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Mike Reinold

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Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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Movers & Shakers I Social Media I Mike Reinold

Practice Leadership

Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy. This week on the eighth episode of the season Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Mike Rienold PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS. He is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of physical therapy, sports medicine, fitness, and sports performance. He is a noted author, lecturer, consultant, researcher, and clinician. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialists, Dr. Reinhold has used his experience in a variety of settings to help restore, optimize, and enhance their performance.  He has most notably worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes from every major sport, with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players. Mike is the co-founder and president of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, a physical therapy and performance training facility just outside Boston in Waltham, MA, Mike is also currently the Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox and the Director of Baseball Performance at Northeastern University, where he has been instrumental in the restructuring and building of the high performance and medical teams. Mike expands on the many different roles and projects that he has taken on during his career. He attributes the processes that he has put into place to manage projects and complete tasks. Mike has always loved art and music. He does everything on his website himself, the design, some of the coding and design just purely because he says it stimulates his brain differently. He is always trying to do something to grow and learn. Mike says, “Creative comes in a lot of different ways and there are a lot of ways to apply creative abilities. I am in a position where I am more of a mentor based leader than he is a dictator. It isn’t about delegating and barking orders, it is about putting people in the right position, giving some baseline systems, and then letting them grow and make things better. When you make that shift mentally, I think it changes the way you approach everything.” Regarding the next generation of physical therapist hoping to become sports physical therapists Mike recommends reading the 365 degree leader. He says, “ You can always lead from within, you can lead horizontally and vertically.” There are multiple ways to lead within. On social media Mike says, “If you make too many statements online, I don’t want to say you become close minded but maybe you are starting to look at the research to support your past public claims a little bit more than keeping an open mind. As things evolve, you don’t want to dig in too deep on an opinion because you run the risk of having a little bias that you (not in a negative way) want to egotistically defend that thought versus I want to keep an open mind. That is a negative about social media, everything is out there for everyone to see, so no one wants to look silly. There are ways to do it, share your journey, I have ton of past students that were doing it right and it is working. In general social media is not bad but It cannot be your primary method of learning new things.” Listen and learn more about Mike’s advice for becoming a sport’s physical therapist leader in an outpatient environment, his thoughts on physical therapist specializing early on in their career or waiting, physical therapy burnout & social media.   More Links: Mike Reinold Website American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Mike Reinold – Twitter @mikereinold Mike Reinold – Instagram - @mikereinold Larry Benz – Twitter - @PhysicalTherapy Tim Reynolds – Twitter -@ TimReynoldsDPT Movers & Mentors – Twitter - @MoversMentors Evidence In Motion – Twitter- @EIMTeam  Additional Research Sports Physical Therapy Residency Sports Physical Therapy Certification Sports Medicine Competencies Sports Across the Ages Emergency Medical Response The Overhead Throwing Athlete Ad Info: Evidence In Motion is excited to be back in person and back to hands-on learning for the 2022 Align Conference. This year you can join an all-star lineup of speakers in Dallas, Texas, August 26 through the 28. The labs and lectures focus on sharpening the physical, hands-on treatments essential to patient care. Save 5% on registration as a practice Leadership Podcast listener. Visit alignconference.com and use the promo code PRACTICELEADERSHIP at checkout.


23 Jun 2022

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Introducing The Shift Symposium Guest Speakers: Dr. Mike Reinold

The SHIFT Show

This week's mini-podcast episode is another of the 2022 Shift Symposium guest speakers, Dr. Mike Reinold DPT, ATC, SCS, OCS, CSCS. My friend, mentor, and Co-Founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. Mike is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and performance enhancement specialist and has worked for prestigious organizations such as The Boston Red Sox, The American Sports Medicine Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He will be presenting on Day 1 of the symposium, discussing everything you need to know about Building Dynamic Stability in Overhead Athletes.  Don’t forget early bird tickets are available now till April, so you need to act fast if you want to save $50-$100. Tickets and full information can be found online at: www.shiftmovementscience.com/2022shiftsymposium 


