swing dancing and horseback riding.
Andrew Temby, OTR/L
For 26 years, I’ve been treating people all over the country as an Occupational Therapist, in many different settings from orthopedic to neurological. I’ve become increasingly aware of how profound and powerful an effect the empathetic use of one's hands has on facilitating lasting restoration of natural movement patterns, mercifully easing pain and making lives easier to live in more fully.
I've discovered through its use that MFR helps people suffering through a wide spectrum of challenging conditions. On a personal note, my wife and I both recognized it was no coincidence that, almost immediately after I committed myself to pursue this path exclusively, the grand opportunity to work at Monadnock Myofascial Release has materialized. I am so grateful to be here, and I look forward to working with you.”
Whitney Shepperd, OTR/L
Whitney graduated from Springfield College in 2010 with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since that time, Whitney has primarily worked in two community hospitals in Western Massachusetts. In 2013, she attended her first John Barnes course and knew she had found her niche! In 2015, Whitney became a certified Lymphedema Therapist. Whitney finds these two modalities to be complementary and feels excited to bring the lymphedema specialty to Monadnock Myofascial Release.Whitney lives in Western Massachusetts with her family. When she isn't working, she is spending her free time swimming, dancing or reading in her hammock.