At Portland Physical Therapy the evaluation process is the key to a better recovery. We take the time to listen to our patients, taking a detailed history of their current complaints, and past medical information. This helps direct our testing to determine the root cause(s) of their symptoms. Treating the root cause(s) of a condition is a long term solution, whereas treating only the symptoms is a temporary fix.
One on one patient centered care
We listen to our patients, understand their goals, and place them at the center of our rehabilitation process.
The best possible care
Portland Physical Therapy was developed out of the desire to provide the best possible care in the field of physical therapy. We have seen other models where the patient and their needs are not put first, which ultimately diminishes outcomes. We wanted to create an environment where our patients feel comfortable, and are being treated one-on-one by a skilled physical therapist. This allows our therapists to give their undivided attention to their patient, using their knowledge and skills to guide the patient through the rehabilitation process. Portland Physical Therapy uses proven techniques and testing procedures to track progress as we move towards our goals.
The thorough evaluation process will provide information for diagnosis. During this time, our staff will diagnose as well as educate using pictures and models, giving each patient a unique view of their condition and involving them in the discussion of their treatments. A better understanding of diagnosis and treatments has shown improved patient compliance, and in the end, faster results.
Using the newest techniques and technology our physical therapist will provide one-on-one, individualized care. This, along with ongoing patient education will allow for timely improvements. Just like no two people are the same, no two injuries are the same. This is why we perform an extensive evaluation, educate on the diagnosis and create patient specific programs, to ensure the best outcomes possible.
Dr. Brandon Freeman
Brandon graduated from the University of Maine in 2008, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He then attended the University of New England, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2011, and was honored with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, the Faculty Cup Award, and the Outstanding Student Clinical Performance Award.
He went on to complete a two-year postdoctoral fellowship program at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Woburn, MA, that focused on advanced evaluation and treatment techniques for the spine and extremities, including manipulative techniques. This allowed him to receive a fellowship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Brandon has also completed an extensive review of the most current literature and appropriate testing to become a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. In addition to his fellowship and clinical specialty, he has become a certified myofascial trigger point therapist. Brandon is currently in the pursuit of further education to expand his understanding of the body in order to provide the highest quality of care.