About Us


Function First Physical Therapy is a privately owned outpatient clinic founded by James Hawley, PT, Cert. MDT on January 31, 2005. We started as a small clinic with two rooms in a local fitness center. We quadrupled our size during the next 4 years as our reputation grew as a premiere facility serving the Cape Cod community. On January 6, 2009, we moved to our current location on Main Street Hyannis. We are located adjacent to Fitness 500 and have complete access to their facility to further advance treatment for cardiovascular status and weight training. Discounted gym rates are available to all patients.

Our Philosophy

We provide the highest level of care for all orthopaedic, postoperative, and sports injuries. We provide one-on-one treatment by a licensed physical therapist in an ethical, professional, caring environment. We pride ourselves on our hands on skills that are constantly evolving through continuing education. We strive to provide innovative treatment with a functional base to return all patients to their personal individual goals.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Function First Physical Therapy, Inc. to provide the highest quality of care to achieve maximal functional outcomes for the individual patient's goals. We provide treatment in an ethical, professional, caring, and cost efficient environment. We support professional advancements in the career and research for physical therapy. We outreach to the Cape Cod community to better serve its needs.