Rehabilitation Therapy Team
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.
Dawn Gilbert, PT, MSM, Director. St. Mary's Center for Physical Rehabilitation
Dawn received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New England and 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.
She 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. In addition, Dawn became the Director of St. Mary's WorkMed In 2014.
Alma Aranda, PTA,
Alma 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 retired 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.
Alison Almlov Fenton, MOT, OTR/L,
Alison 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. She worked in the outpatient clinic at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida for five years. She returned to her home state of Maine in 2006 where she began working at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion, then later that year joined the team at the St. Mary's Center for Physical Rehabilitation.
Alison achieved the designation of Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist in 2008, and is experience in outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehab, and sub-acute rehabilitation. She attends many continuing education seminars, and has special interests in splinting, and rehab of the hand and upper extremity.
Rebecca Harrington, PT
Rebecca 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 St. Mary's 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
Nick is a 2001 graduate of the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He began his career at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion in July 2001 performing sub-acute rehabilitation, and a year later made the transition to the Center for Physical Rehabilitation.
Nick is experienced in geriatrics, balance and vestibular dysfunction, musculoskeletal dysfunction, aquatic therapy, and home health physical therapy. In October of 2008, he achieved certification as a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator through Roy Matheson and Associates.
Melissa Labrecque, DPT
Melissa received her BS degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2008 and went on to receive her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2013 from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. She joined St. Mary's Regional Medical in March of 2014 providing physical therapy services to both our outpatient and inpatient population. She has also attended continuing education courses on OMT through the Maitland Australian Program.
Kerri Monto, MS, CCC-SLP
Kerri 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.
She 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.
Diane Robarge, OTR/L,CLT
Diane 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, and was 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 at St. Mary's 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.
Mary Savage, PT
Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of New England. She joined the St. Mary's Center for Rehabilitation team in April 2014 and clinically provides service to both our inpatient and outpatient population. She has worked in 7 different states in a variety of settings including acute care, sub-acute rehab, skilled nursing, long-term care, aquatics, outpatient, and home health.
Sarah Shannon, PT, CLT, FAFS
Sarah is a 2003 graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She joined St. Mary's Health System in June of 2004 as a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation. Sarah has experience in outpatient, inpatient, and acute rehabilitation. She was certified as a Lymphedema Therapist in September of 2003 through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and has attended continuing education courses on biofeedback, kinesiotaping, myofascial release, and for treatment strategies for the shoulder and knee.
In 2013 Sarah completed a Fellowship in Applied Functional Science and Functional Manual Reaction through the Gray Institute. She is one of 3 physical therapists in Maine with this distinction.