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Interview with Sue Falsone, PT, ATC, SCS, COMT, CSCS

Interview with Sue Falsone, PT, ATC, SCS, COMT, CSCS

I couldn’t be more thrilled than I am right now to share my interview with Sue Falsone. As many of you know, Sue broke barriers by becoming the first female Head Athletic Trainer in Major American Professional Sports at the start of the 2012 season, as Head Athletic Trainer of the LA Dodgers. What is a lesser known fact is that she was also the first female team Physical Therapist in MLB history, having been hired as the Dodgers team PT in 2007. Sue recently left her position with the Dodgers to begin S&F (Structure and Function), a consulting and education business for healthcare clinicians, as well as a consulting company for the athlete. Thanks to Sue for taking the time to talk with me! Q: Tell us about your growing up years; where did you live? What sports did you play? A: I grew up in Buffalo, NY. My main sport growing up was synchronized swimming.  I loved the water and was at the public pool the day it opened in summer until the day it closed in fall.  I spent my entire elementary life in the water, therefore, did not develop a single bit of eye hand coordination or really, any type of coordination at all for that matter.  I went to Kenmore West High School and was a terrible athlete!  I ran track my freshman year, and was really slow.  I tried field events, and broke my nose during high jump when I let my knees drop on my face.  I played jv and varsity soccer, and got Most Improved Player, if that gives you any idea of where I started. Q: What initially got you interested in physical therapy as a career? A: I had always loved the sciences and anatomy.  I knew I wanted to […]

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