New Medicare Cards

Medicare has started to release new cards that are no longer social security numbers with an alpha character at the end. These cards will be a mix of alpha numeric and will be randomly generated by Medicare itself. Please make sure when you get this new card you bring it to your next appointment so … Continue reading New Medicare Cards

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Reminder: Free Postpartum Clinic!!!

This is a friendly reminder from your local pelvic floor physical therapist that at Pouzol Physical Therapy and Pelvic Floor Rehab, we offer a FREE postpartum clinic. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Well, the program is very unique and the only one of its kind in the state of Maine. Women who have delivered a child … Continue reading Reminder: Free Postpartum Clinic!!!

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Free Postpartum Clinic

Delivering new life into the world is nothing short of amazing. The female body endures a lot through this process and needs adequate recovery time to allow for best healing. Many women have expressed their desires for further medical guidance to help them through this recovery process. At Pouzol Physical Therapy we have heard your … Continue reading Free Postpartum Clinic

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Spring Cleaning/Gardening

Springtime is just around the corner! The birds are chirping and the sun is shining, (joyful sigh). With springtime comes a desire to clean, finish over-due projects, and start gardening. As physical therapists this is also the time we see many clients coming in with back, neck, hip, and shoulder pain. A combination of improper … Continue reading Spring Cleaning/Gardening

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Patient’s overview to billing terminology

Deductible: Dollar amount the patient must pay towards medical expenses before the insurance will start to pay (this is similar to deductible due on an auto insurance plan or home owners plan) Co-Insurance: a percentage (%) that the insurance pays and the remaining % patient must pay. Example: 80/20% split means that the insurance will … Continue reading Patient’s overview to billing terminology

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As many of you might know Maine is a direct access state for healthcare

Direct access refers to a physical therapist being able to evaluate and treat a patient without a prior approval or referral from a doctor. As you might know Maine is a limited direct access* State for healthcare, not a full direct access state. However, most insurances will not pay for physical therapy, or leave the … Continue reading As many of you might know Maine is a direct access state for healthcare

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Post Prostatectomy Incontinence

The prostate is a small walnut sized organ located just below the bladder. The urethra runs right through this organ. The prostate itself and 2 additional sphincters provide urinary control in men. When the prostate is removed surgically (usually due to cancer) both the prostate and one of the 2 sphincters (valves) that control urine … Continue reading Post Prostatectomy Incontinence

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Headaches

With the holidays and end of the year nearing, stress is a commonality for many people. Headaches, tight neck and upper back muscles, and difficulty sleeping come with the stress and activities associated with this time of year. Some of these activities include wrapping presents, shoveling, yard work, and driving to stores or loved ones … Continue reading Headaches

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a condition involving the jaw. Usually the disorder presents as pain or inability to open the jaw. The jaw may also lock open or shut. The person may report headaches or ear pain as well. We need our jaw every day for eating and talking. When the jaw isn’t functioning … Continue reading Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

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Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)

Diastasis rectus abdominis or DRA is a term used to describe separation of the abdominal muscles at the center of the stomach. This can happen to both men and women but more frequently occurs in women. The rectus abdominis is the specific muscle that separates. This muscle is commonly known as the muscle to create … Continue reading Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)

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"For a sophisticated and finest physical therapy and for the warmest and most effective encouragement you can't find a better guidance then at Pouzol Physical Therapy. "

- Ansley Throckmorton

"I highly recommend Teri Carr, PT. She is an extraordinary physical therapist and care giver. Her years of experience and constant continued learning make her an absolute expert. She is such a caring person and very effective. She works with her patients to find a plan that will work for them. She focuses on pelvic floor issues – including nerves in the pelvis. She is the only expert listed for the state of Maine for pudendal neuralgia. I am so lucky to have her as my therapist.

The staff here is also excellent. Everyone is upbeat and helpful, from the owner (Doug) to the support staff (Katie). I’ll never go anywhere else for physical therapy! "

- Robin T.

"Teri Carr and the crew at Pouzol's Physical Therapy have been extremely helpful with dealing with my health issues. The Pelvic Floor therapy for my abdominal pain has increased my quality of life twofold and when I had back issues last year Teri helped me with pre and post surgery pain and recovery. The atmosphere there is a place of healing and the people are all very friendly and I consider them as friends. I would recommend them to everyone and come to think of it I have. "

- Tammy Light

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