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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 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!
I couldn’t ask for a better physical therapy place! I love Samantha and the staff, they make my visits very personal and they always make me feel welcome. They seem to love their job and that makes it a place where I am always happy to go and I always leave feeling better. I love that they make sure that what I do when I’m there helps me, everyone has a similar routine based on why they are there but it is specific to you and how they get to know what is beneficial for you. I highly recommend Furnace Brook Physical Therapy!
It is a well run facility with great staff. Very pleased with the professional treatment and the outcome. I highly recommend to anyone needing PT.
A totally excellent experience! My therapist, Dr Jillian, was simply amazing. The progress I made with her was impressive. She and her team created a special program to accommodate my other health issues and worked hard to help me achieve my goals. I had aquatic therapy also in their beautiful on site private pool. Dr Jillian throughly answered all my many questions with insight and patience. I would highly recommend Furnace Brook PT and Dr Jillian to everyone. Thanks to them I am able to walk again!
I was at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy for 4 months working with Dan Joyce for my hand therapy and had a great experience. He was highly recommended and went above and beyond to give me the tools I need to succeed going forward. The experience with Furnace Brook was wonderful, everyone was very helpful and I would definitely go back there for any future needs. If anyone is looking for a great hand therapist Dan Joyce is the best.
I was extremely pleased with the service I received at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy. Kristen Ross was an excellent therapist. She was kind, considerate and thorough. She showed that she was well educated in therapy. In fact all the assistants were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Furnace Brook Physical Therapy to all my family and friends and especially Kristen Ross. Thanks to her I am pain free.
My OT, Dan Joyce was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and personal making my experience great. Dan is a dedicated professional that wants people to improve and you can sense that as soon as you meet with him. I highly recommend Dan for any of your OT needs!
I just finished PT at Furance Brook physical therapy and was amazed at how many exercises there are to strengthen your core, and muscles that haven’t moved in a while. From a seniors point of view it is something we need to keep moving. The staff is so informed and helpful. We all have issues to live with but we can help ourselves. Great experience.