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A Letter to Our Patients

  • 10/23/2013

    October 8, 2013

    To Our Valued Clients,

    It's been such a pleasure to work with you. Thank you so much for entrusting your road to physical well being with us, we truly appreciate the opportunity.

    Due to the rising costs of doing business; we will be raising our rates slightly next month. Our rates will increase $1.00 per 15 minute increment. 30 minute visit will now be $64.00 and an hour will increase to $128.00.

    15 minutes $32
    30 minutes $64
    45 minutes $96
    60 minutes $128

    Our Pilates studio rates will be increasing to $60.00 for a 55 minute session.

    We are committed to providing you with excellent care and service. We hope that you feel the health benefit you receive from us is worth the cost. As always, we are willing to work with your finances and consider payment plans.

    Thank you for your support and understanding,
    Trevor and Katie

     

AAOMPT Conference 2008: "Pain: From Science to Solutions"

  • 11/13/2008

    Local Physical Therapist Katie Snow recently attended the annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists which was held in Seattle, Washington (AAOMPT). Pain: From Science to Solutions, the conference theme, speaks to the unique role physical therapists have in combating pain. Pain from musculoskeletal problems, such as back and neck pain, is a leading cause of healthcare utilization. Manual physical therapy techniques such as spinal mobilization play an important role in pain relief for patients throughout the United States. Manual physical therapy includes the use of hands-on techniques including joint and soft-tissue mobilization designed to restore motion and reduce pain.

Advancing Manual Physical Therapy Skills

  • 11/13/2008

    Local Physical Therapist Trevor Mills recently attended a Continuing Medical Education course at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. MSU offers ongoing advanced manual medicine courses to MDs, DOs and PTs. This was the third advanced course that Mills has attended at MSU.

    The coursework emphasis included mobilization and prescriptive exercise for adverse neural tension which is a common component of sciatica, hamstring, neck and hand issues. Also included were specific techniques for addressing joint problems at the shoulder, spine and hip.

    The course was co-taught by physical therapist Mark Bookhout and Lisa DeStefano, DO, and was taught in a combined lab and lecture setting in MSU’s osteopathic manual medicine lab.

Benefits of spinal surgery disappear after 6 months

  • 11/13/2008

    Physical Therapy offers same outcomes for patients with sciatica 6 months after surgery.

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical TherapistsA recent study published in the British Medical Journal reports that spinal surgery for patients with sciatica offers a short term benefit, but by 6 months that benefit disappears and no difference is seen between patients who had surgery and those receiving physical therapy. The study suggests that the benefits of surgery are only short-term and conservative treatments such as physical therapy may offer the same outcome.

Custom Orthotic Footbeds Now Available

  • 11/13/2008

    Snow Sport and Spine is now offering custom orthotic shoe inserts. Both physical therapists, Katie Snow and Trevor Mills, have trained with foot biomechanics expert Brian Hoke, PT of Atlantic Physical Therapy of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    A foot orthotic device is used to help correct abnormal biomechanics or reduce strain on the muscles and joints of the leg and foot. Although they can be very useful in reducing foot pain, orthotic devices are also useful in addressing pain in the knee, hip and low back. The primary advantage of a custom device is that it is specially designed to meet the patient’s unique circumstances.

Fall Sports Are Here!

  • 10/22/2013

    Back to school means back to sports for many midcoast athletes. From our perspective, fall means school athletes with overuse injuries and the occasional traumatic injury. These overuse injuries are often knee injuries, but sometimes feet, hips and back injuries too. Often these injuries can be prevented and the best news is there is still time. Some carefully added mobility and stability activities fine tuned for each athletes needs can make the difference between a season on the sidelines and one on the field. These kinds of injuries are often the nagging "aches and pains" that turn into monsters when added to daily practice, intense games and the added stress of schoolwork. Ask us how we can prevent and mitigate these issues before the season is gone.

    And, of course, if that injury whether overuse or traumatic does occur, we are the best prepared PTs in the area to get that athlete healthy and back on the playing field and keep them there.

     

Guest WiFi Now Available!

  • 12/9/2014

     

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    We're pleased to announce that Free WiFi Internet access is now available to our patients and their guests in our waiting room.

Local Physical Therapist Joins Specialty Clinic

  • 11/13/2008

    March 6, 2008 (Rockport, ME) - Trevor Mills, physical therapist, announced today that he will be accepting new and former patients immediately at Snow Sport and Spine, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Center in Rockport. Mills has joined his wife, Katie Snow, DPT in their physical therapy clinic on West Street near the Camden Hills Regional High School.

    Mills has practiced orthopaedic physical therapy locally for the last 4.5 years and has achieved Board Certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. His areas of clinical interest include: biomechanics, treatment of the spine, shoulder dysfunction, ankle and foot dysfunction as well as sports rehabilitation.

Physical Therapist Assistant, Felicia Files Recently Completes a Neural Manipulation Course

  • 9/13/2016

    Physical Therapist Assistant, Felicia Files recently completed the first course in The Barral Institute’s Neural Manipulation Series. This 3 day, hands-on course titled Neuromeningeal Manipulation: An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM 1) was taught by Mark Bookout, PT in Chicago, IL. NM 1 is a specialized course emphasizing manual therapy techniques which identify and release local nerve restrictions that can result from a traumatic injury such as concussions & whiplash. This gentle technique combines light pressure and passive movement of the nerve tissue to reduce the pressure on the nerve by restoring it to it's original length. This gentle release can reduce chronic irritation and inflammation, reduce pain, and restore blood flow and conductivity in the nerve improving it's overall function. Neural Manipulation Therapy is a very gentle but powerful addition to any treatment protocol and can offer unique, results focused treatment for concussion patients.

