Orthopedic and Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Seacoast Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Biddeford, that specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries. Our physical therapy clinic is located near the corner of Elm Street and Alfred Street in the same parking lot at CVS, Aaron’s and GreenLife Garden Supply.

Seacoast Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in Biddeford by providing a friendly and encouraging environment. Our treatment is based on state-of-the-art medical technology along with hands-on care. Our proven manual treatment techniques combined with modern equipment yields optimal results.

Our licensed physical therapists work hard to create an environment to help optimize your body’s ability to heal. Having prompt, appropriate treatment can contribute to a faster recovery, which means returning sooner to work, daily activities, hobbies and sports.

Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality physical therapy through personalized care and education. We support creative and individualized intervention. We involve and educate our patients throughout the entire  recovery process. We enjoy getting the Biddeford community back on their feet and doing the things they love.

Our Biddeford physical therapy clinic accepts most insurance including Medicare and Work Comp.

We Offer:

Evaluations Within 24-48 hrs
Flexible Scheduling
Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored For Each Patient
Licensed Therapists
Specialized Treatment Programs
Friendly and Open Environment
Convenient Location with Easy Access and Parking


personalized care & education

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.

Jeffrey Lebel PT, AT, C., MBA Owner/Director

Jeff is the owner/director of Seacoast Physical Therapy and is a 1992 graduate of the University of New England.  Jeff began his career at Maine Sports Medicine in Waterville, ME. He spent the next two years at Orthopedic Associates in Portland. Jeff became the Director of Physical Therapy at the Medical Group in 1997 and was there 11 years treating patients in the Kennebunk area. Jeff joined PrimeCare in Biddeford in 2008 as the Director of Physical Therapy and was there until 2012 when he became the owner of Seacoast Physical Therapy. Jeff has attended numerous continuing education courses over the years and his practice specialized in the treatment of orthopedic, sports, post-surgical, fall prevention and spine rehabilitation.

Matthew Tripp PT, DPT

Matt grew up in and loves Maine. He went away to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst studying Kinesiology where he initially found his passion for movement science.  After working in the field of Physical Therapy for two years, he decided to pursue his education further receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in 2013.

Since 2013, Matt has been working as staff therapist at Seacoast Physical Therapy. In November of 2017, Matt became the Director of the brand new Seacoast Physical Therapy office in Kennebunk, Maine. Matt is excited to be bringing his passion for health and wellness to the greater Kennebunk area! He looks forward to rehabbing and educating clients of all age ranges and abilities, to allow for safe and pain free return to sport, work, and LIFE!

Matt lives in Portland with his wife Vanessa, and dog Charlotte. He and Vanessa are excited to be expecting their first child in September. In his free time, Matt enjoys working out, running, playing basketball and softball, boating, traveling, live music, and golfing (as much as possible!). Matt is also an avid sports fan!

Philip Finemore, PT, DPT, Cert DN

Phil graduated from Husson University in Bangor, ME with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Biomechanics in 2013. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Husson in 2015. Phil has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the past three years treating a variety of conditions such as back and neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and completing pre and post –operation rehabilitation. Phil has been certified in dry needling and has also taken a variety of other manual therapy and exercise based continuing education courses to continue to improve his patient care. In his spare time, Phil enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being in the great outdoors, and playing his guitar.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Manual Therapy
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Athletic Training Outreach
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Personal Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form PacketDownload

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


"I am currently on my third time with Seacoast Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist MATT TRIPP. First in 2014 for tendonitis in my right leg from a torn hip muscle; again in 2015 after I was rear-ended while stopped in traffic and suffered a lower back injury; and now I have a broken wrist. Each time, Dr. Tripp has been a caring and excellent therapist and I have healed well. Each time he gave me confidence that the pain would end and he gave me the tools (exercises) that enabled me to help myself heal between therapy appointments. By following his directions, I have healed completely within a very reasonable time frame. Dr. Tripp and the staff of Seacoast Physical Therapy are attentive, professional and entirely focused on their patients and each patient’s’ needs. I highly recommend Seacoast Physical Therapy and therapist MATT TRIPP. I’m a very thankful and satisfied customer."
- Deborah B.
"Best therapy I've ever had, and would recommend to anyone in need of therapy." -Tara M.
"My experience with Matt has been positive. The PT has made a considerable difference in healing. Pain decreased with each visit and I feel I have my life back and can function in daily activities. I'm back at work and functional; sleeping, dressing, and meeting my personal responsibilities." - Georgie N.
"I was referred by my family doctor to Seacoast Physical Therapy for right knee soreness. On my first visit Jeff examined me and then diagnosed my problem. He then showed me a model of a knee and explained where the problem was. On one of my first visits, I was having an issue doing one of the exercises and Jeff patiently showed me and explained the correct way to do it. During visits in the weeks since, I was treated with encouragement and patience. I found Jeff and his staff to be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and caring. My knee is much improved and I would highly recommend Seacoast Physical Therapy!" - Dave B.