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Welcome to Boston Sports Medicine! Boston is the best sports town in America. It would only make sense that we also have the very best doctors and physical therapists to treat our athletes. That is what you will find at Boston Sports Medicine physical therapy. The skills necessary to successfully rehabilitate an injured athlete are above and beyond the ordinary physical therapist. Having those skills ensures that even if you are not an athlete, your physical therapist will be well trained and experienced. Read their blogs, visit any of our centers, read the reviews. You are fortunate to have found us. We look forward to meeting you.

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Aquatic Therapy

Bathing in hot mineral springs, a classical medicine cure for disease and injury.

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Dancers / Ballet

Our physical therapists specialize in dance rehabilitation on land and in the pool.

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Physical Therapy For Students

Students get back in the game with the help of Boston Sports Medicine!

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Pediatrics / Teens

A summer program for the teen athlete.

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Tactical Athlete

Firefighters, police, paramedics, and military.

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International Travelers

Our physiotherapists specialize in sports rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy.

“The staff at BSM are great. They really take the time to find out what’s going on. I highly recommend this group for sport related injuries.”

  • My Mattress Was Killing My Back

    by Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS I should know better, but after spending $1,500 on a new mattress eight years ago, I was reluctant to throw it in the trash.  After a seventeen year professional career helping and advising people about treatment for back pain, even I did not recognize the importance of a good…

  • Why Do I Get ‘Stimulated’ During Physical Therapy?

    Physical Therapists often use electrical stimulation during treatments, which may initially be a bit scary or unknown for patients. We were always told to avoid sticking our fingers in the socket, right? So I wanted to break therapeutic electrical stimulation down to its simplest form and talk about when and why it’s a useful tool…

  • The Importance of Warm-Up

    by Justin Wu, DPT Why warm up? Warming up allows the body to be used to and be ready for full speed exercises with decreased chances of injury. In all sports, athletes usually arrive to the athletic facility or event at least an hour prior to start time. They not only utilize this hour to…

  • Full-Length Mirrors

    by Katherine Hartsell, PTA If you have been a patient at Boston Sports Medicine, you have likely noticed that we regularly utilize our full-length mirrors for various assessments and during therapeutic exercise. On a fairly frequent basis, patients will interact with the visual support reluctantly, or sometimes avoid it all together. Having trained rigorously in…

  • Hip exercises

    by David Merson, PT, DPT, ATC   Hip strength, mobility, and flexibility need to work together in order for your body to be at its peak daily function and athletic performance.   Looking at the hip region is important for many reasons.  The hip has functions in multi-directions (similar to the shoulder), connects the lower extremity…

  • Understanding Your Body for Running

    by Katherine Hartsell, PTA Service Your Stride: The Runner’s Edition The Starting Line As human beings, we each have our own idiosyncratic movement profiles shaped by years of activities and habits that our tissues have adapted around. You can note these personal flares through the observation of various runners. But look past these personalized expressions,…

  • Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee

    by Rebecca Fitzgerald, DPT Have you heard the big news? The new discovery in human anatomy? It’s not actually ground-breaking news, but in October 2013 Belgian researchers published in the Journal of Anatomy that they found a new ligament in the knee. It was originally discussed in a publication in 1879 by a French surgeon,…

  • Back Brace or Core Erase?

    by Jennifer Mohns, DPT I have had quite a few patients asking me whether or not a neck or back brace is beneficial after sustaining an injury. A back brace is a device created to limit the range of motion of the cervical or lumbar spine. A brace can be very beneficial in the case…

  • Are Your Hands Tingling with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

    by Ned Lockwood, DPT Why are my hands tingling after I sit at my desk all day long? There are many conditions that can cause upper extremity numbness, tingling, or radiating pain. A common condition that may cause these symptoms is thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). TOS is a condition that causes excess compression of the…

  • Mummy Tummy Continued – Diastasis Recti

    by Jennifer Mohns, DPT I have been receiving a lot of questions about my previous blog called “The Mummy Tummy.”  Diastis rectus abdominis (DRA) or diastasis recti affects women during and after pregnancy.  Sixty-six percent of women have DRA in the third trimester of pregnancy. A lot of the questions have been repeats so I…

  • Sets and Repetitions

    By Evie Ullman DPT, CSCS A set is a group of repetitions, aka reps, of a weight lifting or strength training exercise. When a set ends, the exerciser rests for a given period, then he or she begins another set of reps, and so on and so forth. Sets and repetitions of a strengthening exercise…