Beverly

Address and Hours
Address 

254 Essex St.
Beverly, MA 01915
At the Sterling Center YMCA
P: 978-338-5688
F: 978-338-5685

beverly@baystatept.com

Hours 

M/W: 6am-7pm

T/TH: 6:30am-7pm

Fri: 7am -5pm

Sat: 8am -2pm



 

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Meet Our Team 
Name 
Bret Ferrell
Graduate 
Boston University
Credentials 
PT, MSPT, CSCS

Bret Ferrell is the managing partner and clinical director of Bay State Physical Therapy in Beverly, Salem and Reading.  Prior to opening the Beverly clinic in 2009, Bret was the clinical manager of Bay State Physical Therapy in Weymouth.

Bret specializes in a hands on approach to treatment of injuries to the spine and extremities.  Using spine and extremity joint mobilization techniques along with incorporating gym exercise programs has allowed Bret’s patients to achieve maximum benefit from their rehabilitation.  His experience playing soccer on the local and state levels has fueled his passion for sports medicine and helping all of his patients return to function.  Bret also enjoys giving community lectures on a wide variety of topics including: management of low back pain, ACL prevention in the adolescent athlete and shoulder rehabilitation of the throwing athlete.

Bret is married with 2 children.  Along with spending time with his family, Bret enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, playing basketball and soccer, running in local road races and following Boston sports.



Name 
Mat Procopio
Graduate 
Boston University
Credentials 
PT, DPT

Mat specializes in Sports Medicine and the treatment of low back pain, as well as orthopedic post-operative patients.  He has a particular interest in total joint replacements and ACL reconstruction.  He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Health Science as well as his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Mat enjoys weight training and recreational sports such as basketball and racquetball.  He utilizes his exercise background in addition to a variety of manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and improve function in his clients.

Mat is the Clinical Manager and sees patients in our Beverly clinic Monday through Saturday.

Mat remains active and enjoys running and working out.  He plays in a basketball league at the Reading YMCA twice a week.  He enjoys relaxing with friends and family, and cheering on the local teams, especially BU hockey.



Name 
Melissa Berkowitz
Graduate 
MGH Institute of Health Professionals
Credentials 
PT, DPT

Melissa is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Melissa's clinical background is primarily in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on manual treatment of neck and back pain.  She enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including post-surgical repairs, total joint replacements, arthritic pain, post-concussion syndrome, and pregnancy-related pain.  Patient education is integrated into treatment sessions with the hope that clients may better understand their diagnosis and prevent future injury.

Melissa lives with her fiancé and two cats.  In her spare time she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Name 
Rachael Mullen
Graduate 
Simmons College
Credentials 
PT, DPT

Rachael earned her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Her clinical background was focused in the outpatient treatment of patients of all ages. She specialized in treating shoulder injuries especially post-op rotator cuff repairs.

Rachael has always been an avid swimmer and competed for four years at Simmons College where she captained her senior season. Her swim career started at the Sterling Center swimming for the YNS Sharks. Professionally, Rachael aspires to use her knowledge of swimming and athletics to offer a new outlook on recovery.

Outside of work, she has continued to share her love of swimming and her exercise science background to help teach swimming both lessons and competitively for the past two years. After living in the city she also has a strong love for all Boston sports, especially the Red Sox.



Name 
Kristen Classen
Graduate 
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Credentials 
DPT

Kristen graduated from UMass Lowell in 2014 with her M.A. certificate in Clinical Pathology and in 2018 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kristen has clinical experience in areas of spine & sports, aquatics, and neurological therapies. She believes in a holistic approach to patient care in order to treat the whole person, not just the condition.

Kristen is married with 3 kids, a Labmaraner dog, and a Jardine’s parrot. She always keeps busy with new hobbies like speaking Spanish, training her dog to be a therapy animal, and running a marathon. She travels all over the world, but always comes home to New England, GO SOX!