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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 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
The entire staff was amazing! Always taking the time to make sure that you were on track and getting the proper care. Taking the time to listen to your concerns. I would highly recommend Riley and the staff to anyone needing PT!! You won’t be disappointed
Furnace Brook PT was super helpful. The facility is nice and has everything you need for recovery. Also parking is plentiful and free so that's a bonus. My Therapist was Jill and she was great to work with. Very thorough and a good listener. Adapted as necessary. On 2 occasions I worked with Kristen who was also was every bit as accommodating. The whole staff - admin's, billing, assistants, students etc... I highly recommend. If the need arises for me to return to PT, this will be the spot for me.
Regretfully for me, I recently had back to back experiences, a broken wrist followed by hand surgery. In both cases I was treated by Dan Joyce, a hand therapist , who went above and beyond to treat me and supported my complete recovery in both cases.
He is very knowledgeable and very attentive to the needs of his patients, and very generous with his time to assure that the patient has a positive outcome.
I recommend Dan to anyone who needs specific hand or wrist therapy.
Thank you Dan!
I recently broke my leg and went to Furnace Brook Physical Therapy to get me back walking again. I found the facility nice, clean and large enough to move around without it feeling crowded. I've been to other PT facilities where it was too small for people to move around. They have a nice gym area and plenty of machines and weights to help with my recovery.
The staff was very personable and they had a plan to get me back up walking and feeling good. Some of the exercises were tough but I enjoyed getting the most out of them. I'm on my way to recovery thanks to the Furnace Brook team.
I would definitely recommend Furnace Brook Physical Therapy to anyone who wanted to recover from and injury.
You get what you put into it and they will get you there!
For the past 6 weeks I have been going to Physical Therapy at Furnace Brook for my neck and shoulders. They have been very professional and helpful. Riley, my PT was excellent. From the time she first saw me until my last session today, she has been extremely helpful and my situation has improved greatly. She is very thorough and interested in every aspect of me as a person and a patient. The exercises she had me do were so good - I never left there hurting more than I did when I came in! My range of motion improved tremendously thanks to her hard work and insight. I highly recommend Furnace Brook Physical Therapy in general and Riley in particular! I would also like to thank Justin, who was also very encouraging and helpful in my recovery!!
Highly recommend Furnace Brook for physical therapy. They were recommended to me by my surgeon. All of the staff is knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I left each appointment feeling better than when I arrived. I was always worried I would reinjure my shoulder between appointments. I am a worrier. I would leave reassured and find I could do more than I thought I could. Shoulder surgery is a long recovery. It was nice to recover with such a nice group. Thanks to Reilly for helping me get back to me!