All our staff photos were taken near Mackworth Island by Tim Lynch our photographer.  Thanks Tim!  

​​Back Row: Louise Hester, Allison Poole and Donna Barthe
Front Row: Charlene Post, Andrea Hall and Alayna MacDonald

All of our physical therapists are licensed in the State of Maine and belong to the Maine Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). They are members of the APTA as well as belong to the orthopedic and sports physical therapy sections of the APTA.  Finally, in our commitment to stay current with the latest treatment techniques and interventions, all our therapists are trained in the Graston Technique® as Kinesiotaping™.  

Office Staff
Sharon Brawn
Sharon has worked in the medical billing field for over twenty years, including her current position at Casco Bay PT.  With her easy going personality and love of numbers, she continues to enjoy the healthcare field since it is constantly changing.

Candy Barnett
Candy’s cheerful smile and attention to details help keep the office running smoothly with computerized scheduling.  

​​​​​​Meet our Staff

Donna Barthe, PT

Donna graduated from Quinnipiac College in 1978 with a BS degree in physical therapy.  With a career spanning three decades, she brings a comprehensive knowledge of complex orthopedics and advanced manual therapy to her work at Casco Bay PT.  Combining skills, energy and compassion, she motivates her patients to reach their highest potential for health and wellbeing. Prior to co-founding Casco Bay Physical Therapy in 1986, Donna worked in a variety of settings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Portland, Maine.  Donna balances her life by spending quality time with her family and friends, working in her garden and antiquing.  Donna’s email is:

Charlene Post, PT
Charlene began her career in physical therapy in San Francisco, eventually moving to Maine and starting Casco Bay Physical Therapy with Donna Barthe in 1986.  With a BA degree in psychology and a BS degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University, her commitment to lifelong fitness and holistic wellness guides her treatments.  While her clinical experiences include sports medicine, post-operative rehabilitation and general orthopedics, her special interests include Kinesiotaping™, Graston Technique®, advanced manual therapy, and craniosacral therapy. Charlene lives in Falmouth with her husband.  She participates in many outdoor sports and activities such as hiking, biking, and sailing. Charlene’s email is:

Louise Hester, MPT
Having sustained a knee injury while playing basketball, Louise discovered her passion for physical therapy during her own subsequent rehabilitation.  She went on to pursue a MS degree in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University, Michigan in 1999 while playing Div. 2 basketball.  After working for several years as the director of an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Michigan, Louise and her family moved to New England, where she continued working with orthopedic and sports physical therapy.  Louise joined Casco Bay PT in 2007 and is trained in the Graston Technique® , Kinesiotaper™ and Mulligan Mobilizations.  In her spare time, Louise enjoys being active with her husband and two children, as well as coaching. Contact Louise via email at:

Allison Poole, MPT
Allison graduated with a MPT degree from the University of New England in 2004.  She has been working in the greater Portland area for the last 8 years.  Allison is excited to bring Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Rehab to Casco Bay PT. She believes in a whole-body approach for addressing each client’s musculoskeletal imbalances in order to restore normal movement patterns, improve postural awareness, and return to meaningful activities of one's life.  Allison’s treatment approach consists of manual therapy techniques, exercises and education in order to improve a person’s pain and quality of life.  She strives to connect with each of her clients, empowering them to reach their individual goals. Allison has continued education with advanced training in pelvic floor rehabilitation, orthopedic manual therapy, chronic pain management and Graston Technique®.  In her leisure time, Allison enjoys exploring Maine and beyond with her husband, son and dog. Allison’s email is:

Alayna MacDonald, DPT

Alayna joined our Casco Bay Physical Therapy team in January 2016 and has quickly become an important member of our rehab team.  She earned her Doctorate in PT from Husson University in May of 2015.  During her education, Alayna completed four clinical rotations in the outpatient, inpatient, and pediatric settings.  She has gained experience in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, NICU consultations, serial casting, and aquatic therapy. Recently, Alayna has taken a continuing education courses in Kinesiotaping™, Graston Technique® and current treatments of torticollis.  In her leisure time, Alayna likes to spend time with family, exercise, read, hike, and participate in water sports. Contact Alayna via email: