Dr. Zev J. Myerowitz Jr., D.C., DABCA, Dipl. Ac. (IACA), cSSHP, M.S., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., ART
Director: Integrative Health Services
A Maine native, Dr. Zev J. Myerowitz Jr. simultaneously completed his doctoral studies at New York Chiropractic College and a Master's degree at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is Maine's leading specialist in Active Release Techniques (ART), a patented soft tissue treatment and diagnostic technique. Zev also holds a post-graduate certification in Sports Science and Human Performance, as well as subspecialties in rehabilitation and functional movement. His clinical experience is international, having completed internships at the Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China; as well as throughout the VA hospital system in upstate New York. Dr. Zev was recently named the 2017 MCA Doctor of the Year
By attaining the highest levels in academic and clinical training in several synergistic health care disciplines, the team at Cape Integrative Health employ a truly multi-disciplinary skill set in patient-centered care. Results have spoken for themselves, as patient demand has necessitated expansion into a new 7,000 sq foot facility in Cape Elizabeth, ME.
Dr. Zev is passionate about living life to the fullest. He is an accomplished triathlete and cyclist and competes on an international scale, qualifying for and competing in at the highest levels of the sport, including the Hawaii Ironman World Championship.
Amber Myerowitz, M.S., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Amber attended the Finger Lakes school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (FLSAOM) at the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) where she was president of her class for 3 years and graduated with a Masters of science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Amber is nationally board certified in Acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). As an L.Ac. she has in depth training in a diversity of TCM techniques. Her experience is also international, having completed a clinical internship at the hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Amber treats a multitude of conditions, and her goals are to prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality through a team approach between the patient and practitioner. Additionally she has a special interest in fertility support, chemotherapy support and stress management. Along with her eastern medical knowledge she is a certified chiropractic assistant.
Amber truly enjoys the Maine outdoors. Growing up in the Adirondacks, Amber has found much similarity, and enjoys hiking and days spent out on the water. She enjoys volunteering at various animal shelters and is an advocate for the World Wildlife Fund.
Also a Maine native, Dr. Neagle is a graduate from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in 2015. In addition to being full body Active Release Technique certified (ART), Dr. Neagle is in constant pursuit of expanding his knowledge base to better serve patients. He has obtained certifications in McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA), Clinical Neurodynamics, and most recently became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Prior to Chiropractic school, he played college baseball and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Dr. Neagle took particular interest in athletic performance around this time and hasn’t looked back. Beyond traditional athletics, Dr. Neagle is passionate about weight training and physical fitness, as well getting outside. He firmly believes that regular physical activity and frequent movement are key components to a healthy body and a happy mind.
Doctor Neagle’s involvement with groups such as Rehabilitation 2 Performance (R2P) and Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) inspire his movement based, functional approach to assessment and treatment. Whether your goal is to be able to play with the grandkids more comfortably, climb a mountain, or get into the bottom position of the squat without pain, Dr. Neagle is determined to help you reach your potential and get you back to the activities you love to do!
Linda Ruterbories, ANP
Director of Medical Operations
Linda is a board-certified adult Nurse Practitioner with many years of knowledge and experience in orthopedic care. She has driven innovation and efficiency wherever she has been, doing so first at OA Centers for Orthopedics in Portland, Maine and most recently in Houston, Texas. Her primary focus has always been the patient and her personal mission is to change the way healthcare is delivered. As the Director of Medical Operations at Cape Integrative Health, Linda will strive to make sure the patient is at the heart of everything we do. Having spent most of her professional career in a highly structured surgical environment, Linda was seeking an opportunity to integrate that structure into different healthcare offerings. She believes she has found this opportunity at Cape Integrative Health.
Linda received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters of Science from Simmons College in Boston. Since then she has developed multiple state of the art surgical facilities that have provided exceptional care to thousands of patients. Over her career she has developed a passion for providing safe, effective patient centered care – passions that guide every decision she makes.
When Linda is not in the office you can find her taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that Maine has to offer. Although she is an avid biker, skier, devoted yogi and dog mom, her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her 23 year-old son.
A Maine native, Dr. Metzger is a graduate of the University of Westen States (UWS) in Portland, Oregon. During his time at UWS, Dr. Metzger’s involvement with the Rehabilitation 2 Performance (R2P) group shaped his patient-centered and functional approach to assessment and treatment strategies. In conjunction with being an Active Release Technique (ART) certified provider, he has pursued a personal and clinical interest in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), a rehabilitation and active care technique based upon developmental movement strategies. Dr. Metzger has attended a wide range of seminars focusing on rehabilitation, manual therapy techniques, clinical assessment strategies, pain science and human performance.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Metzger attended the University of Maine in Orono, where he received his B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. During his time at the University of Maine, he worked as a personal and group exercise instructor at the New Balance Recreation Center, training students, university staff and community residents. During his final year in school, Dr. Metzger completed a clinical internship as a chiropractic assistant where his passion for movement and clinical interest in human anatomy met the perfect blend.
Outside of the office, Dr. Metzger is passionate about getting outside and staying active. His enthusiasm for the outdoors has pushed him to explore and hike in many of the beautiful national parks across the country. Whatever concerns you may have, Dr. Metzger is motivated to empower and involve you in patient care, improve your functional capacity, and get you back to the activities you love.
Joshua received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Colby-Sawyer College, in New London New Hampshire, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. During his time at school, Joshua was a member of the Men’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer Teams. Prior to and while completing his Doctorate studies he worked in the fitness industry, managing two fitness centers and fitness programs, one at the Samoset Resort along the coast of Maine and the second for the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.
