RESILIENCE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS, LLC
Physical Therapy for You
Experience one-on-one care focused on your needs and your recovery. Learn to understand, manage, and improve to get back to living your life without limitations. I started Resilience because I believe the best care model is one where the patient and therapist are focused together on the outcome, and work in tandem to see improvement.
WHY CHOOSE RESILIENCE PHYSICAL THERAPY?
What Our Clients Are Saying
Jason was very thorough in his assessment and addressed the current problem but also others that
may have been contributing. He used a multi-module approach and used as many tools as possible to
improve the injury as well as prevent future injury. He created a path to not only get me back to where I
was before injury but better. Jason provides excellent one-on-one patient care that is second to none. I
am so grateful for his help.
I had a mixed experience with my last PT. On my last visits to another practice I had a different therapist, who wasn't as informed of my case. I was one of two patients she was working with during my time and felt that I wasn't getting what I needed out of that visit. When I would ask questions about the billing they would tell me to call corporate, corporate would belittle me when I talked with them. At that moment, I felt just like a number, and I felt processed. This isn't the case with Jason. When you work with Jason you have his undivided attention. He takes the time to set goals with you and sets up each visit to work towards those goals. He takes time to answer each question and giving you the knowledge you need to reach your goals. I also really appreciate that his billing is also simple, I don't have any surprises or attitudes that you receive at other practices.
Jason did a very thorough evaluation and was able to figure out very quickly where my pain was coming from. I felt that therapy sessions and home exercises were well planned and designed specifically for me. Jason taught me to pay attention to how I am doing an exercise and to do it correctly. He gave me lots of feedback, answered all my questions, and was very encouraging. I am back to taking long walks, cross country skiing, and working out in the gym. The programming was excellent. The gradual, progressive exercises worked well for me. I also feel that I think more about my body - how it works, how I move, and how to help myself when I do feel discomfort.
I was nervous to start PT because I’ve heard how painful and hard it can be. Jason tailored my program to exactly what was necessary to keep me moving forward without discomfort. Jason is a wealth of knowledge and his extensive experience is obvious.Not only did he teach me how to progress but also how to rest. Not only did he rehab my shoulder, but he taught me to be attentive on how I move my body in general. This has empowered me to continue my PT at home and given me the confidence I need to be successful! The attention Jason gives to his patients surpassed all my expectations in a physical therapist.
COMMON AILMENTS TREATED
This is NOT a comprehensive list. We have more than 20 years experience in expert physical therapy care, and continually examine and utilize research and evidence to keep our interventions at the highest level of quality for your care. Not sure if we treat it? Reach out!
Neck Pain (cervical OA, stenosis, radiculopathy, post operative rehabilitation)
Balance disorders/ Fall risk Management
Shoulder Pain (rotator cuff pain, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, post operative rehabilitation)
Elbow Pain (Golfer's Elbow, Tennis Elbow, UCL sprains, post operative rehabilitation)
Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel, wrist sprains)
Back Pain (low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc issues, post operative rehabilitation)
Hip pain (Hip OA, hip impingement, labral tears, post operative rehabilitation)
Knee pain (Knee OA, ligament sprains, meniscus tears, patellofemoral pain, patellar tendinopathy, post operative rehabilitation)
Ankle/Foot Pain (ankle sprains, Achilles pain, plantar fasciitis, post operative rehabilitation)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?
With over 20 years of experience we are happy to offer high quality care for a wide variety of conditions including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot and ankle pain, and jaw pain (often called TMD or TMJ dysfunction). We have helped many patients come back after surgeries of all types including ACL repair, rotator cuff repair and spinal surgeries. We also have extensive experience treating chronic pain, deconditioning, balance disorders (including fall risk management), and vertigo. Our treatment focuses on helping you get back what is important to you: gardening, sledding with your kids or grandkids, going after a new personal best back squat, or returning to sport.
WHAT DOES BOARD CERTIFIED IN ORTHOPEDICS MEAN? DO ALL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS HAVE THIS DESIGNATION?
Physical Therapists who have taken the American Board of Physical Therapies examination in orthopedics and successfully passed it are Board Certified in Orthopedics, and have the letters "OCS" (for Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) listed as part of their title. Not all physical therapists carry this designation- in fact, according to the most recently available statistics, only roughly 6% of physical therapists in the US carry this designation. Jason felt that it was important to pursue the OCS certification as a way of demonstrating the dedication to his client's care that Resilience Physical Therapy strives to provide.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
We work with Medicare as a Non-participating provider and Workman's comp. We are otherwise out of network with insurances. This allows us to provide high quality services that are patient centered and not driven by a third party. We provide resources to assist our clients to pursue reimbursement if they have out of network benefits. We strongly believe that trying to negotiate with insurances for reimbursement or visits too often leaves both our clients and the clinicians in difficult situations and often contributes to a decline in the quality of healthcare and often premature discharge. We strive to provide only the visits necessary over as broad a time as is needed for the most optimal outcome for our clients. For more information please click the "Out of Network FAQ" link on this page.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
With the exception of Medicare, no you do not need a referral to see a physical therapist in the state of Maine. Some insurances do require a referral for reimbursement for out of network visits. Check with your insurance for further details. We have created a specific FAQ sheet for Out of Network information.
WHERE DO YOU SEE PATIENTS?
