Southern Maine’s premiere PT facilities and specialists.
Physical and occupational therapists help patients alleviate pain, improve function, and return to their activities of daily living and/or recreational activities. Together, the therapist and the patient will develop an individualized treatment plan to meet the patient’s goals.
Physical therapy may be, on its own, the recommended treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions. It’s also valuable prior to surgery (often called “prehab”) to get patients as much range of motion and strength as possible. In addition, it’s a critical part of the recovery process after a surgical procedure.
4 locations, more than 25 licensed PTs
OA’s Physical Therapy Center is simply unparalleled in Maine. Each of our four locations has a PT area and a staff of licensed physical therapists and a dedicated hand therapist. In addition, our Saco location houses the OA Performance Center, a state-of-the-art complex offering access to a fully integrated orthopaedics, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, performance evaluation, and strength and conditioning facility.
We work with OA patients — patients referred by physicians in our communities — and patients who contact us directly, without a referral — for orthopaedic issues, sports rehabilitation, and other concerns.
Physical therapy alone
There are many orthopaedic conditions and injuries that do not require surgical intervention. Instead, patients are referred to our PT and OT team, who will help you meet your goals. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam and can immediately address acute swelling, pain, and related issues. At the same time, we will initiate a home program to regain strength and motion and relieve pain.
PT’s role in surgical treatment
Studies — and our own experience at OA — show prehab and rehab make vital contributions to a good surgical outcome. You may be given an exercise regimen to get you ready for surgery. In addition, you can be certain your surgical recovery team and PT partners will have you up and moving very soon after your procedure.
The integration of our service centers means all the specialized teams are in communication with each other and are often within close proximity. This allows the Physical Therapy Center to assist in the management of post-op pain, crutch and immobilizer use, and to schedule PT appointments promptly after surgery.
Hands-on, specialized expertise
On average, each of our therapists has over 10 years’ experience. Our therapists take extensive continuing education to provide the most effective care for management of your condition. Our knowledge and hands-on expertise allow us to collaborate easily with a wide network of experts including massage therapists, personal trainers, and coaches. Our commitment is to help each patient and meet your recovery needs during and after treatment.