We are proud to offer some of the finest rehabilitation services in Maine. Our team of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists is here to provide the restorative care you need on your road to recovery.
Alma Aranda, PTA, joined St. Mary’s Center for Physical Rehabilitation in March 2007. She received her Associate degree in Applied Science from Kennebec Valley Technical College in 1999, and has practiced in a variety of settings including: skilled nursing facilities, veteran’s home, early intervention, inpatient acute care and rehabilitation, and orthopaedics.
Alma is a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy Reserves and is a certified CPR instructor. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanties, as well as the Special Olympics.
Dawn Gilbert, PT, MSM, received her BS degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 from the University of New England. She joined St. Mary’s outpatient rehabilitation department in May 1998. In 2008, Dawn earned her MS degree in Management with a concentration in Health Care Administration from New England College.
Dawn became the Director of St. Mary’s Clinical Rehabilitation Services in 2010 and manages the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Cardiac Rehab, and Pulmonary Rehab departments.
Alison Almlov Fenton, MOT, OTR/L, received her BS degree in 1997 from the University of New Hampshire, and earned her MS degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001 from Nova Southeastern University. After being in Florida for a few years, Alison returned to her home state of Maine and began working at d’Youville Pavilion in May of 2006, and a year later joined the team at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation. She is experience in outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehab, and sub-acute rehab. and is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.
Rebecca Harrington, PT, is a 1999 graduate of the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Her clinical experience includes acute, sub-acute, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, and long-term care settings.
Rebecca joined St. Mary’s Health System in 2001 as a float therapist and later worked at d’Youville Pavilion. In 2007, she joined the team at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation. She has been involved with the development of a rehab presence at St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders as part of a Lance Armstrong Foundation Grant.
Nicholas Hodsdon, MPT, CWCE, is a 2001 graduate of the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He began his career at St. Mary’s Health System in July 2001 at d’Youville Pavilion performing sub-acute rehabilitation, and a year later made the transition to the Center for Physical Rehabilitation.
Nick has experience in geriatrics, balance and vestibular dysfunction, musculoskeletal dysfunction, aquatic therapy, and home health physical therapy. In October of 2008, Nick achieved certification as a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator through Roy Matheson and Associates.
Jaqueline Jancaitis, DPT, received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of New England, and joined St. Mary’s Center for Physical Rehabilitation in 2008.
Prior to joining St. Mary’s, Jacqueline spent time with the physical therapy departments of Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, NH, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, ME, and Togus Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta, ME.
Kerri Monto, MS, CCC-SLP, received her BS degree in Special Education: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maine at Farmington, and earned her MS degree in Communication Disorders from Worcester State College.
Kerri joined the St. Mary’s rehabilitation team in July 2010, bringing with her experience in treating speech, voice, language, cognition, and swallowing disorders resulting from a variety of diagnoses including: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cervical spinal surgery, stroke, head injury, respiratory illness, dementia, cancer, and cerebral palsy.
Jennifer Mower, MOT, OTR/L, earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine in 1998. She has worked as a pediatric OT for the Children’s Center in Augusta, and for the City of Lewiston School Department. She spent 3 years running a private practice providing pediatric clinic and community-based occupational therapy.
Jennifer joined St. Mary’s in the acute care setting and then made the transition to the Center for Physical Rehabilitation in 2008. She has an interest in upper extremity rehabilitation, pediatrics and ergonomics, and became a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist in 2009.
Miranda New, PT, graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington and then joined the Center for Physical Rehabilitation in 2002. She is the facilitator of our urinary incontinence/pelvic pain clinic, as well as, our wheelchair clinic.
Miranda has attended many continuing education seminars on topics including: pediatric torticollis, back pain, foot and ankle disorders, shoulder dysfunction, and treatment of adult urinary incontinence.
Diane Robarge, OTR/L,CLT , is a senior occupational therapist at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. She began her career at Mid Maine Medical Center where she worked as an acute rehab therapist. She also contracted with School Union #52 to provide OT services to those students with a diagnosed need.
Diane joined St. Mary’s in 1992 and has worked in acute care, outpatient, and d’Youville Pavilion. In 2002, she achieved the designation of certified Lymphedema Specialist trained at the Kessler-Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy. She is a member of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the National Lymphedema Network.
Sarah Shannon, PT, CLT, is a 2003 graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Sarah joined St. Mary’s in 2004 as a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation. She has experience in outpatient, inpatient and acute rehabilitation. She was certified as a Lymphedema Therapist in 2003 through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Sarah has also attended continuing education courses on biofeedback, kinesiotaping, myofascial release, and for treatment strategies for the shoulder and knee.
Nancy Tremblay, LPTA While working as an office assistant for St. Mary’s WorkMed in 2007, Nancy was exposed to the Outpatient Physical Therapy department and a few years later decided to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. Nancy received her AS degree in Applied Science from Kennebec Valley Community College in 2011, and completed her clinical internships with the physical therapy departments of Westside Neurological Rehabilitation in Lewiston, Horizons Rehab and Living Center in Brunswick, and Saco Bay Sports Rehabilitation in Windham. She joined the St. Mary’s Center for Physical Rehabilitation in summer of 2011.