Mike Lachance, MPT
Mike grew up in Lewiston and returned to his hometown 17 years ago to be closer to family after living in North Carolina for 7 years. Mike currently resides in Lewiston with his wife Jenn and three daughters and appreciates what Lewiston and the state of Maine have to offer. Hiking, boating, exploring the coast of Maine and outdoor activities occupy most weekends for Mike and his family. “Rediscovery Maine after multiple years living out of state has been an adventure.”
After working multiple years in the construction industry Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of Maine in Farmington in 1995. Mike went on to graduate school to study Physical Therapy at Elon University in North Carolina graduating in 2000. Mike has been providing Physical Therapy services for over 20 years primarily in an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine environment with additional experience working with the geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility as well as patients in the acute rehab and inpatient settings. Mike has been operating Proactive and providing exceptional care to the community in which he lives since 2007. “The sense of community and small town feel of Lewiston is unique and a big part of what we do at Proactive”
Mike's use of current evidence based practice, his experience in the fitness industry and focus on patient education ensures maximum results. Mike stresses the importance of team work between the patient, the physical therapist and the medical community. This team philosophy is paramount at Proactive. “We provided patient centered care at the core. Service based on listening to our patients and individualizing a treatment plan to help you achieve your best.”
Mike’s areas of specialty include treatment of back and neck pain utilizing the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment. The McKenzie approach is the gold standard in treating disc related and mechanical back or neck pain. Use of corrective exercise and hands on techniques to address muscle and joint imbalance in our bodies to restore normal movement patterns is a big part of Mike’s practice. “Educating individuals on how to care for their bodies, self-treat and recovery from injury or surgery is empowering.” Mike has had success helping patients recover from joint replacement surgery, rotator cuff repairs, work related or sports related injuries as well as day to day aches, strains and chronic pain.
John K. Libby, DPT
John graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1997. He then worked in the finance industry before going on to graduate school to study physical therapy. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2009.
John was born and raised in the Lewiston-Auburn area and truly enjoys working with the L-A community. His previous experience in physical therapy includes work in the hospital, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. This diversity of practice combined with his interest in sports medicine gives him a unique perspective and varied skill set to bring to Proactive Physical Therapy.
John is a runner himself and particularly enjoys working with that population. He has worked with a variety of athletes, from recreational to professional including minimalist and bare foot runners as well as. John has been involved in providing medical tent services for multiple road race events including the Boston Marathon and many other events throughout Maine, most recently the Lake Auburn Half Marathon.
John is working toward the McKenzie certification, the current gold standard in treating neck and back pain. John adopts the philosophy that many injuries result from faulty movement patterns and muscular imbalances. Consequently, he seeks to restore optimal movement and muscular balance, and in so doing, prevent or reduce the possibility of re-injury. John’s analytical skills and commitment to educating his patients distinguishes his skill set and leads to long lasting outcomes for his patients.
April Bolduc, PT
April Bolduc joined the Proactive Physical Therapy team in September of 2023 and looks forward to continuing to serve the community in which she lives. April was born and raised in Lewiston and played basketball and soccer in her youth. She first became interested in physical therapy by experiencing sports related injuries herself. April is married, lives in Lewiston and has 2 adult sons who grew up playing baseball, hockey and lacrosse in the community. April was involved in youth sports as a basketball coach and an avid sports mom.
April graduated from the University of New England and went on to work in various settings to include outpatient orthopedics, acute care, inpatient rehab and most recently home health care. During her time at St Mary’s she served as a clinical coordinator and developed programs in the area of incontinence, wound care and started a body mechanics training clinic for new employees. April also served as a clinic instructor helping train physical therapy students. At Androscoggin Home Healthcare April led the physical team with her strong work ethic and commitment to serving her community. April has a vast knowledge of the resources available to the area to leave no need unmet.
April’s areas of expertise include rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery, vestibular rehab and balance training using visual gaze stabilization concepts. April has prior training in soft tissue mobilization and trigger point release incorporating strain / counter strain and muscle energy techniques to address muscle imbalance and myofascial restrictions. April’s commitment to doing all she can to help her patients achieve their best is consistent with Proactive’s approach. Her vast knowledge, experience level and ties to the community make her an excellent addition to the Proactive team. April looks forward to the next leg of her profession journey at Proactive to continue serving the Lewiston / Auburn community.
Away from work April enjoys kayaking, hiking, traveling, following professional New England sports teams and photography.
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm