Donna Barthe, Charlene Post, Louise Hester, 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™.
Candy’s cheerful smile and attention to details help keep the office running smoothly with computerized scheduling. In Candy's spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and grandchildren, as well as singing!
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: DBarthe@cascobaypt.com
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: CPost@cascobaypt.com
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: LHester@cascobaypt.com
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: AMacDonald@cascobaypt.com
Ben Shen, MSPT
Ben joined our staff at Casco Bay PT in January, 2019. Ben is graduate of Boston University's Sargent College and has practiced PT since 1990 in a variety of settings including acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics and neurology. He uses a combination of pain-free manual methods and neurologic approaches to treat sports injuries and pain syndromes. He was most influenced by the gentle NDT approaches he observed at Holy Ghost Hospital in Cambridge, and the mechanical rationale of scientists at MGH Institute. His methods developed from feedback he received working with patients recovering from stroke and spinal cord injury. He has expanded these methods to speed recovery for those coming back from muscle injury, joint replacement, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. When he is not learning from his patients, he enjoys reading 18th century maths and running outdoors under night skies. Ben's email is: BShen@cascobaypt.com