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Address and Hours

173 Essex Street

Swampscott, MA 01907

P: 781-586-0550

F: 781-586-0125


Mon: 8am - 7pm

Tues/Thurs: 7am - 7pm

Wed: 7:30am - 7pm

Fri: 7am-4pm

Meet Our Team 
Bret Ferrell
Boston University

Bret Ferrell is the managing partner and clinical director of Bay State Physical Therapy in Beverly, Salem, Swampscott 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.


Kate Paulhus
Northeastern University

Kate received her Bachelors of Rehabilitation Science as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She treats a variety of orthopedic spine and extremity injuries utilizing manual hands on techniques, therapeutic exercise and functional activities. These techniques quickly allow her patients to return to their prior or higher level of function. She also specializes in treating dizziness and balance disorders and youth/adult concussions.  Kate strives to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient to help them reach their rehabilitation goals. She also integrates patient education into all treatment sessions in an effort to help people gain a thorough understanding of their injuries and avoid recurrence of symptoms in the future.

In her free time Kate enjoys skiing, playing tennis and traveling.  She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the beach.

Kate is the clinical manager of the Salem and Swampscott locations. She treats patients in the Salem clinic Monday through Friday and in then Swampscott location Monday and Wednesday.



Jodi Farrin
Simmons College

Jodi Farrin received her Bachelor of Science from Simmons College in 1988. For several years she worked with pro athletes of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. In the past 20 years she has specialized in pediatrics with a sub specialty in the performance and psychology of the adolescent athlete. She has worked closely with members of competitive elite cheerleading and gymnastic teams, and developed preventive conditioning programs for them. She has undergone specialty training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment Technique to allow her to treat children with diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and developmental delays.

 Jodi treats patients in the clinic Monday through Friday.

On a personal level, she is a mother of 5 children. She enjoys the sports of tennis and running, and has trained with members of the Boston Marathon.


Katelyn Lynch
Quinnipiac University

Katie received both her Bachelors of Health Science (2013) and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2016) from Quinnipiac University as a part of the university's direct access program.  Katie enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic and post-surgical patients.  She has a special interest in dance medicine.  During her time at Quinnipiac, she participated in research which examined the differences between pre-professional and recreational dancers in regards to flexibility, strength, endurance, and range of motion.  She also had the opportunity to complete one of her clinic affiliations with a facility specializing in using Pilates principles and Pilates equipment as part of a comprehensive plan of care.  

Katie treats patients in the clinic Monday through Friday.

Although Katie grew up in New Jersey, she is a Boston sports fan.  In her free time she enjoys working out, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

Elissa Goetze
Georgia State University

Elissa is a Georgian native and received her Bachelors of Exercise Science from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. Elissa enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions utilizing hands on techniques, therapeutic exercise, and functional activities. Elissa strives to empower each patient to be able to take ownership over their care and believes in the importance of home exercise programs and patient education. In her free time Elissa enjoys running, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

Elissa treats patients in the Swampscott clinic Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. She treats in the Salem clinic Tuesday and Thursday.