Rachel Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Where do you work?

Good Shepherd Physical Therapy - Slate Belt (Bangor)

In which areas of rehabilitation do you specialize?

Orthopedics and Manual Physical Therapy

What one word best describes you?


What is one short-term goal you have?

I would like to obtain a therapeutic pain neuroscience specialty certification.

What is one long-term goal you have?

My long-term goal is to conduct and publish a randomized controlled clinical research trial at Good Shepherd.

What motivates you?

I am motivated by clinical, professional and academic challenges.

What specialty certifications do you hold?

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, CPR/BLS Certified

What attracted you to a career in healthcare?  

Seeing the positive effect physical therapy had on my mother's recovery and function following treatment for breast cancer when I was child inspired my career choice.

Why do you choose to work at Good Shepherd?

Good Shepherd genuinely embraces forward-thinking, evidence-based practice that is patient-centered. Employee and patient satisfaction speak volumes to the quality of care given here.

What are your hobbies and special interests outside of Good Shepherd?

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my son and husband, running, seeing live music and reading. 

What does “Beyond Limits Rehab” mean to you?

Beyond Limits Rehab means thinking outside the box, utilizing all available resources, going above and beyond protocol and building a strong therapeutic alliance with our patients to ensure they receive the highest quality, individualized healthcare.

Why should patients choose Good Shepherd?

Good Shepherd values both its patients’ and Associates’ satisfaction and well-being. They strive to provide the most cost-effective, efficient and evidence-based rehabilitation to their clients, while  emphasizing patient goals and expectations.