Previously Joshua has had experience in a hospital based outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Southern Maine, an Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy clinic in Saco, as well as Portland, where he treated a variety of patients with post surgical, sports and chronic injuries. Joshua is currently a certified Mulligan Certified Practitioner and has continued to develop his manual techniques to address acute and chronic orthopaedic injuries. His affiliations include:
Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Joshua has a great interest in the sport of golf and biomechanics of the golf swing and is both a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional and also is a Certified Level II Medical Professional through TPI. Joshua joined CIH in 2017 as a staff clinician in Cape Elizabeth. As an orthopedic specialist his clinical interests include post surgical rehabilitation, sports specific rehabilitation, and assessment of biomechanical abnormalities of the lower extremity and the foot. Joshua is a native of Central Maine and currently resides is Scarborough with his wife and three boys, where they enjoy activities such as hiking, cycling, running, and playing golf.
Dr. Brooke Flaherty, DPT
A Portland native, Brooke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. While completing her doctoral studies, Brooke worked in the fitness industry leading group exercise classes for older adults, and instructing barre classes in the Greater Portland area.
Throughout her studies, Brooke developed a clinical interest in working with older adults to improve strength, balance and functional mobility. As a former collegiate athlete, Brooke recognizes the importance of proper form and technique as a solid foundation for movement and injury prevention. She is passionate about helping patients of all ages reach their performance goals whether it be on the field or in the community.
Outside of the office, you can find Brooke playing fetch with her dog at Higgins Beach, exploring local trails, golfing, and attending local barre, yoga, and spin classes.
Samantha Gendron, MSAOM, L.A.c., Dipl. OM
Her interest in acupuncture started when she started receiving treatments to help with symptoms of Lyme disease. Samantha’s acupuncturist inspired her to learn and grow so she could give back and heal the members of her community, which started her journey to the Finger Lakes.
Samantha graduated with honors from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. There she completed over 3,000 hours of intense didactic and clinical training to receive both a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine, as well as a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies. She is nationally accredited from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
While attending NYCC Samantha was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega honor society, remained on the Dean's list every trimester throughout her studies, was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award, and gave back to the campus community via tutoring, student government, and working in the Admissions Office.
Samantha has experienced clinical training in both the United States and China at the Zhejiang University Hospital in Hangzhou, China. Her studies included lectures and clinical rotations focusing on acupuncture, abdominal microsystems, herbal medicine, tui na, cupping, treatment of facial paralysis, stroke recovery, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological disorders, and weight loss.
She has practiced in a variety of clinics including the Seneca Falls Health Center, NYCC Campus Health Center, and the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY.
Samantha has now returned home to share her experience and knowledge with the community that helped to shape her into the woman and practitioner she is today.
Chance Farwell, Physical Therapist Assistant
A southern Maine native, Chance received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Fitness from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, and his Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. He spent 12 years in the fitness industry working as a personal trainer and strength coach before making the transition to rehabilitation in 2012.
Chance is a Certified Strength and Condition Coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis can Exercise) certified instructor. While in college he worked as an assistant strength coach with the Portland Pirates and helped design both in season and off season conditioning programs for the USM Husky wrestling team. He spent the last 4 years working in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Gorham Maine before joining the team at Cape Integrative Health.
Chance lives in Hollis, Maine with his wife and two daughters. His passion outside of work include anything outdoors, weight lifting, mountain biking, herpetology, and making the most of every moment.
Kathleen Laflamme, Office Manager
Suzannah Deeves, Patient Care Coordinator
Suzannah was born and raised in Augusta, Maine. She attended the University of Maine and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2011. She is currently working on her Master’s in Public Health at the University of New England. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball and hiking with her dog.
Mariah Profenno, Patient Care Coordinator
Mariah was born and raised in Saco, Maine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Holistic and Integrative Health from the University of Southern Maine in 2018. Previously Mariah worked at the Maine Veterans’ Homes in Scarborough for 4 years where she cared for those who served. In the future she hopes to go back to school and receive her nursing degree and continue working with the elderly. In her free time she enjoys cooking, warm days at the beach, and spending time with her golden retriever, Oliver.
Sydney, Patient Care Coordinator
Born and raised in South Florida, Sydney comes to us with a background in customer service. She enjoys working with people and is very excited to be a part of our team. Sydney has a 4 year old daughter. They look forward to spending any time they can outdoors and have enjoyed all of the beautiful site seeing since living in Maine. Sydney is very much looking forward to growing with Cape Integrative Health.
Stefanie Larose, Billing Specialist
Stefanie joins Cape Integrative Health with a unique blend of professional and diversified insurance experience. Stefanie graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine. She then leveraged that experience and knowledge to enter the insurance field where she focused her efforts on delivering operational excellence and business process improvement enabled by robust business, customer & IT relationship management and clinical skills. Her career began with experience with a national workers' compensation third party administrator within her capacity as Vice President of Client Services at Northern General Services/CCMSI. She transitioned into the health insurance market with Anthem BCBS. Within her role as Staff Vice President of IT Account Management she focused her team's efforts on superior customer satisfaction of customers.
Stefanie works part-time at CIH and when not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends who ensure that every day is lived to it's fullest.
Hannah Ela, Patient Care Coordinator
Was born in Bar Harbor ME. Grew up in South Portland and graduated from USM with her BA in Psychology. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 11 years and recently joined CIH in 2020. She enjoys working with people and strives to maintain a supportive and positive friendly environment.
In her free time she enjoys being by the water, spending time with her children, friends and family.