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Paul Marquis P. T.

Owner of Maine Orthopedic Seminars

Vice President of Clinical Operations at County Physical Therapy

Host of the Ortho Eval Pal Podcast Show

President and Founder of EZ Slant LLC

Paul graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992. He has been employed by County Physical Therapy LLC for over 26 years as a staff Physical Therapist and in 2006 was promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations. He has been a clinical instructor for 15 years and has affiliated with the University of New England, Kennebec Valley Community College, Husson University, Marquette University and Northeastern University.

Paul has attended multiple continuing education courses including the evaluation and management of the hand, elbow and shoulder complex, neck, thoracic and lumbar spine pain, hip, sacroiliac joint, knee, foot and ankle, and complex regional pain syndrome. In 2005 he spearheaded a sports and orthopedic symposium for physicians and other health care providers which lead to annual orthopedic symposiums since then.

From 2002-2007 Paul was an adjunct professor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle teaching “Therapeutic Modality Application for the Athletic Trainer”. In the last couple of years Paul became interested in research related to the cervical spine and has been able to work collaboratively with Husson University to gather and analyze data related to this subject. Paul has a special interest in managing foot and ankle dysfunction and works closely with Maine Orthotics and Prosthetics to fit patients with custom orthotics and lower extremity bracing.

In 2011, Paul started Maine Orthopedic Seminars in order to help increase access to orthopedic continuing education for physicians, physician’s assistants, family nurse practitioners, physical therapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants and athletic trainers in and around the state of Maine.

After many years of being frustrated with patient compliance with calf stretching, Paul developed the EZ Slant calf stretching slant board. In 2017 Paul became the host of the Ortho Eval Pal Podcast and is spreading the word about how to be more confident with Orthopedic Evaluations.

Continuing education to medical and non-medical people has always been a passion of Paul’s. “It is always important to be well informed about your injury or the injury your patient presents with in order to best offer advice and make an informed decision on how to manage it”. “Proper treatment will only occur after an accurate diagnosis. One cannot work well without the other”.

 

Dr. Jessica Aronowitz

Jessica Aronowitz, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at EMMC Orthopedic Surgical Specialists who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery to help people achieve pain relief, improved function and increased independence.  Her clinical interests include primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff tears and distal biceps tendon injuries.  A native Floridian, Dr. Aronowitz obtained her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College.  She earned her medical doctorate from the University of Florida and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Miami.  She then completed a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota under the direction of leading experts in the field.  She has presented her research at national meetings and is published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Thompson 2020

Stephen R. Thompson, MD, MEd, FRCSC is a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon at Northern Light Orthopedics. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physiology and master’s degree in medical education at the University of Toronto. He then travelled the world and ultimately graduated from Sydney Medical School with honors. Dr Thompson completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Institute program. He then completed his first sports medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario and then his second at the Oakville Sports Injury Clinic in Oakville, Ontario.

Dr. Thompson is a recognized expert in sports medicine. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the widely used and highly respected reference textbook DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Thompson has spent a significant time studying medical education and standardized testing. He has applied this knowledge in his role as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Miller’s Review of Orthopaedics, 6th edition as well as forthcoming 7th edition of Miller’s Review of Orthopaedics. He has also written the Handbook of Splinting and Casting.

His clinical interests include shoulder instability and knee ligamentous injuries. His research primarily focuses on anterior shoulder instability.

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Kiley Henders0n MS, OTR/L, CHT graduated with a masters degree in physical therapy from the University of New England in 2001. She worked from 2001 to 2011 in an outpatient hospital-based practice. In 2011 she she became a certified hand therapist and joined the staff at County Physical Therapy where she continues to practice as an outpatient orthopedic therapist. Kiley lives in Hodgdon, Maine with her husband Sam and two children, Mia who is 15 and Daniel who is 12.