Physical Therapist - Mike Lachance, MPT
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of Maine in Farmington in 1995 and went on to graduate school to study Physical Therapy at Elon University in North Carolina graduating in 2000. For ten years Mike has been providing Physical Therapy services in an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine environment with additional experience work with the geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility.
His previous experience in the fitness industry and appreciation for patient education provide for a motivating and learning atmosphere ensuring maximum results. The importance of team work between the clinician and patient is emphasized at Proactive. From the post operative patient, high school athlete, injured worker, weekend warrior or those who suffer from chronic conditions or general aches and pains, Proactive will individualize a program to meet your needs.. Life long self management and preventative measures are incorporated in all treatment plans.
Mike’s area of specialty include treatment of spinal disorders utilizing the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment, correction of muscle imbalances to improve biomechanics, neuromuscular retraining for improved balance and walking stability, dynamic core strengthening and sports performance. One guarantee from your experience at Proactive is that you will learn how to care for your body with intention of minimizing pain and maximizing function.
Physical Therapist - John, K. Libby, DPT
John graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1997. He then worked in the finance industry before going on to graduate school to study physical therapy. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2009.
John’s previous experience in physical therapy includes work in the hospital, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. This diversity of practice combined with his interest in sports medicine gives him a unique perspective and varied skill set to bring to Proactive Physical Therapy.
John is a runner himself and particularly enjoys working with that population. He has worked with a variety of athletes, from recreational to professional, and with minimalist runners as well as those who prefer a more traditional shoe.
John is working toward the McKenzie certification, and currently employs many of these treatment techniques in his practice. Additionally, he adopts the philosophy that many injuries result from faulty movement patterns and muscular imbalances. Consequently, he seeks to restore optimal movement and muscular balance, and in so doing, prevent or reduce the possibility of re-injury.
Physcial Therapist - Jonathan Cowie, DPT
Jonathan is a graduate of Husson University. Jon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Human Movement with a minor in Psychology in May of 2008 and completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2010. Throughout his clinical rotations in the outpatient, inpatient, and acute rehab settings Jon has worked with individuals with orthopedic, neurologic, vestibular, and cardiopulmonary impairments.
Jon's areas of expertise include balance and vestibular rehabilitation as well as sports medicine and manual therapies. He is currently pursuing additional training in the McKenzie method for evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders to further strengthen Proactive's Spine Care Program. Jon has established a strong reputation in the community for providing patient centered care, patient education and evidence based physical therapy interventions. Jon is committed to fostering working relationships with area physicians for coordination of care and maximum treatment outcomes with his patients.
Jon has a special interest in athletic performance and will be expanding the services offered at Proactive Physical Therapy to include fitness and sports performance training. Jon has also developed a Vestibular Rehabiliations Program and is looking forward to implementing treatment strategies to help those with balance and vertigo problems in the community
Office Staff - Jennifer Lachance
Jennifer has over 15 years experience in the accounting industry. Jennifer graduated from Husson College in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science degree. She became a certified public accountant in the state of North Carolina in March of 2000. Prior to joining Proactive Physical Therapy Jennifer worked in public accounting and the financial services industry.