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Boston Sports Medicine

Experts in Dance Rehab. Physical Therapy for Injured Dancers.

We are members of the Boston Ballet Health Alliance and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS)

Boston area dancers get back in production with the help of Boston Sports Medicine. Our physical therapists specialize in dance rehabilitation on land and in the pool. Since 1999, we have provided exceptional physical therapy care to dozens in the dance community. Our business, education, and clinical models ensure that our dancers will always receive the most time with the best trained and licensed physical therapists, the greatest accessibility to a physical therapy clinic and their providers, and the highest customer satisfaction.

We work with dancers from the Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Boston Ballet II, Jose Mateo, and The Boston Conservatory.

We have successfully treated the following dancer injuries:

Lisfranc fracture and sprain, Os Trigonum, chondral injury, tendon strain, tendinosis, metatarsal stress fracture, tibial strass fracture, ankle sprain, psoasitis, meniscus tear, cruciate ligament sprain, hip labrum tear, facet joint inflammation, and many more.

Boston dancers will find our Allston, Brookline, Somerville, and Wilmington Physical Therapy clinics best equipped and trained. Both clinics are on the Green Line and have free parking. Boston Sports Medicine physical therapy rehabilitation centers offer treatment for all dance injuries to the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot, and ankle.

  • Lisfrank fracture and sprain
  • Os Trigonum
  • chondral injury
  • tendon strain
  • tendinosis
  • metatarsal stress fracture
  • tibial strass fracture
  • ankle sprain
  • psoasitis
  • meniscus tear
  • cruciate ligament sprain
  • hip labrum tear
  • facet joint inflammaton
  • and many more

Pre-Pointe Assessments

At Boston Sports Medicine, we offer one-on-one Pre-Pointe Assessments for the adolescent dancer looking to initiate pointe work into their ballet practice. It is recommended that pointe work preparations should begin at least 1 year before the student is fitted for pointe shoes. For this reason, it is recommended that students have their first Pre-Pointe Assessment one year before they plan to start on pointe to assess what areas need to be improved so the dancers can correct all of these essential elements to prevent injury. Pointe readiness assessments are also provided for the advanced dancer looking to return to pointe with skilled guidance following an injury.

We also provide one on one general health and wellness screens for dancers in order to identify impairments and limitations, develop individualized injury prevention programs, and can make any necessary referrals to maximize health and performance in dancers.


1 Braintree Street
Allston, MA 02134
Tel: 617.787.8700
Fax: 617.787.8106

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Davis Square
259 Elm Street, 2nd Floor
Somerville, MA 02144
Tel: 617.623.6300
Fax: 617.623.4224

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54 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617) 262-0030
Fax: (617) 396-3040

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314 Main Street, Suite 1
Wilmington, MA 01887
Tel: (978)447-5793
Fax: (617) 396-3040

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Request an Appointment today by calling (800) 346-9153 or use our online form.

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