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Working to eliminate pain, one patient at a time

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Welcome to Step Ahead Physical Therapy

Working to Eliminate Pain, One Patient at a Time

Step Ahead Physical Therapy in Somerville, Cambridge, Marblehead and Lynn Massachusetts, is dedicated to helping you eliminate pain and heal your injuries. We service the communities of Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, Charlestown, Arlington, Everett, Marblehead, Swampscott, Salem, Lynn, Nahant and the surrounding areas of Boston and the North Shore.

Since 2008 Step Ahead PT has been providing exceptional services focusing on orthopedic and sports related injuries. What makes us unique is our philosophy of care. We provide a holistic comprehensive approach to determining and addressing the source of your pain rather than simply treating the symptoms. We are not a physical therapy factory. We are a healing center where we work individually with you to reduce your pain and help you return to your normal level of active living as quickly as possible. We believe that sufficient time is needed to customize your treatments, deliver them, and ensure their effectiveness. All of our appointments run between 45 and 60 minutes and focus primarily on hands-on care and corrective exercises. 

We sincerely believe that the road to optimal health is being proactive and attentive to your sense of wellbeing. We will take the time to provide you with personalized care that is unique in today’s hectic world. We will help you now, and build a solid relationship that you can turn to in the future should the need arise.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE:

Did you know that YOU have the right to choose your physical therapist? When you get a physical therapy referral from your physician, you can visit any provider you like. The choice is yours. You can either visit the provider recommended by your physician, or any other provider that you feel comfortable with.
The state of MA has direct access which allows the patient to see a physical therapist without a physician's referral. If you don't know whether you need a referral, don't worry. Just call our office and we'll get the answer for you.
Your physician may advise you to visit their own in-office physical therapy facility or one that is run by a large hospital. You can do so, or research and use an independent physical therapist in private practice - THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
You are not obligated to go to any particular physical therapy office / clinic, even if your surgeon or physician suggests that office.

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Step Ahead Physical Therapy in Somerville, Cambridge, Marblehead and Lynn Massachusetts, is dedicated to helping you eliminate pain and heal your injuries.
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Patient Testimonials
  • Maureen P.
    3 weeks ago
    “The professionalism and welcoming atmosphere in your office was beyond excellent! You and your entire staff should be commended. I recently completed the Falmouth Road Race (7 miles with hills) without any pain. I have implemented your stretches into my routine. Thanks Again!!”
  • Eleanaide N.
    3 weeks ago
    “I am happy that I came to Step Ahead Physical Therapy because it helped me to get rid of my many injuries. I have never found a Therapist that helped me this much before. They are the best!”
  • Elizabeth M.
    3 weeks ago
    “I am writing to thank you for my referral to Step Ahead Physical Therapy. Andy has been paramount to my rehabilitation. He is the best physical therapist that I've seen and would recommend him to anyone. I am feeling so much better thanks to Andy!”
  • Maria G.
    3 weeks ago
    “After suffering from intense pain in my foot for 3 months and not being able to stand up out of bed or walk on the treadmill I started physical therapy with Karen at Step Ahead Physical Therapy. Karen is a great therapist. After a month of therapy I was able to stand and use the treadmill and really enjoyed my trip to Panama where I did a lot of walking pain free.”
  • Anne Marie R.
    3 weeks ago
    “After severe knee pain drastically slowed me down during a Marathon, I tried several different therapies without any success. I couldn't even run 2 miles without pain. Then I started working with Andy at Step Ahead Physical Therapy. The care and attention I received was specific to my needs and helped relieve the pain completely. I've even become a faster runner, setting a personal record after completing therapy.”
  • Jerry C.
    3 weeks ago
    “After suffering from a knee injury for 3 months I went to Step Ahead PT with some doubts and reservations that my knee was not going to be as functional as before. After the therapy was complete I am no even STRONGER than before allowing me to perform at a higher level. I should have done this sooner!”
  • Dave L.
    3 weeks ago
    “Andy is a great physical physical therapist. He asks questions, listens and responds to feedback. He not only helped relieve my tension through his work but also gave me the necessary skills to continue to be pain free on my own. I have nothing but the utmost respect and thanks for the work he has done with me.”
  • Borden F.
    3 weeks ago
    “I have had chronic back problems for about 10 years and recently required a trip to the hospital because the pain was so bad I couldn't walk. The therapy I received at Step Ahead PT got me back on my feet. They worked out the scar tissue that had built up in my back over the years which was the root of the problem. If my back hurts I work out using the exercises and stretches they showed me and it feels better. Overall the treatment helped minimize the pain and minimize the chance that any major issues will happen again. I wish I had done this years ago.”
  • Natalie K.
    3 weeks ago
    “After hurting my knee I didn't think I would be able to accomplish my goal of completing a half marathon. Andy has helped rehab my injury and strengthen my leg and I am back on track to running a half marathon very soon!”
  • Pam V.
    3 weeks ago
    “After chronic neck pain for 20 years with a number of different physical therapists I know have my life back since coming to Step Ahead PT. The treatment was excellent and the environment was fun and supportive. Don't go anywhere else!”