Physical Therapists in Massachusetts

Boston (706)Worcester (167)Amesbury (124)Woburn (117)Waltham (116)
Brookline (93)Springfield (93)Cambridge (75)Somerville (65)Brockton (65)Braintree (64)Newton (63)Natick (63)Quincy (63)Lowell (62)Burlington (62)North Andover (60)Auburn (55)Beverly (54)Danvers (51)Lexington (48)Norwell (47)Hyannis (47)Hingham (46)Pittsfield (46)Dorchester (45)Norwood (44)Attleboro (43)Norton (41)Peabody (41)Plymouth (41)Concord (40)Malden (40)Dedham (39)Chelmsford (39)Leominster (39)Fall River (39)Randolph (37)Andover (35)Brighton (34)Shrewsbury (34)Wellesley Hills (33)Watertown (33)Arlington (33)Chestnut Hill (33)Weymouth (33)West Springfield (32)Tewksbury (31)West Roxbury (31)Franklin (30)Milford (30)Acton (30)Canton (29)Greenfield (29)East Longmeadow (29)Stoughton (29)Wenham (28)Westborough (28)Marlborough (28)Roxbury Crossing (28)Walpole (28)Medford (27)Northampton (26)Salem (25)Jamaica Plain (25)Framingham (24)Agawam (23)Foxboro (23)Westfield (23)North Dartmouth (23)North Attleboro (23)North Easton (23)Haverhill (22)Marshfield (22)Mashpee (22)Needham Heights (22)Wilmington (22)Amherst (22)Wakefield (21)Revere (21)Taunton (21)Lawrence (21)Needham (21)Bedford (20)Lynn (20)Kingston (19)Wellesley (18)Allston (18)Reading (18)Marblehead (18)Swansea (18)Scituate (18)Falmouth (18)Ashland (17)Milton (16)Williamstown (16)Chelsea (16)New Bedford (15)Newton Center (15)Harwich (15)Saugus (15)Northborough (15)Great Barrington (15)Hanover (15)South Weymouth (15)Sudbury (15)South Yarmouth (14)Raynham (14)Dorchester Center (14)Westford (14)South Hadley (14)Medfield (14)Manchester (14)Everett (14)Melrose (14)Swampscott (14)Leeds (13)West Boylston (13)West Bridgewater (13)Bellingham (12)Gardner (12)Gloucester (12)Wilbraham (12)South Dennis (12)Fairhaven (12)North Chatham (11)Middleboro (11)Salisbury (11)Roxbury (11)Florence (11)Abington (10)East Bridgewater (10)Somerset (10)Leicester (10)Buzzards Bay (10)Uxbridge (10)Sturbridge (10)Holyoke (10)Wayland (9)Holden (9)West Newbury (9)Westwood (9)Centerville (9)Bridgewater (9)Lee (8)Pembroke (8)Hopkinton (8)Hyde Park (8)Mattapan (8)Duxbury (8)Stoneham (8)Harvard (8)Nantucket (8)North Adams (8)Halifax (8)Whitinsville (8)Mansfield (8)Southborough (7)Palmer (7)Cohasset (7)Longmeadow (7)Holliston (7)Winthrop (7)Wrentham (7)Hudson (7)Dartmouth (7)East Boston (7)Easthampton (7)Rehoboth (7)Orleans (7)Newburyport (7)South Easton (6)Medway (6)Carver (6)Charlestown (6)Roslindale (6)Southbridge (6)Charlton (6)Chicopee (6)West Yarmouth (6)East Wareham (6)West Hatfield (6)Groton (6)South Boston (6)Holbrook (6)Ipswich (6)Methuen (6)Tyngsboro (5)Hadley (5)Belchertown (5)Winchester (5)Sandwich (5)Clinton (5)West Tisbury (5)Middleton (5)Forestdale (5)East Sandwich (5)Osterville (5)Auburndale (5)Fitchburg (4)Sutton (4)Plainville (4)North Falmouth (4)Sterling (4)North Grafton (4)North Dighton (4)Brewster (4)Belmont (4)LANESBOROUGH (4)Norfolk (4)Rockland (4)Ludlow (3)Bourne (3)Billerica (3)Newton Lower Falls (3)North Reading (3)Foxborough (3)Ayer (3)Seekonk (3)East Falmouth (3)

Learn more about Physical Therapists

A physical therapist (PT) specializes in improving and restoring mobility, movement, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination in people of all ages. A PT evaluates and treats injuries and movement problems with exercises and other physical methods. PTs can often help people avoid surgery, as well as prevent and minimize pain, loss of function, and disability.

A PT typically: 

  • Reviews and evaluates a patient’s medical history and his or her mobility and physical functioning

  • Tests and measures balance, coordination, strength, range of motion, posture muscle performance, respiration, and motor function

  • Diagnoses movement dysfunctions

  • Works with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their medical history, lifestyle, personal needs, and fitness and mobility goals

  • Prescribes exercises and other physical treatment techniques

  • Evaluates treatment progress and makes adjustments to the plan as needed

  • Educates patients about home techniques to optimize mobility, strength, and overall fitness

  • Consults and collaborates with a patient’s entire medical and rehabilitation team

There are 5373 specialists practicing Physical Therapy in Massachusetts with an overall average rating of 4.6 stars. There are 35 hospitals in Massachusetts with affiliated Physical Therapy specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Marlborough Hospital.