What Hurts? 

Our comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to help teach you about any orthopedic condition you may face or treatment you may undergo. 

Locations and

Physical Therapists 

Bay State has 39 locations across Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire to serve you. Find a location near you, get directions and meet the therapists.

Specialties and


Our clinics provide a wide range of specialties and services; discover all that our physical therapists can offer on your road to recovery!




New Clinic Coming Soon to Ipswich, MA, April 2018!

Bay State Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are opening a new clinic in Ipswich, MA. This clinic will be located at 73 Turnpike Rd, Unit 1 A, Building C, Ipswich, MA 01938. 

New Clinic Coming Soon to the Huntington Avenue YMCA | YMCA of Greater Boston


April 2018: Management of Upper Extremity Pathology in the Overhead Athlete

Hosted by Bay State Physical Therapy @ Northeastern University


  • BSPT Physical Therapists and Therapy Assistants


  • Saturday April 7th OR Sunday April 8th, 2018

Course Location:

  • Northeastern University at The Behrakis Health Sciences Building

Course Description:

  • Upper extremity pathology is common in the general population and even more frequent with overhead athletes. The rehabilitation professional must understand the biomechanics of the shoulder and elbow complex as it relates to overhead activity. To be successful in this specialized population it is important to understand the common form errors associated with pathology as well as the rehabilitation progression for a safe return to the demands of overhead activity. The purpose of this presentation is to present an evidence-based review of current physical therapy practice for the management and treatment of shoulder and elbow pathology in the overhead athlete. The principles of dynamic stabilization as it relates to an overhead athlete population will be discussed. Criteria for a safe progression to overhead sport following injury will also be included. 


  •  David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS. Read his bio here.

To Register:

2018: Maitland- Australian Physiotherapy Sminars

The Nation's Leading Educator in Evidence-Based Clinical Management of

Spinal and Peripheral Conditions


September 2018: Management of the Foot & Ankle Complex:

Integrating Gait & Functional Rehabilitation


  • BSPT Physical Therapists and Therapy Assistants


  • Saturday, September 8th OR Sunday, September 9th

Course Description:

  • Foot and ankle pathology is common in physical therapy practice. This course will review the examination and treatment of selected foot and ankle pathologies impacting patients across the adult lifespan.  Through lecture presentations, hands-on laboratory sessions, and discussions of clinical presentations and case studies, participants will gain an understanding of normal and abnormal gait as it relates to orthopedic dysfunction. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of various foot and ankle pathologies and evidence-based treatment interventions to maximize function.



New Clinic Opening – Swampscott, MA December 1, 2017

Bay State Physical Therapy is excited to announce that Peak Performance Physical Therapy is now Bay State Physical Therapy in Swampscott, MA. This PT clinic is located at 173 Essex St, across the street from Swampscott High School. The clinic is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and can be reached at 781-586-0550.

The Swampscott location specializes in manual physical therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, pain management, geriatrics, and aquatic physical therapy.  We are very pleased to welcome Jimmy Kantor, and his physical therapy staff to Bay State Physical Therapy.  Bret Ferrell, PT, MSPT, CSCS will serve as the clinic managing partner. 

Bay State Physical Therapy owns or manages 45 Physical Therapy Clinics in MA and NH.



 New Clinic Open in Methuen, MA


 New Clinic Open in Lowell, MA

Welcome to Bay State Physical Therapy!

We are devoted to the health and well being of our patients.
Offering exceptional, innovative rehabilitation services, our dedicated professionals
strive to restore each individual's maximal function with integrity and compassion.


You've never been to physical therapy before.  Some questions you may have:

  • What will happen on my first day?
  • What should I bring?
  • How should I dress?
  • Will it hurt?
  • What can I expect in my road to recovery?


Visit our new patient center for answers to all these questions and more.



News, Events & Special Interests

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Many women's health PTs treat patients during and after pregnancy. Here are some of the services they offer—and why they say it's important to spread the word to other health care professionals.By Michele Wojciechowski | December 2017At Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, on any given day you might see certified lymphedema therapist...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. -- Donna Shell never thought she would get to the point where she could exercise while battling breast cancer.Shell, 72, was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2014. She had a lumpectomy and then radiation. After doing an MRI, doctors discovered the cancer had spread to her bones."I couldn't walk after the surgery (lumpectomy)....
Thursday, January 19, 2017
It is important to stretch after exercising because cardio and strength training exercises tighten your muscles. However, stretching on a regular basis, not necessarily following exercise, can be very beneficial too.So how often should you stretch? According to the American College of Sports Medicine, you should stretch your major muscle groups...