24 Mar 2022

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Mike Reinold on the Science & Practice of Blood Flow Restriction Training

Physical Preparation Podcast Archives - Robertson Training Systems

Mike Reinold is a world renowned and award-winning clinician, researcher, and educator.  As a physical therapist, athletic training, and strength and conditioning coach, he specializes in all aspects of sports performance and rehabilitation. Mike is currently the Co-Founder of Champion PT and Performance, in Boston, MA, and Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox after years of working at prestigious institutions like the American Sports Medicine Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and as Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Boston Red Sox. He is the President-Elect of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.  He has authored dozens of publications, lectured at national conferences, and has an educational website, podcast, and online courses at MikeReinold.com. In this show, Mike and I take a deep dive into the world of blood flow restriction training. We cover what it is, what it does, who should be using it, and even dive into the practical side like protocols and the like. Whether you’re doing BFR on a regular basis or just hoping to learn the ropes, I think this podcast has something for everyone in it. This is like peanut butter and chocolate – they’re better together! You don’t have to pick one of them. We strengthen muscles and load movements. – Mike Reinold This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast: What blood flow restriction (BFR) training is. Who should be using BFR – and who SHOULD NOT. Why many injured athletes are prime candidates for BFR training. How low-load training incorporating BFR can spare joints while building strength. The potential aerobic benefits of using BFR in your reconditioning program. How to explain BFR to your clients/athletes to increase buy-in. The 3 factors you need to incorporate into training to get the most out of your BFR workouts. An overview of the 30-15-15-15 protocol, and other potential protocols you can use once comfortable. Resources Mentioned: Physical Preparation with Mike Reinold Connect with Mike: Website BFR Course Social Media Facebook Instagram Stop the Frustration! Get the Complete Coach Certification Are you a young fitness trainer or coach? Are you frustrated by the results you’re getting or the lack of resources available to learn the skills you need to be successful? Are you struggling to get enough clients or wondering how long you’ll be able to follow your passion for helping others? It’s time to stop the frustration and stop worrying. It’s time to get certified! If you’re serious about improving your results, serious about becoming a better coach, and serious about increasing your bottom line, then you need the Complete Coach Certification. In this massive course, you’ll learn: How to use the R7 system to create seamless, integrated and efficient programs for clients and athletes of all shapes and sizes How to create the culture, environment and relationships with everyone you train so you can get the absolute best results The exact progressions, regressions, and coaching cues I use in the gym – from squatting and deadlifting to pressing and pulling and everything in between The assessment process I use to determine the best exercises for a client or athlete on Day 1, and how to set them up for maximal success down the line! This certification is jam-packed with everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years of my career. So if you’re ready to get serious about the results you’re getting for your clients and the impact your programs have on your income, head over to www.completecoachcertification.com to sign up for the Complete Coach Certification course today! Spots are limited, and the next certification is set to launch in March 2022. To learn more, please join my FREE Insiders List and stay tuned for our launch details to save $200 when the course opens! Subscribe, Rate & Share! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Physical Preparation Podcast with Mike Robertson – your one-stop-shop for fitness trainers, coaches, and athletes. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Google Podcasts and leave your honest review. I’d also love to connect via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit our website. And last but not least, please don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media. Thank you! The post Mike Reinold on the Science & Practice of Blood Flow Restriction Training appeared first on Robertson Training Systems.


11 Mar 2022

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PMPC068 - Mike Reinold & Dan Pope

The Power Monkey Podcast

Mike Reinold has been a physical therapist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and performance enhancement specialist for over 20 years.  Working for many years with such prestigious organizations such as The Boston Red Sox (where he earned a World Series Ring), The American Sports Medicine Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dan Pope has a long history of competing in sports as well as working as a strength and conditioning coach before he was driven by passion to pursue his doctorate in physical therapy. Now he works alongside Reinold at Champion Physical Therapy with some of the top CrossFit athletes in the world. MIKE'S IG DAN'S IG CHAMPION WEBSITE This episode is brought to you by @powermonkeyfitness #TechniqueMatters. Power Monkey Camp 15 is fast approaching and we are closing registration on April 18th! Secure your spot TODAY and spend the week learning with Olympians, National Champions and World Record Holders.  REGISTER HERE

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14 Apr 2021

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Time Out with Basu | Episode 9 | Mike Reinold

Time Out with Basu

Mike Reinold, is considered a leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, strength coach, and performance enhancement specialist, Mike specializes in all aspects of human and sports performance.


