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Physical Therapy for Boston Military and Veterans

Boston Sports Medicine would like to thank all of the men and women who have served and currently serve in the United States armed forces.  Thank you for your love of and devotion to our country, your courage, service and sacrifice to defend our freedom!

We remember and are forever grateful for the service of Boston Firefighter, Marine veteran, Michael Kennedy.  He died in the March 26, 2014 fire at 298 Beacon Street in Boston.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the following Massachusetts service men:

Spc. John M. Dawson of Whitinsville KIA in Afghanistan on 4/15/15

Operation Iraqi Freedom-Iraq

PFC Jordan M. Shay (USA) – Amesbury/Newburyport, MA
MSG Shawn Simmons (USA) – Hope Mills, NC (native of Ashland, MA)
SGT Charles Caldwell (USA/National Guard) – Attleboro, MA
LCpl Travis Desiato (USMC) – Bedford, MA
PFC John D. Hart (USA) – Bedford, MA
PFC Kenneth J. Iwasinski (USA) – Belchertown, MA (father), Chicopee (mother)
CW3 Kyran E. Kennedy (USA) – Boston, MA
SGT Gregroy Anthony Wright (USA) – Boston, MA
SGT Marquis R. Porter (USMC) – Brighton, MA
LCpl John J. Vangyzen (USMC) – Bristol, MA
CPL Donald E. Fisher II (USA) – Brockton, MA
Capt Anthony Palermo (USA) – Brockton, MA
LCpl Gregory E. MacDonald (USMC Reserve) – Burlington, MA
SGT Alexander H. Fuller (USA) – Centerville, MA
CPL Andrew Zabierek (USMC) – Chelmsford, MA
Capt John W. Maloney (USMC) – Chicopee, MA
SSG Daniel A. Newsome (USA) – Chicopee, MA
SPC Peter G. Enos (USA) – Dartmouth, MA
SGT Gregory Belanger (USA Reserve) – Deerfield, MA
SGT Daniel J. Londono (USA) – Dorchester, MA
SPC Edgardo Zayas (USA) – Dorchester, MA
SPC Matthew Boule (USA) – Dracut, MA
SGT Mark Vecchione (USA) – Eastham, MA
SSGT William J. Callahan (USMC) – Easton, MA
LCpl Patrick J. Gallagher (USMC) – Fairhaven, MA
PVT Michael E. Bouthot (USA) – Fall River, MA
LCpl Geoffrey Cayer (USMC) – Fitchburg, MA
LCpl Shayne M. Cabino (USMC) – Franklin, MA
SSG Robert R. Pirelli (USA) – Franklin, MA
PO2 Tyler J. Trahan (USN) – Freetown, MA
SSG Darren J. Cunningham (USA) – Groton, MA
1stLt Travis J. Fuller (USMC) – Hampden, MA
LCpl Dimitrios Gavriel (USMC) – Haverhill, MA
LCpl Nickolas D. Schiavoni (USMC) – Haverhill, MA
SGT Alex Jimenez (USA) – Lawrence, MA (father lives in Lawrence )
SGT Pierre A. Raymond (USAR) – Lawrence, MA
PFC Jonathan R. Roberge (USA) – Leominster, MA
SPC Ari D. Brown-Weeks (USA) – Leyden, MA
SPC Christopher Holland (USA) – Lunenburg, MA
