33 years Strong

Magill & Gardner Physical Therapy is one of the South Shore's longest operating physical therapy practices, and has been a staple for many of our fellow residents.  It was founded in 1984 by Scituate residents Bill Magill and Kevin Gardner, who've demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to improving the quality of life of those in our community.  Inside our practice we've made purposeful strides to refine the physical therapy experience to ensure our patients are comfortable and confident throughout their rehabilitation process.  Here's why our patients love us:

  • You work with your same physical therapist each and every visit
  • We don't pass you off onto aides or assistants
  • We have more experience than most other facilities
  • We stay current on exercise and rehabilitation science and research
  • We focus on getting you better, and keeping you better

We've also focused on making our facility an encouraging and comfortable environment. We have 5 private treatment rooms and a gym with everything needed to rehab the most complex injuries. The gym is also open six days a week for your continued exercise and fitness.

I have used M&G for my go to group for close to 30 years. Their competence in treating my injuries has been outstanding. I have had back and knee problems for years and when they occur the M&G crew (Bill, Kevin, and Brian) do an outstanding job to help me through the healing process. I highly recommend them for their one on one service, and their explanation of what my injuries are.
— Robert H. - Scituate




Do I need a doctor’s referral for physical therapy?
No.  Currently forty-four states, including Massachusetts, have some form of direct access. This means you can go directly to a physical therapist without first seeing your physician.  Your physical therapist can determine if your condition warrants a visit to your doctor for additional testing.  Seeing a physical therapist first is safe and could save you hundreds of dollars in health care costs.  Some health insurers will limit reimbursement or the number of times you can be seen unless you have a physician prescription and/or referral for physical therapy.  Please contact us and we can guide you through the referral process.

How long does physical therapy take?
This is a common question to which there is no simple answer.  Each person is different, and thus an individual's rate of healing is also different.  On average a typical physical therapy program consists of 2-3 visits per week for 6 weeks.

How long does each visit take?
A typical visit lasts 45-60 minutes.  Your initial visit is typically a few minutes longer to allow for a thorough evaluation and establishing a treatment plan.  Also please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete your initial paperwork.  

What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring any information provided by your physician including prescription for physical therapy and any X-Ray or MRI reports.  You will need your insurance cards, and if this is a motor vehicle accident or a worker’s compensation case, please bring your case number and your case manager’s contact information.  Please dress in loose or comfortable clothing, and if you are being seen for your knee please wear or bring shorts.  

What can I do to help my progress?
Although the physical therapist works with the patient during therapy sessions, it is important for the patient to take an active role in his or her therapy program.  Daily participation in a home exercise program is a major factor in how quickly one recovers.