ProEx Physical Therapy Expands to Billerica

February 4, 2018 GMT

BILLERICA - Residents have been driving to ProEx Physical Therapy’s Woburn clinic for several years. It’s not that long of a haul, but it’s still farther than a clinic in Billerica.

And there’s always the chance for Route 3 and Interstate 95 traffic.

Area residents no longer have to leave Greater Lowell as ProEx Physical Therapy has opened a clinic near Middlesex Turnpike.

“Now it’s just great to have this space in Billerica so that residents can have something closer to home,” said Karen Murphy, clinical director of the facility. ProEx Physical Therapy, an affiliate of Professional Physical Therapy, opened a 2,700-squarefoot clinic at 6 Fortune Drive in November. The staff specializes in spine, sports medicine, orthopedics and post-surgical rehabilitation.

“We’ve been growing a lot since opening three months ago,” Murphy said. “We hope to keep growing and serving more of the community here.”

ProEx everybody, from elite athletes to older individuals recovering from knee surgery. ProEx wants to be the physical therapist for the whole family, said Murphy, who lives in Billerica. “There’s a fun family aspect here,” she said.

She earned her Masters of Science in physical therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where she played on the Golden Flyers women’s field hockey team.

She also completed a two-year fellowship program in orthopedic manual therapy, and is a member of the American Physical

Therapy Association. In addition, Murphy is the quality assurance coordinator for all of the ProEx clinics.

“We really try to treat the whole person, and provide a comfortable atmosphere for them,” she said. “They’re coming in with pain, and we want them to be comfortable here.”

It’s always great to see a patient improve and return to activities they love, she added.

The company wants to get involved with community events, including health fairs and road races, according to Murphy. Staff would demonstrate stretches and answer questions about injuries at these events.

ProEx Physical Therapy was established in 2001, and has more than 20 locations throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

In 2017, ProEx joined the Professional Physical Therapy family. As part of this affiliation, ProEx will offer patients greater access to locations throughout the Northeast with expanded services, such as sports medicine and occupational therapy.

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