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VA Boston Healthcare System

Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team is a terrific example of a talented group of health professionals who work together to provide comprehensive, exceptional care to veterans throughout their adult lives. We have a large network of therapists and healthcare professionals at three campuses in eastern Massachusetts. Our inpatient acute facility is our busiest. Our therapists cover many medical services including spinal cord injury, surgery, and acute rehab. Our team of dedicated therapists and rehab professionals is an honor to work with.

With our offices centrally located, face to face communication is easily facilitated. All disciplines have an open door policy. We use encrypted email, text paging and phone calls to fill in as needed. Our team meetings always include our patients to ensure all questions and concerns are addressed. Each discipline is also present including MD, RN, PT, OT, SLP, rec therapy and social work. We have weekly and monthly meetings to discuss our outcomes and program development. We even video conference with our other campuses to ensure all members of our large team are on the same page.

We are most proud of our adapted sports program which offers veterans the opportunity to try for the first time or return to an activity that gives them greater quality of life, confidence and physical strength after overcoming a disability. Our adapted sports include hand cycling, wheelchair basketball, baseball, softball and tennis, kayaking, surfing, hockey, fishing, sailing, rowing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, and cross country skiing. Several times throughout the year, our rehab professional take time to participate as coaches and volunteers to improve the lives of our veterans through adapted sports. It is an amazing experience to witness a former patient reach his goal of rolling a kayak or conquering the mountain

Teamwork is innate to this group. With the true well-being of our patients at the center of our mission, our rehab team impresses me on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible care and truly helping veterans achieve their full potential.

Team members are:


·         Bernadette Cummings, MOTR/L, ATP

·         Michelle Nelson, OTR/L

·         Krysta Kingsbury, OTR/L, ATP

·         Lindsay Brennan, MOTR/L

·         Amanda Curry, MOTR/L

·         Teresa Czepiel, MOTR/L

·         Sgt. Kara Vautour, MOTR/L

·         Huichuan Li, MOTR/L


·         Catherine Kelly, DPT

·         Lee Morris, DPT

·         Anthony Calilung, PT

·         Jessica Rawlins, DPT

·         Jessica Keen, DPT

·         Christina Sole-Plasa, DPT

·         Denise Dennehy, DPT, APT

·         Lynn Burns, PT

·         Barbara Brintnall, PTA

·         Hai Wei Guerreiro, DPT

·         Randi Woodrow, PT


·         Gary Gramigna, CCC-SLP

·         Melissa Franklin, CCC-SLP

·         Deanna Allen CCC-SLP

Social Work

·         Michelle Remsen, MSW


·         Kun Yan, MD, PhD, F.A.A.N.E.M.



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