7 Apr 2021

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91 | Exploring the Use of Manual Therapy & Shoulder Rehab in Physical Therapy with Dr. Mike Reinold

The Optimal Body

Got a nagging shoulder issue? Wondering if physical therapy is for you? Interested in how you can perform better? This episode covers it all. Dr. Mike Reinold speaks to his expertise with the shoulders, and why shoulder issues are common. By exploring movement through the context of motor patterns and motor control, Dr. Mike explains how the sedentary lifestyle contributes to the “use it or lose it” phenomena and high prevalence of injury. Through his 3 step approach to “performance therapy”, Dr. Mike discusses why pain may persist, even after implementing recommended exercises from physical therapists. With different specializations within physical therapy, he hones in on the importance of seeking out the appropriate assistance for you and your needs. Lastly, through the discussion of manual therapy and exercise, Dr. Mike highlights open-mindedness as a key factor in career growth, as well as the importance of finding the balance between considering scientific literature and the patient’s feedback. Listen in as Dr. Mike encourages and empowers you with bouts of knowledge and advice to restore, optimize, and enhance your performance! What You Will Learn In This Interview with Dr. Mike Reinold: 4:00 – Mike “The Shoulder Guy.” 6:55 – What drives Mike? 10:30 – Explaining common Shoulder complaints. 13:30 – Transitioning from inactivity to activity. 18:27 – Approaching persisting pain. 22:11 – Motor learning & the Intersegmental route. 27:27 – Approaching Gymnasts. 30:49 – What to expect at a PT appointment. 33:13 – The dilemma between manual therapy & exercise. 36:49 – Assessing research vs anecdotal outcomes. 41:09 – Learning more with Mike. About Dr. Mike Reinold: Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of physical therapy, sports medicine, fitness, and sports performance. He is a noted author, lecturer, consultant, researcher, and clinician. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Reinold has used his expertise in a variety of settings to help people restore, optimize, and enhance their performance.  He has most notably worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes from every major sport, with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players. Items mentioned in this episode include: Mikes’ Website: https://mikereinold.com/ Champion Physical Therapy: https://championptandperformance.com/about-us/mike-reinold/ Mikes’ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwkXUCMhKIEfYNZW93alr6g To learn more about Dr. Mike and view full show notes, please visit the full website here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode91/ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tobpodcast/message


7 Apr 2021

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533: Dr. Mike Reinold: Platform for AASPT President

