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Post Concussion Syndrome

Furnace Brook Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that they will now be providing Physical Therapy for Post-Concussion Syndrome. This new program will compliment Furnace Brook’s other specialty programs, including Lymphedema and High-Risk Falls.

"Concussion is a prevalent topic in the media today," says Mike Wezel, MSPT, OMT the director of the Post Concussion program at Furnace Brook. "Most concussions will get better with rest and won’t require any other treatment. When symptoms last longer than expected physical therapy can play a role in recovery."

Patients presenting to physical therapy with post-concussion syndrome will receive a customized physical therapy treatment program to address symptoms of imbalance, headaches, dizziness, and neck pain. A team approach with the referring physician is necessary to best manage recovery. Treatments may include musculoskeletal therapy, eye exercises, balance exercises, and graded functional training for return to sport. "Every patient with concussion will progress at their own pace. The overall goal is to manage each patient back to their prior level of function as safely as possible and reduce the risk of future concussions."


Welcome to Furnace Brook Physical Therapy

Furnace Brook Physical Therapy has been serving the needs of the South Shore area since 1987. As a therapist-owned, outpatient rehabilitation facility, we use evidence-based techniques from the scientific literature to efficiently and effectively achieve a functional outcome for the patient. We stress the importance of empowering the patient to be pro-active, as consistency and reinforcement are often the keys to successful rehabilitation. We work to accomplish these goals within the framework of your health insurance benefit.

We are credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Back Society. Our therapists hold doctoral degrees, and are board certified as orthopedic physical therapy specialists. Our staff has also held faculty positions at Boston University, Northeastern University and Simmons College.


Thank You and Good Luck Kate!

Kate Werda, DPT, OCS With great sadness but with excitement for her family, Jay Bernasconi, his family and the staff of Furnace Brook Physical Therapy announce the departure of the longest tenured therapist in the clinic's history, Kate Werda. Kate provided invaluable guidance and training to her many students; the highest level of care to her patients; great mentorship to her colleagues; and most importantly, tremendous friendship and an ear for the owner. We all wish Kate, Dave and their boys the best of success and happiness as they relocate to Indiana.

Kate's Role at FBPT

Kate joined Furnace Brook Physical Therapy in September, 2002 after serving co-op and internship positions with Furnace Brook Physical Therapy from 1997 through 2001. She was awarded her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2009 to compliment her Masters Degree in 2002. She has managed her own clinic within Furnace Brook PT for the treatment of female pelvic disorders from 2006-2012. Kate became a Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) in 2006. In February 2006, she returned from an internship in Chicago focusing on treatment of pelvic pain disorders with Rhonda Kotarinos, a nationally respected specialist in the field.

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis
Does your heel hurt you first thing in the morning? Read our Patient Education page on how physical therapy can help your painful foot, as well as several other common injuries.

Postoperative Rehabilitation
Referrals include status post neck and back surgery/ fusions; shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle reconstructive procedures; and following total joint replacement.

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