PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our physical therapists are skilled healthcare professionals trained to enhance and speed recovery. Along with your Personal Healthcare Provider, we offer an integrated approach, creating a team dedicated to a full return to your life activities.

Utilizing available techniques, we can alleviate physical impairments, functional limitations, and relieve pain. Examples of diagnoses that may require physical therapy include back and neck injuries, sprains/strains and fractures, arthritis, women’s health issues, vestibular and balance impairments, and injuries related to work and sports. Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices and equipment including ultrasound, electrotherapeutic modalities, as well as McConnell and Kinesio taping.

Our Physical Therapy department is committed to providing outstanding care to our patients. When needed, we work closely with the patient’s family to address their needs and to incorporate their goals in developing and implementing a treatment program to give the patient the greatest opportunity to succeed.

Helpful Hints Before You Go for Physical Therapy

Write down all of your questions and bring them with you to your physical therapist. Do not be shy about asking your physical therapist about your injury or condition.

During your treatment, your physical therapist may ask you to do exercises using weights or other gym equipment. Please dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, such as a tee shirt or sweatshirt, sweatpants or athletic shorts, and athletic shoes and socks. Bring a hair tie if you have long hair, and leave your jewelry at home.

In order to design an individualized program, the therapist will need approximately one hour for your first appointment.

You may be instructed on a home exercise program. You are invited to have a family member or caregiver attend your appointment to help you learn the home exercises.

Please tell the physical therapist if your injury or condition is aggravated by activities such as household chores. Your physical therapist may be able to instruct you on better body mechanics for these activities in order to eliminate discomfort and reduce the chance of a recurrence of the injury.

Medical Insurance

Since insurance policies vary, you may be responsible for co-pays, deductibles, and/or payments due at the time of your visits. Please call your insurance company if you have any questions regarding your policy and coverage. Read over your insurance policy and become familiar with your physical therapy coverage/benefit. Your physical therapist or your doctor will recommend a certain number of visits to accomplish your treatment goals. If you feel you have not achieved your goals at the end of the allotted number of visits, talk to your physical therapist and/or doctor to see if you could benefit from additional treatment. Do not be afraid to appeal a decision to end treatment if you feel continued physical therapy is needed.

Physical Therapy Services

  • Manual therapy (mobilization and manipulation)
  • Individualized therapeutic exercise programs
  • Women’s health issues (bladder control, pelvic floor dysfunction, and low back pain secondary to pregnancy)
  • Body mechanics and postural education
  • Modalities (iontophoresis, ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, biofeedback)
  • Traction: cervical and pelvic
  • Fitness equipment (treadmill, recumbent bicycle, upper body ergonometer, ropes and total gym)
  • McConnell and Kinesio taping
  • Industrial rehabilitation

Common Ailments/Conditions Seen by Physical Therapy

General:

 

  • Acute sprains/strains
  • CTD of spine/extremities (Cumulative Trauma Disorder)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Balance problems
  • Gait training
  • Vertigo
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Incontinence

Acute:

  • Medial/Lateral epicondylitis
  • DeQuevain’s tendonitis
  • Radial tunnel
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Shoulder impingement/Bursitis
  • Cervical facet irritation/Sprain
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracic/Lumbar facet
  • Pastural Dysfunctions.
  • Neck/Back disc disorders
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Pelvis/SI Dysfunction
  • ACL/Knee Sprain/Strain
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Ankle/Foot Sprain/Strain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Contact Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy South Portland
100 Foden Road West, Suite 205
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 780-8860
Directions

Physical Therapy Yarmouth
259 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Phone: (207) 780-8860
Directions

Hours of Operation

South Portland:
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Yarmouth:
Monday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.