March Newsletter

Wow, did February fly by or what!? Read this months newsletter to join us on the #ChoosePT movement, join our National MS Society Fundraiser, follow our move to our Newport location, and learn more about Emily, Front Desk Coordinator at our Brewer location!

Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management #ChoosePT

What is the #ChoosePT movement? As the opioid epidemic increases, learn about the ways that you can manage your pain in a safe and healthy way by choosing PT instead of narcotics. No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free.
“An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups.” Read about how physical therapy can help you manage your pain and avoid using narcotics by reading our new blog here.

Visit our Youtube channel for NEW “Exercise of the Week” videos. These videos include instructions on how to perform easy exercises at home to improve core strength, balance, range of motion, and more!

Emily Chalkley: Front Desk Coordinator- Brewer

Emily hiking last summer at San Clemente Summit in California.

Where are you from? All over. My father is a retired Marine, so I have lived all over the country. I spent most of my life in Southern California though.

What level of education/schooling do you have? Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Psychology from University of Maine 2017. Will also graduate with my Healthcare Management MBA from Husson in August 2019.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I have lived in 6 different states and visited 9 different countries.

What are your hobbies? Reading, being physically active (gym, hiking, snowshoeing, surfing), coffee connoisseur, and occasionally horseback riding.

What is your favorite part about your job? That I am a part of a company that truly cares about the whole-person health of their patients. I also love that BIM assists several charities in the local areas and that they are passionate about being a positive influence on the community.

Learn more about Emily here.

“I am a 71 year-old woman who has had several health issues in the past year and needed therapy. Just before Thanksgiving I had a spinal release on my lower back. I started therapy 2 weeks after my surgery and I was released today.

My recovery has been long and difficult.

The therapists at the Dexter office have helped so much. About 3 weeks ago I was ready to give up, and they wouldn’t let me! They provided me with a home program and with what I was doing at the office I have made a great recovery. They made me do the difficult things to bring about progress in my recovery. I have gained flexibility and strength that I thought was lost forever. As I get older, there are some limitations that I need to accept, however our bodies have the ability to heal. At the Dexter brand of Back in Motion, they encourage you to reach goals that you may think are impossible.

Thank you to all who helped with my recovery. If you think things will not improve, take heart because my therapist can help you reach higher than you can imagine! Thank you ALL!” -Catherine H.

Back in Motion will be participating in the National MS Society walk in South Portland & Brewer on April 27th in support of our patients and community members with MS.

Our staff members will be competing to see who can raise the most money, and the winner will have their fundraising total MATCHED by Back in Motion! To make a donation or to learn more information, click here.

We are working hard, and so are our contractors, to get our Newport location ready for you! Things are moving right along, and we will announce an official move date soon!

Brewer Clinic Classes: Silver Sneakers Class Every Monday and Wednesday at 10am and 2:30pm. Click here for more details.

Cardiac Rehab Class Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am and 2:30pm. Click here for more details.

Check out our booth at the What Women Want Expo in Bangor at the Cross Insurance Center on March 9th, or at the Gorham Marketplace at USM on March 30th.

Happy 1st Anniversary to Brendan Harding! Maura Wadsworth celebrates her 6th anniversary, Mike Bertrand celebrates three years with BIM, and Cheryl Beckmann celebrates two years!

If you see these March babies, Steve Faria, Marla Grovo or Dani Colson, make sure to wish them a Happy Birthday!