|Richard Bader, PT – CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Rick graduated with honors from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, and received his Physical Therapy degree from Hunter College in NYC. In 1992, Rick teamed up with the Joyner Sports Medicine Institute to begin his career.Upon moving to Western Maine, Rick served on the staff of Stephens Memorial Hospital until starting his first clinic in South Paris in January 2000. Over the past seven years he has opened three Physical Therapy clinics in the rural communities of Western Maine, to provide our community with the best quality of Physical Therapy available. In this time he has helped to introduce a variety of manual therapies to many residents of this area, including CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Zero Balancing, Mechanical Link and PNF Stretching.
He especially enjoys working with athletic and work-related injuries, as well as TMJ and other musculoskeletal problems. Rick’s outside interests involve nature photography, hiking, kayaking and a love-hate relationship with golf.
|Jill Beaucage, PTJill is a graduate from Quinnipiac College in Hamden Connecticut. In addition to working in our Poland office, Jill also spends her time at OT to Play providing physical therapy for children. Some other areas of interest for Jill include orthopedics and woman’s health.|
|Paul Fecteau, PT, SCS, ATC – SPORTS MEDICINE
Paul is a graduate of University of New England, class of 1996. In 2005, Paul became a Sports Clinical Specialist and is one of only two Physical Therapists/Sports Clinical Specialists in the state of Maine. Although his background is in sports medicine, Paul enjoys treating acute injuries of all kinds, whether they are from athletics, accidents or work-related injuries.Paul has worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer at South Portland High School and has been doing per diem events at high schools through-out the region, as well as soccer tournaments, basketball camps, and free athletic screening at Bader Physical Therapy. He has also worked with the Portland Junior Pirates hockey team in Biddeford, Maine.
Paul comes to Bader Physical Therapy as Director of our Sports Medicine Program from the University of New England where he treated patients in the outpatient PT clinic and assisted with teaching the musculoskeletal course for the Physical Therapy Curriculum. He is also in charge of our educational outreach program.
|Rainie Wiemer, PT
Rainie graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with a BS in Physical Therapy in May 2008. During her time at McGill she worked in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings including orthopedic, neurological, cardiac and pediatric.She was the physical therapist for the McGill Redbirds Baseball Team for 2 years and was a part of the 2006 CIBA National Championship Team. She is a Maine licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Upon moving back home to the Lakes Region of Maine, she joined the team at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, being mentored by Paul Fecteau, PT, SCS, ATC.
Rainie has been a therapist at all three clinics, and is currently the chief therapist at our Bridgton office. In addition to PT, Rainie has found a love for running and competing in half-marathon road races as well as tearing up the ski slopes and enjoying the Maine lakes. She is an active supporter of local sports.
|Tim Beagan, PTA, ATC-L SPORTS MEDICINE
Tim is a 1988 graduate of Becker College in Worcester, where he earned an Associates Degree in physical therapy. In 2002 Tim completed his BS in Sports Medicine/Health Fitness at USM. He has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist assistant, practicing primarily in outpatient orthopaedic and sports PT. In 2004 Tim became an NATA certified athletic trainer.
As a former competitive swimmer, Tim has developed protocols and interest in treating athletes. He has experience in aquatic therapy, treating work injuries and spent 2 years working at a facility that specialized in integrated manual therapy. Tim also spent a year on staff at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, working in their orthopaedic PT department.
Tim has been involved in developing athletic training programs for several high schools and club teams. Currently he acts as the athletic trainer for Poland Regional High School.
|Carley Packard, PTA
Carley graduated from Hesser College in Manchester, New Hampshire in 2002 with her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has six years experience working primarily in sub-acute care at a local skilled nursing facility, where she honed her skills as a specialist in pain management.Carley has her focus on the function of the individual, and how it integrates into their life. Currently she is the instructor for our Prenatal Fitness and will be instructing a Postpartum Fitness class this Spring. As a former dancer she understands the need to be both flexible and strong. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her husband and children traveling, camping, fishing, being out in the boat, and snowmobiling.
|Matthew Ross, DPT|