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Address and Hours
Address 

173 Essex Street

Swampscott, MA 01907

P: 781-586-0550

F: 781-586-0125

Hours 

Mon: 8am - 7pm

Tues/Thurs: 7am - 7pm

Wed: 7:30am - 7pm

Fri: 7am-4pm

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, 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.

 

Name 
Kate Paulhus
Graduate 
Northeastern University
Credentials 
PT, DPT

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.

 

 

Name 
Jodi Farrin
Graduate 
Simmons College
Credentials 
BS PT

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.

 

Name 
Elissa Goetze
Graduate 
Georgia State University
Credentials 
DPT

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.

 

 

 

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 
Keri Donovan
Graduate 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS)
Credentials 
DPT

Keri attended Stonehill College in Easton, MA and graduated in May 2015 with an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree for Allied Health Sciences focusing on PT. She then continued her education at MCPHS University in Worcester, MA for her physical therapy program and graduated with her DPT in May 2018. During her graduate studies for physical therapy, Keri worked as a rehab aide in the Salem, MA office for 3 years over the summers and on school breaks. This allowed her to gain excellent clinical experience and direct patient interaction to facilitate her hands on learning and clinical practice.

Keri grew up playing softball, figure skating and rugby, all of which have sparked her interest for physical exercise and rehabilitation. Keri likes to use manual interventions that prioritize hands on treatment, including massage, joint mobilizations and advanced stretching techniques. Additionally, Keri’s goal is to educate her patients on their impairments and what they can do to get better. Through these interventions, Keri promotes independence for her patients with functional and sporting activities. Keri enjoys working with all age populations across the developmental lifespan and tailors her treatment plans to the specific goals and clinical presentations of each of her patients.

Outside of her physical therapy career, Keri enjoys exercising, being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. Keri is a therapist at the Swampscott, MA clinic on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7am-3pm.