Our Staff in Braintree, MA
John Jones - MSPT Owner/Physical Therapist
John is a graduate of Springfield College where he received his Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2000. While enrolled at Springfield, he had the opportunity to complete an inpatient orthopedics internship in Birmingham, Alabama where he worked alongside world renowned Orthopedic Surgeon James Andrews and nationally renowned Physical Therapist Kevin Wilk. Rehabilitating professional athletes immediately out of surgery was a special experience that fit nicely with John’s background as a collegiate starting pitcher and NCAA 1st team All-New England Baseball All-Star. Immediately following graduation, John was a natural selection for a full-season sports medicine fellowship with the New England Patriots football team.
John transitioned into outpatient orthopedic care following his exciting stint in the NFL. He has since spent the past several years developing specific skills to assist patients of all abilities. His unique experiences have allowed him to develop a treatment approach that combines focused manual treatment, flexibility training, core stabilization, and a progressive strengthening program to help each patient achieve their maximum functional recovery. John has also worked in an industrial work hardening center where he had the opportunity to develop extensive work conditioning programs for a variety of occupational injuries. Regardless of the source of injury, John thoroughly evaluates each and every patient and works closely with them to develop their own individual goals and expectations of treatment to maximize their recovery in a timely manner.
Andrew DeStefano - PT, DPT, Cert. DN Physical Therapist
Andrew attended Ithaca College, where he earned his Doctorate Physical Therapy (2012) and his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Health Science (2010). A lifelong athlete, Andrew’s passion for sports provided an ideal foundation for his career in physical therapy. His interest in promoting overall health and wellness—he minored in nutrition during his undergraduate study, and is a current certified personal trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as a certified nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition—bolsters his approach to patient education and evidence-based practice. Andrew has also completed a certification in Dry Needling (Cert.DN) through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. As the Digital Media Manager for Blue Hills Sports and Spine Rehabilitation, when he isn’t working with a patient he can often be found reading research articles, writing the monthly newsletter, or creating educational content for our social media pages. He believes that developing relationships with patients rooted in trust and effective communication is integral to effective treatment outcomes, and counts compassion and empathy as among the most important traits a physical therapist can possess.
A strong believer in the importance of continuing education, Andrew continues to expand upon his background in sports-based orthopedics as he develops advanced skills, working toward his Diploma in Osteopractic from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. The program includes dry needle and spinal manipulation therapy certification, and focuses on incorporating evidence-based practice with manual therapy to optimize the quality of care and patients’ lives.
In his free time, Andrew stays active through strengthening and conditioning, puts his nutrition background to use while baking and cooking, engages his mind by reading a wide range of nonfiction books, and is the grateful human companion of a photogenic cat named Penny.
Sydney Galvin - PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Sydney Galvin, PT, DPT, graduated the University of Massachusetts of Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2013. She returned to Lowell that fall to attend their doctor of physical therapy program, which she completed in 2016. Sydney has had clinical experience in orthopedics as well as in the acute care setting. She enjoys working with people of all ages. In her spare time she enjoys walking, biking, swimming and spending time with her dogs.
Heather Doyle - BS, LPTA Physical Therapist Assistant
Heather graduated from Ithaca College in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. After coaching soccer for a number of years and working as a personal trainer Heather went back to school to receive her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Mass Bay Community College in 2004. She has been a practicing Physical Therapist Assistant since and has worked in both the outpatient orthopedic setting as well as long-term care. A former college soccer player and coach, Heather enjoys working with sports-related injuries and getting athletes back into game shape. In her spare time, Heather enjoys running, weight training and hiking.
DeShauna Johnson Office Manager
DeShauna is a 2002 graduate of Quincy High School and graduated from Quincy College with an Associates Degree in Computer Science Applications in 2005. She began working at Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation in 2008 and became office manager in 2011. DeShauna handles all billing for the office.
Justin Harrington Clinical Secretary
Justin joined Blue Hills Sports & Spine as a clinical secretary in 2016. He quickly became an expert in health insurances and this has allowed him to have a critical role in the front office. He enjoys living in the city and video gaming during his free time.
Isabelle Buchanan Clinical Secretary/Office Clinical Tech
Isabelle is the friendly smile you often see when you first arrive at our office. She has been dually trained as a front office receptionist and as a rehab aide. She loves doing yoga, caring for her animals, and listening to music in her free time.