I was referred to Dr. Boisvert after my 14 year professional hockey career for the Boston Bruins and the Hartford Whalers ended with back surgery. Needless to say I had a long road to recovery and couldn't have gotten back on my feet without the help of Dr. Boisvert. He had broken down years of scar tissue in a matter of weeks, erasing chronic pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility. I would enthusiastically recommend Bedford Chiropractic to anyone suffering from back/neck or hip pain.
I came to Dr. Boisvert due to back issues stemming from competition as a rower in high school. Working with him allowed me to continue my rowing career at Harvard University as a varsity athlete on the Lightweight Crew team, where his knowledge and expertise kept me healthy and allowed me to compete with great success. I've since transitioned to competing for the US National Rowing Team and am currently a member of the USA Olympic Crew Team. Without his care I never would have been able to pursue athletics at even a collegiate level, much less an international one as a member of the USA 2012 Olympic Crew Team. His skill has allowed me to deal with a succession of physical issues as they've arisen to the point where my body has held up incredibly well under rigorous training far removed from his office, at the US Olympic Training Center in San Diego! I'm incredibly grateful for the time he's spend with me.
I've been rowing for 8 years, starting in high school and continuing at a DI University and on the Under-23 National Team. I first approached Dr. Boisvert in high school after experiencing lower back pains bad enough to prevent me from walking. He resolved that problem quickly, and his expertise has allowed me to quickly overcome problems as they arise. this has allowed me to continue to train and compete at an elite level that might not have been open to me because of my injuries.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Boisvert. Simply; without his knowledge and care, I would not physically be as happy as I am! I am a Masters ski racer, and that takes its toll. There are the typical bumps and bruises associated with the sport, but I have also had an ACL reconstruction, ripped calf muscles, bruised ribs, and stiff necks. Dr. Boisvert has allowed me to recover faster and more completely, which allows me to get back to the sport I love not only quicker but with the confidence that I am 100%! His expertise in modalities such as Active Release Therapy and Graston Technique are indispensable. Combine this with his use of chiropractic treatments and an amazing understanding of the musculoskeletal system and you are in some of the best hands in the health care profession. He is an athlete himself, and knows the strains the body takes, and therefore how to heal it! I highly recommend Dr. Boisvert.
At just 30 years old, I stumbled into Dr. Boisvert's office with chronic piriformis pain and sciatic nerve related issues that had affected my left leg for over four years. Years of competitive running at a high mileage collegiate program, and haphazard training post-college had left me with muscle imbalances and an elaborate build-up of scar tissue that took the enjoyment out of running for me entirely. I had constant and severe burning in my piriformis just sitting watching a movie, flying on a plane, and commuting to and from work, as well as a slew of lower-leg injuries that resulted from the problem in the hip and glute area. Frustrated and having exhausted literally thousands of dollars worth of physical therapy, including consistent ART and deep tissue massage - I was getting nowhere. Being extremely well connected working in the running shoe industry, I have been referred to all sorts of avenues for help, some who told me my piriformis problems were irreversible. I can say Dr. Boisvert is the first and only medical professional to really help me, and help me in a sustainable way that gets to the root of the problem. He is not only thorough and calculated in his treatments, but explains the nature of his process - why one area and not the other and why patience and a pattern to the Graston technique is crucial in long-term healing. I've been amazed how areas of my left leg - my soleus and calf muscle especially, consistently improve with work and relief to the hip and glute area. Dr. Boisvert's has truly allowed me to not only stop dreading, but to enjoy running again.
My condition began about 5 years ago with painful muscle spasms and weakening in my left arm and shoulder. I could no longer enjoy tennis or swim for any length of time as it would result in excruciating pain. A cervical MRI suggested a pinched nerve as probable cause. Over the last few years I had seen various medical care specialists and found temporary relief with the use of anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. I began seeing Dr. Boisvert about 2 months ago on the enthusiastic recommendation of a fellow tennis player. Her exact words were - "If there is anyone that can help you it is Dr. Boisvert." I love tennis and my biggest fear was not returning to the tennis court - so, I heeded her advice and made an appointment to see Dr. Boisvert. At my first examination he was candid and did not promise any miracle cure. I liked that honesty and immediately felt that I should put my skepticism aside and open my mind to chiropractic treatment. Dr. Boisvert outlined a wellness approach (or in his words "using the natural ability of the body to heal") to help restore muscle strength and optimal innervation of my left arm/shoulder. He used the Graston technique where a metal instrument was used to break scar tissue along with deep tissue massage. Within a couple weeks I began to notice and improvement and have now slowly returned to physical activity and working out 2-3 times a week. I have wholeheartedly embraced this approach to healing and have even recommended Dr. Boisvert to my minister who is suffering from lower back pain. Dr. Boisvert brings his vast knowledge and experience to addressing problems. He offers sound advice and brings a relaxed manner to his practice. If you have an ailment that has bothered you for a while do make an appointment to consult with him - he is at the top of his profession and a whole new "natural" approach to healing could open up for you.
