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New England Return to Sport Center’s mission is to provide premier out-of-network sports physical therapy and injury prevention services to athletes around the state of Massachusetts. We wish to create a welcoming, inclusive, team-like environment for all athletes where they feel comfortable and empowered to take ownership over their own recovery and health.


The vision of New England Return to Sport Center (NERSC) is simple – to create a team of clinicians and athletes working together to achieve a common goal; in many cases returning an athlete back to the sport they love. We hope to empower every one of our patients and athletes to be the best version of themselves and to return to/stay on the athletic field/court. In order to provide the level of care necessary to return to sport following a significant injury, like an ACL reconstruction, our patients will always be booked 1-on-1 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in exercise prescription and return to sport decision making. It is our goal to provide a level of care and rehab experience that is unparalleled and individualized to meet each client’s specific needs.


Accessibility: We aim to provide various rehab and training options that are accessible to nearly all athletic populations. By offering various alternatives, we hope to provide something for everyone, whether that be individual performance physical therapy sessions, private/semi-private strength and conditioning classes, remote programming, or group-style ACL rehabilitation. As an out-of-network provider, NERSC never wants our services to be inaccessible or unaffordable.

Detail-oriented: Much like a ‘game plan,’ we hope to be able to clearly detail the ‘x’s and o’s’ of each patient’s plan of care and recovery from beginning to end.

Push the envelope: Perhaps above all, we aim to empower every one of our athletes to smash expectations and be the best versions of themselves. We aim to remove fear and limiting beliefs in the weight room and hope to create an environment where all feel welcome and able to step into their own power. We strive to shake up the status quo and change the way outpatient physical therapy is delivered. We promise to push you!

Teamwork: NERSC strives to create a ‘team’ atmosphere, where athletes feel part of something greater than themselves. We hope to collaborate and communicate with parents, coaches, and doctors to provide our patients with the best care possible. Greatness takes a team!

Evidence-based: Our Doctors of Physical Therapy aim to stay up-to-date on the current literature and treatment guidelines for various orthopedic conditions, including ACL reconstruction. We aim to always ask ‘why’ when implementing a treatment technique or new technology and hope to continue advancing our profession forward.

Our Staff

Brian Clancey Head shot
Owner/Physical Therapist

Brian Clancey, PT, DPT, CSCS, ART

Brian attended Northeastern University, where he earned his clinical doctorate in physical therapy. While at Northeastern, he spent 5 years as a member of the Men’s Rugby Team. He has since helped to coach and develop rugby players at both Northeastern University and Milton High School. Brian’s clinical experiences include working in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation with high school, collegiate, and professional level athletes. He has a strong interest in utilizing exercise-based treatment techniques along with manual therapy to help athletes reach their rehabilitation goals.

Brian holds certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Active Release Technique (ART), Owens Recovery Science Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (BFR), and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He also holds medical and fitness certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Brian enjoys putting these certifications to use by helping athletes bridge the gap between rehab and performance. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoys spending his free time playing rugby, hockey, and golfing.

Julie Hubbard Headshot

Julie Hubbard, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS

Julie has an extensive athletics background having played NCAA Division I soccer at both Penn State and UConn. During her six-year college tenure, she tallied various musculoskeletal injuries including multiple ACL tears. These hardships ultimately propelled her into the field of sports medicine, where she earned her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Northeastern University.

Throughout her career, Julie has worked with hundreds of high school, college, and professional athletes. She aims to help people of all ages and abilities reach their rehabilitation and sport performance goals, but is particularly passionate about helping injured athletes return to sport after ACL reconstruction. This has ultimately led her to found the New England Return to Sport Center, whose mission is to provide premier out-of-network sports physical therapy and injury prevention services to athletes around the state of Massachusetts.

Julie is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS). She has also acquired her certifications in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sport Performance (Structure & Function), Sportsmetrics ACL Injury Prevention, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (Owens Recovery Science). She believes in empowering her patients with the self-efficacy needed to optimize recovery. While she enjoys implementing manual therapies, she particularly values the utilization of therapeutic exercise. She appreciates staying current with the literature and applies evidence-informed techniques to practice daily.

Saxonville Mills 

Come visit us!

The New England Return to Sport Center, Located at the Saxonville Mills, 1644 Concord Street, Suite 1, Framingham, MA 01701

  • Monday 10AM-6PM
  • Tuesday 1PM-9PM
  • Wednesday 1PM-9PM
  • Thursday 1PM-9PM
  • Friday 10AM-6PM

Call us at 617-634-2607

Fax us at 617-634-5733