Dry Needling – What to know? Dry Needling is a highly effective modality used in Physical Therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist. How does it…
Boston Sports Medicine offers specialized treatment for the pediatric patient. We treat children, adolescents and young adults with an array of injuries including: orthopedic, sports, and post-surgical. We understand that treating a pediatric patient requires the support of a whole team. Thus, we work closely with the pediatricians, physicians, specialized health care providers, and most importantly the family members to help our pediatric patients reach their goals. Our physical therapists will make a unique and creative program to engage and interact with the young patient.
Our Allston location also offers aquatic therapy, with a personalized pool that is 4’6”- great for treating the pediatric patient who needs help with weight bearing, strength/conditioning, balance/proprioception, and neuromuscular re-education. We have foam weights and dumbbells, balls, therabands, floaties, and an under water treadmill to help make strength and conditioning in the pool very fun!
We can treat a wide range of pediatric conditions and injuries including:
- Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
- Back pain
- Shoulder dislocations/ shoulder instability
- Muscle strains and tendonitis
- Fractures and stress fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip and shoulder labral tears
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
- Avascular necrosis of the hip (AVN)
- Knee injuries (i.e. ACL, MCL, meniscus)
- Patella dislocations
- Achilles tendonitis
- Heel pain and Sever’s disease
- Knee pain and Osgood-Schlatter disease
Call our clinic and ask for our physical therapist who specialize in treating pediatric patients!
soma system® for Our Patients Katherine Hartsell, PTA We introduced soma system® to our patients at Boston Sports Medicine (click here for the introductory blog about soma system® self bodywork if you missed it). We have integrated this intervention into our treatments for patients that need and want to take their self-care “beyond foam rolling.”…
Injury Prevention: Should your high school student be in the weight room? Many parents wonder whether or not their adolescent should be weight lifting while training for their sport of choice. The better answer to this question is that your adolescent athlete, male or female, should be participating in a strengthening program to go along…