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“ I would definitely recommend coming to Boston Sports Medicine if you are a dancer!”

I am a ballet dancer and I go to Boston Sports Medicine to receive dance specific rehab for a dislocated kneecap. I receive treatment from David Merson(PT) and Katherine Hartsell(PTA). David and Kathy work closely together to provide me with the best care I could possibly receive! They are both so knowledgeable and really nice. I have improved so much since I first started at Boston Sports Medicine. I am more aware of my body now, and Kathy is helping me with my core strength, turnout, alignment, and so much more!. I always look forward to my appointments and I would definitely recommend coming to Boston Sports Medicine if you are a dancer!:)

 ”I would highly recommend BSM to anyone who is need of physical therapy care”

I am a 32 year old male, middle to long distance runner. 6 weeks into a critical training plan for an October marathon I was experiencing significant heel pain in my right foot. I was referred to Boston Sports Medicine by my running coach for the heel pain. Prior to checking in with BSM, I went to my PCP for a check up on my heel. X-rays showed nothing, and the doctor believed I was suffering from a bout of Plantar Fasciitis. Unconvinced this was the right prognosis I scheduled an appointment at BSM. The facility is clean and cozy. The staff very friendly and helpful. I was welcomed and immediately introduced to my PT Andrew Provost. He did a general intake on my health and activity level and inquired to why I was there. Andrew was able to trouble shoot my injury within minutes to what he thought to be Achilles Tendinopathy. This is an acute overuse injury that is common in runners. We started treatment at once which included manual therapy as well as exercises and stretches. I was skeptical not of the treatment, but more if it would take hold as I was extremely active and training hard during this time. We stuck with it, and with 2 visits weekly and continued care at home I was able to stick to my training plan while improving function in my injured heel. I ran my marathon as planned and made my goal time that I had trained so hard for. Certainly without the help of Andrew and BSM I would not have succeeded. I would highly recommend BSM to anyone who is need of physical therapy care.

“I strongly recommend anyone looking for a physical therapist to make an appointment here”

I recently worked with Dave and his intern Meghan for the last few months and they were just fabulous. Dave knew exactly what to do from the beginning and made sure that I left every visit feeling better than when I walked in. After a few weeks Dave asked if I minded if his intern did the sessions and he would observe and step in when necessary. Meghan was great, she did a lot of hands on work with me and really focused on my shoulder but also other components that play a role with the injury i.e.; neck, hand etc. They also made sure that I was progressing appropriately through the process and pushed me with encouragement when I needed it. Dave not only is a great physical therapist but a great teacher and I feel that with his guidance Meghan will be very successful in this field as well. I strongly recommend anyone looking for a physical therapist to make an appointment here, you will not be disappointed.

“I highly recommend Boston Sports Medicine to both dancers and non- dancers”

I have worked with both Erin Looney and Katherine Hartsell as Boston Sports Medicine for tendonitis in my ankle.  As a ballet dancer it was great to have a therapist (Kathy) who have previously been a dancer.  At BSM they provide you with a full comprehensive program to help you recover from an injury.  Their approach to look at how your body functions as a whole helps in the recovery and prevention of later injuries.  I now have a better understanding of how my body should work in and out of ballet classes and they have also given me many helpful exercises.  I highly recommend Boston Sports Medicine to both dancers and non- dancers.

“I’d definitely recommend them to anymore looking for a great PT”

I came to Boston Sports Medicine for help with an injured Pec/Rhomboid/Subscapularus combo from rowing. Both Jenny and Erin were very knowledgeable and always willing to listen to what was going on. They helped me build up enough strength to finally get back on the water with my teammates. They were always friendly and willing to fit me into their schedules whenever I needed treatment. I’d definitely recommend them to anymore looking for a great PT.

“We are just so fortunate to have been able to receive such a high caliber of treatment”

Dance specific rehab: My 14 yr old ballerina came to Boston Sports Medicine to receive dance specific rehab for a dislocated patella.  We go to the Watertown location to receive treatment from  David Merson(PT) and Katherine Hartsell(PTA) in Allston. David and Katherine work closely together providing her with the best care she could possibly receive. Katherine, being a dancer herself understands the demands of dancer’s body and she is absolutely amazing. Her knowledge is extensive, and we cannot imagine going through this process without her. We recommend using the team of David and Kathy for any dance injury. We are just so fortunate to have been able to receive such a high caliber of treatment and such specialized care that will enable my daughter to return safely and confidently back to dance. My daughter always looks forward to her sessions and comes out feeling uplifted!

“Super convenient hours (open before and after work), extremely nice and knowledgeable staff, facility and equipment are clean and modern.”

“They’ll have you back up and working out again in no time”

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 and with Stacey 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 and Stacey. 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!

“Indeed recommended; specially their new location at Davis Square”

Kudos to my Physical Therapist (Dr. Lingerfelt), I am back in the game. I attended many sessions at their previous location (Twin City Plaza). Seriously, not to mention the work, professionalism, and skill, but the accommodation was unbelievable.  Couple of times I had to change my appointment at the last minute and I am happy to say it was done without a single fuss.  Indeed recommended; specially their new location at Davis Square.