Following my regular work out just after Labor Day, my right shoulder, which had never bothered me before, became very painful. The pain increased over the next two weeks to the point of my not being able to open a door or lift a gallon of milk. My husband urged me to go see Dr. Boisvert because of the success he had had in treating him for various sports related injuries. I was hesitant and delayed for several weeks, unconvinced that chiropractic care would be of any help. Then came the day when I could no longer lift my arm to put my car in drive. Dr. Boisvert diagnosed me with a torn rotator cuff and began treatment on that first visit. I experienced some immediate pain relief. Two months later, with visits twice weekly, I am pain free, back to my regular workout regime and on the paddle tennis courts. Had I opted for a surgical repair, I am quite sure I would not be anywhere close to where I am today. Although I was skeptical at the outset, Dr. Boisvert's treatment of my shoulder has been just short of magical and I wholly credit him for what has been an amazing recovery.
My high school lacrosse team refers to Dr. Boisvert as the "miracle man". It seems as if everything he touches heals remarkably quickly. Dr. Boisvert has worked on me, as well as many other members of my team, to help us get back on the field after a performance-affecting injury. In the Spring of 2012, I strained the ligaments in my shoulder. I was told that this injury would keep me from playing in the remainder of our playoff games because it affected my passing and shooting. Naturally, this was the last thing I wanted to hear. Fortunately, Dr. Boisvert worked his "magic" and I was back on the field in a matter of days, not weeks. Many of my teammates share similar stories about Dr. Boisvert's miracle work as well. Because of Dr. Boisvert, my teammates and I have returned to the field much faster than previously anticipated. I cannot imagine where our team would be without the "miracle man". I highly recommend Dr. Boisvert to any athlete looking to make a quick recovery from a field injury.
As a high school and college athlete there is no chiropractor that I would recommend seeing in the Boston Area other than Dr. Boisvert. In October of 2008 I injured my back in an off-season hockey game. With a varsity soccer game just three days away, Dr. Boisvert worked miracles. When I arrived in his office I could barely walk. Dr. Boisvert quickly identified the problem area of my back, made several adjustments and calmly talked me through the process while he worked so that I felt comfortable. Three days later I was back on the soccer pitch and performing at 100%. One year later, I had a very similar back issue. Dr. Boisvert once again utilized his extensive knowledge base to quickly identify and correct the issue. At this point, I was an adamant supporter of Dr. Boisvert and his work. In August of 2010, I left to play lacrosse and hockey at Vanderbilt University. I recently completed my sophomore year at Vanderbilt and after two full seasons on the hockey rink and lacrosse field I was experiencing severe neck pain. With no hesitation I saw Dr. Boisvert. I was not the least bit surprised to leave his office twenty minutes later feeling infinitely better. If you are a high school athlete, Dr. Boisvert will work wonders. If you are a college athlete, Dr. Boisvert will work wonders. Even if you are neither a high school or college athlete, Dr. Boisvert will treat you with the utmost respect and handle your situation with professionalism and expertise. If you seek results, seek out Dr. Boisvert. I would be shocked to find a more effective chiropractor in the entire Boston area.
I began seeing Dr. Boisvert in the spring of 2010 following a fractured fibula in my right ankle the previous summer. Despite many other attempts to rehab the ankle I was reaching a point where I was unable to run or do many activities without some level of pain. After a recommendation from a colleague of mine I visited Dr. Boisvert. He began to rehabilitate me by analyzing my situation and using Graston techniques, which he explained to me very well. I really enjoy the more technical and anatomical conversations that we have and in addition they help me to understand the process my body is going through to heal and return to normal function. But above all is Dr. Boisvert's ability to understand my situation. He understood that I still wanted to compete in athletics and that just getting by would not be a good enough answer, which is what I was hearing from many doctors and PTs. Almost instantly I was noticing incredible results. I was back in form in time for the triathlon season. Since then I have completed dozens of races with this past season ending with my first full Ironman distance. I can honestly say that without the help of Dr. Boisvert I would not have been able to compete in the sport of triathlon. I am so grateful and convinced of his abilities that I have recommended him to many of my friends who also are not willing to take no for an answer.
