Kenneth Neil Simons, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Ken received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, Boston Bouve' College in 1985 and an Advanced Master of Science degree in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 1996. He earned his Board Certification as a Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 1998. Ken also completed his Doctor in Physical Therapy Degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in the winter of 2006. He has completed a two year manual therapy residency program at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Woburn, MA and is a candidate for full fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Ken is a licensed physical Therapist in Maine and Massachusetts, and has over 25 years of experience and specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. He has extensive experience treating work-related injuries and has consulted with companies on injury prevention and ergonomics. Client companies have included Verizon, United Technologies Pratt & Whitney, CYRO Industries, Hussey Seating Company, Grampa’s Workshop, Shaw’s Distribution Center, Shop and Save Grocery Stores and many others. He has completed a faculty appointment as an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Boston University, Sargent College and as an adjunct professor in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of New England.
Gwen Simons, PT, JD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Gwen received her physical therapy degree from the University of Kentucky in 1986 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law in 2005. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Gwen moved to Maine from Louisville, KY, where she owned a private PT practice and consulted with business and industry on the management and prevention of work-related injuries, ergonomics and the American's with Disabilities Act Some of her clients have included Hitachi Automotive Products, 3M, Modine Climate Systems, General Electric, Ambrake, Caldwell Tanks, Jim Beam, Shaw's Distribution Center, Verizon, and Mercy Hospital. She currently serves as legal counsel to Atlas Ergonomics on EEOC and ADA compliance for their Pre-work Screenng consultation and design.
Gwen is an expert provider of Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and recently authored a chapter on the Legal Issues with FCEs for an FCE Primer published by the American Medical Association. She has authored articles on the admissibility of FCE evidence in court and on the legal issues in Post-offer employment screenings.
Gwen is President of the Maine Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Past-President of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association and Past-President of the Louisville Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Gwen was also named one of Louisville's "Forty Under 40" in 2000.
M. Nicholas Burns, PT, DPT
Nick graduated from the University of New England in 2011 where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maine in 2004. Before going to graduate school, Nick worked for three years as an exercise technician at a neurological outpatient clinic where he designed individualized exercise programs and community-integrated activities to improve patient function and quality of life. Concurrently, Nick worked as a personal trainer at a fitness club where he assisted clients in meeting their unique personal fitness goals. In collaboration with his peers during graduate school, Nick developed an ACL injury prevention program for a local community organization using current evidenced-based research.
Currently, Nick is enrolled in a one year residency fellowship program at The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in Woburn, Massachusetts. He is being trained by highly experienced and talented physical therapists in manual therapy using the Norwegian Approach. The IOMT is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a post-professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists in orthopaedic manual physical therapy.
While in clinical training to be a licensed physical therapist, Nick received professional mentorship from three experienced orthopaedic physical therapists that have various training backgrounds including, manual therapy, Medical Exercise Therapy and Pilates.
Nick has lived in and received all of his schooling in the extraordinary state of Maine. He embraces its exceptional uniqueness; his hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, woodworking, and sports. He is involved in Portland adult sport leagues including, coed softball, kickball, and dodge ball.
Nick is dedicated to assisting people from various backgrounds in meeting and exceeding their personal goals, improving their function, and ultimately their quality of life.