Physical Therapy

Brian Barkwell

Brian Barkwell



Physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. Physical therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, and spinal conditions. Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education are modalities often used to expedite recovery in the orthopedic setting. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons of the body will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist.

Brian Barkwell, MSPT, with a Masters in Physical Therapy degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, provides one-on-one injury rehabilitation that stands apart from the “factory” feel of many outpatient clinics.  With 14 years experience providing services to 900+ Bostonians out of a gym and private training studio in the South End, Brian’s approach combines therapeutic exercise to teach you how to recover from injury, along with a healthy dose of manual therapy to relieve pain.  If you have one of the insurances listed below, you can call the member services number on the back of your membership card to find out your “in-network outpatient physical therapy benefit”.  

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

  • Medicare

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • United Health Care

Get more information and schedule an appointment:


  • ANKLE - achilles tendinitis - achilles tendon rupture - ankle sprain - calf strain/tear - fracture - shin spints

  • ELBOW - fracture - golfers' elbow (medial epicondylitis) - tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) - triceps strain/rupture

  • FOOT - bunionectomy - flat/pronated feet - plantar fasciitis

  • HAND - thumb tendinitis

  • HIP - bursitis - hip arthroplasty - impingement syndrome - piriformis syndrome - total hip replacement

  • KNEE - ACL injury - meniscus injury - patellofemoral syndrome - quadriceps tendinitis - total knee replacement

  • LOW BACK - acute/chronic muscle strain - disc injury - postural dysfunction - sacroiliac dysfunction - sciatica

  • NECK - acute/chronic muscle strain - disc injury - postural dysfunction - stiffness - whip-lash

  • SHOULDER - bicipital tendinitis - frozen shoulder - impingement syndrome - instability - rotator cuff repair - rotator cuff tendinitis

  • WRIST - carpal tunnel syndrome


  • Copay based on insurance

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