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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Have you noticed that your arm or hand becomes numb while reaching overhead? Or while resting your arm on the open car window? Though these symptoms could be due to a variety of diagnoses, you may have a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). The Thoracic...

Furnace Brook PT To Offer Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy? Pelvic floor therapy is a subspecialty of physical therapy that is not as well known, but certainly important! The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that help to support our internal organs and hips, and just like any other...

Hand Therapy Clinic Expands At Furnace Brook PT

The hand therapy clinic at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy had humble beginnings 6 years ago. It was started to fill the void as Quincy Medical Center was winding down and closing and left the residents of Quincy and surrounding towns without a certified hand...

Therapists at Furnace Brook PT are Certified in Graston Technique.

Staff therapists at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy are now Certified Graston Technique Providers after recently completing training utilizing the Graston Technique method!   What is Graston Technique therapy?  Graston Technique (GT) therapy is an evidence based-form...

Brachial Plexus Injuries

Brachial Plexus Injury/Jill Pantano, DPT, OCS Recently, I managed a patient with a brachial plexus injury as a result of a shoulder dislocation. While not terribly common in the clinic, it is a disabling injury that has sever ramifications. The brachial plexus is a...

Coronavirus Update

Furnace Brook Physical Therapy has remained open during the Covid-19 crisis as an essential provider. Consistent with the Governor’s and DPH Guidelines during the gradual re-opening of the Commonwealth, the clinic has instituted a Covid-19 Patient Control Plan Masks...

ESPN E:60 Features NFL QB’s Rehab Using Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

Recently,  ESPN aired a one hour “E:60” Special on Washington Redskins Quarterback and former #1 overall pick Alex Smith, giving us a detailed look behind the scenes at his arduous recovery from a horrific lower leg compound fracture.  Smith was injured in November of...

This is regarding Ryan Sheedy and the great work he has done with me since the spring of 2019 as it pertains to the TPI program he put together on my behalf. Since Ryan & I have been working together not only has he allowed me to get my body in better form on a...

SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)

     Recently, I had the pleasure of evaluating a wonderful patient who was referred to Furnace Brook Physical Therapy by a local Boston MD for their knee. Sounds fairly typical for us, right?  Well, the interesting piece of the puzzle here was that the doctor...

Reflections On My First Season As a TPI Clinician

This has been the first Spring / Summer that the golf clinic has existed within Furnace Brook PT and it has mostly been a success so far.  I’ve had the opportunity to work with multiple golfers of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels from the nearby area.  I’ve greatly...