During last years' varsity hockey season at Tufts University, I sustained a double concussion. For seven months I battled headaches and other concussion symptoms with no relief. I spent many days in bed and missed out on an entire season. When I came to Dr. Boisvert he was able to help relieve my neck pain which was contributing to my headaches. After two months of being treated by Dr. Boisvert I have returned to working out and playing sports. The Graston Technique therapy was incredibly beneficial. Though I will not return to full contact hockey, Dr. Boisvert allowed me to get back to my normal way of life!
I came to Dr. Boisvert with an injured groin one week before my high school hockey tryouts. In my initial hockey practices I could barely skate because the pain was so bad. In one week of intensive ART treatment, my injury was significantly better and I was able to skate with virtually no pain. Dr. Boisvert also identified that an old hamstring injury was partially causing my groin issues. He treated both injuries and got me back on the ice faster than I could have imagined. Since then he has continued to treat my groin to make sure the injury does not occur again. I am truly thankful for Dr. Boisvert's expertise and highly recommend him for any sports injuries.
I used to be a National Archery Champion (Male Modern Longbow 2003), and suffered an elbow injury. I thought it would get better by itself, but it actually went in a downward spiral, until eventually I had to give up archery, and even had trouble squeezing a tube of toothpaste! I went to an orthopedic surgeon who gave me and MRI and sent me to a hand surgeon. Luckily I ran into Dr. Boisvert, who mentioned that he doesn't just help with backs and necks, but also can treat certain sports injuries. After about 4 months of progressive treatment, I am back to doing archery again. Thank you Dr. B!!!
After my second knee surgery, my orthopedic surgeon suggested i not run again due to the chronic pain and soreness in my knee. This was devastating news to a lifelong runner so I tried physical therapy and acupuncture. Nothing seemed to work until I visited Dr. David Boisvert to see if there was a chiropractic solution for my knee. Three months later, I am back running. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the knowledge and skill of Dr. Boisvert. As a runner himself, Dr. Boisvert understood my desire to run again and implemented a chiropractic approach that met my personal needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Boisvert and Bedford Chiropractic for anyone suffering knee pain that wants to get back to an active lifestyle.
I am a member of the Varsity Women's Lacrosse team at Amherst College and had tendonitis in my knee that, despite extensive physical therapy, kept me from playing during much of my sophomore year. I came to see Dr. Boisvert at the end of the season and his use of the Graston Technique, chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Therapy (ART), and strengthening exercises have allowed me to compete at my best once again. Dr. Boisvert was the only doctor I saw that took initiative in healing my knee instead of telling me that tendonitis can't be cured and just takes time. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of my experiences with Dr. Boisvert is trust. I trust that he is completely invested in helping me and his other patients stay healthy. His wide range of expertise allows him to apply the best practice for a diversity of ailments, but he does not hesitate to refer you to an expert in a different field if necessary. He is dedicated, thorough, and honest, and I highly recommend him to anyone.
When I think of Dr. David Boisvert, three words come to mind…impact, demeanor & reputation. Dr. Boisvert was able to utilize his tremendous set of skills, from years of training and building an impressive practice, to have a significant impact on our son's recovery from a torn meniscus after surgery. This enabled Sam to get back on the field, and gradually rehabilitate the knee and surrounding muscles/tendons faster than we previously thought possible. He rejoined the team, gradually at first, to a near full recover less than 10 weeks after surgery. Perhaps equally important, was his demeanor, which put Sam at ease, and instilled confidence in our son in a way that gave him optimism throughout the process, and control over his recovery. Finally, and we believe most important, Dr. Boisvert's reputation preceded him; and then, our experience of his knowledge, skills and attitude far exceeded the high expectations we had going in from friends' recommendations. This was exemplified by our initial visit to his office, just after the soccer injury in June, when Dr. Boisvert looked at the MRI, did his own evaluation of the knee, and made the recommendation that Sam first go ahead with the surgery, as being recommended by two of the top Sports Orthopedics in the area, and then, if desired, comeback to Dr. Boisvert's office for treatment after initial Physical Therapy common to post-surgical procedure. This reinforced his reputation even further, as it demonstrated a level of credibility that he was willing to defer his own treatment for what was best for our son, as he believed surgery was the best decision and beyond his ability to treat the torn meniscus initially. We have been going to Dr. Boisvert weekly since PT concluded, and it has definitely accelerated the recovery period and strengthening of key muscles/tendons around the knee, allowing Sam to practice and play throughout the remainder of the soccer season and into the State tournament. We whole-heartedly recommend Dr. David Boisvert without hesitation; in fact, I am starting my treatment this month for lower-back/sacroiliac pain with full optimism that his skills with the Graston Technique and other chiropractic treatment will have a similar impact on what has become a chronic pain that I had previously given up hope would ever get better.
