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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.
I only have good things to say about Furnace Brook Physical Therapy. I was handled with courtesy and professionalism at every visit. I Especially want to give kudos to my Physical TherapistKristen Ross, I attribute my speedy recovery solely to her.Mary Flynn
I had surgery on my right foot and fell with crutches and broke my wrist.Dan Joyce was my hand therapist and I found him to be outstanding. He helped me to get back to where I can truly function. Kudos to Dan!
Furnace Brook PT - the single best physical therapy establishment- period! I have been a long time patient from torn muscles and related athletic injuries. I have been to a few other PT clinics the area, so I feel I have some experience with the PT environment. Furnace Brook PT by far is the best! Most recently I went through a pretty severe surgery (3 surgeries). I had a 17 level Spinal Fusion. T2 to S2 - titanium rods and screws the whole length of my back, neck to my pelvis. Jay and his associates have been and continue to be instrumental in my recovery and my return to an active life. To Repeat- my return to an active life.The staff, all of the staff, are great - they know what they are doing, efficient, friendly, and very professional (and the clinic space is immaculate, not cluttered, organized, clean - the space is awesome). Jay has created a truly successful PT environment. Nurturing when they need to be, set realistic expectations for the recovery process, listens to the patient, and is involved all the way through till the end. There is no better place!
I highly recommend Furnace Brook PT. I have gone there for treatment on three separate occasions over the last ten years (all different injuries) and have received excellent care each time.
Fantastic team. I have worked with Jen's team on recovery for both ACL reconstruction and a meniscus tear. The recovery process was well organized, thoughtful and the team very professional - I have recommended and will continue to recommended this team to friends, family and neighbors.
from the time i got there everyone was professional helpful and kind.over the course of 10 weeks Jill and everyone on staff given the responsibility to assist with my physical therapy ensured that i learnedand performed each routine properly with no shortcuts to be certain i got maximum benefit from the program planned out to a tee.i am confident that with the encouragement and support i got while there going forward i can continue progression at home to attain my fitness goal of being flexible and discomfort free. they accomplished this bykeeping me involved using in equal measures both humor and empathy by reminding me always my health is best maintained by hard work and continued diligence and dedication. i would recommend this placeto anyone in need of the best PT & staff. Thank You
A stellar experience. Dan was awesome in helping me with my hand.
My experience with Furnace Brook Physical Therapy was excellent. Everyone was prompt, pleasant, motivating and friendly. Jay and his team made my recovery process stress free and faster than I ever expected. I can’t thank them enough for all their help!
Staff is friendly and attentive. Bri is amazing. I went in with sever knee pain due to arthritis and within a month she has me on a program for me to do at home and I am virtually pain free! I feel confident that the program I am on will keep me that way for years to come. I play basketball 2-3 times a week and the knee is doing great!
I chose Physical Therapy after an injury hoping to avoid surgery. I consider my self very fortunate for having Maddison Grogan DPT as my therapist and advocate. From the beginning Maddison was caring, supportive and honest with me. As previously mentioned I had hoped to avoid surgery. Which was a long shot at best. But I was half way between optimism and denial. Maddison and her crew worked with me in a most supportive and recuperative manner. Allowing even me to see that surgery was the correct choice for me. I consider myself especially lucky for having tried physical therapy prior to surgery if only for the improvement in movement and reduction in pain due to their skilled help. A recent MRI (that I had previously refused) pretty much proved Maddison correct on every point of what she felt was wrong with my shoulder. Her diagnosis was without benefit of MRI and proved to be spot on! My point being her plan for me worked the surrounding muscles and tendons and NOT the injured muscles & tendons! Thereby giving me a MUCH better chance of healing stronger and quicker after surgery. Without hesitation I will return to Furnace Brook Physical Therapy to hasten my recuperation after surgery. As a return patient I whole heartedly recommend Furnace Brook Physical Therapy. This is not the first time they have gotten me through an injury. I had previously benefited from the expert therapy of Jay Bernasconi's (owner) Furnace Brook Physical Therapy Staff at their previous location. Which allows mentioning how convenient and awesome their new and improved location is! An easy to reach, plenty of parking, bright, sunny, clean and well equipped facility!
Professional and thorough. No waiting, treated when scheduled. It was nice to work with a medical professional that is respectful of your time. I will be returning for treatment after my next scheduled surgery
I highly recommend Furnace Brook Pt. First of all, the people working there are incredible. From the front desk with appointments and referrals to the back with the the therapists, everybody was cheerful, helpful and professional. Everything worked like clockwork. Specifically, my therapist Ryan Sheedy with help from the interns like Reilly, was instrumental in helping me after my hip replacement. He made what seemed like a daunting process very manageable and smooth. I would highly recommend Ryan and the whole team at Furnace Brook Pt.