SPC Gabriel T. Palacios (USA) – Lynn, MA
SPC Matthew Stanley (USA) – Wolfeboro, NH (born in MA, father lives in Lynn, MA)
LCpl Edward M. Garvin (USMC) – Malden, MA
SPC Corey M. Shea (USA) – Mansfield, MA
SSG Alicia A. Birchett (USA) – Mashpee, MA
PFC Daniel A.C. McGuire (USMC) – Mashpee, MA
CPL David Marques Vicente (USMC) – Methuen, MA
PFC Norman Darling (USA) – Middleborough, MA
SPC Jeremy Bouffard (USA) – Middlefield, MA
Gy Sgt Elia P. Fontecchio (USMC) – Milford, MA
SSG Robb L. Rolfing (USA) – Milton, MA
SSG Joseph Camara (USA/National Guard) – New Bedford, MA
LCpl Michael Ford (USMC) – New Bedford, MA
SGT Adam Kennedy (USA) – Norfolk, MA
WO2 Stephen M. Wells (USA) – North Egremont, MA
Capt Joel E. Cahill (USA) – Norwood, MA
SSG Clint Storey (USA) – Enid, OK (wife and children reside in Palmer, MA)
PFC Matthew A. Bean (USA) – Pembroke, MA
1st Lt Brian McPhillips (USMC) – Pembroke, MA
SGT Glenn R. Allison (USA) – Pittsfield, MA
LCpl Jeffrey Burgess (USMC) – Plymouth, MA
SFC Robert Rooney (USA/National Guard) – Plymouth, MA
Capt Christopher J. Sullivan (USA), Princeton, MA
LCpl Alexander Scott Arredondo – (USMC) – Randolph, MA
CPL Brian Oliveira (USMC) – Raynham, MA
Capt Benjamin Sammis (USMC) – Rehoboth, MA
SPC Daniel F. Cunningham (USA) – Revere, MA
LCpl Walter O’Haire (USMC) – Rockland, MA
SPC Matthew M. Pollini (USA/National Guard) – Rockland, MA
SSG Joan J. Duran (USA) – Roxbury, MA
SGT Benjamin E. Mejia (USA) – Salem, MA (died from non-combat related causes)
SPC Michael Cook (USA) – Salem, NH (mother lives in Haverhill, MA)
CPL Scott Procopio (USMC) – Saugus, MA
LCpl Eric P. Valdepenas (USMC) – Seekonk, MA
SPC David J. Babineau (USA) – Springfield, MA
PFC Markus J. Johnson (USA) – Springfield, MA
2nd Lt Joshua L. Booth (USMC) – Sturbridge, MA
WO1 Erik Halvorsen (USA) – Sturbridge, MA
Capt Jennifer Harris (USMC) – Swampscott, MA
SPC Jared Raymond (USA) – Swampscott, MA
SGT Kyle J. Harrington (USA) – Swansea, MA
SGT Shane P. Duffy (USA) – Taunton, MA
SGT Justin Garvey (USA) – Townsend, MA
CPL Paul N. King (USMC) – Tyngsborough, MA
SSG Joseph P. Bellavia (USA) – Wakefield, MA
1LT Andrew J. Bacevich (USA) – Walpole, MA
SGT Andrew K. Farrar, Jr. (USMC) – Weymouth, MA
SPC Kyle A. Little (USA) – West Boylston, MA
1LT Ryan P. Jones (USA) – Westminster, MA
PFC John Landry, Jr., (USA) – Wilmington/Lowell, MA
SFC Keith A. Callahan (USA) – McClure, PA (born in MA, Mother lives in Woburn, MA)
1LT Michael A. Cerrone (USA) – Worcester, MA
PFC Kerry Scott (USA) – Worcester, MA

Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan

Sgt Daniel M. Vasselian (USMC)-Abington, MA
MAJ David L. Brodeur (USAF) – Auburn, MA
SFC Daniel H. Petithory (USA) – Cheshire, MA
SPC Christopher M. Wilson (USA) – Bangor, ME (mother lives in Chicopee, MA)
CPO (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston (USN) – Barnstable, MA
SPC Jonathan M. Curtis (USA) – Belmont, MA (mother lives in Belmont, MA and father lives in Cambridge, MA)
SPC Stephen Fortunato (USA) – Beverly, MA
SGT Alan L. Snyder (USA) – Blackstone, MA
MGEN Harold J. Greene, (MAARNG) -Boston, MA 
SGT Alberto Montrond, Jr. (USA) – Boston (Roxbury), MA
LCpl Kevin Preach (USMC) – Bridgewater, MA
SGT Zachary D. Tellier (USA) – Charlotte, NC (mother lives in Falmouth, MA and father lives in Groton, MA)
SPC Mitchell K. Daehling (USA) Dalton, MA 
1LT Timothy J. Steele (USA) – Duxbury, MA
LCPL Matthew R. Rodriguez (USMC)-Fairhaven, MA 
SPC Scott Anthony Andrews (USA) – Fall River, MA
SGT Robert J. Barrett (USA/National Guard) – Fall River, MA
SPC Ethan L. Goncalo (MAARNG) – Fall River, MA
SGT William Woitowicz (USMC) – Groton/Westford, MA
PFC Evan W. O’Neil (USA) – Haverhill, MA
MAJ Brian M. Mescall (USA) – Hopkinton, MA
Capt Seth R. Michaud (USMC) – Hudson, MA
SSGT Matthew A. Pucino (USA) – Hudson, MA/Maryland
SGT Joshua D. Desforges (USMC) – Ludlow, MA
SSGT Christopher N. Piper (USA) – Marblehead, MA
Capt Eric A. Jones (USMC) – Mashpee, MA 
PFC Clinton E. Springer, II (USA) – Mashpee, MA and Maine
1LT Derek S. Hines (USA) – Newburyport, MA
Capt Davis S. Connolly (USAR) – Newton, MA
MSGT Gregory R. Trent (USA) – Norton, MA
PFC Michael R. Demarsico, II (USA)- North Adams, MA
Capt Kyle R. Van De Giesen (USMC) – North Attleboro, MA
SPC Brian K. Arsenault (USA) – Northborough, MA 
SPC Matthew R. Gallagher (USA) – North Falmouth, MA
SPC Keith D. Benson (USA) – Norwood, MA
SPC Steven E. Gutowski (USA) – Plymouth, MA
SGT Benjamin W. Sherman (USA) – Plymouth, MA
CPL Ciara M. Durkin (USA/National Guard) – Quincy, MA
SFC Jared C. Monti (USA) – Raynham, MA
SGT Nelson D. Rodriguez-Ramirez (USA/National Guard) – Revere, MA
SGT James Ayube, II (USA) – Salem, MA
SGT Michael Kelley (USA/National Guard) – Scituate, MA
PFC Paul E. Conlon, Jr. (USA) – Somerville/Mashpee, MA
1LT Scott F. Milley (USA) – Sudbury, MA
SFC Kevin A. Dupont (USA/National Guard) – Templeton/Chicopee, MA
PO1 Brian J. Ouelette (USN) – Waltham, MA
SGT Theodore L. Perreault (USA/National Guard) – Webster, MA
PFC Brian M. Moquin, Jr. (USA) – Worcester, MA
CPL Nicholas G. Xiarhos (USMC) – Yarmouth Port, MA

Civilian Casualties (former active duty veterans)

Harold E. Brown, Jr. (CIA & Army Reserve Major) – Bolton, MA/Fairfax, VA (Afghanistan)
Paul Protzenko, (US Army Veteran) – Enfield, CT/Agawam, MA (Afghanistan) Civilian Contractor 
Steven Eric Sullivan (Diplomatic Security, USMC, USN) – Westborough, MA (Iraq)
Glen Doherty, (USN, Navy SEAL Veteran) Winchester, MA (Kuwait) Diplomatic Security, Civilian Contractor

To include the families of all Massachusetts service members killed in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and  in your prayers please visit The veterans’ services website.

Do you have one of these?

If so, Contact Dr. Velsmid. We value and respect your service and the sacrifices you have made for our country and freedom. We will do whatever we can to help you with your physical therapy needs.

Armed services members get back to full active duty with the help of Boston Sports Medicine! We are in network with Tricare and most other private health insurance companies used by service members and veterans. Our physical therapists specialize in sports rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. Since 1999, Boston Sports Medicine has provided exceptional physical therapy care to hundreds of armed service members, vets, and LEOs. Dr. Velsmid has been has been a provider to our service men and women since he started practicing physical therapy at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1995. Our business, education, and clinical models ensure that active duty service members and veterans 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.

The Boston Sports Medicine Wilmington clinic is convenient to Hanscom Air Force Base.

If you drive, we have free on-site parking. Click here for directions.

The Boston Sports Medicine South End clinic is convenient to downtown service members.

If you drive, we have free on-site parking. If you take the T, our South End clinic is in Ink Block on the Orange and Red Line Trains at Tufts Medical Cneter and Broadway stops.

Go to the MBTA website to get the best MBTA travel routes to our clinics.

The Boston Sports Medicine Allston clinic is convenient to Metro West service members.

If you drive, we are right off the Mass Pike and have free on-site parking. If you take the T, our Allston clinic is on the Green Line B Train at the Harvard Street stop.

Go to the MBTA website to get the best MBTA travel routes to our clinics.

Physical therapy rehabilitation center for armed service members, veterans, and law enforcement officers for treatment of all injuries to the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot, and ankle. We also have an aquatic therapy center for rehabilitation that is done in a heated pool.


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

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