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Brian began volunteering in physical therapy clinics when he was 16 years old. This early inspiration was sparked by his sister who was studying physical therapy at the time; she practiced everything on him and, at the same time, she taught him about the profession of physical therapy.

At 18, Brian received the Regional New England Health Care Scholarship for academic excellence from the National Golub Foundation. At 20, he was accepted into Syracuse's Upstate Medical University as the youngest student of the Master's Physical Therapy Program, the highest-rated and most competitive PT program in New York State. He received thorough training and education in New York's best sports and orthopedic centers, rehabilitation clinics, trauma hospitals, and spinal cord injury units.

After graduating, Brian moved to Boston and began working at Performing Arts Physical Therapy in Brookline where he trained in the rehabilitation of musicians and dancers. Being a musician himself, this is one specialty of physical therapy that Brian especially enjoys and continues to work in.

In 2004, Brian opened Barkwell Physical Therapy inside of Boston's best gym, Revolution Fitness, in order to provide a more fitness-oriented experience for his clients. During his 7 years here, Brian earned an excellent reputation among South End and Back residents, particularly as a go-to practitioner for those with injuries sustained through exercise and weight training. For a complete list of conditions that Brian treats, click here.

In 2011, Barkwell Physical Therapy moved into Saldare Body Therapy, a beautiful private training and massage studio in the heart of Boston's historic South End. Now practicing in a more private and intimate atmosphere, Brian continues to use his manual skills and knowledge of therapeutic exercise to bring people back from injury.