Ernie Roy joined and PBCH in 2010, bringing his vast knowledge, a great sense of humor, and his commitment to his profession to the home health clientele. He has numerous areas of special clinical interest including home health, orthopedics, industrial rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluation, and strength training. Over the past 30 years, Ernie has many published topics and has created and taught a variety of educational presentations both for colleagues as well as clients, on subjects ranging from Treatment of Lower Back Pain, Assessing Physical Function in various populations, Challenges of an Aging Workforce, and Evidence Based Chronic Care Management. Ernie’s educational background includes a BA in Sociology from Bates College in 1983, a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 1987 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2006. He is always learning, always researching, and sharing that knowledge with his clients and coworkers. During the course of his work week, Ernie’s inspiration often comes from the patients who refuse to give up in spite of their medical conditions. He believes that, “you can always do a little more than you think you can, but the challenge to do so can sometimes be awesome.” For the future, he hopes to stay active in his profession well into his 70’s, pursuing the constant stream of professional learning and discovery. In his own words, “I still get a real boost from seeing people making progress and striving to recover. After all these years, this is still something I never tire of.” For Ernie, life centers on his 5 children and his wife. Favorite activities include spending time with his family, reading, weightlifting, home repair projects and being competent in the specialized areas of his profession. His love of the ocean is strong and deep. As a teenager, Ernie held a Maine state record in power lifting with a 500 lbs. dead lift, a special accomplishment for anyone and his love of the sport continues!
PBCH Team: Management Team, Physical & Occupational Therapy