Reading

Aquatic Therapy will be offered at the Reading YMCA starting 6/1!
Address and Hours
Address 

281 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
P: 781-205-2130
F: 781-205-2129
Reading@baystatept.com

Hours 

M-Th: 5:30am - 8:00pm

F: 5:30am- 5:00pm

Meet Our Team 
Name 
Heather Waters
Graduate 
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Credentials 
PT, DPT, CSCS

Heather is a Managing Partner and Director of our Reading Clinic.  Heather received her Bachelor of Science degree from Salem State University in Education and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Massachusetts Lowell.   She has also holds her CSCS (Certified strength and conditioning specialist) certification.  Heather is licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a Physical Therapist and is an active member of the APTA. 

As a physical therapist, Heather enjoys treating patients of all ages and orthopedic conditions; Helping patients to either avoid surgery, to strengthen pre-surgically, or to return to their highest functional level.  Heather's treatment style includes manual hands on techniques, strengthening exercises, neuromuscular re-education and functional activities proven effective in the clinic as well as in research. She also believes each treatment session needs to be tailored to the individual. 

Heather was inspired to become a therapist after sustaining a knee injury from sport and was unable to continue to compete.  It was her first experience with injury as well as physical therapy and she was grateful for the skill, expertise, and emotional support her therapist gave her   This experience and others has shaped who Heather strives to be as a therapist; She is part of your team, working hard with you to reach your individual goals.

In her free time, Heather enjoys family time with her husband and four children.  She is active in the gym, and playing golf, biking and walking and enjoys traveling and volunteering in her community.

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 
Kristen Caggiano
Graduate 
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Credentials 
PT, DPT

Kristen graduated from UMass Lowell with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has experience working with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions in both outpatient and acute care settings. Kristen’s areas of interest include working with the older population, athletes, and post-operative cases.

In her free time, Kristen stays active by playing soccer and lacrosse, running and snowboarding. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

 

 

Name 
Emmanuel (Manny) Begon
Graduate 
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Credentials 
DPT, SMFA

Manny received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from University of Massachusetts Lowell. He continued and completed his post graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Manny also holds his SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) certification. He is licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a Physical Therapist. 

Manny enjoys working in the orthopedic out patient setting and has years of experience working with a vast variety of musculoskeletal conditions. His treatment style includes individualized uncomplicated exercise coaching and home exercise prescription (aimed to improve performance/function and prevent injury), manual therapies and balance training. Manny tries to bring the inner athlete out of all his patients so they can maximize their functional lifestyle. Manny believes a successful physical therapy experience relies on effective patient education and communication so that patients are empowered after discharge.

Manny developed a strong interest in physical therapy after being treated for various high school sports injuries. He noticed the rewarding nature of the job decided to pursue the same career.

In his free time Manny enjoys world traveling, running, playing basketball and tennis. Manny also considers himself a “foodie” so restaurant recommendations are required of all patients. 

 

 

Name 
Andrew Cook
Graduate 
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Credentials 
PT, DPT, OCS

Andrew completed his undergraduate degree at Chapman University, earning a BFA in Dance.  From 2005-2010, he danced professionally for contemporary companies in Southern California and NYC before deciding to pursue a career in physical therapy. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  In 2018, he was named a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physcial therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities.  Andrew has extensive training in manual therapy, dance medicine, injury prevention, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and vestibular rehabilitation.  Andrew also has a background in personal training, working with clients of all abilities and athletic levels, that he now incorporates into his PT practice. 

Andrew's clinical interests include orthopedics, neck injuries, working with athletes, and treating vertigo and dizziness.  Because of his background, Andrew is also passionate about working with dancers, treating dance-specific injuries and implementing cross-training strategies to make the dancer stronger and more resilient to the physical demands of the sport. 

In his spare time Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and French Bulldog.  He is also an avid year-round mountain biker.   

Name 
Mary Kate Grace
Graduate 
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Credentials 
DPT

Mary Kate graduated from UMass Lowell in 2015 with her B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Spanish and in 2018 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Mary Kate has clinical experience in both orthopedic outpatient and acute care settings. She completed her final clinical experience at BSPT Reading in winter 2018 and joined the team in spring 2018. She enjoys working with various orthopedic conditions across the lifespan. She strives to provide her patients with the necessary tools to independently maintain function and prevent future injury.

In her free time, Mary Kate enjoys staying active with indoor cycling, tennis, and has recently taken up golf. She enjoys being outside and hiking, going to the beach, and traveling.

Name 
Colleen Davis (Per Diem)
Graduate 
University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Credentials 
PT, DPT, CSCS, CPT

Colleen is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She received of undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Vermont.  Colleen has had a lifelong interest in health and wellness and maintains her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential, Certified Personal Trainer certification and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has clinical experiences in a variety of settings including acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics.  She is committed staying current with new research and the most current PT practices. Colleen holds a special interest in the working with both the orthopedic and neurologically involved populations, using a hands on and collaborative approach to help her patients reach their goals.

As a Massachusetts native, she enjoys the New England winters and makes a habit of skiing regularly.  In the warmer weather Colleen enjoys running, hiking and camping with her friends and family, and being outside in general playing with her dog.