“competent, professional and pleasant”

I had a fantastic experience with Boston Sports Medicine. My PT, Ned, was super knowledgeable and pleasant, and his program for me made a big difference. It was clear that all the other staff were equally as competent, professional and pleasant as well.

“We would recommend Jennifer and Boston Sports Medicine to any athlete”

My 15 year old daughter suffered a serious meniscus tear injury with subsequent meniscus repair surgery this past winter / spring. Based on the recommendation of a friend, who was very enthusiastic about Jennifer, the BSM facility, and the underwater treadmill, (I was intrigued by the water therapy), we decided to check out BSM at the end of my daughter’s regular PT elsewhere. Jenny spent a couple of sessions with my daughter and we were sold; my daughter would not go elsewhere to get back in shape over the summer for her soccer season this fall. According to my daughter, Jenny was supportive, friendly, motivating, and a great person to work with. Jenny is an athlete in her own right, with her own history of injuries. I believe that Jenny’s empathy, along with her knowledge and training and confidence in the rehabilitation process made her just the right person to work with a 15 year old girl who was wondering how in the hell she would get back to playing competitive sports after being out for 8 mos. Jenny provided just the right degree of guidance and coaching and athletic training for my daughter to get to the next step of her rehab, getting back to the sports that she loves. Jenny went above and beyond for us and continues to be a valuable resource. We just returned from our 3rd or 4th soccer game and we could not be more grateful; we would recommend Jennifer and Boston Sports Medicine to any athlete.

“successfully resolved”

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.!

“I was able to resume serious training in a matter of weeks!”

It’s so awesome to work with a physical therapist who understands competitive athletes. Last summer, I crashed hard at a track bike racing clinic right before I was scheduled to start training for my cyclocross racing season; the crash screwed up my back and made cycling–particularly, intense efforts–really painful. After doing physical therapy with Sara at Boston Sports Medicine, though, the pain lessened and I was able to resume serious training in a matter of weeks!

“you will always feel welcome regardless of your age”

I highly recommend the Somerville location of Boston Sports Medicine for anyone needing physical therapy.  Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Lingerfelt gets an A+ for being knowledgeable, professional and compassionate.  She incorporates and tracks each patient’s medical history and diagnosis into her treatment plans.  Danielle and Ned also are very professional and knowledgeable.  The facility is accessible by car and the Red Line, and it is a modest and clean environment in which you will always feel welcome regardless of your age. I suffered severe sciatic trauma starting in May but I am graduating in December pain free and with excellent results.

“highly recommended”

I spent some time at Boston Sports Medicine dealing with a pinched nerve. They were great! Very knowledgeable about what I needed, very friendly but professional approach, and most important, excellent results. I’d go back to see Becky and her team any time — highly recommended.

“a thoroughly dedicated, and compassionate therapist”

I recently had rotator cuff surgery, and I have been receiving PT from David, a thoroughly dedicated, and compassionate therapist. He is very insightful and patient, and is very professional. I would recommend this therapist and this facility to anyone who is trying to recuperate from surgery, an injury or any type of problem needing help in feeling better. Sarah in the Watertown office is also an excellent therapist as well.

“I don’t think I’d be as far ahead without them”

I’ve been going to Boston Sports Medicine for a few months now to rehab my knee/ACL after surgery.   My physical therapist is Dave and he’s great!  He’s patient, explains things really well and everyone in the office is friendly and knowledgeable.  They also give great tips on the little things that I can do better as I build up my knee strength and get back to “normal:.

PT at Boston Sports has definitely helped my recovery – I don’t think I’d be as far ahead without them.  My orthopedic surgeon has noted the great progress I’ve been making – thanks to the help of Boston Sports Medicine!

“Thank you both for all of your help”

I worked with David and Evie…both of whom were great.  Extremely professional and very attentive.  I would also point out that they found a blood clot resulting from a recent surgery.   Without their assistance I don’t think I would have identified this as a potential issue.  Thank you both for all of your help.

“I highly recommend this place”

I’ve been involved on many levels in competitive athletics and since I found this place a couple of years ago, I stopped shopping around for sports specific PT. I was tired of the hospital setting where it feels as if everything is rushed. The PT that I’ve seen for the various injuries sustained over the past few seasons is Dave M. (not sure I’m supposed to post last names) but he’s very experienced and has had a lot of involvement with some of the well known local sports teams. I highly recommend this place and Dave.

