Maine Strong Balance Center

Phone: (207) 303-0612

Fax: (207) 303-0038

400 Enterprise Drive, Suite #4, Scarborough, Maine, 04074

OUR TEAM

JASON ADOUR, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Steering Group Member, Maine Falls Prevention Coalition

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

  • Guest Lecturer, University of New England

Meet Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jason Adour. Jason began his physical therapy education at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His schooling culminated at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, where he completed his doctoral work in physical therapy. Jason worked in the greater Boston area before moving to Maine with his wife, Emily, in 2014. Jason and Emily welcomed their first daughter, Ava, in 2015 and their second daughter, Pearl, in July, 2017. His professional experience has included geriatric medicine, sports medicine and neurological rehabilitation after strokes or brain injuries, which have all included a focus on balance. After providing therapy in Maine for the past few years, Jason realized the need for an outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in treating balance and has enjoyed bringing his expertise to our community.

SARAH KAIN, PT, DPT

 Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Boston University, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Director of Membership and Communications, for the Balance and Falls Special Interest Group of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

  • Guest Lecturer, University of New England  

Meet Sarah Burnham, Doctor of Physical Therapy.  Sarah completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Boston University, earning a Bachelor’s in Health Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Sarah has specialized training working with Parkinson's Disease, she is LSVT BIG certified. Sarah began her career as an inpatient physical therapist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA where she gained experience working with various populations including neurological, oncological, geriatric, and orthopedic. After moving to Maine in 2016, Sarah worked in an outpatient rehabilitation setting focusing primarily on orthopedics with experience in aquatic therapy. Sarah is passionate about a variety of clinical populations and ultimately strives to help patients achieve the goals that are most meaningful to them.

HEIDI BATCHELDER, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
University of New England, 2005

Professional Associations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Meet Heidi Batchelder, Phsycial Therapist. Heidi graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked in outpatient settings throughout the northeast over the last 12 years. Heidi has taken multiple continuing education courses and earned a number of certifications including kinesiotape and ergonomics. She has taken multiple courses from the Postural Restoration Institute. One part of Heidi’s job that she enjoys most is building a relationship with her patients. She is truly invested in helping each patient achieve their personal goals.

ELIZABETH MAHER, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Simmons College, 2004

Meet Elizabeth Maher, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Elizabeth started her career in Boston at Tufts Medical Center as an inpatient physical therapist. The next chapter of Elizabeth's life would lead her to Maine. After moving to Maine in the year 2007, accompanied by husband Larry, Elizabeth has worked in various settings from inpatient acute care to skilled rehab to home health and outpatient. Her clientele has encompassed a wide variety of populations including geriatric, orthopedic, neurological, pediatric and cardiac. In addition to her role as a physical therapist, Elizabeth has also worked for 10 years as a rehab liaison helping with referral development and marketing. She lives locally with her husband and 3 daughters, Ciara, Ava and Saorise and their dog Chole.

Dr. JAMES CAVANAUGH, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Neurological Clinical Specialist Emeritus

Duke University 1987

Professional Associations:

  • Professor, University of New England, Portland, ME

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Meet Jim. Dr. Cavanaugh is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England in Portland. He received a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and completed his physical therapy training with a MS degree from Duke University in 1987. In 2004, he earned a PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his doctoral work focused on detecting subtle changes in postural control among collegiate athletes with cerebral concussion. From 1996-2016, he was a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. His research and teaching at UNE focus on developing interventions for improving sustainable physical activity in individuals with balance and mobility problems. His most recent work in this area focuses on individuals with Parkinson disease.

KATIE HELLER, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Regis University 2019

Professional Associsations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Meet Katie Heller, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Katie completed her undergraduate education at the University of Delaware where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. She completed her education at Regis University in Denver, Colorado where she earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and contributed to research publications studying spinal cord injury. Through her previous physical therapy experience, she has served orthopedic, geriatric, pediatric, and neurologic clinical populations. Katie moved to Maine in 2019 and is very excited to be a member of the Balance Center team! Katie strives to be a partner in helping each patient meet their individual goals while caring for the whole person.

EMILY ADOUR

Office Manager

Meet Emily Adour, behind-the-scenes coordinator extraordinaire. After a 9-year career as a middle-school teacher, Emily moved on to a different type of teaching job, raising daughters, Ava and Pearl. An experienced yoga and spin instructor, Emily has a deep knowledge of the mind and body and brings positive energy and warmth to the Balance Center. After being his partner in so much else, she is excited to be Jason's partner in running their practice.

MARGARET RUSSELL

Office Administrator

Meet Meg Russell, our receptionist and administrative manager.  Meg is returning to the outside workforce after spending time raising her family.  She comes to us with a background in the medical field where she worked as a Surgical Technologist as well as a Surgical Scheduler.  Meg is also a level 1 Reiki practitioner and has a strong belief in the body’s natural healing energy.  She enjoys working with people and is looking forward to adding to your positive experience here at the Maine Strong Balance Center.

KATHLEEN MORLOCK

Physical Therapy Aide & Receptionist Extroidinaire

Meet Kathleen Morlock, our Physical Therapy Aide and Receptionist Extraordinaire. Kathleen became a part of our team as a college student at the University of Rhode Island. She finalized her undergraduate career here at the Balance Center by completing a 400 hour internship under our wing. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in December of 2018, Kathleen transitioned to more permanent position on our staff and thoroughly enjoys contributing to such a positive, collaborative environment: clinically, clerically, and creatively. You may find her teaching one of our balance exercise classes, speaking to the community about relevant medical literature, or lending a helping hand here at the clinic.