Dr. Kathleen Leahy is a native of Massachusetts who attended the University of Maine at Orono under a swimming scholarship. During her time at UMaine, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Health and Fitness and was recognized as an NCAA All American Swimmer. Her Scholarly Internship, in 1988, was in a Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation program at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Ma. Dr. Leahy is also a graduate of the University of New England for a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994. Upon graduation, she began as a Staff Physical Therapist at Southern Maine Medical Center in both acute care and outpatient therapy. Her practice included aquatic therapy, industrial health, SCI, amputees, vestibular and manual therapy. She found a passion for wound care while at SMMC and transitioned to the role of Wound Care Coordinator in 2001. She led a small group of clinicians to develop and open York County’s first Outpatient Wound Care Clinic. Dr. Leahy’s role at SMMC grew to include duties as the Supervisor of Inpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy. Meanwhile, she attended Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. Simultaneously, she became the first Physical Therapist in Maine to be a Certified Wound Specialist through the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Leahy began teaching at UNE in the Doctorate Program, as a guest lecturer, in the Fall of 2006 for the Integumentary Courses.
A modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain. Also known as intramuscular stimulation, the art of dry needling inserts filiform needles into the “trigger points” of knotted or hard muscles. The concept is to release the knot and relieve muscle pain or spasms. Special training is required to perform dry needling and MoveForwardPT is a certified provider ready to help you alleviate pain.Read More
Functional Movement Assessment
Where does it hurt? Back, neck, shoulder, knees? Often-times aches and pains can be related, and the best treatment is to discern the underlying connection. I will work with you to fully assess your individual situation and determine the best course of action. My goal is to have you go about your daily and recreational activities as pain free as possible.Read More
Suffering with “tennis elbow” or shoulder pain from adding more spin to your serve? Is your knee hurting from all the twisting motions and lateral movement on the court? Dr. Nappi has been playing tennis for 30 years and is very experienced with treating tennis injuries. She will work with you and your tennis pro […]Read More