PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE IN BIDDEFORD, ME

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

HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF

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.

Services

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

Forms

Patient Forms

Patient Forms

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

New Patient Registration Form PacketDownload

Revised Telehealth Consent Form | Download

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

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download

PAIN QUESTIONNAIRES

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.

FAQ

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.

Testimonials

"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.

In November 2018, I suffered a low back injury that left me in intense nerve pain. The last epidural steroid shot made the pain manageable but I was without the use of my toes and considerable weakness in my ankle. I was experiencing numbness and temperature variances in my leg and ankle and I was not moving well.  The plan was to let my body heal in an attempt to avoid surgery, which can take time. I grew more worried as the weeks ticked by without any improvement. After a follow-up appointment with my doctor, the next step in the process was to start physical therapy.

I was hesitant to start physical therapy and as I consider this now, the reasons are foolish. Poor excuses that were the result of my fear. I made the call to my doctor’s office to get a referral.  I am so very grateful that the referral led me to Seacoast Physical Therapy.  It was conveniently located in Kennebunk, where I live and work. From the very first call to working with my insurance company, the office staff was so accommodating and helpful.

Continued>>

At the consultation, I met Matt Tripp. He presents himself as confident and knowledgeable, and I could tell he was empathetic.  He was patient as I rambled on trying to articulate my symptoms and concerns.  He initiated a plan for me to start healing my injury but also improving my overall health and help avoid future injury. 

My visits were twice a week and I was given daily exercises to do at home.  He gave me the knowledge to help myself, to achieve by doing, improve my everyday life.  Quickly, he helped me to recognize that he can show me what to do but ultimately I was responsible for my own recovery. He and Seacoast Physical Therapy were the keys to my success in healing.

What surprised me; soon the appointments became something I looked forward to instead of something that I had to do.  Even with a few setbacks in my progress, Matt remained positive and fun to work with. He made getting better, better. I have healed enough that physical therapy has done its job.  Matt provides a tailored approach to meet each patient's needs. The ending is bittersweet and I know that Matt and his team help many people but  I am  not sure if they know how much of an impact they make.  The admiration, respect, and gratitude fill my spirit.  I would not hesitate to recommend Seacoast Physical Therapy in Kennebunk.” - Jen D.

“My treatment at Seacoast Physical Therapy was excellent. I felt Matt immediately understood the basis of my problem, and was able to target it precisely. It did not take long for me to feel significantly better. As important to me, everyone is pleasant and professional.” - Mary L.

“[PT] helped a lot, not only with strength, but with confidence. Had fun while getting stuff done.” -Sophie F.

“I have been suffering from vertigo X5 months due to a motor vehicle accident. He gave me hope from the first appointment, two appointments and vertigo gone. So thankful for Matt. Professional and caring, even called to see if was O.K. at home. Recommend to everyone! :)” - Angela J.

“Before I came to Seacoast Physical Therapy, my pain and range of motion kept me from performing every day activities. Now that I went through the therapy process, I am pain free and my motion is back to normal. I’m so glad they took such good care of me.” - Teresa O.

“Having been to multiple physical therapy practices after surgeries, I have found Seacoast to be the best for ease of making appointments, location, quality of care and true intrest in my well-being. Matt has mastered the fine line between encouraging and pushing hard.” - Pat H.

“I went to physical therapy with some natural trepidation, but my fears were swept away as I became involved in the exercises. Matt did a fine job!” - Martha M.

“The office staff is friendly, flexible, and efficient. Phone call reminders are always helpful.

Matt Tripp is amazing he has helped me through many surgeries and vertigo, and I followed him to his Kennebunk clinic because of that. Patience, intellegence and sense of humor make therapy a pleasant experience. I will surely recomment him to others as well as doctors I see!” -Judy H.

“I always felt challenged and the staff was professional. If I ever need physical therapy again I will return.” - Charles D.

“My care was excellent. I feel so much stronger and more capable. I have more confidence with my new knee. Matt is very caring and supportive. I have great confidence in his care and respect his counsel and procedures to make me stronger.” Ann H.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the results, thank you. I came to Seacoast Physical Therapy because I’ve had at least 6 falls and have trouble getting up after falling, and also trouble bending to do chores because of the prior back injury. I was frightened that I was destined to keep falling because of my back. After doing the strengthening exercises you gave me, I feel that my legs are strong and keep me from falling! You told me that I should job outside rather than use the treadmill because I would benefit from the vertical motion forward. I have not been able to run outside in 4 years because I would get pain down my leg when I was sitting or trying to sleep. Now because of exercises, I have been running 3 miles everyday without pain. I have lost 6 pounds and my blood pressure is down. Thank you for your knowledge, kindness, wonderful advice!” - Laurel F.