“If I am in need of physical therapy again, I would go back to Boston Sports Medicine”

I recently completed physical therapy treatment at Boston Sports Medicine in Watertown and would highly recommend their services.  This fall, I fractured my shoulder 3 1/2 weeks before an 8 day bike trip in Italy and was desperate to get in shape to ride but was told that I probably couldn’t  ride since the fracture would take 6 weeks to heal.  Fortunately, I found Sara Bresnick at Boston Sports Medicine in Watertown.  As a professional cyclist and physical therapist, she knew just what to do to build the strength back in my shoulder.  By following Sara’s exercise plan, I was able to ride through the hills of Piedmont, Italy, which impressed my doctor.  Sara’s encouragement was just as important as the physical therapy she performed.   I saw this in her interactions with me as well as her other patients.  While helping me with my shoulder, she also pinpointed other problems in my neck that were stress related and gave me appropriate exercises.  I am still performing my exercises and feel great!  If I am in need of physical therapy again, I would go back to Boston Sports Medicine.

“Thanks for all of the hard work and special care you give!”

I very rarely post reviews but feel the need to comment on the service that I’ve received from Boston Sports Medicine in Watertown, MA.   I was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and went to see Evie and can’t express how impressed I am with her expertise.   When I have gone in and have made what I think are irrelevant comments about something I have done that has caused pain or an issue with my shoulder, Evie has repeatedly been able to pin point the exact location of the pain and the cause.  She actually figured out a condition that I had before I went to my surgeon and she was spot on with what I was diagnosed with.  I am continually impressed but her knowledge.  The entire staff at the office is professional, polite and accommodating to the patients they see.  At times there are quite a few patients being worked on at the same time but I have never felt that I was being rushed or neglected.  If I have another injury I know where I will be heading. Thanks for all of the hard work and special care you give!

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

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.

“I’ve rehabbed at other facilities, that this is by far the best”

I went to Boston Sports Medicine after I had torn multiple ligaments in my ankle during a soccer match. It was a very painful and stressful injury which was going to require a lot of work to get back on my feet. I did not require surgery so all of my rehabilitation was to be done through work with Jenny Mohns at Boston Sports Medicine. I ended up rehabing there for a combined five months and although I was frustrated by my own limitations at times, Jenny and all of the staff in Allston encouraged and treated me back to full health. I can finally run and sprint and cut again and it is all due to the hard work and expertise of Jenny. She is professional, has a wonderful demeanor, and never once had me doubt her decisions about my rehab. I worked my way from walking in a pool with assistance to sprinting on the treadmill and its all thanks to BSM. I’m thrilled at my experience at Boston Sports Medicine and would argue, seeing as I’ve rehabbed at other facilities, that this is by far the best. Thanks for everything, Jenny, you’re great!

“I couldn’t recommend her or this office more highly”

I have had back pain for seven years, and after seeing a couple of different chiropractors for a majority of that time (including Dr. Chuck Mael, whose office is linked to Boston Sports and who is also excellent), I decided to take a new approach in the hopes of finding a lasting solution that would eventually enable me to no longer see specialists. I elected to go to Dr. Erin Looney based on my positive experience with BSM and also because of its close proximity to my home. She is not only knowledgeable, but also kind, patient, funny, approachable, and clear in explaining her techniques. I couldn’t recommend her or this office more highly.

“I would definitely recommend it to anyone”

I’ve only had good experiences at Boston Spots Medicine. I tore my ACL and was really sad and unmotivated for the long rehab, but Stacy kept me motivated and the progress I made was amazing. Stacy is a miracle worker and very committed to all her patients. She is really nice and is very easy to talk to which makes you feel really comfortable. The facility is amazing and everyone working there is so nice and inviting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone needing any kind of physical therapy.

“I absolutely LOVED my time at Boston Sports Medicine”

I absolutely LOVED my time at Boston Sports Medicine, the staff is super friendly and knows how to make you feel right at home so you’re comfortable. I have tried other physical therapy offices and no where was anywhere good as Boston Sports Med.
My therapist, Meaghan, was absolutely amazing, and I feel that with her help I made a full recovery from my injury, and I am much stronger than I ever was before. Now I can go back to dancing my heart out 24/7!

“If I ever need physical therapy again while I’m living in Boston, I know I’m coming back here”

I was riding my bike to work when I got hit by a car and broke my leg (tibia and fibula). I’ve been coming to Boston Sports Medicine twice a week since July, and I can’t say enough good things about this place.

I didn’t really know what to expect from physical therapy, since I’d never needed it before, but I got a good vibe from this place instantly. The staff is incredibly friendly and I immediately felt welcomed. You can tell they all enjoy what they do, and working together, which fosters a really positive environment for patients.

I’ve formed a great relationship with my physical therapist, Kathy, who carefully tailored a plan to my injury and to my own specific goals. She’s always able to answer my questions, and provide additional info about the exercises and my bones and muscle groups, all while taking a sincere interest in my recovery and making the visits fun. Her care has definitely helped me get back on track ahead of schedule.

The office is often busy, but never seems overcrowded, and is always very clean. They’ve got a full arsenal of exercise equipment and tools (from treadmills to yoga mats and medicine balls), plus two therapy pools with underwater treadmills. (Seriously the coolest thing ever.)

