Athletes’ Performance to Support Los Angeles Dodgers in New Performance Partnership
Athletes’ Performance is proud to announce a new performance partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers that is both groundbreaking and historic. As part of this partnership with the Dodgers, Athletes' Performance will focus on helping build a program of player physical development across minor and major league systems.
The fully integrated program—from medical and athletic training to strength and conditioning—is established from the top down and is carried out 12 months a year across all organizational levels.
The partnership will be led by Sue Falsone, vice president of performance physical therapy and team sports at Athletes' Performance, who will serve as the head athletic trainer/physical therapist for the Dodgers, making her the first woman to hold such a position in a men's professional league.
Falsone has previously supported the Dodgers on behalf of Athletes’ Performance as the team’s physical therapist from 2008 – 2010 and as a consultant to the team in 2011.
"It's a true honor to be given this opportunity with such a progressive and historic organization," said Falsone. "My work with the Dodgers over the past few years as well as my time with Athletes’ Performance will serve me well in taking this next step. I look forward to helping develop innovative and creative programs to reduce injuries and keep our players on the field so that they can achieve their potential."
Click here to watch a video of Falsone talking about when she first joined the Dodgers in 2008 as the team's physical therapist, making her the first female physical therapist in MLB history, or read about her keys to preventing baseball injuries here.
For more information on the partnership between Athletes’ Performance and the Dodgers, including Falsone’s new position with the team, check out the team’s official press release.
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