Dr. Jessica Buckner, DPM
Podiatrist
Foot and Ankle Associates of Maine

SPEAKERS

Matthew Somma,
PT, DPT, CSCS
Owner and Clinician
Somma Physical Therapy & Performance

Dr. Jessica Buckner has been in private practice with Foot and Ankle Associates of Maine since 2005. She has active privileges at both MidCoast Hospital an LincolnHealth Miles Campus for both surgical and inpatient consultation.  Dr. Buckner received her undergraduate degree from the Drake University and is a graduate of the Des Moines University. She completed two years of foot and ankle surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She has performed hundreds of foot and ankle interventions, diabetic wound care and limb salvage. As a private practitioner Dr. Buckner brings her both podiatry expertise and personalized care to the MidCoast region of Maine. She enjoys treating a broad spectrum of foot and ankle conditions including foot deformities, bunions, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, pediatric foot conditions, acute injuries and diabetic foot conditions.

Matt Somma, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist with a clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  Currently he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of New England.  He attended the University of New England for his undergraduate and graduate studies. Matthew is also co-owner of Finish Strong PT and Performance where his focus is on rehabilitation of the endurance athlete.  Matthew is currently serving his second two-year term as president for the Maine Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Joshua Barlow, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Maine General Medical Center

Joshua Barlow is a Physical Therapist for Maine General Medical Center at their outpatient practice in Oakland, Maine.  He is contracted to work at the Colby College Health Center treating both injured athletes and the general student body.  He has a BS degree in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University in 2001.  He has several certifications including APTA Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Manual Therapy Institute, McKenzie Institute and APTA Clinical Instructor.  Josh specializes in orthopedics and sports injuries.  He has attended recent coursework on Running Injuries including “The Science of Running Medicine” at John Hopkins Hospital in 2019 and “Running Rehabilitation” from the University of St. Augustine in 2017. 

Brandon Szczesniak, PT, OCS, COMT, CSCS
Physical Therapist
OA Centers for Orthopaedics

Brandon Szczesniak is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist as well as a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He graduated from Springfield College in 2007 and has been working in Outpatient Orthopaedics since that time.  He is currently employed by OA Centers for Orthopaedics in the Brunswick location, where is both a treating clinician as well as Clinic Manager.  His clinic provides comprehensive care for Bowdoin College – including a collaborative model with the Bowdoin Athletic Training Department.  He has a special interest in rehabilitation of the lower extremity – with an affinity specifically for runners.

Scott Hannigan, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, VRS, Cert. MST
Owner and Clinician
Accel Physical Therapy

A Maine native, Scott earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont in 2009.  Over the last 10 years, Scott has specialized in outpatient orthopaedics and sports injuries.  He has focused his post-graduate training in a multi-faceted approach to physical therapy, to provide the best possible care for each individual patient. He has certifications in dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation, custom orthotic fabrication, golf fitness, and blood flow restriction training.  Additional training in spinal manipulation, Graston Technique, selective functional movement assessment, cupping, Mulligan Concept, and more. 

Scott truly believes that physical therapy should be centered on each individual patient, using evidence-based practices, and an outcomes oriented approach.

When he is not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and friends, taking advantage of New England and all it has to offer through hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, and waterskiing. He also enjoys traveling and trying new cuisine.

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