I really enjoy going. I know I’m not just healing and getting stronger, but learning a lot about how to properly exercise and take care of myself for the rest of my life. I’ll be sad when I’m finally discharged!

If I ever need physical therapy again while I’m living in Boston, I know I’m coming back here.

“I highly recommend BSM to anyone for rehab”

I’ve been going to Boston Sports Medicine for the last 4 months and have received excellent care — both working with the owner, Mike, and also with Stacey C. — I have been having severe pain and restricted movement due to arthritis in my knees and hips — both of which have been greatly improved since starting my rehab program with BSM.  I started with the aquatherapy pool — that is simply amazing!  I highly recommend BSM to anyone for rehab.

“I’ve had nothing but wonderful experiences with Boston Sports Medicine”

The staff is great and are very professional, kind, and knowledgable.

For PT I have been working with Dr. Erin Looney for about a year and a half due to structural hip issues and she’s fantastic.  She has a very extensive knowledge of the body and will explain everythig to me in a very helpful way.  I started going to her before I had hip surgery and she helped me prepare my body really well leading up to surgery as well as recover afterward.

They also have Chiropractice services with Dr. Mael who has been incredibly wonderful in assisting me with my back, neck, and shoulders.

The facility is updated and clean and there are even single person pools for aquatic therapy!

“David should definitely be considered if you are looking for a great Physical Therapist”

I have been in the healing process from a herniated Lumbar Disc and in traditional PT at a different location for many months.  With continual flare ups, it was recommended that I stop PT to see if these episodes would cease and my pain decrease.  The symptoms were reduced.  After a rest and In order to restart the strengthening process, my neurologist recommended water therapy.  It was in this search that I discovered Dr David at Boston Sports Medicine.  After an extensive evaluation, David was able to diagnose certain problems and come up with a treatment plan that is working and helping me become pain free.  David is a true miracle worker!  He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable about body mechanics and explains with confidence the reasoning behind all the exercises and maneuvers.  Pairing his knowledge, his compassion and his ability and willingness to truly look at you as a human being who is in need of physical help is a great gift to us as patients. David should definitely be considered if you are looking for a great Physical Therapist.

“I could not have been more happy with my experience as a patient there”

Boston Sports Medicine was recommended to me by a friend after I injured my shoulder.  I could not have been more happy with my experience as a patient there.  The staff is fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and they make the road to recovery  an enjoyable experience.  I cannot write about BSM without mentioning my physical therapist, Meaghan Harwood.  Meaghan is an excellent therapist in that she is extremely intelligent, kind, and entertaining.  Meaghan quickly made me feel comfortable at the Allston office and while she can crack the whip during the workouts, she knows how to keep the mood light and fun.  I highly recommend Boston Sports Medicine in Allston, the staff, and especially Meaghan Harwood.

“I highly recommend working with Stacy”

Stacy is a wonderful therapist that is understanding and willing to work with my pain level. She is very genuine and always smiling. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to all therapists around the clinic. I highly recommend working with Stacy when you come to Boston Sports Medicine in Allston.

“the best DPT I have ever had”

I was a competitive gymnast for most of my life.  I have seen so many DPTs growing up and I have to say, Meaghan Harwood is by far the best DPT I have ever had. I highly recommend her for all PT needs.

“look no further. BSM is the best I have experienced”

Although I have worked with many of the therapists at Boston Sports Medicine (and they have all been amazing,) I cannot say enough about Stacey C. Not only is she highly competent in her PT duties, but personally she is very affable and truly seems to care about her patients. I have been in and out of PT for the past year and a half and unfortunately began somewhere other than BSM. I can honestly say that if I had originally started here, I think I would be pain-free by now. Not only are their facilities clean and state of the art, but they have two pools with built in treadmills for water training.

If you are in need of PT, for whatever reason, look no further. BSM is the best I have experienced and the trainers are incredible. (And if Stacey has appointments available, you will never be disappointed…sore, yes…but also grateful because you know she will get you back to full form!)

“I highly recommend Meaghan and BSM for PT”

In August I managed to break my arm while on vacation in Hungary. While I did get treatment at an emergency room, I was not seen by an orthopedist until 2 weeks later and did not start PT until the following week. I had felt that I was behind in my recovery when I started working with Meaghan H. at BSM.

Meaghan was wonderful to work with as we went from recovering movement and flexibility to strength. We used different exercises and equipment over time as I improved. Meaghan never pushed me more than I could handle – indeed she stopped me at times to make sure I didn’t do too much and cause a setback.

Throughout the time we worked together Meaghan was a total professional and made the experience as enjoyable as possible. I am now pain-free, have full movement and full strength as well. I highly recommend Meaghan and BSM for PT (in fact, I’m going back to them for a knee problem I developed)

PS – BSM is easily reachable by public transportation.

“This isn’t just a review, it’s a THANK YOU!”

