Scott Hannigan, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, Cert. MST
Owner and Physical Therapist
Scott earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont in 2009. Over the last 10 years, Scott has specialized in outpatient orthopaedics and sports injuries. A Maine native, he developed an interest in the physical therapy profession during his high school years through sports and exercise. An interest in human anatomy and treating an active population prompted him to pursue post-graduate education in physical therapy.
Scott has been practicing for the last 10 years in both Maine and Massachusetts, and he is thrilled to be opening Accel Physical Therapy in his home state of Maine. He has focused his post-graduate training in a multi-faceted approach to physical therapy, to provide the best possible care for each individual patient. He has training in spinal manipulation, instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization, selective functional movement assessment, Mulligan Concept, custom orthotic fitting, Titleist Performance Institute, and more.
Scott truly believes that physical therapy should be centered around each individual patient, using evidence-based practices, and an outcomes oriented approach.
“Optimal physical health and function is achieved through physical therapy when the patient and clinician work together as a team.There is nothing more rewarding than seeing that smile on your patient’s face when they achieve their goals with physical therapy.”
Scott enjoys spending time with his family and friends, taking advantage of New England and all it has to offer through hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, and waterskiing. He also enjoys traveling and trying new cuisine.
Hillary Jackson, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, Cert. MST
Hillary earned both her Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitative Science as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Through cooperative experiences during her schooling as well as her clinical rotations, Hillary has provided skilled physical therapy in multiple settings including several outpatient clinics, a top-ranked acute orthopedic hospital in Boston (New England Baptist Hospital), and a combined nursing center/subacute rehab center for the geriatric population. She recently moved to Portland, Maine from Denver, Colorado where she worked for a physician associated physical therapy practice. Hillary loves treating a variety of ages and enjoys tailoring each treatment to the specific patient and their individual goals. Hillary is very devoted to her patients' success and she takes immense pride in their achievements and the meaningful bond she creates with each patient.
Outside of being experienced in general orthopedic physical therapy, Hillary specializes in dance medicine and has treated all genres of dance as well as aerial performers and gymnastics/cheerleading. Hillary loves combining her passion for the arts with her scientific and medical knowledge of the body.
In her free time, Hillary loves exploring all the outdoor adventures that this state offers. When she's not working, Hillary enjoys skiing, hiking, and yoga as well as cooking and taking dance classes. Hillary was a pre-professional ballet dancer prior to earning her physical therapy degree.
Pamela Ford, PT, DPT, Cert. VRS, Cert. MST
Pam earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Pam has experience with treating in the outpatient and school settings. A Maine native, her interest in Physical Therapy started in high school through playing Field Hockey as well as having an interest in helping others.
Pam enjoys treating a variety of ages with the focus on helping patients meet their individual goals. She has experience treating pediatric diagnosis from torticollis to developmental disabilities. Pam has pursued trainings in NAIOMT Lumbopelvic Spine and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.
Outside of work, Pam is usually spending time with her Husband and three children. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of martial arts and sports agility workouts.
Pam is excited to be joining the Accel team and serving the community she lives in.
Nicholas Pare PT, DPT
Nic earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology degree in 2017 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2019 from Husson University. A New Hampshire native, he returned to New England from South Carolina where he gained experience working with sports related injuries, post-surgical patients, total joint replacements, neck/ back/SI pain, as well as a variety of neurological conditions in a hospital-based outpatient orthopedic clinic. His interest in Physical Therapy grew through his experiences playing premier level and collegiate soccer where he was named to the 2014 All-Conference second team and 2016 North Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In addition to playing soccer, Nic also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. He hopes to incorporate his knowledge from these experiences to assist others in returning to daily and recreational activities.
Nic is excited to be joining the Accel team to grow as a therapist and obtain certifications in dry needling, spinal manipulation, and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as to have a strong impact on improving health among his patients and community.
Jordan is a Maine native who grew up in the Midcoast region, and currently lives in Topsham. She graduated from the University of New England in 2014 with a BS degree in Applied Exercise Science. Jordan joins Accel with 3 years of experience in the medical field as a rehabilitation aide and administrative assistant.
“It is very exciting to be joining Accel Physical Therapy and see the development and growth of the clinic. I look forward to building strong relationships with patients and watching them progress through their individual journeys with physical therapy.”
In her spare time, she loves to run, and participates in many local road races and events around New England.