Dr. Boisvert has been a game changer for me. I train for long course triathlons including half and full Ironmans. So the volume and consistency of the workouts are pretty intense. I put a lot of demands on my body to say the least. I had been struggling with nagging running injuries for years, particularly pain in my feet and Achilles. While being sidelined from running for a few months every year waiting for symptoms to subside, I sought other types of treatment from acupuncture to massage to ART and nothing was truly solving the issues. Finally I started seeing Dr. Boisvert for treatment. Best investment ever. He was able to quickly assess what was going on and recommend a plan of action. He explained what was happening in laymen's terms so I always felt well-informed. With his super refined Graston work combined with spine adjustments, icing, ancillary strength exercises and patience, the years of damage have honestly been undone and I have been running without pain in my feet for more than a year now. As an athlete himself, he understands the motivation of people who train and how much we love what we do. So he knows to advise when to back off and give something time to heal, but also when it's actually safe to continue to train while continuing treatment. Throughout training, other smaller imbalances have come up, that's just the nature of endurance sports. But I barely think twice about anything because I know that he's in my corner and can work with me through them. I trust his knowledge and craft.
I am a duathlete, triathlete and runner for over 25 years, now in my early fifties. I have raced hard as an amateur in 6 world championships and won a bronze medal for Duathlon World's. Racing hard and training for these events creates overuse injuries and scar tissue. David Boisvert understands how to break down damaged tissue so it can regenerate. I've been to all the top therapeutic specialists with limited results. Bedford Chiropractic has given me the best results in healing my chronic issues and enabled me to continue competing. Because David is an athlete himself, he understands how the muscles work together and compensate thereby navigating the most challenging sports related injuries. I highly recommend Dr. Boisvert for his expertise in Graston and sports therapy.
I was referred to Dr. Boisvert ("Miracle Man") in 2011 while dealing with chronic calf muscle strains and pulls in my right leg that prevented me from participating in sporting activities (tennis, paddle tennis, running). Within weeks Dr. Boisvert had broken down decades of scar tissue and tightness through his Graston Technique practice. Two years later my left calf acted up and again after weeks of treatment my calf was completely healed. Dr. Boisvert takes a personal interest in ensuring you make a full recovery. I highly recommend Bedford Chiropractic to anyone dealing with an injury of any kind.
I am a life long soccer player, now the oldest member of my over-50 team. After so many sprains and injuries, my ankles, achilles and calves had seized up and I could barely run. I was losing my ability to compete and was getting less and less playing time. Dr. Boisvert diagnosed my condition, and was able to describe the great extent of the injuries, and the treatment that it would take to recover. After months of steady treatment, I improved slowly but surely, and am now back at the top of my game, and getting as much playing time as I want! Dr. Boisvert has really saved my athletic hobbies and I can't thank him enough. He is a thinking man's orthopedic therapist, and I have referred many of my soccer friends to him, with great results.
I'm a 40+ year old male and pulled a muscle in my thigh in April of 2013. After ten months of treatment at another facility my leg was not much improved. I still had pain and couldn't resume my normal athletic activities. I was frustrated at the lack of progress. A friend suggested I see Dr. Boisvert and I sure am glad I did. Dr. Boisvert used a special technique on my leg, and after just a few treatments my leg felt much better -- so much so that I was able to enjoy a ski trip out west! I've been going for treatment for several months now and my leg feels fine. I have resumed all my activities (skiing, basketball, soccer, etc.) and have no pain. I wish I had seen Dr. Boisvert right after my injury as I could have enjoyed those activities a lot sooner!
Previous to visiting Dr. Boisvert a physiotherapist had given me a wedge for my shoe as one leg was shorter than the other. After Dr. Boisvert's treatment my muscles loosened and I no longer needed the booster in my shoe. This story is evidence that Dr. Boisvert looks to cure the underlying problems rather than work on a quick fix. My lower back and hip issues got so bad that it prevented me from doing any sport. Through Dr. Boisvert's work on my muscles and advice on how to progress with running/walking and stretches after my exercise I was able to get back to playing soccer and running with a freedom of movement that I had not experienced for a number of years. As a soccer player I was keen to get back to playing as quickly as possible. Dr. Boisvert understands this and advised on how many minutes playing time I should do, then worked on any problems that may have cropped up, advising whether to ease back or increase my activities. It's very easy to do too much too soon once you are feeling better but Dr. Boisvert's advice has let me play for longer without problems rather than having major set backs which has been my experience in the past.