Dr. Erin Looney is a miracle worker! Actually she is extremely knowledgeable and skilled at her job. I went to BSM on the recommendation of 2 friends.  Last summer I was 3/4 of the way through training from my first Marathon and  I suffered a serious calf strain.  Erin nursed me back to health using a number of different methods.  What I found most helpful, besides her physical therapy, was her emotional support. As a first time marathoner I was a headcase; her calm and confident approach was exactly what I needed.  I crossed the finish line in Chicago and she was one of the first people I thought of.  I didn’t have even a touch of pain in my calf over the 26.2 miles- everything else hurt but that didn’t stop the smile on my face.

I’m now at about the same time frame before the Boston Marathon. Thanks to the stretching techniques she taught me I have every intention of making it to the starting line injury free.

This isn’t just a review, it’s a THANK YOU!

“You won’t be disappointed”

I visited Boston Sports Medicine for help recovering from hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. I selected this facility due to the excellent recommendation from my chiropractor and the fact that they have aquatic therapy. I was in desperate need of help. When I started, I was barely able to walk, rotate my leg left or right or stand for any prolonged period of time. To begin treatment, I was evaluated by Dr. Erin Looney. She was very thorough, kind, and understood my concerns and hesitations. Twice a week for several months, I underwent aquatic therapy and slowly but surely under Erin’s guidance, I regained more movement in my hip. What I found most comforting about being under her care was that she adjusted the treatment plan based on how my body was responding. She tailored each session to ensure I protected the joint as it was healing but also maintained steady progress to guarantee that my healing proceeded positively. Having been treated in a different therapy practice before my surgery, I can assure you that Erin is very knowledgeable about the human body and body mechanics. Coupled with her pleasant personality you know you are in good hands. Don’t hesitate to see her if you are experiencing a physical limitation and in need of physical therapy. You won’t be disappointed.

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

“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.”

“I can say it was amazing”

“This was my first experience with physical therapy, but I can say it was amazing.  I was seen for hip flexor tendonitis and was feeling bummed about my ability to get back into running. The staff (especially my therapist – Erin) were positive and supportive throughout the process, and they helped me overcome the mental hurdles to recovery as well as the physical ones – and the mental ones can certainly be bigger!

As far as the therapy itself, the office was well-equipped, neat, and clean.  They have 2 big pools for aquatic therapy, which was amazing!  The therapists always check in with how you are doing each session, and they seem to really customize and change your treatment according to what you need.  They were always able to answer my questions and seemed knowledgeable.

I can’t really say anything bad about my experience.  I would certainly go back if I needed further help, and I would recommend this place to anyone.”

“knowledgable, friendly, and accomodating”

“I’ve had treatment at BSM a couple of times over the past year for work-induced RSI problems (elbow and wrist tendonitis).  I believe that the treatment I’ve received here has prevented me from developing worse problems and has allowed me to continue my career as a software developer.  The staff is knowledgable, friendly, and accomodating.  They also know how to treat the source of the problem rathen than just the symptoms.  For example, they recently performed an ergonomic assessment of my workstation and were able to identify the main culprits responsible for my problems.  In summary, I highly recommend this BSM location for PT treatments without any reservations whatsoever.”

“I could not more highly recommend Boston Sports Medicine”

“Stacy is wonderful and I highly recommend her.  I’ve been seeing her for a couple months now for torn ligaments in my ankle.  Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but she really listens to you to come up with the next best steps to take in your treatment.  I really trust her expertise in designing the right programs for me, and I have a complete sense that she cares about my progress and recovery as much as I do.  You don’t find that with everyone, but with her, it’s absolutely the case.  She’s very encouraging, which helps push me to work harder at perfecting the exercises she gives me.  She also is very accomodating of my schedule, which helps, being a working professional with a busy schedule.  On top of all of that, she’s a really fun, nice person.

More broadly speaking, the facility itself is very clean, comfortable and convenient to get to, with parking available right out front every time I’ve gone at least (typically weekdays, early morning).

Overall, I could not more highly recommend Boston Sports Medicine, and particularly, Stacy, for top quality physical therapy services.”

“I left feeling better after Day 1″

“Ok, so I had some pretty major injuries after getting run over by a car! Anyway my ankle was MESSED and I didn’t even realize it till the percocet wore off a month later. Nothing MRI torn or x-ray broken but unable to walk. Also in the back of my mind I was hoping I was going to be able to ride my bike as soon as possible so I could still be in shape and do some racing in the Fall (injury in March). Well, a friend referred me to see Sara Bresnick, former women’s World Cup Mountain Bike Pro. Whether it was Sara’s sense of humor or actual skill, I left feeling better after Day 1. Obviously it was a long road going in twice a week for a few months, but I am really happy with the way the PT went and how quickly Sara was able to help me recover and get on my bike so quickly without impairing my recovery time. For a while I was worried I’d never be able to walk without pain again but eventually I was running and hiking again too. Sara was always able to help me find solid appointment times and it was really great to go to a physical therapist who understood that I wanted to be active and athletic again and that healing this to 80% was not okay! Anyway, if you are a serious athlete with an injury I highly recommend Sara Bresnick as someone who can coach you through the recovery process far better than I ever imagined.”