Physical therapists offer low-cost solution to increasing health costs

  • 11/13/2008

    Spinal Mobilization, Exercise and Advice Offer Patients an Effective Alternative for Back Pain

    Rockport, ME. March 18, 2008 - Health care expenditures for patients with spinal conditions are rising without an associated increase in health status, according to a February, 2008 research report appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study suggests Americans may be wasting their money for treatments as the overall proportion of people with impaired function increased from 1997-2005, despite a 65% increase in expenditures to treat spine conditions. Physical therapists offering spinal mobilization, exercise, and advice can provide an effective alternative for patients with back and neck problems, often at a lower cost.

Physical Therapy: Why Wait for the Care You Need?

  • 11/13/2008

    Injuries happen at the most inconvenient times, particularly during the overscheduled lives many of us lead. You've finally gotten in to see your physician and they may have recommended some physical therapy to speed of the healing process and get you back in the game. You are motivated, maybe a little nervous about what PT will consist of but you are ready, because your life is happening and you can't keep up the way you want to. The last thing you want to do is wait to get into see a physical therapist- Especially if that means weeks.

Snow Sport and Spine provides BioFreeze Samples for the Islesboro Crossing

  • 8/18/2017

    Snow Sport and Spine is proud to be involved in the Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight of Maine, a 5k swim across Penobscot Bay on August 19, 2017. The swim raises money for LifeFlight's lifesaving work as the only emergency helicopter service in Maine. Snow Sport and Spine donated 400 Biofreeze® samples for gift bags given to every participating swimmer and to the paddlers who help support them. We hope the Biofreeze helps with any aches and pains they might have after the event. Learn more about LifeFlight at www.lifeflightmaine.org.

    Congratulations to everyone involved! (Pictured: Dr. Katie Snow and LifeFlight Special Events Coordinator Shannon Thompson)

Snow Sport and Spine Staff Offer Adult Ed Classes - Winter 2014

  • 1/21/2014

    Snow Sport & Spine is pleased to be a part of the Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education at Camden Hills Regional High School.

    Our staff will be offering classes in Beginner's Pilates Mat, 101 Running Questions Answered and Ergonics for the Healthy Gardener. For detailed description of each class please see below. For information pertaining to class schedules, fees and registration, please visit Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education.

Snow Sport and Spine Welcomes Megunticook Family Medicine to our Office

  • 1/12/2015

    Snow Sport and Spine would like to welcome Dr. Brian Pierce and his Family Medical Practice to our new space.

    To learn more about Megnunticook Family Medicine, please visit their website at www.megunticookfamilymedicine.com.

Snow Sport and Spine's Trevor Mills, PT Awarded Orthopaedics Specialist Recertification

  • 9/22/2016

    Rockport, ME, September 19, 2016 -- Snow Sport and Spine is pleased to announce that Trevor Mills, PT has recently earned recertification as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics.

    This board re-certification is granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). To obtain board re-certification, Trevor successfully demonstrated professional standing and direct patient care hours, a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development, practice performance through examples of patient care and clinical reasoning, and cognitive expertise through a rigorous test of knowledge in the profession.

Therapists return from Advanced Coursework

  • 5/15/2009

    Physical therapists Katie Snow and Trevor Mills recently completed advanced coursework in manual medicine. The course was entitled: "Advanced Clinical Pearls: 100 Years of Experience," taught by senior osteopathic physicians Phillip Greenman, DO and Edward Stiles, DO. The course is part of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine continuing medical education series offered to MDs, DOs and PTs. The course was offered in Tucson, AZ.

This Holiday Season....Help Bring Christmas to Children in Need!

  • 11/26/2014

    This Holiday Season....Help Bring Christmas to Children in Need!

    Snow Sport and Spine is pleased to announce that we will be collecting toys for the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots program. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy.

    We'll be collecting toys until Wednesday, December 17th.

We've got exciting news to share with you....We're Moving!

  • 10/22/2014

    Snow Sport and Spine is excited to announce that our clinic is moving to a new location in November! Just a few miles from our current location, the new clinic is located at 643 Rockland Street, Suite C in Rockport. We will be just across the street from the West Rockport Post Office on Route 17. Our new facility is larger than our current facility, offering more space and amenities to help you on your road to recovery.

    What can you expect to find in our new clinic?

    • Bright open spaces.
    • Three spacious treatment rooms.
    • An expanded and private gym area.
    • Expanded office space.
    • Better area parking.
    • Not far from our old clinic.
    • Most importantly, our same great staff will continue to deliver excellent care!

    Please stop by any time to see our new space. We will be moved in on November 4th.

Welcome Amelia!

  • 9/30/2009

    Amelia Kathryn Mills was born on September 22, 2009. She is Trevor and Katie's first child and Mom and Baby couldn't be doing better. She was 8lbs 2ozs at birth and was 20" long with gentle brown hair and a gentle disposition.

    As a result of this happy addition to the family, Katie will not be seeing patients until January 2010. Trevor will return to the office on Wednesday September 30. Patients who have previously seen Katie in the past are welcome to transition to Trevor's schedule should be assured that although treatment styles vary, communication is excellent between the two.

     

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