Fitness Rehab fills the gap between Physical Therapy and Personal Training by improving postural imbalances and optimizing movement mechanics.
For individuals who are in need of expert exercise guidance and interested in exploring a different approach toward resolving chronic conditions, we are Maine's only Postural Restoration Center.
Fitness Rehab for Chronic Conditions. Move Toward a Pain-Free Active Lifestyle.
- Chronic Muscle Tension
- Unresolved and Recurring Discomfort
- Chronic and Degenerative Joint Issues
- Low Back Pain
- Breathing and Postural Concerns
- Issues of the Neck and Jaw, including Headaches/Migraines/TMJ
Our program helps clients regain full strength and fitness, following the resolution of chronic injuries. By addressing mobility and stability concerns, breathing mechanics, and movement patterning issues, our total body approach aims to identify root causes of movement dysfunction and provide clients with the tools to rehab effectively for the long term.
First steps include a focus on pain reduction through better joint centration and a more neutral core. Next, we identify specific areas which require added strength and flexibility, with full consideration for pain and movement thresholds.
Move toward a full recovery and regain a pain-free, active lifestyle.
Our Fitness Rehab Specialists employ techniques taught by the Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI), which was established to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of muscle activity on our system.
Fitness Rehab Pricing
90 Minute Initial Assessment: $145
1 Session: $95
5 Session Series: $435
What our Clients are Saying...
"I started working with Jeff at the recommendation of a friend who's an orthopedic surgeon. My knee had recovered from surgery but I still felt some pain when doing anything higher impact than walking. I wanted to be able to run again. With Jeff, I learned PRI concepts involving balanced breathing and activating specific muscles to rebuild strength and control. Working out under Jeff's guidance, the knee pain was eliminated early in each session. I learned how to approach daily exercise to stay active and pain-free. It's been several months since I've worked regularly with Jeff, and I've now learned through experience how important it is to keep up the exercises I learned at Back Cove to stay active AND pain-free. Thanks to Jeff, I've been able to start running again." - Tessa Bollinger, Portland
"Michael is a rare talent. His ability to take highly technical concepts and apply them to the team setting has been a game changer for us. With his guidance, we've made a number of modifications to our warm up and corrective strategies which have helped us to be one of the healthiest teams in the NFL this year. I can not recommend him highly enough." - Dave Puloka, Miami Dolphins
"I was experiencing pain in my back, neck, and spine for almost 7 months. The fitness rehab work I've done with Jeff has finally given me the relief I wasn't able to get from massage or chiropractic treatment. Within 2 months, I made significant strides, and am now able to sit for work and play golf, without discomfort. I enthusiastically recommend the fitness rehab approach to anyone dealing with unresolved chronic back pain." -Senator Justin Alfond, Senate Democratic Leader
"When I moved to Maine I specifically looked for a trainer who had experience and knowledge in orthopedic issues. Jeff is by far the best trainer I have used. His evaluation was more thorough than my Physical Therapist's and his program including home exercises pushed me while respecting physical limitations and safety issues. " -Ann Irving, Biddeford Pool
" Michael has been an important part of my professional work for many years. We've brought him into our facility for staff in-services, and also sent him referrals for rehabilitation in the Southern Maine area. Universally, the feedback has been outstanding! I don't hesitate to give him my full endorsement" - Eric Cressy, Cressey Sports Performance
“Thanks to time spent at Back Cove Personal Fitness, I’ve regained strength, mobility and confidence while recovering from surgery. - Cathy Bowden, Falmouth
"I have a long list of injuries from action sports when I was younger, and every time I would go to the gym to get stronger, I inevitably got injured. Jeff showed me how many of my lingering injuries were all interrelated and caused by posture imbalances and poor breathing technique. His focus on lifting with good form was something I had never seen from any other personal trainer. These were things that I would never notice on my own, but were exactly what was causing my previous injuries in the gym. While working with Jeff I began to get stronger and lift heavier but instead of injuring myself like I did in the past, my constant neck and shoulder pain began to improve. Jeff, I can't thank you enough for everything you have taught me. Working with you has truly been life changing!" -Justin Meyer