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.