Address and Hours

99 Dartmouth St.
Malden, MA 02148
Located inside the Malden YMCA
P: 781-605-1225  
F: 781-605-3451


M/Wed: 8:30am - 8:30pm

Tues/Th: 7am - 4:30pm

Fri: 8am - 6pm

Meet Our Team 
Alison Bertone
Boston University

Alison Bertone has over ten years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  She graduated from Boston University in 2006 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree. In 2009, she joined the Bay State Physical Therapy team and currently serves as clinical manager in the Malden office.  

Over the course of her career, she has treated a variety of orthopedic and sports-related injuries as well as post-operative rehabilitation, joint replacement, motor vehicle accidents, and worker’s compensation cases using up-to-date manual interventions, therapeutic exercise, and aquatic therapy.   However, Alison’s passion lies in the area of dance medicine, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of dance-related injuries and surgeries as well as readiness-to-dance screenings and pointe shoe assessment and fittings.  While in graduate school, she was selected to complete her clinical education experience at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York, one of the most prestigious physical therapy clinics specializing in treatment and advancement of dance medicine. In addition to her academic studies in dance, she brings over 30 years of classical ballet training and other dance genres into her practice, having danced and performed with well known studios and companies including Northeast School of Ballet, Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, and Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. She has also danced professionally with the Boston based hip-hop group Rainbow Tribe for four years while in college.  Alison believes that her experience as a dancer both in the studio and on stage, combined with her clinical experience, has given her better insight into not only the physical but also psychological impact an injury can take on a dancer and focuses on the best ways to allow the individual to keep dancing while rehabilitating.

Aside from management and direct patient care, Alison is a certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). For the past eight years, she has been teaching doctorate level physical therapy students from various colleges throughout New England.  Her desire to teach the next generation of physical therapists, as well as provide her patients with the best care possible, drives her to constantly seek out her own learning opportunities, attending numerous continuing education courses and remaining an active member of the APTA, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA).  

When not in the clinic, Alison continues to dance recreationally in the Boston area. She is as a company member and resident choreography of Dance Theater I at The STUDIO in Melrose, MA where she also serves on the faculty teaching ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and modern.

Nicholas Kovacev
University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Franklin Pierce University

Nick earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University. Prior to completing his graduate work, Nick received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.  As someone who has participated in sports throughout his life, Nick’s primary interest in physical therapy is outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis in sports injuries including both non-surgical and post-surgical rehabilitation. Nick enjoys staying current on the latest treatment techniques and increasing his knowledge and skill set through continuing education courses. In his spare time, you can find Nick at a Patriots game or playing hockey.

Jim Marcotte
Boston University

Jim has 20 years of experience in treating orthopedic, sport and work related injuries. His interest in spine care lead him to attend a two year residency in orthopedic manual therapy from The Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Jim's passion lies in the areas of spine and post-operative shoulder rehabilitation. He believes that active patient participation, sound biomechanical principles, and thorough patient education are the keys to successful functional outcomes.

Jim enjoys teaching and has served as a lab instructor at Boston University in the Physical Therapy Department and is a frequent lecturer at North Shore Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

He also trains in various forms of Martial Arts, enjoys Home Brewing beer and golf.  He, his wife and 3 children are also very active in their local church and its community outreach activities.