The friendly and experienced staff at Wakeland Physical Therapy locations in Bangor and Ellsworth, offer convenient, personalized physical therapy services.
Tim Wakeland, PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Wakeland, owner of Wakeland Physical Therapy, is a 1988 graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Education majoring in Athletic Training. He received his Athletic Training certification in 1990 after serving as a Trainer with the University of Maine Black Bear sports program. He continued his education and received his Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992 where he was a graduate with distinction. Tim returned to school to further his education and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2008 from Des Moines University.
Dr. Wakeland has an extensive background in orthopedics with an emphasis in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine rehabilitation. He has worked closely with many local Orthopedic surgeons, Podiatrists and General Practitioners. Tim is an Adjunct Lecturer for Husson University in the Physical Therapy and Nurse Practitioner Programs.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, and their two children, Linley and Connor. He is an avid runner, and was an All-American athlete and Olympic Trial participant while attending Iowa State University. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, sailing, small engine repair, and many other outdoor activities.
Maria Liberatore, PT, DPT
Dr. Liberatore was born and raised in Brewer, Maine. She attended Brewer schools and then Husson University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 and joined Wakeland Physical Therapy in September of 2016.
Maria loves spending time outdoors with her family and two dogs. In her spare time she coaches youth hockey.
Maria looks forward to giving you the tools and encouragement needed to assist you in your recovery process.
Erin Pelletier, PT, DPT
Dr. Pelletier joined Wakeland Physical Therapy in 2013. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Health Sciences in 2003 from Husson University. She continued her education and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Husson University in 2007. She has practiced in outpatient orthopedics since graduating.
Having been a soccer player and downhill ski racer, Erin has had an interest in sports Physical Therapy but also enjoys vestibular rehabilitation where she would like to become a certified specialist in this area. She takes great pride in her work and strives to have all of her patients meet their goals and regain their prior level of function.
Erin was raised in the St. John valley but now resides in Bangor with her husband and two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, and watching her boys play sports.
Thomas B. Jamieson, LAc, PC
Originally from Minnesota, Tom Jamieson moved to Maine in 1985 to attend College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. While at COA he received his first introduction to acupuncture for an autoimmune issue. Following graduation from COA in 1987 Tom worked for eight years as a sail maker and carpenter.
Seeking a better way to be of service to the world, in 1995 he attended the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in Miami, FL and graduated in 1998. He went on to study at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL in 2002 where he received his Master of Acupuncture.
Tom is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is licensed by the State of Maine.
In his free time, Tom enjoys woodworking and sailboat racing.
Heather Lander, PT, DPT
Dr. Heather Lander graduated with a Masters of physical therapy and Bachelors of health science in 2007 from Husson University. She continued her education and attained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Husson University in 2012. Throughout her 11 years of clinical experience Dr. Lander has worked and developed a range of experiences in orthopedic and sports medicine treating conditions from impingement, tendonitis, strains, and sprains to post-operative repairs and replacements. She has also treated patients with TMJ and vestibular conditions such as vertigo and BPPV.
Heather grew up in down east Maine and has a love for the hard working people that live there. She has a passion for improving the quality of life of her patients on an individual basis through the use of manual treatment, therapeutic exercise, MET and neuromuscular rehabilitation techniques. Her focus is to provide a fun and energetic therapeutic experience where individuals are not treated as patients but family. She believes that a positive attitude and clinical setting is a critical component to her patient’s recovery in achieving their goals and a higher level of functional independence.
Outside of work, Heather enjoys hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, traveling, and spending time with her family.