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Physical Therapy in Boston, MA

Voted 2015’s as The Best Physical Therapist in Boston, MA

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Voted 2018's Three Best Physical Therapists in Boston, MA.

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Our Boston Physical Therapy Office is conveniently located between the North End and Beacon Hill in the North Station area, officially Boston's West End. We are very close to the MBTA Commuter Rail and Subway System. Our office is located in a 2500 square foot state-of-the-art facility that is fully equipped for all of your physical therapy needs. We do have parking available immediately adjacent to our building (and also a short walk away) for $5/per half hour.

Our Boston Physical Therapy clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries, neck and low back, sports injuries and work related injuries. We offer Graston certified Physical Therapists.

About Our Physical Therapy Clinic in Boston

Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation, providing physical therapy in downtown Boston, is distinguished for the success of its unique approach to spine rehabilitation and general orthopedics.

As we like to say, we put the “physical” in physical therapy, because our goal is to identify the cause of your injuries or painful conditions and treat them. Our experienced and skilled team puts their knowledge, compassionate approach and personalized care emphasis to work for you the minute you enter our clinic.

Opened in 2011, the Boston facility is a member of The Pinnacle Rehabilitation Network which also operates clinics in Braintree, Weymouth and Plymouth.

We credit our success with our insistence that we are determined to address the cause of your pain, not just your symptoms. We dismiss quick-fix solutions in favor of long-term solutions that allow you to return to your normal level of activity and optimal quality of life. We don’t want you to have to compromise because of pain, and we will encourage you to keep moving as we solve the issues.

We begin by conducting a thorough biomechanical evaluation that gives us the insight we need to devise an individualized course of treatment.

Your dedicated physical therapist will combine the latest in evidence-based physical therapy treatments with the best “tried and true” methods to help you achieve superior, lasting results. Every step of the way, we’ll provide you with the in-depth knowledge you need to become your own physical therapist and remain pain-free, long after your program has ended. 

Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation - Boston

30 Lancaster Street #100 Boston MA 02114

Phone: 617-367-4700

Fax: 617-367-4701

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*Special appointment times can be arranged.

Meet Our Team Members in Boston, MA

Erik Holmes

Erik Holmes
- PT
Managing Partner/Owner, Physical Therapist

eholmes@bluehillspt.com

Erik Holmes, P.T., graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in June of 1999 and a master's degree in June of 2000. Erik was first exposed to physical therapy as a member of the U.S. Development Ski Team and required treatment for various injuries. This initial exposure to physical therapy lead Erik to pursue a career in the orthopedic/ sports medicine fields of physical therapy. Erik started as a staff physical therapist in our Braintree office in 2008 and was promoted to manager of the Boston office when it was opened in 2011.  After several years of hard work building referral relationships Erik took over ownership of the Boston office. Throughout his career Erik has focused on working with patients suffering from orthopedic related injuries. Erik's experience both as a therapist and patient has helped him to develop manual treatment skills and exercised based treatment programs.

Andrew DeStefano

Andrew DeStefano
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

adestefano@bluehillspt.com

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. 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. 

Michelle Danley

Michelle Danley
- PT,DPT
Physical Therapist

mdanley@bluehillspt.com

Michelle Danley, PT, DPT, graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Health Science in 2011 and then a doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. She takes a hands-on approach to patient care, utilizing manual therapy techniques and progressive exercise to maximize her patient’s functional abilities and help them achieve their desired goals. As a former collegiate athlete, Michelle brings her own personal understanding of many of the injuries she helps her patients to overcome. Michelle is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Since earning her DPT she has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has become an APTA certified clinical instructor. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Our Physical Therapy Services in Boston, MA

Spine Rehabilitation

Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation, providing physical therapy in downtown Boston, is distinguished for its unique and effective approach to spine rehabilitation.

When you suffer from acute or chronic back pain, it is hard to focus on anything else. Every aspect of your quality of life is impacted. When the pain becomes chronic, it is easy to become discouraged and believe that you will never be pain-free again.

At our Boston clinic, we have given thousands of back pain sufferers a whole new perspective on life. In fact, many of our patients are surprised when we tell them this fact: The vast majority of people with neck, low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms caused by degenerative disc disease, muscle strain and other spine disorders can be managed successfully—without surgery.

Our approach to physical therapy leads to superior long-term results because we treat the causes, not just the symptoms. Our skilled physical therapists use a proven, research-based course of treatment that includes:

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Active and passive stretching
  • Quantitative functional strength training
  • Core stabilization
  • Manual techniques and modalities (when clinically appropriate)

Orthopedics

Our customized program of physical therapy is successful in helping patients suffering from sprains, strains and fractures, and other orthopedic injuries, to heal faster and recover thoroughly.

Whether your pain comes from injuries incurred in your daily life, your sports and hobbies or your workplace, we will work with you to determine the underlying cause and address the whole picture to prevent injuries from recurring.

Sports Injuries

Whether you are an elite marathoner or a 10- minute miler, a major league pitcher or a weekend warrior, Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation treats all types—and all levels—of athletes with the same exceptional level of care.

