You live a full life, and that can lead to injury, whether you are a recreational athlete, an active senior, or a parent on the go. Anyone can sprain an ankle, dislocate their shoulder, or suffer an ACL tear.
Maine Medical Partners — Orthopedics & Sports Medicine understands that every move counts. As the expert source for individualized attention to sports injuries, we connect our experience with advanced medical technology and supportive care to return you to your busy life—quickly.
With over 20 years of experience in orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. F. Lincoln Avery leads a team caring for people from all walks of life—from local athletes to U.S. Olympic skiers. From concussion management and soft tissue injections, to surgical treatment of knee, hip, and other joint injuries, our sports medicine program is the most experienced team in the state.
We treat each patient experience with a team approach, including clinical staffs who are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals, dedicated to providing you and your family with the best care in our state-of-the-art facility.
Keeping Knees Healthy
Healthy knees are an important part of staying active. Listen to our own Dr. Lincoln Avery talk about the newest happenings in the area of knee injury prevention in maine magazine's 'Keeping Knees Healthy' series.
Rehabilitation and Sports Performance is one of the many specialties that MMP Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offers. Located in the same building as the physicians of this practice, the rehabilitation department offers post-operative and non-operative treatment for conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle, and spine. Whether you are returning to professional sports or weekend recreation, our state-of-the-art clinic is fully equipped with an anti-gravity treadmill, a Woodway treadmill, a TechnoBody balance and stabilization system, IASTM tools, Shuttle systems and Life Fitness resistance and cardio equipment, and much more to ensure a fast, optimal and safe recovery after an injury.
Treatments we offer:
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)—specially designed tools to increase movement in scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. Our specialty-certified clinicians utilize several IASTM tools and techniques, including the Graston method.
- Manual Therapy—specialized area of physical therapy utilized in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
- Dry Needling—technique physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a "dry" needle, without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.
- Kinesio Tape—flexible enough for rehabilitation, durable enough to support working muscles and strong enough for athletes at any level. The tape provides optimized stimulation which allows the body’s natural healing power to do its work.
- Vasopneumatic Devices (cold therapy)—reduces inflammation and swelling, decreases muscle spasms and can help relieve pain without narcotics. Cold therapy can be used immediately following injury or surgery and as-needed after that.
- Video Gait Analysis—uses slow motion video to identify abnormalities in your gait cycle while walking or running that may be contributing to pain and/or performance barriers.
- Concussion Rehabilitation—because no two concussions are the same, a physical therapist will examine you and prescribe a routine to address your particular symptoms and day-to-day needs.
- Biofeedback Training—helps refine movement to help you achieve your goals. This technique helps patients learn to recognize and manage their own body signs.
- Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)—training method for the development of muscle strength and growth.
- Return to Running—physical therapists advise runners on proper form, training methods, strategies for preventing injuries and proper shoe selection. Therapists work with patients to develop a successful running plan that is tailored to their specific needs. Physical therapists can also evaluate, diagnose and treat runners who have sustained a running-related injury.
- Throwing Analysis—throwing, for example, baseball pitching, is one of the most intensely studied athletic motions. A physical therapist can help analyze your throwing mechanics from head to toe and develop a program to help improve any deficiencies that have been noted.
- Golf Assessments—our golf program has been qualified as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). TPI is a PGA and LPGA approved, golf-specific training program that identifies physical limitations that may be contributing to swing flaws, injuries, and higher scores. Our providers will evaluate upper/lower body flexibility, posture, core stability, balance, and golf-specific mobility.
- Bike Fit Analysis—we can adjust your bike to help prevent injuries, increase efficiency and comfort and improve performance.