“I feel 100% better now. I was concerned with my back pain when I became pregnantn which led me to PT. I’ve had back pain for 10+ years which would limit me and now @ 8 months [pregnant] I feel better/stronger than I ever have. At 8 month, I feel less pain, no limitations (from back pain) and am lifting heavier weights (25-40lbs) which I could not do before. Matt did awesome gradually getting me to where I needed to be. I would highly recommend Matt at Seacoast Physical Therapy.” - Anna M.

“Always on time. Always attentive. Showed knowledge and concern. Good continuity.” - Pat S.

“I felt that Seacoast PT really helped me gain some confidence and helped push me out of the place I was stuck. Before coming here, I would never have dreamed that I could exercise for and hour, never mind 30 minutes. Matt at Seacoast PT has brought a positive attitude and confidence back to my life.” -Greg P.

“I haven’t been dizzy in a week! Epley’s maneuver worked. The exercises are making me stronger.”

- Joanne R.

“I have gone to physical therapy a few other times over the years and my experience here has been the best ever. I was able to make good strides to lingering post-surgery pain and mobility issues. Would recommend Matt to everyone.” - Janice V.

“My experience at Seacoast Physical Therapy was great! The administrative staff was very kind helpful and efficient, especially dealing with my insurance and working with my hectic schedule. Physical Therapist Matt was a great motivator. He provided a very comprehensive evaluation as well as treatment plan that was easy to follow and led to my complete recovery. The one on one approach really made a difference. The facility itself was clear and pleasant overall I had a great experience.”

- Connie B.

“I am very pleased that I chose Seacoast PT for treatment of my neck pain. Always greeted by a warm and welcoming staff. My physical therapist was both knowledgeable and professional at all times. Additionally, Matt was always considerate of my visual limitations. Overall, I had a great experience with great results!” - Rosemary D.

“Nancy in the office in the office was very helpful and sweet. Matt kept me on track, made it easy to do the exercises, explained how to do them and why I needed to do them.  He was very helpful and patient. He has a great sense of humor and made it fun.” - Joanne J.

I had a much more positive experience at Seacoast compared to times in the past when I went for physical therapy.  The service was thorough, individualized and caring and I would definitely return if I require any type of physical therapy in the future.

~Gayle D.

My problem was taken care of great.  The staff was great and very friendly.

~Jennifer B.

When I first arrived I was not positive about my outcome.  However, contrary to my initial assessment of my pain, after six weeks I felt very much approved.  Now I have learned that muscle pain takes time to improve.  I just needed to be patient and voila, it worked. 

~Ann M.

I would rate my experience with Seacoast Physical Therapy in Kennebunk with Matt Tripp as five stars.  Along with excellent facility, the individualized care was exceptional.  I came into therapy unable to raise my arm but left therapy with full range!

~Sandra W.

I feel my care has gone very well.  In the past with physical therapy I’ve dreaded going to appointments.  Here at Seacoast working with Matt, I’ve never felt that way.  Matt’s patience and encouragement has motivated me to do the best I can.  He’s been so professional in presenting rationales and expected outcomes, making me believe I can get to a good base line for moving forward.    The whole team is outstanding!

~Gael J.

Much less pain in the hip, in fact, most of the day no pain.  I could walk maybe fifteen minutes before, now I can walk over a mile and can walk one hour.  I don’t have to limp anymore.  I can sit longer without pain in my hip and leg. 

~Donna K.

Very welcoming staff.  Very attentive to your concerns and watched over you when doing the exercises. I would always answer questions about your rehab and why you hurt/feel the way you do.  I understand the mechanics of my surgery better and the related pains and soreness that goes along with it.  Thank you.

~Jeff R.

Matt Tripp has helped me tremendously with both my shoulders, knees, and back.  I have learned what type of exercises will help me strengthen and heal.  I am doing far better that what I expected.

~Fran L.

I can’t say enough about how well the physical therapy has benefited me.  My knee is so strong now, both knees actually!  The exercises were varied, a good challenge, and most of all, rewarding in the end.  Matt is considerate, thorough and supportive.  I would recommend Seacoast Physical Therapy to all.

~Kathy G

I’m very pleased with the progress I’ve made in just a few weeks.  Matt is professional and exacting as far as form is concerned.  My knee problem has improved greatly as a result of his instruction and guidance with my therapy.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Seacoast P.T. to anyone.

~Nan H.

I have so appreciated the measured approach to my therapy.  I felt most every week there was improvement and at this, my final appointment, am amazed at the difference in how I feel since the first appointment.  I will recommend Matt and Seacoast P.T. at every opportunity.  Thanks Matt!

~Linda S.

After about ten weeks of therapy, twice weekly, I was feeling much better.  The pain in my left hip is not keeping me awake or impeding on usual activities.  Almost back to normal.  I’m so excited to be on the mend.  Matt Tripp encouraged me, instilled confidence with a realistic treatment plan.  Thank you.

~Margaret G.

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