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What makes us different?

We are a direct access, concierge physical therapy clinic, allowing us to provide you with highly personalized care in a one-on-one setting.

Our longer treatment sessions include comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all your orthopedic issues. We use skilled manual therapy and functional exercises to address the root cause of your pain.

In many cases, the out of pocket expenses for a course of physical therapy will actually be less for services provided at SoPo Physical Therapy than what you would pay in network. Ultimately, this saves you time and money and expedites achievement of your goals.

We accept HSA/FSA cards as payment at time for service. We will provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network benefit coverage. In many cases, SoPo Physical Therapy is more affordable than in-network physical therapy. If you have a high deductible plan, SoPo Physical Therapy can be as low as a third of the price of in-network physical therapy.



Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal conditions. They evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it. While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

Dress comfortably with clothes and shoes that allow for easy movement.

Our scheduling is easy and we offer a convenient location and appointment times for you. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or simply schedule on our website.

Initial evaluations and follow ups are 1 hour. Performance based sessions are 1.5-3 hours.

Each patient’s diagnosis is different so your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be discussed during your first visit and explained by your physical therapist.

We ask that you provide at least 24 hour notice of cancellation prior to your scheduled visit via phone, email or online. We will charge a cancellation fee of $105 on your third cancellation with less than 24 hour notice.


Here are some of the things we have in place to keep you safe: 

  • Masks are required to enter the clinic and must be worn throughout your entire session.

  • Temperature taken upon arrival

  • Hand sanitizer for you to use when entering and exiting the clinic.

  • Waiting area is continuously disinfected (counters, chairs, pens, door handles, etc.)

  • All equipment and machines are sanitized between each use

  • Treatment tables and equipment are disinfected

  • Social distancing from other patients in the clinic.

  • Frequent hand washing

  • Bathroom stalls, sinks, and door handles are sanitized regularly


No referral for physical therapy? No problem.

The ability to visit a physical therapist without a prescription or referral is called direct access. Direct access allows you to go directly to a physical therapist without the need for a physician referral. A major advantage to direct access is that patients see a decrease in their out-of-pocket costs by skipping a visit to their general practitioner for a referral. It also means that treatment can get underway faster. Direct access empowers you to take back control of your health by allowing you to choose an approach that will best suit your needs.

No. Maine is a direct access state meaning you do not need a physician referral to start physical therapy. However, some insurance companies require a referral to approve reimbursement to you for physical therapy services.

SoPo Physical Therapy, LLC is an Out-of-Network (OON) Provider for all insurance companies. Payment is due at the time of service by HSA/FSA debit cards, check, credit card, Apple pay, and cash. Insurance companies often reimburse for out-of-network physical therapy treatments. We will provide the appropriate documentation needed for you to pursue reimbursement directly through your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company to inquire about your Out-of-Network benefits. 

We accept HSA/FSA, cash, check, debit card, credit card, and Apple pay. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service.

The traditional insurance model prevents us from giving you the best possible treatment. The Out-of-Network provider structure allows us to provide you with patient focused, quality based, and highly personalized care.

  • No insurance limitations. You and your physical therapist are in the driver’s seat.

  • No hidden costs or surprise bills.

  • Direct access care, no need for a referral

  • Longer treatment sessions

  • Accessibility to your physical therapist between sessions to answer any questions

  • Results achieved in fewer visits, most often with decreased overall cost of care

  • One-on-one, direct care with your physical therapist, never have treatment by aides or assistants

  • This model allows us to provide preventative and maintenance care

Running Gait Analysis

Following a physical evaluation, we will film you walking and running on a treadmill at multiple angles to assess your gait mechanics.

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Optimize your running form and fundamentals to keep running injury-free.

A running gait analysis at SoPo Physical Therapy is a detailed evaluation that looks at full body strength, mobility, and movement patterns.

Following a physical evaluation, we will film you walking and running on a treadmill at multiple angles to assess your gait mechanics. Together, we will review the findings and determine a game plan to start targeting the areas you need to work on, as well as ways to address form corrections to improve your efficiency.

A running gait analysis is a great way to help you recover from an injury, prevent the occurrence of injuries, and improve performance.

Here's what our clients have to say

  • Laura and Melinda are so incredibly knowledgeable yet down-to-earth. I can go in there and barely explain what's hurting in my body and they know how to help me. They... read more

    thumb Nicole Nugent
    October 24, 2021

    I developed a case of "chuck-it" elbow through overuse playing with the dogs. My elbow hurt when it was moved and while I slept. Over just a few sessions Melinda... read more

    thumb Scott Irving
    July 24, 2021

    Had a bike fitting done on my race bike. Laura was very knowledgeable and helped me be a lot more comfortable on the bike. She also noticed a couple... read more

    thumb messengs
    June 24, 2021

    Laura has done an incredible job helping me with my bike fit as well as with isolating some pains that come up on longer rides.

    She's been incredibly patient and responsive... read more

    thumb A Google User
    August 24, 2021
  • Just had my first appointment with Melinda today. I've been having back pain for a year and I just thought it was something I was going to have to live... read more

    thumb Stacy Kim
    March 24, 2022

    I scheduled a comprehensive bike fit with Laura at the recommendation of a neighbor. I have a new bike and am new to the sport of road cycling. I had... read more

    thumb Gretchen Schoenfield
    June 24, 2021

    Great people to work with! Professional and super knowledgeable!! If you need PT in southern maine this is the place to go!

    thumb Casey
    June 24, 2021

    I just had my evaluation at SoPo Physical Therapy, Laura and Melinda are so nice and knowledgeable. I had an intake the day after I reached out for information and... read more

    thumb Kathleen Whelton
    April 24, 2022

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