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Working with Pro Athletes, Female Leadership and Buffalo Bills w/Sue Falsone

“Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics. To get a solid foundation in orthopedics is under valued and overlooked”– Sue Falsone

In this episode of Therapy Insiders we interview Sue Falsone. Name seem familiar? Well thats because Sue was the first female head athletic trainer in ANY professional sport when she took the gig for the LA Dodgers in 2011. Want to know what its like working with professional athletes? How about female leadership challenges? Dry needling? Shoulder DVD? Ok if you are not interested by now, then you will definitely want to hear about…

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About Sue (from


Born in Buffalo, NY, Sue received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She continued her education by earning a master’s degree in human movement science, with a concentration in sports medicine, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sue has presented at state, national and international level conferences in areas focusing on pillar strength, integration of physical therapy and performance training, and comprehensive kinetic chain assessment and rehabilitation. She’s a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS), a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified orthopedic manual therapist for the spine (COMT) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Sue worked at Athletes’ Performance for 13 years, last serving as the Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sport. She worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 6 years, last serving as head athletic trainer and physical therapist. She holds the distinction of being the first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the United States (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA).

Sue is currently the Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with US Soccer’s Men’s National Team.

She was named a Distinguished Alumni at Daemen College and has been inducted into her high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame (Kenmore West).

Her philosophy includes looking at the athlete as a whole person, working with the entire body to create an optimal environment for healing and performance training.

S&F is a consulting and education business for healthcare clinicians, as well as a consulting company for the athlete. Custom courses as well as business advisory are available. Sports medicine department organization is also an area of consult, building a team to be on the same page in the best interest of the organization and the athlete. Physical therapy, movement evaluation and restoration and performance enhancement are also available for the elite and professional athlete, on an individual basis.