Healthy Wealthy & Smart

In this episode, Co-Owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, Dr. Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, talks about his platform in the running for President-Elect of the AASPT. Today, Mike talks about the ‘why’ behind his campaign, what he’s going to focus on as president, and how to make the academy more accessible and inclusive. What is Mike’s vision for the academy? Hear his thoughts on adding value to the academy members, his plans to provide networking and mentorship opportunities, and his advice for his younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “I’m going to judge my success of leading the academy, if in the end of my term, you clearly asked the members ‘why are you a member of the AASPT?’ And they have a very clear and distinct answer.“ “The most important thing we need to do right now is to re-brainstorm the mission and the vision of the academy to make sure that we’re doing one thing: we’re focused on the goals and objectives of the members.” “I’m pretty certain at this point that everything I’ve accomplished in my career is because I specialised. You need to start general, but if there’s something you’re passionate about, every second of down time you have, learn how to be the best at that. Just be absolutely amazing at something.” More about Mike Reinold Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS is a world renowned and award-winning clinician, researcher, and educator. As a physical therapist, athletic training, and strength and conditioning coach, he specializes in all aspects of sports performance and rehabilitation. Mike is currently the Co-Founder of Champion PT and Performance, in Boston, MA, and Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox after years of working at prestigious institutions like the American Sports Medicine Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and as Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Boston Red Sox. He has authored dozens of publications, lectured at national conferences, and has an educational website and podcast at MikeReinold.com. Suggested Keywords AASPT, Physiotherapy, Research, PT, Health, Therapy, Healthcare, Education, Mentoring, Training, Networking, Sport, Athletics, Election, To learn more, follow Mike at: Website:          https://mikereinold.com Facebook:       Mike Reinold Instagram:       @mikereinold Twitter:            @mikereinold YouTube:        Mike Reinold LinkedIn:         Mike Reinold Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website:                      https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts:          https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify:                        https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud:               https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher:                       https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio:               https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927 Read the Full Transcript:  Speaker 1 (00:01): Hey, Mike, welcome to the podcast. Happy to have you on. Speaker 2 (00:04): Hey, Karen, how's it going? Thanks again for for having me on your amazing podcast. I F I F I, I remember being on in the past Speaker 1 (00:13): So long ago. Yes. It has been a long time, but here we are. We're back. Speaker 2 (00:18): That's what happens when we, when we're, we're both veterans we'll, we'll call it. We're both veterans. We, we, we did this in the past, but, but yeah, no, honestly, like big kudos to you for keeping this going and doing such an amazing job with it. Thanks for having Speaker 1 (00:31): Any time. And we'll talk about your podcast a little later, but now, you know what it's like to be cranking out episodes on a weekly basis, right. Speaker 2 (00:39): And staying up with it, right. It's like, it's a way of life now for us. Speaker 1 (00:43): It is, it is. That's why there's like a hashtag podcast life, I think on Instagram or something. It's, it's a thing. It's a thing. So today you're here because you are running for the president elect position for the American Academy of sports, physical therapy. So I wanted to have you on to talk about why you're running and what your platform is and what you hope to do if elected. So let's start with, what is the why behind your running. Speaker 2 (01:13): And I love that. That's how you started this off, because that's how I start everything off. Right. If we don't establish our why, right. Like what's the point of even coming out. But a lot of people, they, they, they don't focus on the end. Right. They focus on just doing the day to day. So I love that you started off with a Y so I'll, I'll be honest with you. This is something I've been thinking about probably for the last, I don't know, several years or so. I never felt that it was the right time for me. I've had a lot of my mentors pushing me to, to run in the past and the past elections. And yeah, I mean, trust me, it's really humbling to know that the majority of past presidents of the Academy are all pushing me to run and, and kind of, you know, it's really an honor to be nominated by them, right. Speaker 2 (02:03): Like, you know, Mike boy, Kevin Willett, George Davies, Tim Tyler. I mean, it's Melissa gigantic of past presidents that were kind of nudging me to do it, but I was resistant for awhile. And I think that was a good thing because at that point in my career, I don't think I was ready. And I don't think I would've, I would've done the Academy justice for what it needed. Right. So I was kind of resistant for awhile. You know, I, I started a private practice. I have like four jobs, right? Like we all do, right. Like to an extent, you know, I'm flying, you know, to, to work with the white Sox. I, you know, private practice doing all these things with the educational stuff. So for me, it was always like, it wasn't the right time, but things have changed a