Dr. Jennifer Lakis was born and raised in the state of Maine where she also attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine.She completed her TraditionalOsteopathic rotating internship at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine residency at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is board-certified in OMM/NMM. She also completed the Acumed Integrated Structural Acupuncture course, a nine month long program to train physicians in medical acupuncture.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine or OMM, employs gentle manual medicine techniques to improve health, relieve pain, and improve mobility and function. Dr. Lakis uses a variety of osteopathic techniques in the treatment of patients of all ages, infants through elderly adults. She has enjoyed the privilege of this practice for over a decade.
In addition to her love for Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lakis has long held a deep respect, curiosity, and appreciation for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. The Integrative Structural Acupuncture approach relies heavily on the palpation based Japanese style of acupuncture, which dovetails very nicely with osteopathic treatment. Dr. Lakis may include some of these techniques into her practice when appropriate/requested.
Dr. Lakis has many interests relating to the care of Mind/Body/Spirit, and that is reflected in her approach to medicine, which often includes integrative medicine, nutrition, healthy living, movement/stretch, and the importance of self-care.
Dr. Lakis currently accepts most Insurance policies.We offer a self-pay rate for those without insurance, or with a policy we do not currently accept.
Peter Lakis is a NH native now residing in mid-coast Maine after 4 years in Boulder, CO and 16 years in San Francisco. Peter is the founder of Dharmaspace Pilates Center in San Francisco, which served the bay area for a decade until his move to Maine. He is a board certified structural integrator (a.k.a. the Rolf Method), licensed orthopedic massage therapist and board certified Pilates teacher.
Peter is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Pilates Method Alliance, was a contributing reader for Andrew Biel's latest textbook: A Trail Guide To Movement, has worked as research assistant/associate teacher for Tom Myers since 2011, and taught Anatomy and Pilates teacher training throughout the U.S..
Peter received his first Pilates certificate in 2001 and completed his Masters at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO in 2008.
A firm believer in the osteopathic principle that the body is always tending towards health and sometimes just needs a little nudge in the right direction, Peter approaches his sessions as both a teacher and practitioner. Sessions can be exclusively manual therapy, a mixture of manual therapy and exercise prescription, or the creation of a full collaborative framework to heal injury, restore health and alleviate pain through a holistic assessment of a clients dynamic alignment, their postural strengths and challenges, musculoskeletal history and most importantly the client’s short and long term goals.
Whether you have a chronic condition that you haven’t been able to reconcile, or simply a hitch in your stride or ache in your side, Peter can assist in ameliorating pain and discomfort and resetting towards a path of optimal health.