F. Scott Feil talks with Mike Reinold and Lenny Macrina to talk about key clinical considerations for working with the baseball athlete, helpful resources for the clinician treating baseball players, solutions to improve baseball and sports education in DPT programs and more.
Mike Reinold, is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance. As a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Mike uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, muscles imbalances, and manual therapy to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players.
Mike received his B.S. in physical therapy from Northeastern University and his Doctorate in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, both in Boston, MA. He is board certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He also graduated from the postprofessional sports physical therapy fellowship program of the American Sports Medicine Institute, in Birmingham, AL, under the direction of Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, James R. Andrews, MD, and Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD.
Mike is currently the co-founder and president of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, a physical therapy and performance training facility just outside Boston in Waltham, MA. He also hosts his own podcast “The Ask Mike Reinold Show” in which he and his team at Champion PT and Performance recently published their 100th episode so congrats guys for that accomplishment in which they gave some great tips for the newer PT/fitness professional.
Lenny Macrina has been a practicing physical therapy since 2003 and currently serves as the Co-founder and Director of PT at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Waltham, MA. Prior to returning to MA to work alongside Mike Reinold, he had worked with renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, MD and prominent physical therapist Kevin Wilk. Through these interactions, he has grown to be well-respected in the field of orthopaedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. His interests include research and rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow and knee joints. He has successfully treated many orthopaedic and sports medicine related injuries that are both post-operative and non-operative in nature, in recreational athletes to the high-level professional athletes.
Lenny is a board certified sports physical therapist by the APTA and a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2010, he was nominated by his peers to be included in the prestigious American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society which includes top fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists. Along with maintaining a full clinic schedule, he has co-authored various current concept papers, book chapters, research papers and a home study course for the APTA’s Orthopaedic section. He is a peer reviewer for the esteemed JOSPT and has reviewed rehabilitation textbooks and research papers for that journal.