We are excited to offer our services in two locations: We are located at 23 Aldrich Ave. in Norway, Maine (*next to TruStrength Athletics) and at 34 Center St. in Auburn, Maine (across the street from Goldworks and in the same building as Maine Dentistry and Perfect Balance). We offer mobile services for an additional travel fee.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
We will have a brief interview over a phone call to get some information regarding your needs and answer any questions you may have about our services. We will send you our intake forms which can be completed entirely online. The first visit will focus on assessing your injury (for physical therapy) and/or movement (for a functional mobility screen). Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing (athletic apparel is a good bet).
COVID-19 AND RESILIENCE
We take the health of our patients and community very seriously. While it's not possible to reduce risk to nothing, we take significant precautions to keep you and our staff safe. We do require masking during our sessions. All equipment is disinfected before and after each treatment session. Our one on one and mobile treatment settings remove the worry of crowded waiting rooms or clinics. You will be screened before each session and if necessary we will reschedule the visit if you are experiencing symptoms.
WHO WE ARE
Jason Burtchell, PT, OCS, Cred. MDT
Jason is a physical therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience and one of a handful of clinicians in the state of Maine to obtain his McKenzie Certification and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist designation. He is a former CrossFit trainer, and understands the importance of bridging the gap between rehabilitation and return to function. He thrives on helping people get back to activities that are important to them, including Power Lifting, CrossFit, trail running, and sports. He gains just as much joy helping people get back activities such playing with their children, returning to work, and gardening. He recently worked with a patient on navigating uneven ground for tapping Maple trees. He is an avid participant and student of movement, and enjoys weight lifting, Olympic lifting, interval training, hiking, biking and other activities. He also understands the challenges of continuing to stay active and healthy as we age, and the value of doing so for longevity and quality of life. He loves to help his patients feel better and move better to achieve their short and long term goals. Jason understands the value of listening to his client's stories and working one on one with them to help them understand how to get better and stay better.
RESILIENCE PT SERVICE OFFERINGS
Find The Right Service For You
Discover if you and Resilience are the right fit, and what service offering is best for your needs
This is a free phone session designed for you to help me understand your needs and what service offering (PT, Post-rehab, Wellness/Training) will best suit your needs. There is no commitment, and you will come out of the session with better understanding of some things you can do to achieve your goals.
Assess and Treat Pain and Dysfunction
One on one session(s) to first assess your problem and help you understand what it is and what can be done. This is NOT about the quick fix. We use movement and manual interventions to help you feel and move better with an emphasis on getting better and staying better. Your session is performed by a clinician who is an EXPERT in movement and has in depth understanding of injuries, rehabilitation, and treating the whole person (not just your "diagnosis").
We offer 6 and 10 session packages in addition to individual sessions. We recommend using the initial session to help determine what the best approach will be for your care. We provide claim forms to submit to
We also offer Mobile Therapy services for those who are unable to travel and are in our geographic area. A travel fee does apply for all mobile services.
From Pre-surgery strengthening to post-rehab return to activity
Evidence shows that patients who are discharged from physical therapy are often not ready for return to sport and have significant risk of reinjury. Our PREP program (Post Rehabilitation Exercise Program) is designed to help improve strength and performance in a safe manner to help bridge the gap from discharge from therapy to return to activity. We are experts in keeping people moving and progressing toward their goals using both our medical and exercise expertise. We have a variety of offerings for individuals including Group and Individual Monthly programs, One on One sessions and combinations of the two. You do not need to have come to Resilience Physical Therapy in order to be eligible for this program!
WELLNESS AND PERFORMANCE
With expertise in both physical therapy and coaching, we are equipped to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are looking for overall wellness, training for a specific event or activity we can help set you up for success. We love to work with mountain athletes, power lifters, baseball players, and everyone in between. Prior exercise experience for our clients is not required- we are happy to help get you started. We are able to supplement your current training, provide a complete program for your needs, or help you learn specific movements. We offer ongoing programs (online and in person), accessory program design, and individual coaching.
Improve your running efficiency, and decrease your injury risk.
Our Running Analysis Package includes a full functional movement analysis as well as analysis of your running pattern. From these analyses we are able to help you understand where you can focus your efforts both during and outside of your running to improve efficiency, improve mobility and injury risk. The package includes the analysis and a follow up which reviews the findings and provides a program catered to the findings that you can use to improve.
Identify and Correct Movement Dysfunctions
Whatever your sport or activity, how you move will have direct impact on how you perform. Our Movement Analysis provides an in depth mobility and strength assessment with the goal of identifying areas which may hamper your performance, and help to improve them. We are able to use our medical movement expertise to help you maximize your performance, as well as identify and reduce risk factors for injury for both sport specific athletes and general physical preparedness.
Virtual Programming to Improve Your Runs
Running Resilience is a virtual program designed for busy people looking to improve their running economy, performance and reduce injury risk. Workouts are typically no longer than 20-30 minutes. This program is offered via monthly subscription and includes access to the coaching team via the Train Heroic app. Individual programming is also available!
SKI READINESS ASSESSMENT
Be Ready to Hit the Slopes
Skiing and Snowboarding season is upon us. Be ready to tackle the mountain in any condition by being in your best condition. This assessment will help identify areas of focus to maximize your fun and minimize your injury risk, and includes recommendations for dry and on the mountain drills you can do to improve performance and reduce injury risk.
I provide services in the Oxford Hills area at 23 Aldrich Ave in Norway, ME and in the Lewiston/Auburn area at 34 Center St. in Auburn. We also offer mobile physical therapy services. We offer flexible scheduling including early morning and evening hours. You can call, email or fill out the contact form if you'd like to set up an appointment or ask a question.
34 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04210
23 Aldrich Ave, Norway, ME 04268
Phone (207) 707-1409