Research Topics

Joy Palmer, DO

Program Director, NMM/OMM Plus One Residency

Faculty, NMM/OMM Plus One Residency

Adjunct Faculty, OMM Department

Alfond Center

Dr. Joy Palmer serves as the Program Director for the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) +1 Residency program and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM).  When not at UNECOM, she has a private practice in Falmouth, Maine, Falmouth Osteopathy & Acupuncture, where she specializes in NMM/OMM.  She has been involved in teaching at various levels since completing her residency program in 2008 including Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New... Read More

Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD

Geoffrey Bove



(207) 602-2921

Stella Maris

Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Bove's research interests broadly include the mechanisms and effects of manual therapies on painful conditions such as radiating pain, postoperative pain, and repetitive motion disorders.  A major focus is on pain due to neural inflammation, including effects on autonomic axons, with an eye towards homeostasis.  He has published manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA,... Read More



neuropathic pain

pain of endometriosis

human anatomy

neuromusculoskeletal diseases


Mark Schuenke

Associate Professor of Anatomy

(207) 602-2206

Stella Maris


Skeletal muscle architecture

Lumbopelvic pain

Human gross and microanatomy


Nerve Entrapment