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Physical Therapy

TAMC’s physical therapy staff work with inpatients and outpatients to determine a patient’s strengths, weaknesses, and limitations and then establish a treatment plan and goals based on the patient’s needs. Our therapists conduct treatments to restore movement and relieve pain. The patient is monitored to determine his/her response to treatment program. The physical therapist communicates with physicians and other health team members via reports and conferences on the patient’s progress, when appropriate.

Services include:
• Vestibular and Oculomotor Rehabilitation
• Manual Therapy, such as myofascial release,
spinal and peripheral joint mobilization and
manipulations, and instrument assisted soft
tissue mobilization
• Wound Care
• Prosthetic Training
• Wheelchair Evaluations
• Lite Gait- partial body weight support
• Pediatrics
• Kinesiotaping
• Neuro Rehab
• Concussion Rehab
Acute Rehab Services:
For patients who qualify, TAMC offers the only
acute inpatient rehab services in the region. Our
team approach and partnership with patients and
their families ensures one-on-one attention -
enabling patients to maximize recovery and
reach their highest level of functioning.
Specialized services are provided to those who
have experienced:
• Stroke
• Spinal cord injury
• Congenital deformity
• Amputation
• Multiple injuries from an accident
• Hip fracture
• Burns
• Hip or knee joint replacement
County Physical Therapy provides outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and many other rehab and wellness services at five locations in Aroostook County.  Emphasizing an outcome based approach, County Physical Therapy focuses on helping patients move without pain and regain quality of life.

Our Therapists:

Heather Caron, MSPT
Heather attended Husson University and relocated and joined TAMC upon graduation in the Spring of 2000.  She is certified in vestibular rehab and has a passion for neuro rehab and inpatient care.  Heather’s dedication to the PT profession is impressive.  She welcomes any chance to jump in treat wherever extra hands are needed.  Her managerial role includes our inpatient acute rehab unit as well as the departments of PT, OT and ST.  Heather resides in Washburn with her husband Lee and their children Noah, Ainsley and Grant.

Bradley Ala, PT, DPT, ITPT
Brad has been a TAMC employee since 2008 in the capacity of PT Aide. In 2012, he graduated from Husson University and immediately following graduation, Brad joined our TAMC PT department.   He is enthusiastic about providing quality treatment to those with Vestibular Dysfunction.   Brad has special interest in concussion management with ImPACT training, which is a great compliment to his vestibular background.  Brad has completed the 1st out of 3 Dry Needling courses and has a strong background in manual therapy. Brad is currently working on certification for orthopedic manual therapy. Brad and his wife, Charlotte have two children, Zoey and Jacob.

Mary Anne Page, PT
Mary Anne graduated from UNE in 1993 and began her first stint at TAMC from 1997-2003 and then returned to us in 2011.  On most days you can find Mary Anne at AHC although she helps at ARG and with outpatients and anywhere there is a need.  She resides in Easton with her 2 boys and enjoys her family, camp and outside activities such as hiking, gardening, kayaking, snowshoeing.  She is also a New England sports fan and loves cheering for her Red Sox and Patriot teams.

Matt Hopkins, MS, PT
Matt graduated from Husson University in 2006.  Matt has been a TAMC employee since July 2016.  He brings with him, many years of rehab experience. Matt is dynamic, a solid problem solver, a strong team player and extremely flexible.  Matt’s “can do” attitude is not only appreciated by his co-workers but by his patients as well. Matt is the primary PT for our wheelchair clinic and has interest in expanding his knowledge in Vestibular rehab for the inpatient population. Matt and his wife, Chelsea, live in Easton with their four children, Olivia, Abigail, Maggie and Nicholas.  

Rachel Emery, PT, DPT
Rachel graduated from Husson University in 2013 and joined our PT department soon after.  Rachel enjoys treating the inpatient population.  Her interests specifically include cardiopulmonary and acute rehab.  When Rachel is not on the floors treating, she can be found in our outpatient pediatric clinic.  Rachel is flexible, always willing to help others and is such a pleasure to work with. Rachel and her husband, Patrick live in Fort Fairfield with their sons.

Dana Boardman, PTA

Dana graduated for the University of Presque Isle in 2015. We were fortunate enough to recruit Dana into our PT department within months of his graduation.  Dana has a huge heart and genuinely cares about the well-being of each and every one of his patients. Dana is motivated to learn and takes every opportunity he can to develop his skills.  He is a strong team player, who is always considerate of others and appreciated by all.   Dana spends the majority of his days treating in our outpatient clinic.  His patients always receive high quality, comprehensive treatment. Dana and his wife, Tania have two girls, Meghan and Olivia.

Whitney Flint, PTA
Whitney graduated from the University of Presque Isle in 2014. Whitney has been a highly regarded addition to our PT department since 2014.  Whitney is the primary PTA on the inpatient floors and when she is treating, she is in her element, especially if she is on Acute Rehab. Whitney is creative, dynamic and able to push her patients just a little further than they thought possible.  Whitney makes a difference because she is confident in her abilities and wants the best possible outcome for her patients. One can also find Whitney treating little ones in our pediatric clinic.  Whitney’s treatments are fun, full of energy and goal directed.  Whitney is engaged to be married to her fiancé, Amos in June 2018.

Chris Jackson, PTA, ATC
Chris graduated from the University of Presque Isle and joined our TAMC team in 2013.  Chris enjoys treating the outpatient population. Chris splits his time between ARG and AHC.  Chris is always flexible, dependable and appreciates a busy schedule.  He prefers a manual approach and experienced in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Prior to joining our team, Chris spent many years as an Athletic Trainer for multiple schools around the state of Maine. Chris and his wife Amy, live in Presque Isle with their five children.

Christopher Rolon, MS, PT
Chris is our newest addition to TAMC therapy staff just joining us in August of 2017.  Chris graduated with a BS in athletic training Keene State College; MS, University of Massachusetts Lowell in physical therapy and relocated to the Caribou to be the Director of the PTA program at UMPI.  We are excited to have Chris on staff and have this collaboration with the University.  Chris assists in our outpatient department and has interest in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine.  He resides in Caribou with his wife and 2 children.

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