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Our clinic has served three generations of orthopedic and sports medicine clients from the Quincy, Milton and Braintree communities for 30 years. Our mission is to create a culture in the clinic where you can rehab in a positive, value-based environment where we are accountable to meet your goals. Since so much of your success will be related to the work you put in on your own, our therapists will empower you to perform home routines to keep healthy and stay on top of your condition.
Owner, Jay Bernasconi, DPT, OCS, opened Furnace Brook Physical Therapy in 1987 with a vision of how a successful physical therapy practice should be run. As the clinic has grown, he has been able to assemble a team of physical therapists who guide their treatment by the same philosophy. This philosophy stresses the “science” of rehabilitation while utilizing the “art” that was passed on to him by his mentors. He mandates that all staff therapists attend a multitude of continuing education courses and pursue additional specialist certifications as they remain on staff. He is an on-site owner and continues to enjoy treating patients in need of rehab. Jay has had the good fortune to advise and assist several of his former therapists in opening their own successful practices.
Furnace Brook Physical Therapy is a teaching clinic, with co-op students from Northeastern University, and internship students from Massachusetts General Hospital-Institute of Health Professions, Northeastern University and other New England universities. We train and hire from within when possible to ensure a standardization within the practice. Our therapists are all members of our professional association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and are pursuing advanced certifications such as Orthopedic or Sports Therapy Specialization, Strength and Conditioning Specialization, Doctoral studies, and ongoing Continuing Education courses.
Furnace Brook is the best PT facility I have ever been to. They are well organized. My therapist Ryan took the time to answer all my questions and gradually ramped up my routine to improve my knee function. His expertise and knowledge made the rehab process smooth and seamless. I had Catherine, Kelsey, and Emily for PT aides. They were friendly, paid attention, and kept my form correct on the stretches and exercises. The front desk staff makes check-in easy. I would recommend Furnace Brook PT to anyone needing rehab
Furnace Brook Physical Therapy is the best! Super attentive and helpful to get you back into your best shape. I could not believe the difference in my healing process and body movement after attending PT here. Would recommend for anybody seeking help in flexibility and mobility after an injury. Always greeted with a smile and left feeling accomplished. Thank you!
Furnace Brook Physical Therapy is very well run, clean and professional. I worked with Kristen on a frozen shoulder issue. She was just amazing. She embodies everything that I was looking for in a therapist. I can’t say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend Kristen and Furnace Brook Physical Therapy.
I was a patient of Reilly Lindsey, DPT. The care provided by her was exceptional. She listened to my needs, explained everything clearly and in ways I understood, provided support and feedback as I saw many doctors, and was honest about the next steps in my care. It was easy to find times that worked with my schedule to do sessions. I highly recommend Furnace Brook Physical Therapy for your PT needs.
I received occupational therapy at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy after I broke my wrist while ice skating.
I had an excellent experience working with both Claire Poole (with whom I mostly worked) and Dan Joyce. They were knowledgable and personable - clearly answering any of the questions I had and chatting while doing the stretching and strengthening exercises. The sessions flew by and I always left feeling my wrist flexibility improved. By the end of our sessions, my wrist was significantly improved!
In addition, the home exercises were effective and easy to complete. Everyone who worked in the building was friendly and welcoming. In addition, the facilities and equipment were well cared for and like new. I highly recommend Furnice Brook PT!
I had a great experience getting therapy for my new knee, working with Sam at Furnace Brook. All the people working there are knowledgable and friendly. Sam did a great job putting my therapy routine together, so I have a good at home exercise regimen now that my Furnace Brook time is over. I will definitely go back whenever I need physical therapy. Thank you!
I have been to FBPT several times as has my husband. Jen worked with me on my arthritic knee through my knee replacement. Most recently I worked with Reilly on my shoulder. In both cases I received excellent care. Reception is friendly and very helpful. Last but not least the aides and students are great. My physician was very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend having your physical therapy done here.
The therapists really know their stuff and took good care of me. They use a team approach, so there are several people who will help you in a session. The facility is clean and has everything you could need for treatment of just about anything. Shout out to Julia Masse who came up with a great treatment plan and helped me stay on track in my recovery with good information and background on her approach.
My therapist Ryan had a good plan of treatment. He listened to me when I had something to say about how my body was feeling & adjusted my treatment. He was very personable and caring. The goal was to get me stronger and we achieved that. My expectations were met
In April, I was starting to have severe pain in my left thigh and the pain was causing me to lose sleep at night. I was especially worried because I was about to travel overseas for a month-long trip and didn't know how I'd handle the pain and still enjoy the trip. I was concerned that the trip, one I had been looking forward to for three years, would be ruined. My doctor is the one who first recommended Furnace Brook Physical Therapy. He related that he had heard good things about them from other of his patients. So 10 days before I was to leave for my trip, I called Furnace Brook PT. Fortunately, they were able to schedule me right away. I was assigned to Reilly and she was wonderful and exceptionally competent. Reilly felt it was probably a pinched nerve that was causing the pain and even gave the problem a clinical name. Reilly then taught me a series of exercises that I could do on my own while I was overseas. The exercises she gave me made a huge difference in my pain levels. The pain lessened a lot. I was able to sleep without much pain all through my overseas trip. When I returned to the U.S., I continued to see Reilly until this past week. I just "graduated" and am continuing with the exercises. I can't recommend Reilly and Furnace Brook highly enough. They helped me remove pain and I will always be indebted for that.
Thank you for a wonderful therapy experience. My therapist Sam was exceptional, knowledgeable and patient, and helped me get to my rehab goals in a "painless" way. After the last few months of physical therapy for my arm, now I am confident I can continue on my own, but I know I have a therapy partner in Furnace Brook Physical Therapy if I need it in the future.
I recently completed physical therapy for a fractured pelvis. Samantha was my therapist and was beyond skilled and very kind. The aquatic therapy was a great modality for me and prepared me for land therapy.
My initial pain is at least 85% improved. I will continue prescribed home therapy which I think is essential.
I also want to give a shoutout to the PT assistants and front desk staff.
I highly recommended Furnace Brook Physical Therapy!
Thanks to everyone