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So happy that BSM helped my 16 yo get back to his hockey and prepare for Baseball season when we thought he pulled his glute. After several weeks of PT with Becky and Danielle he was more than ready to get back to the ice. And thankfully, he’s ready for baseball season too because of the exercises they taught him.

“Excellent Quality”

I had pretty serious ankle injury and was struggling to get back into my daily routine. I worked with Erin twice a week, who was fantastic. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the injury and PT but had a wonderful personality. The whole team at BSM are fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone. I am back to playing competitive soccer and have Erin/BSM Team to thank!!

“BSM is a class act!”

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.

I visited Boston Sports Medicine after becoming injured while training for a marathon. Unlike the doctors I saw, who seemed more interested in giving me drugs and getting me out the door, the staff at BSM helped me to better understand my body, providing information that shed new light on my injury. I was given practical tools (such as stretches and strength training exercises) to prevent a reoccurrence of injury and I sat down on several occasions with my health care provider to receive feedback on the pros/cons of my training schedule. They were extremely thorough and attentive, and even went so far as to conduct weekly follow-up communication with me after treatment to insure that the strength training and stretching exercises we’d discussed were serving their purpose. I would strongly recommend BSM to anyone seeking quality physical therapy care and would certainly return to them if I required medical services in the future.

“Great Service & Staff”

I am overwhelmed by the professionalism and skill of the both Becky and Dave at this location! My therapy has been with Becky and my condition improved dramatically. The atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat. The personalities of these two therapists added to the overall therapy. I am not one to make therapy appointments but going here has made me want to keep my appointments.

My highest recommendation for either Becky or Dave at this location!! They are skilled, knowledgable and quite enjoyable.

“The atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat”

I have had only great experiences with the team at Boston Sports Medicine. Kathy Hartsell is especially knowledgeable and skilled with athletes and dancers. She is wonderful at creating tailored programs for each individual. Being a ballet dancer myself, I need expert care when I get injured and Boston Sports Medicine is able to provide it. Their water therapy program is the best I have encountered.

“Their water therapy program is the best I have encountered”

After herniating a disc and spending nearly three months in PT with no success, I moved over to BSM. Over the next 8 months, the founder and owner, Dr. Mike Velsmid, guided me back to stability. First using aqua-therapy (there are two therapeutic pools on site in Allston), then more traditional land therapy techniques, I slowly recovered and avoided surgery!

Mike and Kathy Hartsell and the rest of his team are tremendously knowledgeable, well trained, kind, patient and truly care about the health and welfare of their patients. Unlike previous PT experiences, BSM customizes and individualizes their care. I have recommended them to all my family, friends, and acquaintances who have any minor or major injury, including my 14 year old son.

“Tremendously knowledgeable, well trained, kind, patient and truly care”

I went to Boston Sports Medicine after seeing an ortho about what I feared to be a knee bursitis. I’ve been through a lot of PT before thanks to two torn ACLs and a partial foot ligament tear. I met with David who did a thorough assessment of the condition of my knee.

Not only did I find him to be totally honest, but I was so surprised to learn how well he knew the ins and outs of my health care coverage! He recommended PT only once or twice (so as to not waste my coverage plan options) and gave me excellent advice about to protect my knee in my upcoming rugby game.

After that, we got to work on moving the swelling out of my knee and what to do on my own. A week later, I was good to go! On top of all of this, David followed up with me via email to check in on my knee.

Bottom line: go see David! He’s fantastic, has great in-depth knowledge about athletic training, and is a genuine guy to boot.

“David at Boston Sports Medicine is great”

I’ve been to see one of the PTs at Boston Sports Medicine several times for a knee injury and a shoulder strain. Both have been successfully resolved due to the excellent care, treatment and guidance of the physical therapist. Thanks B.L.!

“Successfully Resolved”

The entire staff is super nice and welcoming. I’ve worked with Jenny for PT and would highly recommend her. I’m a runner and I chronically sprain my ankle… also have always had pains in my ankle and knee joints. Jenny really took the time to figure out exactly what was going on and also explained to me how I was straining my body. She worked with me one on one and taught me exercises that I could do on my own, I could feel my lower body slowly getting stronger. I haven’t sprained my ankle since Ive started seeing her! Jenny is awesome!

“Boston Sports Medicine is amazing!”

I hurt my hip while mountain biking and was experiencing a lot of pain on long rides or intense efforts. I initially went to a PT in Kendall Sq. and, after 3 months of PT for what they diagnosed as a muscle strain, I felt that I had plateaued. I wasn’t able to race or ride often and the PT clinic wasn’t interested in investigating what else could be wrong. On the recommendation of some other cyclists who had seen Sara Bresnick, I switched over to BSM.

After feeling that the PTs at the last clinic were so dismissive, I was relieved that Sara is genuinely invested in figuring out what the problem is and getting me fixed up. She diagnosed that my pelvis is out of alignment, which the previous PT never even checked for, and is likely the root of the ongoing discomfort and pain that I’ve been experiencing. We have a treatment plan and she is covering all the bases by sending me to an ortho to rule out the possibility of a more severe injury. It’s such a relief to feel like I’ll be able to ride my bike comfortably again in the near future and it’s especially helpful to have a PT who understands and appreciates my goals with riding and racing.

“It’s especially helpful to have a PT who understands and appreciates my goals with riding and racing”

I first went to Boston Sports Medicine in Allston, MA for a strained hip flexor last year. At that time, I couldn’t really run and was pretty miserable about the constant soreness in my hip. I worked with Mike, with Jennifer Mohns and with Stacey Choquette and I cannot even express how grateful I am for all that they have done for me. Mike worked with me initially but then Jenny and Stacy were my regular PTs and they were both absolutely awesome. I have nothing but the highest praise for both Jenny and Stacey – they used a variety of techniques to work on my hips (and later this year on my feet for plantar fasciitis), and they had me back up and running and competing in half-marathons in a couple of months. They not only know exactly what to do and how to best work with your body, but they are so accommodating and really care about you and that you improve. They were always so excited when I reported back with any improvements, and provided constant follow-up, feedback and advise. Jennie even emailed me some extra ankle exercises to do at home when I strained a tendon in my ankle – not severely enough to warrant PT sessions, but enough to need strengthening, and the exercises have been great in helping me gain some more strength.

As someone who works out and has been through various injuries, I can say without any reservations that BSM has the best PTs – and if you go then definitely ask for Jenny Mohns and Stacey Choquette. They’ll have you back up and working out again in no time, and they’ll follow up to make sure you’re doing ok after finishing your sessions!

“So accommodating and really care about you”

I have used Boston Sports Medicine over the last two years to help me with running injuries and have been to multiple locations, but mostly the Allston location. I have found them to be the most knowledgeable and most effective at diagnosing and then working on my injuries. The approach with me was not the typical – do not run – but was run, with these modifications and with the exercises, stretching, etc proscribed. They worked with me to figure out what was wrong and how to fix it. I had seen Orthopedic specialist who just said – don’t run or seems like tendinitis – versus working to solve the problem. They helped me through a stress reaction in my hip (pool running and other things were used) as well as issues in various muscle groups in my legs (marathoner).

The office is clean, busy, and very professional, while still very personable. I highly recommend them and will skip the other steps in the process from here on out and go there at the first sign of issues.

“Go there at the first sign of issues”


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