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Patrick Nelson, PT, MS, CSCS

Patrick Nelson

Patrick Nelson, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS is the Physical Therapy and Coastal Performance Center Director. He earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree with honors from Northeastern University in 2004, where he specialized in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He then received his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA in 2006.

In 2009, Patrick launched our first sports medicine specialty clinic at Universe Gym in Bath, Maine, and in 2010 he developed the Coastal Performance Program to serve local athletes. 


Since then he has been working in the clinic, on the field, and in the gym with local high school, college, and club teams for injury prevention and evidence-based performance training. In 2016, Patrick earned his board certification in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is one of only four board certified sports specialists in the state of Maine. Patrick has lectured locally and throughout the northeast to teams, fitness professionals, students, and healthcare providers on functional movement and assessment in fitness and rehabilitation.

Patrick has been with Coastal Ortho since 2004.

Email: Patrick.Nelson@CoastalOrtho.com


Dan Doherty, PT, MS, TPI

Dan Doherty

Dan Doherty, PT, MS, TPI obtained his Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 1998 with a 13 month internship at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. He has worked in a variety of settings including orthopedics, chronic pain management, onsite industrial rehabilitation, and has been published in several studies regarding functional recovery after strokes.

Dan joined Coastal Ortho in 2007 and is currently the Clinical Manager of our orthopedic department. 

His interests include management of the unstable shoulder, joint replacements, as well as manual therapy interventions to assist with peripheral joint pain. He is the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education managing and assigning students within our physical therapy department. 

Dan’s treatment approaches include components stemming from continuing education topics such as Kinesiotaping, Mulligan mobilizations, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and the Postural Restoration Institute. He is also TPI certified through the Titleist Performance Institute and utilizes this knowledge to assist patients in returning to and improving their golf game.

Email: Dan.Doherty@CoastalOrtho.com


Brian Bisson, PT, DPT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Brian Bisson

Brian Bisson, PT, DPT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT is a licensed physical therapist with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Brian obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2013. 

Brian is certified in Dry Needling (Cert-DN) through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. His clinical interests include non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and treatment of the overhead throwing athlete. Brian’s treatment approach focuses on concepts of postural movement dysfunctions taught by the Postural Restoration Institute to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.


Brian joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2013.

Email: Brian.Bisson@CoastalOrtho.com


 

Shawn Paquette, PT, DPT, CSCS

Shawn Paquette

Shawn Paquette, PT, DPT, CSCS received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science from the University of New England in 2009 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2012. He also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2009. 

Shawn treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, though he has special clinical interests in non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder as well as rehabilitation after total joint replacement. Shawn also leads our cancer survivorship program at Coastal Ortho.

Shawn joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2012.

Email: Shawn.Paquette@CoastalOrtho.com


 

Lisa Burdick, PTA

Lisa Burdick

Lisa Burdick, PTA is a licensed physical therapy assistant with an Associate’s degree from Kennebec Valley Community College, graduating in 2000 with the highest academic honors in her class. 

She has attended several continuing education classes including Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Certified Functional Strength Coach, Mulligan Mobilization with Movement, and Postural Respiration from the Postural Restoration Institute, along with several other evidence-based orthopedic courses. 

Lisa’s treatment approach integrates techniques from functional movement patterning and postural respiration concepts with special interests in postural dysfunction, post-operative rehabilitation, and the elder care population. She worked in the acute care and skilled nursing facility settings before joining the Coastal Ortho team in 2003. 

Email: Lisa.Burdick@CoastalOrtho.com


 

Amy Farrell, PT, MS, ATC, CSCS

Amy Farrell

Amy Farrell, PT, MS, ATC, CSCS graduated with a BS in Exercise Physiology in 1996 while participating in the Athletic Training Internship program from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She went on to receive her MS in Physical Therapy in 1998.

She has spent the majority of her career working in outpatient settings, focusing on orthopedics, sports medicine, concussion management, and vestibular therapy. Since joining Coastal Orthopedics in 2013, Amy has been working with local physicians and athletic trainers to develop a concussion management program for those patients dealing with residual symptoms of concussion, including cervical dysfunction, headaches, visual disturbance, balance deficits, and dizziness. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and with varying diagnoses.

Amy joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2013.

Email: Amy.Farrell@CoastalOrtho.com


Emily Nelson, PT, MS

Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson, PT, MS graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

Emily began her career working in post-acute care and rehabilitation. Presently, Emily specializes in total joint replacement, gait and balance re-education, post-acute therapy, elder care and general orthopedics.  


Emily joined the Coastal Ortho team in January 2010.

Email: Emily.Nelson@CoastalOrtho.com


Adam King, PT, DPT

Adam King, PT, DPT received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science from the University of New England in 2015 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2018.

Adam has special clinical interests in non-operative and post-operative treatment of the knee and shoulder. Adam enjoys working with patients of all ages and strives to regain pain-free, functional movement. He believes in open communication between him and his patients in order to provide the most thorough and patient centered care.

Adam joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2021.

Email: Adam.King@CoastalOrtho.com


 


 

Erica Skolnekovich, PT

Erica joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2021.

Email: Erica.Skolnekovich@CoastalOrtho.com


 

Matthew Stevens, PTA

Matt Stevens, PTA is a licensed physical therapist assistant. He graduated with an associate’s degree from Kennebec Valley Community College in 2017.

Matt has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing/long term care rehabilitation, and pediatrics and enjoys working on a wide variety of impairments with his patients.

Matt joined the Coastal Orthopedics team in 2021.

Email: Matt.Stevens@CoastalOrtho.com



 
 

Darien Lewis, PT, DPT

Darien Lewis, PT, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 2017. She has also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of Maine in 2014. While at UMaine she was on the women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams.

Darien enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with special clinical interests including non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip and knee. She has completed additional training in vestibular rehabilitation, dry needling (IDN), and Mulligan concept manual techniques.

Darien joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2021.

Email: Darien.Lewis@CoastalOrtho.com