“Go there at the first sign of issues”

“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.”

“very friendly but professional approach”

“I spent some time at Boston Sports Medicine dealing with a pinched nerve. They were great! Very knowledgeable about what I needed, very friendly but professional approach, and most important, excellent results. I’d go back to see Becky and her team any time — highly recommended.”

“knowledgeable, caring and encouraging”

“This is the second time I’ve gone to Boston Sports Medicine for treatment. I recently had knee surgery to repair frequent dislocations. I am seeing Stacy for treatment and she is knowledgeable, caring and encouraging.  After a complication with my recovery, I had to temporarily cancel our appointments and Stacy even checked in to make sure I was doing okay. When I returned to PT, she was very supportive and made sure my program addressed the surgery recovery but also considered my concerns due to the complication. She also has been flexible with changes to our scheduled apts because of other unexpected medical appointments.  I enjoy going to my apts each week because she and the other staff are all very friendly and create a positive environment that really encourages recovery.  I would definitely recommend Stacy and Boston Sports Medicine for anyone who is looking for physical therapy.”

“BSM is a class act!

“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!!”

“The entire staff was fantastic from the moment I walked in”

“I first started going to Boston Sports Medicine for post surgery rehabilitation.  The entire staff was fantastic from the moment I walked in. Most of my time was spent with Erin – she was amazing. Her incredible breadth of knowledge,kindness and commitment to my rehabilitation was outstanding. She worked with me every step of the way.  She provided a variety of techniques for my rehab including aqua therapy, different types of massage and stretching & strengthening exercises. In addition to the treatment she provided in the clinic, Erin also taught me a variety of exercises that I continue do at home to this day.
The team at Boston Sports Medicine is truly unparalleled. If you find yourself in the unfortunate need of physical therapy, they are absolutely the team to work with.”

“incredible care, guidance and treatment”

“I have been at Boston Sports Medicine for about a year now and I would have been out a lot sooner if I didn’t keep getting injured. The work I have done with Becky has helped me fully recover from two different knee surgeries (Torn ACL & Meniscus) and we are now currently trying to get my shoulders back to 100%. Becky has provided incredible care, guidance and treatment during my ACL recovery. As well as encouraging me not to give up when it was necessary for a second surgery on my knee. We are now make tremendous strides on my shoulder recovery and we hope I will be cleared very soon! Not only has Becky been great but the whole staff has been helpful and accommodating to me and others patients. These are the many reasons why I choose Boston Sports Medicine on Elm Street and I will continue to go back anytime I have a Injury (which seems to happen a lot with me).

Thank You Becky & Lauren!!”

“The water therapy treatment pool is second to none”

“My 2nd stint of PT for two separate injuries and I couldn’t be happier. Everyone is very nice and welcoming. Erin is the BEST. She listens, explains and then works as hard on me as I do to succeed. This is a dedicated team of enthusiastic and caring professionals. Easy to get to, free parking and clean facility. The water therapy treatment pool is second to none. Want to get and feel better? Go to Boston Sports Medicine.”

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

“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.”

“They are the best”

“I have been to 3 different PT places over my life and Boston Sports Medicine is definitely the best.  They have all the equipment, a pool and they do lots of hands on.  Kathy Hartsell is my PTA and she is amazing.  She has done ultrasound, ice, e-stem and massage and my shoulder is 100%!  They are very organized, they take care of all of the paperwork and everyone says hi to you and asks how you are when you walk through the doors, even if they aren’t your pt person.  If you need PT, go to Boston Sports, hands down.  I look forward to going to PT each week because I get to go and relax, even though I am working really hard.  Even when Kathy makes me do really things I usually laugh about how much I hate an exercise but love it at the same time.  They push you hard but they always ask how you are doing so they don’t push you so you hurt yourself more.  They are the best.”

“positive attitude and professionalism”

“I wanted to send a quick thanks to Jenny at Boston Sports Medicine.  She worked with me to set a plan in place to get me back to training for a marathon.  Although never enjoyable to be in rehab, working with Jenny and her positive attitude and professionalism made it easier for me to come in every week and strive to get better and back to racing.  Thank you Jenny, and thank you Boston Sports Medicine for providing state of the art techniques; including the running pools.”

“Boston Sports Medicine is excellent in all aspects”

“I’ve treated there for various issues, initially receiving therapy for repetitive strain and a frozen shoulder several years ago – both with successful resolution. After arm & leg surgery in August 2011 that resulted in significant complications I returned. Dr. Erin Looney performed magic!

After several months of therapy on both arms for scar tissue and nerve damage, I was still in significant pain, enough so that I was unable to sleep through the night. Erin tried various approaches. While there was some improvement, after a few months of treatment, it looked as if there were no other options and I was told that I would have to terminate.

Erin continued to research, and a few weeks later had me return for a new treatment that produced amazing results. Without the cupping treatment, I would have become significantly limited in the use of my arms. I’m not only pain-free and back to normal range of motion, I’ve been inspired to begin and maintain a new life style.

