BLOG: The Power of the Mind

September 17, 2018

Since I started training and working with people in a fitness environment about four years ago, I have learned a lot about the mental side of exercise and the influence that belief has on being successful. When I was in college, my baseball coach would punish us for saying “I can’t.” I think at the […]


NEWS CENTER, Spectrum Healthcare Partners Award 2018 Bruce Glasier Memorial Scholarships

May 31, 2018

For the second year in a row, Spectrum Healthcare Partners was a proud sponsor of NEWS CENTER Maine’s Varsity Club feature. The Varsity Club was founded more than 30 years ago by the late Bruce Glasier, a long-time Sports Director/Anchor at NEWS CENTER. The weekly-feature showcases a high school senior that is excelling in both […]


OA Performance Center Summer Camps!

May 7, 2018

The OA Performance Center is happy to announce it’s summer camps that will be taking place at three different sites this year! You will be able to find out coaches at Cheverus High School, USM in Gorham, and Scarborough Middle School starting in June! Take a look at the camps below and see which one […]


OrthoAccess recently launched new, extended hours!

April 17, 2018

OrthoAccess is Maine’s first walk-in clinic for immediate assessment and treatment of sprains, strains, minor fractures, dislocations and other sports and activity-related injuries. Our patients range from infants up to 99-years-old as Dr. Ali Lee has seen a wide-variety of injuries come walking through the door at 33 Sewall Street in Portland. OrthoAccess recently launched […]


The McKenzie Method – Is it right for you?

April 12, 2018

What is the McKenzie Method? Developed by world renowned physical therapist, Robin McKenzie in the 1950s, it is a well-researched, exercise-based approach to evaluate and treat the spine. Clinicians trained in this method use a systematic approach of examination to identify if pain or soreness is being caused by loss of motion or stiffness in […]


Back Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery

March 26, 2018

Back pain is a common experience. In fact, over 90% of us get back pain at some point in our lives. What I have found is the way you handle and treat that pain when it first occurs plays a major role on if that pain will return. Fear-Avoidance Even though back pain is common […]


How Physical Therapy Can Help MS Patients

March 21, 2018

Mary was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis August 2017. She was surprised to discover that physical therapy would help keep her balance, coordination, and strength up. Mary says that this diagnosis is still new to her and she is still just trying to figure things out. She is an inspiration with how well she has advocated for […]


Performance Center Athlete Named Marty Merrill C.I.A. Winner

March 14, 2018

Confidence. Intensity. Attitude. Those three words are qualities that are clearly evident in 11-year-old Cole Tomuschat. After attending classes at the OA Performance Center in Saco for more than a year, Cole has seen improvement in his speed, agility and strength. Those are all things he needs to be the successful three-sport-athlete that he is […]


Three Phases of Concussion Treatment

March 12, 2018

  Seeing your child get injured can be scary. So many questions can come up if it’s a head injury. How do I know if it’s a concussion? What do I do next? Will they be okay? We created this video to help educate you on the protocols followed for concussions. From the moment they […]


3 Things Every Young Athlete Should Do

March 5, 2018

One of the reasons I went into Pediatrics and Sports Medicine was my desire to treat young athletes. Being able to impact how kids can ultimately live their lives as an athlete is powerful. It’s about teaching kids to train the right way early in their sports career so they perform better and remain active […]


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