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Brett L. Eberle PT, DPT

Brett EberleBorn in Lafayette, Indiana, Brett graduated from Purdue University before completing his studies in physical therapy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1975. Brett has been employed in various orthopedic and sports physical therapy centers in Atlanta and Las Vegas, in addition to working at Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from 1975 to 1981.

The Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Clinic, P.A., an outpatient private-practice, was established in 1981, under Brett’s direction. In 2004, Brett satisfied all the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from Emory University.

Dr. Eberle is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Maine Chapter APTA, serving two terms as the Treasurer of the Chapter. He presently sits on the Legislative and Finance Committees. Over the years, he has served the Maine Chapter APTA as Chair of Continuing Education and Nominating Committees, receiving the President’s Award in 1984. Brett was a Maine Delegate in the House of Delegates at the APTA National Convention in Kansas City, Kansas in 1983. As an APTA certified clinical education instructor Brett mentors students from Russell Sage College, Springfield College, Husson University and Kennebec Valley Community College.

Brett resides in South Portland with his wife Jane, and has three grown children. He enjoys motorcycling, boating, woodworking, gardening, downhill and cross-country skiing.
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Steven C. Johnston PT

Steven JohnstonSteve was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 at the University of Orono. In 1987, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He worked as a staff physical therapist at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine for two years before coming to the OSPTC in 1989.

Steve is married and has two children; currently, both are college students. He lives in Cumberland. His hobbies include bicycling, basketball, scuba diving, and woodworking.
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Ethel Hovencamp PTA

Ethel HovenkampEthel was born in Lincoln, Maine. After serving four years in the Air Force, Ethel graduated from New Hampshire Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and joined the OSPTC in 1993.

Ethel is an American Physical Therapy Association certified clinical education instructor and attends yearly continuing education courses, focusing on orthopaedic and sports related topics.

In her leisure, Ethel enjoys dancing, gardening, basketery, and hiking.
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Cynthia Schaeffer PTA

Cynthia SchaefferCindy was born in Groton, CT as the oldest of five children. She has two sisters and twin brothers. As her father served as an officer in the Navy for thirty years, Cindy lived in eight states and traveled to or through thirty-three of the fifty states.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Science from Ithaca College in 1999. She then went on to Endicott College and graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2002. Cindy joined the staff of OSPTC in December of 2003. She has also been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since joining as a student in 2000.

In her free time, Cindy enjoys running, cooking, spending time with friends, often travelling to other states to see them. She is an avid reader and runner and loves to cook. Cindy is married and lives with her husband, children and chocolate Lab in Gray, Maine.
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