Early on in therapy, they had me walking in the Aqua pool since I also had swelling in my legs from the surgery. I initially went 5 days a week, then 3 days before joining a health club and beginning Aqua aerobics. It was a turning point. I’m exercising regularly now and LOVE it, and about to participate in my 2nd 5K run/walkathon on September 23. Since I’m in my 60s, and just began any kind of regular exercise 9 months ago, this is no small feat and doable because of the continual support and encouragement of Erin, and other BSM therapists, Stacy and Kathy.

Erin has been kind, caring, and skillful. I am so grateful for her treatment and for Boston Sports Medicine. I recommend them highly, if you need physical therapy, they are the place to go.”

“Boston Sports Medicine is amazing!

“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!”

“a top-notch physical therapy facility with an all-star staff”

“I am an avid triathlete, regularly punishing my body to it’s limits with long days out on the road. In return, my body has awarded me my fair share of injuries – shoulder strains, plantar fasciitis, ITBS, Hip Flexor strains…just to name a few. BSM has consistently exceeded my expectations in all facets of treatment. I have been using them for 2+ years and have never had a bad experience. I’ve worked with every PT/PTA on staff and have found their treatments and professionalism to be consistently exceptional across the board. Best of all, they understand the athlete mentality. They understand that losing fitness only takes a fraction of the time it takes to gain it back. They truly want you to reach your goals and perform your best, so they do everything they can to keep you training and racing in order to minimize the impact of injury on your fitness goals. I always refer my friends to Mike and his team and I strongly encourage you to give them a shot if you’re looking for a top-notch physical therapy facility with an all-star staff.”

“I will certainly use Boston Sports Medicine again!”

“I’ve been to Boston Sports Medicine for two separate rehabs now, and would certainly use them again in the future. I first started going in Spring 2011 for my shoulder, where I worked with a few therapists to rebuild strength from a surgery the year before. I felt appropriately pushed and challenged when necessary to reach new strength and flexibility goals. When I returned in Spring 2012 for a different injury, everyone there remembered me (and hoped that I wasn’t coming back for the same thing). We’ve worked to improve my range of motion and strength of my sprained wrist while allowing me to continue playing the sport I love – ultimate [frisbee]. My therapist very easily came up with ways for me to work on my shoulder strength as well, when I was unable to grip weights due to my wrist injury. While I hope I don’t need much sports rehab in the future, giving my track record it seems very likely. And I will certainly use Boston Sports Medicine again!”

“Thank you Boston Sports Medicine!”

“I started at boston sports medicine in late 2011. I had an impingement in my shoulder from my daily high volume photography projects.  I was able to work with the Dr. Kelley Barrett who then worked with me through a meniscal repair into the spring and helped me heal and was able to return to work in strong and confident physical state.  Sadly, in the summer of 2012 Dr. Barrett relocated to New York but I, happily, was able to continue to work with Dr. Jennifer Mohns through part 2 of my knee surgery/ repair.  I had a former acl from my days at Boston College where the former acl had to be removed and the bone grafts were implanted along with using a piece of my hamstring to replace the acl.  Today, it is exactly week 6 and Dr. Mohns style is clearly different than Dr. Barrett’s but equally balanced in the care, patience, understanding, educating and most of all good positive healing energy.  Dr. Mohns and the staff at Boston Sports Medicine  are positively unique and is a special place for healing.  I will continue to strongly share, recommend and use their resources.  Thank you everyone especially Dr. Barrett and Dr. Mohns for your kindness and understanding to your patients and community.  Keep up the great work and keep healing.”

“Excellent quality”

“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.”

“so accommodating and really care about you”

“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!”

“understands competitive athletes”

“It’s so awesome to work with a physical therapist who understands competitive athletes. Last summer, I crashed hard at a track bike racing clinic right before I was scheduled to start training for my cyclocross racing season; the crash screwed up my back and made cycling–particularly, intense efforts–really painful. After doing physical therapy with Sara Bresnick at Boston Sports Medicine, though, the pain lessened and I was able to resume serious training in a matter of weeks!”

“I’ll be right back there in a second.”

“Went here due to a shoulder injury (I’ve had a few of them) and worked with Jenny Mohns.  She was great and got me back to gym working out and playing sports again. She always listened to how I said my arm felt and adjusted our program accordingly when we needed to try something new, and she kept me positive when I got frustrated. I actually enjoyed when I went in for PT instead of it being a pain.  They have some of the newest equipment to help with healing and all the assistants were so nice and so helpful as well.   It’s great to work with someone who you are really confident knows what they are doing. I noticed drastic improvement from when I started.  She always answered my emails promptly with any questions I had and still follows up with me every so often.  I hope to never have to see Jenny again due to an injury, but if I do something stupid again, I’ll be right back there in a second.”

“The atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat”

“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.”

