Martin J. Boehm, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Senior Physical Therapist
Martin Boehm received a BS in biology from Villanova University in 1991, an MS in physical therapy from Boston University in 1993 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2007. He holds board certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Boehm is certified as a manual physical therapist through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Marty joined Massachusetts General Hospital Physical Therapy Services as a staff physical therapist in 2008 and now serves as a senior physical therapist with Rehabilitation Services for the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxboro. Marty’s prior experience includes two years as a staff physical therapist with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA and having served twelve years as a member of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team providing rehabilitation and conditioning services to the athletes competing on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour for 12 years.
Marty is a member of the Orthopaedic, Sports and Private Practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His clinical interests are in shoulder and spine rehabilitation, golf and sports performance enhancement and promotion in the delivery of wellness programs in health care.
Jennifer Botsford, OTR/L, CHT
Hand Therapy Coordinator
Jennifer Botsford received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 1985 and has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999. She was a hand therapist for the MGH Hand and Upper Extremity Service from 1997-2004 when she moved to Denver, CO. In addition to treating complex upper extremity patients, she mentored staff therapists and was involved in the development of the MGH Hand Fellowship Program with Tufts University.
Jen has joined Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center as Hand Therapy Coordinator after working for 4 years at The Center For Hand Rehabilitation in Denver. She has been fortunate to work closely with many renowned hand surgeons in San Francisco, Denver and Boston.
Jen is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and has been working with the hand and upper extremity for 20 years, treating patients with acute traumatic injuries, repetitive strain injuries and arthritis. She enjoys community outreach and the infinite creative opportunities being a hand therapist provides.
Matthew Travers, PT, MS
Senior Physical Therapist
Matthew Travers received a BS in 1998 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Springfield College. He joined the outpatient physical therapy department of Massachusetts General Hospital in 2004. Matt has worked closely with the orthopedic surgeons of the Harvard Shoulder Service at MGH regarding the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with complex shoulder dysfunction.
Matt’s clinical interests include the shoulder, cervical spine, and athletic injuries with a special interest in soccer and golf. He is a certified golf fitness instructor through the Titlist Performance Institute. Matt has been a teaching assistant at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and is also a certified clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Ellen Tulchinsky, MS, PT
Ellen Tulchinsky received her BS Physical Therapy from State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1989 and a MS Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac College in 1993. Subsequent to that she pursued doctoral work in Movement Science with a concentration in Biomechanics and Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2002, Ellen completed her Post-Professional Certificate in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation at MCP Hahnemann University. Ellen has published “A Biomechanical Motion Analysis of the Violinists’ Bow Arm” in Medical Problems of Performing Artists and has served as adjunct faculty member at Marymount University teaching graduate classes in Neuroanatomy and Orthopedics
Ellen began her physical therapy career as an in-patient physical therapist at Yale New Haven Hospital where she received specialized training in post-surgical cardiac care, burns and wound care, bone marrow transplants patients as well as post surgical orthopedic patients. She then continued onto Yale University in the out-patient physical therapy department and she began her specialization of treating world class athletes, musicians and thespians. Ellen continued to diversify her treatment skills in both St. Louis and in greater Washington DC area where she worked with both in-patient and out-patient Pediatric patients, worker's compensation patients at their job site, performing job-task analysis and work-site evaluations, as well has worked with the Bolshoi ballet and the Armed Forces Elite musicians.
Since 1999, Ellen has been the Chief of Physical Therapy at Harvard University Health Service (HUHS). Ellen clinic interests include a focus on upper extremity and repetitive motion strain, with a specialty in hands injuries and splinting. Ellen strength is her versatility in treating a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries. Ellen is a violinist in Longwood Symphony Orchestra and is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast.
Jillian Vai, PT, MS
Jillian received her BS in Health Science from University of Hartford in 2004 and her MS in Physical Therapy from University of Hartford in 2006. Since that time she has worked at a private orthopedic sports medicine clinic in CT dealing with high performance athletes. She has recently joined Mass General Rehabilitation Services at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxboro.
Jillian is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has participated in numerous orthopedic seminars related to the spine and knee injuries. Her clinical interests include youth athletes and ACL prevention.
Jim Zachazewski, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
Clinical Director - Mass General Rehabilitation Services
Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer
Jim Zachazewski (“Zach”) received his BS in Physical Education and Athletic Training from Springfield College in 1977, an MS in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1979, completed a NIDRR Research Fellowship in Biomechanics through MIT in 1991 and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2003. He holds board certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and as an Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Zach is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. He joined MGH Sports Medicine in 2005 after having served as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Newton Wellesley Hospital from 1998 and is now the Clinical Director, Mass General Rehabilitation Services for the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough.
Zach’s experience includes having served as Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the Director of Athletic Training and Rehabilitation for UCLA Athletics, and as an Athletic Trainer for the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, traveled internationally with US Diving and US Synchronized Figure Skating. He currently consults for Wellesley College Sports Medicine. He is also on the list of recommended Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for USA Gymnastics, US Swimming and US Figure Skating Federations.
His clinical and academic research interests include muscle strain injury, sport injury biomechanics and educating youth league coaches regarding sports injury prevention and management. Zach authored 14 peer reviewed articles, 13 textbook chapters, and authored or edited 4 textbooks on musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation.
Zach has recently been named to the Board of Allied Health Professions, Division of Professional Licensure for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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