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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...

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...

2 Keys to Prevent Low Back Pain While Golfing

Lower back pain is the most common complaint of the golfing athlete. It is the most cited reason for why people stop playing due to injury, and over 25% of golfers surveyed in one study reported that they experienced lower back pain after playing 1 round! Golf is...

Tips For a Healthy Winter Season

Being Bostonians, we’re no strangers to nasty winter weather.  Unfortunately, even the hardiest New Englanders can fall victim to injuries caused by unsafe roads, heavy snow, and slippery footing.  Hopefully, a brief reminder of some effective tips can help keep you...

Tips For The Best Total Knee Replacement Outcome You Can Get

Thinking about getting a total knee replacement? Already have the surgery scheduled? Be sure to read these tips and advice from some of our physical therapists, who collectively treat hundreds of knee replacements yearly.  Patients who experience success and...

Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy: Which is Right?

Short Answer is both. In the United States, the term physical therapy is most often used. However, in Canada, Mexico and the majority of countries in Europe, physiotherapy denotes our profession. One thing is for sure though; regardless of what we are called, physical...

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy

Furnace Brook PT has seen a rise in the last 2-3 years of patients being referred for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Our clinicians are not sure if it is being more accurately diagnosed, or if there are, in fact, more young patients with it. We thought our blog might...