We understand how hard it is for athletes to stay on the sidelines. That’s why our physical therapists focus on getting you back to your sport faster, but in a way that ensures your injury will not return.

Once we determine the cause of your injury or pain, we use a comprehensive and aggressive biomechanical approach to restore full joint mobility and strength. Because the body is a “kinematic chain,” it’s critical to consider all of the joints around your injury—including wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. By rehabilitating you from the “ground up,” your physical therapy will be more effective in the long run.

We specialize in treating:

  • Youth, adult and active senior athletes
  • Elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries
  • Injuries resulting from running, jumping and throwing

Graston Technique®

We believe that every patient should have access to the very best physical therapy techniques. That's why we stay up to speed with the latest clinical research and explore new ways of getting even better results for our patients.

The Graston Technique is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables physical therapists to effectively identify and breakdown scar tissue and mechanical restrictions within soft tissues.

The technique utilizes specially designed steel instruments, combined with stretches and exercises, to achieve superior outcomes. It is used to treat a number of tendon disorders, mobilize scar tissue and reduce edema.

Graston trained physical therapists at our Boston location include:

Pre and Post-Surgical Care

Patients undergoing joint replacement surgery have been found to recover faster when they have the benefit of physical therapy both before and after their surgery.

We will help you regain your strength and flexibility without risking further damage during the healing process.

Workplace Injuries

We will work with your physician following work-related injuries to help you heal and return to work as quickly as possible. In some cases this will require a work hardening program through which your return to your tasks is gradual as your body regains strength after an injury.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Arrive early.

Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to your first appointment. This will allow time for you to register and fill out a medical history form.

Be prepared.

  • Bring your Insurance card, a list of any prescribed or over-the-counter medications you take regularly, and any other necessary referral information.
  • Please expect to pay any co-pays at the time of service.
  • Wear comfortable loose clothing that will allow easy access to your injury site.

What to expect:

  • Your first visit begins with an evaluation of your entire medical history, muscle strength, flexibility, as well as other important factors related to your injury.
  • Your physical therapist will then use these findings to develop a comprehensive treatment program.
  • Based on your individually-tailored treatment program, your Physical Therapist will discuss with you how often you will need to attend physical therapy to achieve your long-term goals.

Our cancellation and rescheduling policy:

We kindly request a 24-hour appointment cancellation notice. If you need to reschedule an appointment on short notice, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.  Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Special appointment times can be arranged.

Driving Directions to Boston Clinic

From the South:

  1. Take I-93 North towards Boston
  2. Take exit 26 toward Storrow Drive (.5mi)
  3. Keep Left at the fork, follow signs for MA-28 N/Leverett Circle/North Station
  4. Turn Right at Nashua St (.3mi)
  5. Turn left at Lomasney Way (.1mi)
  6. Turn left at Causeway St (174 ft)
  7. Take the 1st right onto Lancaster St.
  8. Arrive 30 Lancaster Street on your right

From the North:

  1. Take I-93 South toward Boston
  2. Take Exit 26 for MA-3 N toward MA-28 Storrow Drive/North Station (1.5mi)
  3. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Nashua Street (.1mi)
  4. Turn right on Nashua Street (.3mi)
  5. Turn left at Lomasney Way (.1mi)
  6. Turn left at Causeway St (174 ft)
  7. Take the 1st right onto Lancaster St.
  8. Arrive 30 Lancaster Street on your right

From the North Station T Stop:

  1. Head Southwest on Causeway Street towards Friend Street
  2. Pass Portland Street on your left
  3. Next Left is Lancaster Street



Your partner in facilitating insurance coverage.

At Blue Hills Sports and Spine Rehabilitation , we understand the complexity of health insurance. Although we verify physical therapy eligibility as a courtesy to you, however, we highly recommend you also call your insurance company to verify your benefits. While you begin your rehabilitation, we'll contact your HMO/PPO and take the necessary steps to become an authorized physical therapy provider. With Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation offices in BostonBraintreeWeymouth and Plymouth, we are just around the corner from where you live, work and play.

We are physical therapy providers for:

  • Aetna
  • Auto Accidents (all insurances)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Corvel
  • Department of Labor
  • First Health
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Healthcare Value Management
  • MassHealth, Medicaid, Medicare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • One Health Plan
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Tricare/Health Net
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
     

Other Physical Therapy Locations

The Boston Physical Therapy clinic of Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation is one of four physical therapy clinics serving the Greater Boston area under The Pinnacle Rehabilitation Network.

Other Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation Locations in Greater Boston Area are:

Braintree

340 Wood Road #303 Braintree, MA, 02184

Phone: 

(781) 535-6053

Fax: 

(781) 535-6056

Plymouth

45 Resnik Road #104-A Plymouth, MA, 02360

Phone: 

(508) 747-6600

Fax: 

(508) 747-6606

Weymouth

541 Main Street #203 Weymouth, MA, 02190

Phone: 

(781) 340-1480


Fax: 

(781) 340-1481

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