Some of the conditions we treat, but are not limited to:
- Knee pain, stiffness and injuries to the knee
- ACL injuries
- patellofemoral syndrome
- knee ligament injuries
- patellar subluxation
- knee arthrofibrosis (knee stiffness)
- knee osteoarthritis
- meniscus injuries
- patellar tendinitis
- quadriceps tendinitis
- Hip pain
- femoroacetabular impingement and labrum tears of the hip
- greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- hip sprains and strains
- athletic pubalgia (sports hernia)
- hip osteoarthritis
- Shoulder injuries, pain, and stiffness
- rotator cuff injuries
- shoulder instability
- shoulder impingement
- adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- tears of the labrum (i.e. SLAP and Bankart lesions)
- shoulder osteoarthritis
- scapular dyskinesis
- Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome (TOCS)
- Elbow pain and injuries
- tennis elbow
- golfer’s elbow
- pronator teres syndrome
- UCL injuries
- elbow osteoarthritis
- Head and neck injuries and pain
- neck pain
- degenerative disc disease
- herniated disc
- nerve impingement
- facet joint pain/dysfunction
- Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome (TOCS)
- cervicogenic headaches
- Low back pain
- degenerative disc disease
- acute low back pain
- low back strains
- SI Joint pain and dysfunction
- nerve entrapment
- herniated disc
- Foot and ankle pain and injuries
- ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinitis
- plantar fasciitis
- running injuries to foot
- ankle osteoarthritis
Ryan Brown PT, FAAOMPT
Director of Sports Therapy and Performance for the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Service Line
Ryan graduated from Notre Dame College with a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry in 2003. He went on to receive his masters in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 2005. After graduating, he completed a residency program at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Woburn and a fellowship program in 2007. Ryan is one of nine fellows recognized by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in the state of Maine. He specializes in the advanced orthopedic manual and manipulative physical therapy skills for management of spine and extremity disorders. Also, Ryan has attained numerous certifications for working with the overhead athlete. He has been an adjunct faculty member for the Physical Therapy Department at the University of New England since 2017. Ryan resides in Windham with his wife, two sons and dog “Fenway”. When not working, he enjoys coaching, wakesurfing, snowboarding, dirt biking, snowmobiling, boating and spending time with family.
Eric Bouchard, MPT, CMP
Staff Physical Therapist
Eric received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2000. After graduation, he returned to Maine and has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the past 20 years. Eric has attended various courses in the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder, knee, foot and ankle. He has received training in multiple treatment and manual therapy approaches including Mulligan mobilizations, Maitland, dry needling, and the Graston Technique® in which he is certified. He has completed training in the Mulligan Concept and became a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP). In 2012 he also became a Certified Pitching Coach through the National Pitching Association. His clinical interests include treatment of the injured cyclist and both non-operative & post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. Eric currently resides in Buxton with his wife and twin daughters. In his free time he enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Jared Buzzell, PT, CMP
Manager of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Department
Jared is the manager of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy department for Maine Medical Partners in South Portland, ME. He received his physical therapy degree from the University of Vermont in 2000, and has been a practicing therapist/ manager in the Southern Maine Community for more than 20 years. Following graduation Jared was involved in advanced training in the Mulligan Concept and was one of the first physical therapists in the state of Maine to receive this manual therapy certification in 2007. He has been involved in extensive course work to maintain an evidence based practice, and combines this training with his experience to tailor individual treatment programs so that patients can get back to the activities they enjoy doing.
Jared’s subspecializes in the evaluation and management of the endurance athlete and holds various certifications in this area including running analysis and bike fitting. Jared is an endurance athlete himself, having competed in long course triathlons at the Ironman distance and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. He brings his own experience into his treatments with the understanding of the unique challenges these athletes face.
Jared resides in Scarborough with his wife and three children.
Todd Castonguay, PT
Staff Physical Therapist
Todd graduated from the University of New England. He has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings in Pennsylvania and Maine since 1998, joining Maine Medical Partners in 2021. Todd has attended extensive continuing education on various manual therapy techniques including Maitland-Australian approach, NAIOMPT, Mulligan, dry needling, and he is a certified Graston technique practitioner. He is also certified in the Sportsmetrics program which aims to reduce the incidence of knee injuries in adolescent athletes. His clinical interests include rehabilitation of the throwing athlete, non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee.
Todd lives in Gorham with his wife, daughter, son, and 2 dogs.
