NEW Clinician Spotlight: Brian Heilferty (Physical Therapist)

If you had to be an animal, what would be it be? Red Panda because they’re awesome!

What is your favorite children’s book? Goodnight Moon

What is your favorite kids board game? Mouse Trap

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Liverpool, England

If given a superhero power what would you choose?  The ability to turn into any kind of bird I wanted, whenever I wanted

Brian graduated from Gannon University with a doctorate of physical therapy. Brian knew he wanted to work with children after his experiences coaching youth soccer, volunteering in after school programs, and through his pediatric clinical affiliation. He has experience working with a variety of pediatric patients with orthopedic, neurologic, and developmental diagnosis at varying stages of development. Brian chose to work at the Boston Ability Center because of its goal of providing quality care in a fun and efficient environment. Brian loves red pandas, playing anything that is competitive especially soccer, and enjoys hiking up tall mountains.

Fitness Friday

Let’s climb some mountains! Mountain climbers are a dynamic exercise that require activation of multiple muscle groups including the core. By running in a plank position, this exercise gets the heart pumping and improves endurance. Additionally, coordination is improved as accurate timing and form is required to perform correctly.

NEW Fitness Group at BAC!

The Boston Ability Center is offering a 10-week fitness group called Fit Kids for children ages 9-16 to assist in increasing their physical fitness, strength, and peer relationships. This will be a unified learning experience that will engage mind and body, while maintaining a fun atmosphere.

Fit Kids will be led by two physical therapists every Wednesday afternoon from 5:30-6:30 pm, with an emphasis on cardiovascular endurance, strength training and flexibility.

To sign up, contact the BAC front desk at 781-239-0100 or email