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Knee physical therapy

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

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 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.

Three physical therapy clinic locations

Our three Maine Physical Therapy Centers are simply unparalleled. Each location has a staff of licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and a dedicated hand therapist. We work with patients from throughout Spectrum Orthopaedics’ team — patients referred by physicians in our communities — and patients who contact us directly, without a referral — for orthopedic issues, sports rehabilitation, and other concerns.

Spectrum Physical Therapy Center Brunswick
Spectrum Physical Therapy Center Portland
Spectrum Physical Therapy Center Windham

Physical therapy alone

There are many orthopedic conditions and injuries that do not require surgical intervention. Instead, patients are referred to our PT 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.

Role in surgical treatment

Studies and our extensive experience 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 physical therapy partners will have you up and moving very soon after your procedure.

The integration of our physician offices and physical therapy 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 physical therapy 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.

  • Bike fit assessment
  • Blood flow restriction  therapy
  • Brace fitting
  • Climbing assessment
  • Concussion rehab
  • Cryotherapy/heat therapy
  • Cupping
  • Custom orthotic creation/fitting and over the counter inserts
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Dry needling  (functional dry needling and integrated dry needling)
  • Ergonomic assessment (will travel to work locations)
  • Functional and performance testing
  • Functional movement screens (FMS)
  • Golf Swing Assessment
  • Graston
  • Home Exercise Program (HEP) development
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue
  • Iontophoresis
  • Kinesio and athletic taping
  • Manipulative therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Mechanical traction
  • Neuromuscular electric stimulation
  • Percussion massage therapy
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Running Assessment
  • Soft tissue interventions
  • Splinting
  • Swimming analysis
  • TENS
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Throwing analysis
  • TMJ treatment
  • Vasopneumatic compression
  • Vestibular Rehab

Conditions we commonly treat





Post-operative care for

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Subacromial decompression
  • Rotator cuff repair (small, medium, large, open, arthroscopic)
  • Bankart Repair (anterior and posterior)
  • Capsular shift
  • Pancapsular shift
  • Capsulorrhaphy and other stabilization procedures
  • Biceps tenodesis or tenotomy
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) ligament reconstruction
  • Anatomic total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Superior capsule reconstruction
  • SLAP repair
  • Capsular release (for treatment of shoulder stiffness)
  • ORIF proximal humerus fractures
  • Clavicle ORIF

Foot and Ankle

Post surgical recovery from

  • Patellar/Quad Tendinopathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • ACL reconstruction
  • ACL tears (nonoperative management)
  • Meniscal tears (nonoperative management)
  • Meniscal repairs and meniscectomies
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • MACI procedure
  • Articular cartilage defects/impairments
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Pes Anserine bursitis
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Tibial plateau fractures
  • LCL/PCL/MCL sprain/strain
  • LCL/PCL/MLC reconstruction
  • Patellar dislocation/instability
  • Quad/Patellar tendon tear & repairs
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • MPFL rupture/repair
  • Plica syndrome
  • Hoffa’s disease/infrapatellar fat pad syndrome
  • Apophysitis of inferior pole of patella

Back and Spine

Residency Program

Spectrum Orthopaedics would like to announce the inception of its Sports and Orthopaedic Residency programs available to physical therapists.  These post-graduate certification programs further define our ongoing commitment to teaching, mentoring and clinical excellence.

We are proud to introduce our first Orthopaedic Resident, Lucas Davenport and his mentor, Sam LaRiviere. Lucas and Sam will be working together for the next year so that Lucas may attain his Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) credential.


Physical & Occupational Therapists Portland

Physical & Occupational Therapists Windham

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