Maria Corridore, only one of 27 Certified Hand Therapists in the State of Maine, grew up in Upstate New York. She received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and her Master’s Degree from Sage Graduate School. She began working as an Occupational Therapist at Adirondack Medical Center, working in acute care and treating outpatients with hand injuries. Maria became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and then worked at a specialty Hand Rehabilitation Center in Albany, NY, where she built her skills treating hand injuries. She treated repetitive stress injuries, elective hand surgeries and trauma to the hand and arm on an outpatient basis. Maria then worked with geriatric patients in sub-acute rehab, long-term care and helped to start an outpatient hand rehabilitation program.
Maria now lives in Buxton with her boyfriend and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, skiing, hiking, kayaking and completing DIY home projects with her boyfriend. Maria is excited to help patients at MaineHealth regain function of their arms/hands after injury and/or surgery.
Morgan Costa, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Morgan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science in 2015, where she was a four-year member and captain of the D1 Track and Field team. She then returned to Maine to complete her studies in physical therapy at the University of New England, graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. Since graduating, she has worked in various outpatient orthopedic settings, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries. She has special interests in treating the injured runner and the female athlete as well as both non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the hip and knee. She also enjoys working with youth athletes from all of the local schools in Southern Maine. Morgan currently resides in the Gorham and enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and playing with her golden retriever Louie.
Mary Drake, OTR/L, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist
Mary Drake, OTR/L, CHT is a Certified Hand Therapist and clinical member of the MMP Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at MaineHealth, joining the team in 2022. Her prior experience was as Director of Hand Therapy Services at Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network in Connecticut. Mary specializes in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation. She is a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has served two terms on the ASHT Board as the International Affairs Chairperson. She lectures both regionally and nationally.
Matthew Wood, MPT, OCS
Staff Physical Therapist
Matthew received his Master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of New England in 2005. Since his graduation, Matthew had been employed in the outpatient orthopedic setting in the Southern Maine area. Throughout his clinical practice he has worked with patients presenting with a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues including spinal dysfunctions, upper and lower limb dysfunctions, headaches, post-surgical rehabilitation, dysfunctions of the nervous system, concussions, and TMD. Wanting to further his knowledge of evaluation and treatment of orthopedic issues, he enrolled in a 2.5 year manual therapy residency in 2007. After passing the examination, he received a manual therapy certification from The Manual Therapy Institute in 2010. He also earned his board certification in orthopedics in 2019. His clinical interests include rehabilitation of neck and lower back dysfunctions and rehabilitation of the rotational athlete.
Matthew lives in Biddeford with his wife and two sons. He can usually be found on one of Maine’s many disc golf courses in his free time.
Ella MacVeagh graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Neuroscience and Studio Art in 2018. She hopes to eventually return to school to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In her free time, Ella enjoys hiking, ice skating, snowboarding, soccer, painting, and gardening.
Sport psychology services at Maine Medical Partners - Orthopedics & Sports Medicine focus on helping individuals get back to their optimal level of functioning, whether that’s in sports, work, or general life. Being injured, no matter how severe, can bring up a lot of emotions. Dr. Erin Hatch works closely with a team of providers at our practice to support patients in their adjustment to injury from a mental health perspective. From concussions to post-surgical recovery to chronic pain, learning how to adjust and cope with the life changes and challenges brought on by these issues can be difficult. But you don’t have to go through it alone.
Our sport psychology services also serve athletes of all ages who are not injured, but struggle with the emotional side of competition. Sports can be inherently stressful as pressure and expectations can lead to intense anxiety and negative self-judgment. Individuals are able to explore these issues in a safe, empathetic environment and learn skills related to “mental toughness” that allow them to overcome these struggles.
- Concussion-related adjustment issues
- Post-surgery or injury-related adjustment issues
- Chronic pain
- Greely High School
Scarborough High School
Bonny Eagle High School
Cheverus High School
Gorham High School
Gray-New Gloucester High School
Southern Maine Community College
University of Southern Maine
Global Premier Soccer (GPS)
US Women's Hockey
US Women's Alpine Ski Team
US Women's Nordic Ski Team
Portland Youth Football
Yarmouth High School
Portland Boxing Club
Patriot Soccer Club