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Physical Therapy | Orthopedics

Every patient has a choice of where to go for physical therapy.  No longer do you have to put up with crowded, assembly line rehab from hospital or mega-PT clinics.

Each patient referred to Port City Physical Therapy receives a comprehensive evaluation which will later allow us to measure progress in quantitative and objective terms.  Customized treatment programs are then developed for the patient which address rehabilitation, prevention and management of the injury.

We accept most insurance including Medicare & Worker’s Comp.

Progressive Rehabilitation Programs

Personalized care & education

We have designed progressive programs that utilize state-of-the-art equipment to help patient’s reach their maximum potential.  We know that prompt, customized treatment is the basis of a quick recovery.  That means you can return to work and the things you enjoy the most.

We Offer:

  • Initial evaluations within 24-48 hours
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Personalized care with treatment tailored for each patient
  • Licensed therapists
  • Specialized treatment programs
  • Friendly and open environment
  • Convenient locations with easy access & parking

Port City Physical Therapy currently has two outpatient clinics; located in Portland and South Portland.


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
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Ergonomic Analysis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • Post Concussion Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Certified FIT4ME Provider


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 FormDownload

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 At (207) 797-7578

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 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\r\n– 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 became very ill mid-June and was hospitalized. Months of retraining of my body, medication, therapy, and prayers, and I am proud to say I “graduated” from physical therapy this past Tuesday. I shuffled in on a walker and walked out on my own, stronger than before I was admitted to the hospital. Wendy Richards owns and operates Port City Physical Therapy in Portland. While my doctors flattened my enthusiasm at the itty bitty successes I showed. Wendy would give me her undivided attention and stretch out my poor leg until I felt better. She was the FIRST person to tell me I was healthy. She stopped me in my tracks with that one sentence. I remember that, as the point where I realized I WAS healthy, not broken and hopeless. My husband and children saw to my comfort and happiness every single day. My mom worried for me and talked me through many dark Sundays. Thank you all for getting me here. Wendy Richards and Port City Physical Therapy changed my mindset while they put me through the exercises I needed to strengthen my leg and back. I sing their praises highly.”
- Liana
"I definitely would recommend Wendy and her team of professionals! I’ve been to PT a couple of other times and Port City is by far the most caring, capable and accommodating. I appreciate the fact that Wendy was always familiar with my medical needs, and her in depth knowledge of how to treat my pain management helped me know that I was in safe and capable care."
- Carla G.
"Having always maintained an active lifestyle and having been fortunate to have go od health, experiencing the trauma of a total knee replacement in February of 2017 came as somewhat of a shock to me. Suddenly, not being able to use a limb that has always been a properly functioning part of my body was unsettling. My surgeon did a wonderful job and with the help and caring treatment of the staff at Port City Physical Therapy, the functioning ability of my knee progressed and improved at a surprisingly rapid rate... to the point where in less than four months from the time of surgery, at the age of 69, I was back out on the trail hiking with my daughter in Acadia National Park - one of my most favorite things to do! Thank you Port City."
- Esther M
"Having had prior experience at Port City Physical Therapy, I knew that this was the only facility I wanted to go to for therapy after my two knee replacements. The exercises were hard, and got harder. With Wendy, and her staff’s support, encouragement and prodding, I became stronger. Thanks for the smiles, to me, you are the best!"
- Anne B.
"I can’t say enough good things about the staff at Port City and how they have helped me get back into the swing of my life! Thank you all."
- Janet R.
"Thank you for all your help, healing and kindness during my time with you. It truly was fun to be there, and I think you help a lot of people in their journey to get their bodies whole again!"
- Rachel W.
"I had been experiencing increasing bilateral sciatic pain over the past year. This is not good under any circumstances, but was made worse by the fact that I had upcoming plans to go on my lifelong dream of an African Safari. My primary care physician referred me to Port City Physical Therapy. They immediately set out a series of exercises and treatment strategies to zero in on my problem areas, with just a month to go on my bucket list vacation. I can honestly say that the results exceeded my expectations. I Spent three weeks away (in Africa) and I was hours on rigorous game drives and hike up a strenuous route to view the Mountain Gorillas. This was the most pain free time that I can remember. I can’t thank Port City Physical Therapy enough for allowing me the best holiday ever!"
- Esther M
"I’m back in my garden, doing what I love. Thank you Port City Physical Therapy for your care and guidance during my physical therapy. I could barely stand and walk across the room when I started. They listened and guided me through regaining strength in my back and knowing I wanted most to get back to my garden and being able to walk without pain with my husband and 2 dogs. I left with a list of stretches to continue and they walked me through the exercises I could do with the equipment I have at home. Thank you again, Port City Physical Therapy."
- Nancy M
“Whether it’s a gig-related injury (falling off stage at a show!), old age (total hip replacement) or helping my son (on the autism spectrum) with gross motor skills, Wendy and her pro crew at Port City Physical Therapy have been literally putting me and my family back together again and then some for over 10 years! It’s the only place I’ll go!

Thanks, Wendy! Love ya!“

— Tim Emery (Musician) and Family
“I walked into Port City Physical Therapy 3 months ago. I was sedentary, extremely overweight, arthritic and in my late 60’s. I also began a ketogenic diet at the same time. Wendy and Kayla are friendly, patient, extremely informative and encouraging. I have never enjoyed ‘working out’ and have to say that I have a new positive attitude towards exercise from this experience. Sadly, I have now come to the end of my time with physical therapy. I am confident that I will continue to use the tools I have been given to achieve my goal of better health and mobility”.
—Tina S