“I’m not going anywhere else”

“As a squash pro and avid athlete, I need all my limbs and joints working at the highest level.  Six months ago, I was suffering from inflamed stabilizer muscles around my right patella, compounded by tendonitis in that same knee.  After working at Boston Sports Medicine for a short time, I was recovered enough to start exercising again.  Then, on a vacation trip, some family and I climbed Wright Peak, number 16 on the Adirondack High Peaks list.  The majority of the 3.8-mile climb is moderate grade, though most of that is over treacherous rocks instead of smooth dirt.  The last mile is extremely steep, and the last half mile is one brutally tough rock face.  I made it to the top in an hour and 45 minutes of hard, exhausting, and almost continual hiking, and I didn’t feel any pain or discomfort in my knee.  The way down was equally treacherous, but still nothing in that knee after another hour and 45.

That climb was perhaps the best testament I could have found to prove how far both of the injuries to my right knee have improved.  Everyone I worked with at BSM did a phenomenal job getting me back healthy, able to get back on the squash court, and now able to push myself for three hours like I did that day, and I’m ecstatic about it.  I’ve had nothing but the best to say about BSM since I started going,

Hopefully my body remains healthy, but should any injuries come up again, I’m not going anywhere else.”

“I couldn’t be happier”

I had my ACL replaced in July, and I have been working with Danielle to recover. It has been a great experience. My knee is noticably better after every visit. Even when I have had set-backs, Danielle is always positive and encouraging.

The team at Boston Sports Medicine are very knowledgeable and friendly. They are always willing to work with you in scheduling appointments. I’ve never had a problem rescheduling when I get caught at work or another last minute commitment.

If you need a physical therapist, I would recommend checking out Boston Sports Medicine. I couldn’t be happier!

“David at Boston Sports Medicine is great”

“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.”

“Most important – it works!”

“I am a mountaineer (that would include rock and ice climbing) and a triathlete. I have a chronic back injury in the last ~8 years, and I have seen several PTs. I can really say that in my case, Dr. Velsmid’s approach is the best. He would understand the biomechanical problem, find an approach to adjust whatever is wrong, and above all – he explains the way things work. He pays attention to limitations – e.g. will try to focus on exercises that take reasonable time; would help an athlete keep on the routine and not stop doing sports. Finally and most important – it works! After being limited in my abilities for about 4 month due to major injury, he brings me back into my beloved way of living – combining the sports that keep me happy.” Dr. Goren. — Alon Goren, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow

“Highly recommended!”

“My experience with Dr. Velsmid and his team at Boston Sports Medicine has been nothing short of excellent. I’ve been working with the physical therapists in the Somerville location for about six months as I recovered from shoulder surgery. From the very beginning the whole team has been friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. By the end of my first visit they had correctly diagnosed my injury (later confirmed as correct) and developed a course of treatment. After surgery, they worked with me step by step through a very successful rehab. Helping me get healthy has been their clear priority for day one, and they have the experience and expertise to make it happen. Highly recommended!” – Paul M.

“The best decision I ever made!”

“Extremely thorough, professional and knowledgeable.”

“I have had multiple injuries in the past few years. Boston Sports Medicine has consistently helped me recover quickly. The staff, in all of their locations, is incredibility sensitive and professional.”

“Boston Sports Medicine is great”

“I have been to many PT offices over the years and these guys are the best. Very clean busy office, I originally saw them while pregnant with my second and having major back issues (2 flared herniated discs), saw them again during my third pregnancy and did the water therapy, they have 2 salt water pools and the treatment is great. I return from time to time with lower back or neck issues and after a few visits I am good to go.” – Alex C.

“Individualized attention”

“I have gone here for a number of different sports injuries and rehab. Each time they do a thorough exam of the injury and outline a rehab plan. I like that it’s a smaller place and you aren’t sent with an assistant over to machines to do your rehab. For the most part you are working one on one with the PT who has devised an individualized plan for you. They are also very good about accommodating last minute visits,- this has been very helpful to me in the days before a game or race.”

“Great Service & Staff”

“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.”

“I never felt rushed or brushed off”

“I began going to Boston Sports Medicine for various injuries I got while training for a marathon. Even as someone who tries to take responsibility for my own health, there is still no subsitute for gifted and attentive professionals to help you make decisions, weigh options and clue you in to the way your body works. I learned so much about my own health and how to take better care of myself. I never felt rushed or brushed off–always listened to and taken seriously by practioners who really seem to love what they do.”

“PTs really give one on one care and pay attention to you and your injury. They are very experienced as well, and have the latest equipment. I have a lot of confidence in them!”

“Raises the bar”

“I began going to Boston Sports Medicine for various injuries I got while training for a marathon. Even as someone who tries to take responsibility for my own health, there is still no subsitute for gifted and attentive professionals to help you make decisions, weigh options and clue you in to the way your body works. I learned so much about my own health and how to take better care of myself. I never felt rushed or brushed off–always listened to and taken seriously by practioners who really seem to love what they do. This was the best experience I have ever had with a health care provider of any kind.”