Dr. Jessica Buckner, DPM
Foot and Ankle Associates of Maine
PT, DPT, CSCS
Owner and Clinician
Finish Strong Physical Therapy & Performance
University of New England
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.
Matthew 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. He attended the University of New England (UNE) for his undergraduate and graduate studies. He is co-owner of Finish Strong Physical Therapy and Performance and full-time faculty member at UNE since 2018.
Matthew has extensive clinical experience in sports and spine rehabilitation and sport performance. He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 2006 and was a former Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the San Diego Padres Organization. He received his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from the University of St Augustine in 2016. His clinical interests include surgical and non-surgical treatment of patients with spinal dysfunction. Matthew is also interested in biomechanical analysis of the overhead athlete, rehabilitation of the shoulder, and rehabilitation of low back dysfunction.
Joshua Barlow, PT, DPT, OCS
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
Bath Iron Works
Brandon Szczesniak, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, graduated from Springfield College in 2007. His career has been spent working exclusively in the Outpatient Orthopedic setting. He has advanced credentials as a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as well as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist via the Ola Grimsby Institute. Six years were spent working in Brunswick, ME at Orthopedic Associates where he worked closely with the Bowdoin College Athletic Training Staff addressing the rehabilitation needs of both in and out-of-season athletes. Over this time he developed a passion and expertise for lower extremity rehabilitation specific to loading mechanics (both jumping and running). Throughout his time at that clinic he performed running assessments on athletes returning from injury, recovering from surgery, and desiring to improve performance. Recently his career changed and he is currently employed as a contract Physical Therapist at Bath Iron Works – addressing the needs of the injured worker both in a reactive fashion related to injury as well as investigative / proactive fashion via Ergonomics.
Scott Hannigan, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, VRS, Cert. MST
Owner and Clinician
Accel Physical Therapy
Scott earned his Doctor 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. A Maine native, he developed an interest in the physical therapy profession during his high school years through sports and exercise. Scott has been practicing for the last 11 years in both Maine and Massachusetts, and opened Accel Physical Therapy in Brunswick Maine back in 2017. 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 training in spinal manipulation, instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization, dry needling, blood-flow restriction training, selective functional movement assessment, Mulligan Concept, custom orthotic fitting, Titleist Performance Institute, and more.