In an effort to provide high quality care to Holbrook and the surrounding communities, we opened Furnace Brook Physical Therapy - Holbrook in 2009. Using a patient-centered approach, we assist our patients in achieving their goals and empowering them along the way. Located inside the newly renovated Atlantis Sports Club, we are fortunate to have at our disposal state of the art equipment to provide our patients with an unparalleled experience.
In addition to our years of patient experience, we both have our Doctorate in Physical Therapy, the highest level of education within our field, and are certified by the American Physical Therapy Association. We both hold advanced certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist and orthopedic clinical specialist respectively. Our Holbrook clinic offers a wide range of services including both pre and post operative care, aquatic therapy, and sport specific rehabilitation.
If you are in need of treatment, come see us so we may help you on your way to rehabilitation.
Jay Bernasconi, DPT, OCS
Jay has served the rehab needs of orthopedic, spinal and sports medicine patients in the South Shore area for more than 23 years, founding Furnace Brook Physical Therapy in 1987.
His work includes treating professional football, hockey and tennis players. His interests include lower back and neck post-surgical cases, and all phases of reconstructive joint surgery. He is the creator of "Raise the Roof", a conditioning program focusing on prevention of catastrophic knee injuries in the female athlete.
He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Lowell; an Advanced Master's Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Mass General Hospital-Institute of Health Professions and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Mass General Hospital-Institute of Health Professions. He is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and has served on the adjunct faculty of University of Lowell, Boston University and Simmons College physical therapy programs.
Additionally, Jay has published in the American Physical Therapy Association professional journal, and is an accredited peer-reviewer for both state and national Utilization Review Boards focusing on medical necessity questions and the role of physical therapy. His doctoral thesis, Analysis of a Modified Active Knee Extension Test, is published in Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, March 1992, Vol. 15, #3. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, certified by the American Red Cross in Water Safety, and is a Fellow in the American Back Society. He is a Massachusetts Board 27 IAABO Basketball Official and a Certified Pool Operator by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.
Shawn Cray, DPT, CSCS
Shawn graduated from Northeastern University in 2007 with a doctoral degree in physical therapy. After working at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy in Quincy for 3 years, he along with Jay opened Furnace Brook Physical Therapy – Holbrook in December 2009.
Shawn is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as an Advanced Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Shawn has completed many continuing educating courses including treatment of orthopedic/sports related injuries and Mulligan upper and lower quadrant courses.
Shawn's clinical interests include treatment of rotator cuff injuries, patellofemoral rehabilitation, and running related injuries. He has helped develop baseball and golf specific rehabilitation programs that he has used with both high school and recreational athletes. In his free time Shawn enjoys skiing, playing golf, and running. Shawn is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.