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Dodgers make history with recent hire

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers made history last week by hiring Sue Falsone as the first female head athletic trainer in Major League history. Falsone’s official title is “Head Athletic/Physical Therapist.” Falsone has been working with the Dodgers since 2007, when she was hired as the first female physical therapist.

Dodgers General Manager, Ned Colletti, said, “This is a very special day not just for Sue, but for the Dodgers and Major League Baseball. The Dodgers have always been an organization of firsts and this promotion for Sue continues in that tradition.”

Falsone is also an integral part of an organization called “Athletes’ Performance” (AP) in Phoenix, Ariz. She holds the role of Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sports. There is a new partnership between the Dodgers and AP, which Falsone will head up.

Falsone earned her Master’s degree in Human Movement Science concentrating on Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Since then, she has spent 10 years with AP and is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS), a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Falsone had this to say following the announcement of her new position, “It is a true honor to be given this opportunity with such a progressive and historic organization. My work with the Dodgers over the past few years as well as my time with AP 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.”

The Good In Sports congratulates Sue Falsone for her recent historic promotion that sets a precedent and wish her the best of luck with the Dodgers.

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