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Boston Sports Medicine

Get back in the game with the help of Boston Sports Medicine Physical Therapy! We specialize in sports, dance, orthopedic, and post-surgical physical and aquatic therapy with clinics in Boston, Brookline, Somerville, and Watertown. Since 1999, we have provided exceptional physical therapy care to thousands in the Boston area community and from abroad. Our physical therapists have treated many competitive athletes including the Boston Breakers, Zoom Multisport triathletes,  Ironman triathletes, and the Boston Derby Dames.  We are a trusted member of the Boston Ballet Health Alliance.

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Our Mission

Boston Sports Medicine plays an active role in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of physical therapy. As committed healthcare providers we constantly pursue learning opportunities, and we seek discoveries that help advance our practice. Alongside our personal development, we also hunt for valuable resources to extend to patients so that the community is strengthened and supported by knowledge.  We will provide you immediate, individual, quality, care by experienced licensed physical therapists using the most current equipment and techniques.  We created and continue to improve our enjoyable, comfortable, and supportive work environment.

Our Director

Boston Physical TherapistOur director, Dr. Michael J. Velsmid, holds the degrees of Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Master of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Dr. Velsmid started his career as a physical therapist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1995. He specializes in sports and outpatient orthopedics and has extensive experience in rehabilitation of high-level competitive athletes, including marathon runners, triathletes, college varsity athletes of all sports, professional ballet dancers, figure skaters, and many others. He also provides custom orthotic fabrication. Dr. Velsmid founded Boston Sports Medicine in 1999 and since that time has carefully selected every clinician to replicate his quality of care. Dr. Michael Velsmid is featured on SportsMD Visit me at our physical therapy Boston area clinics.

Physical Therapy Staff

Get back in the game with the help of Boston Sports Medicine! Our staff specializes in sports rehabilitation, dance rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. Since 1999, we have provided exceptional physical therapy care to thousands in the Boston area community and from abroad. Our business, education, and clinical models ensure that our customers 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. You only need to compare our reviews and testimonials to those of our competition. We are proud to be recognized by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education for excellence in clinical education.

The staff at Boston Sports Medicine is a diverse group of highly educated, trained, and experienced licensed professionals. We have expertise in post-surgical rehabilitation, running injuries, all field sport injuries, shoulder injuries, back and neck injuries, dance injuries, aquatic therapy, and manual therapies. All of our physical therapists have advanced credentials such as:

  • ACL Rehabilitation
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Advanced Modalities
  • Akinesia in Parkinsons
  • Body Building/Weight Lifting Re-training
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Custom Orthotic Evaluation and Casting
  • Dance Medicine
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Dry Needling
  • Functional Principles in Rehabilitation
  • Gait Analysis and Retraining
  • Graston Certification
  • High Level Sports Rehabilitation
  • Institute of Manual Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Maitland Manual Therapy
  • McConnell Taping
  • McKenzie Certification
  • Mulligan Mobilization
  • Neurostimulation/Microcurrent
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic, Hip, and Core Stability and Dynamic Function
  • Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
  • Primal Reflex Release
  • Restorative Exercise Specialist
  • Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • Soma
  • Surgical Concepts and Rehabilitation
  • Treating the Young Athlete
  • Utilization of Cupping
  • Women’s Health

Please read our blog to learn more about our staff and their areas of interest.