little bit. Speaker 2 (02:44): And I humbly say this now. And I, I really came to this conclusion the last couple of years of my career. I, I really believe I'm on the descent. Right. And don't you think at some point in time, it's, it's all it's about, okay. I am now on the decent portion of my career and I've completely changed my focus on trying to help others succeed. And I can't wait to see the people that I work with surpassing me. Right. Leapfrog me just like we did, like when we were 20 years ago in our career. Right. And that, that kind of point. So I got, so my why right now is that I am completely shifted towards more of a leader right. In a leadership type position with my career. So both educational, both with my, my companies and with the organizations I worked for that, I thought it was a great time to do this so awesome that I've been getting nudged by, you know, such, such amazing people, but I didn't feel it was right until, until now. And I think now I have the time I have the energy, I have a little bit of the head space to now be able to, to focus on this and it's time to give back and it's time to help the next generation. So that's my why. Speaker 1 (03:56): Yeah. And that's, I think it's really important for anyone listening. If you are thinking about being of service, whether that be to something, to a section or whatever you want to call them Academy of the AP TA that, you know, you have the head space and the time. Right. Because you just don't want to be saying, yeah, sure, sure. I'll do this. I'll do that. And then guess what, what happens if you get elected and you don't have this space, you don't have the time. Well, that's just not the way to, to enter into, be of service to others. And like you said, you're at that point in your career, at least it sounds like what I got from what you said, that you really want to be of service to others, that you've kind of, you're, you're content, you're happy within your career and probably the time of your life and everything else that you can now do this for others. Speaker 2 (04:48): Right. And, and I'm, I'm very eager. Right. I had a lot of good mentors in my career that helped open doors for me, but don't get me wrong. Like we need to be the one stepping through those doors. You have to have the energy and the effort to do that. Right. But for me, it's about opening doors for others. Right. And I saw how much the Academy helped me early in my career, and I really kind of want to do that. Right. And you know, it's funny, Mike Delaney and I were just talking about those. So Mike's running for vice-president right now as well. So I'm myself for president him for vice-president. And we are so similar with our, our beliefs and everything that we have, that we were like, let's team up to try to, to do this. So that way we can really give back and help. Speaker 2 (05:29): And we both said this. We said, if, if we don't get elected at this point in time, we actually think that our time, our window will pass. Right. At that point in time, we'll probably be in our fifties. Right. And I am not sure that we would be the right people to lead the Academy at that time, because we want to still be relevant. We still have students. We still work with like clinicians and educate all, all around the country, the world, right. Where we still are in touch with them. I'm not sure if I would be the right leader six years from now or seven years from now, it was probably one of the next election. We would be open if I would be the right leader for that. I, I, I'm not sure. Maybe I would be more out of touch. So Mike and I both said, I think this is our window. If we're going to do it, it's probably now or never. Speaker 1 (06:14): Okay. So let's talk about your platform. What do you hope to accomplish as, as president, what are things that you really want to focus on? Speaker 2 (06:24): So I, again, I love, I love how you start with the why, and then, and then you talk about, you know, what you want to accomplish. I love that because to me, it's not, it's not about coming up with like a list of things I want to do. What I want to do is I want to flash forward six years or whatever it may be. Right. I hopefully would get reelected if I get elected the first time. Right? So we'll say three years to be conservative maybe, but flash forward. And what I want, what I want to know is I'm going to judge my success of leading the Academy. If in the end of my term, you clearly asked the members, why are you a member of the American Academy of sports, physical therapy? And they have a very clear and distinct answer, right? Speaker 2 (07:10): That to me is going to define my success. Because right now, the number one thing I'm hearing from people, both veterans in this field, people in the middle of their career, early career professionals, students, they, they ask, why should I join the Academy? They don't know what they get out of it. Right? And it's, it's one thing to just be a part of a group. But the question always is, what's the value? What am I going to get out of that? So that's how I'm going to judge our success as an executive committee at the end of this, is, is it very clear that we achieve the objective that you know, why? And I think the most important thing we need to do right now is I think we need to rebrand storm the mission and the vision of the Academy to make sure that we're doing one thing we're focused on the goals and objectives of the members. Speaker 2 (08:00): It's not about me, right? It's not about my ideas, my initiatives, what I want to get. It's not about me or my legacy to me, it's about what the members get out of it. And I think it's actually pretty simple. I, I looked on the website, I'm just trying to like dig out like the mission statement. Right. And it's very like corporate, right? Very like, like very about like, you know, advocacy and like, you know, making, you know, sports, physical therapy like prominent, right? I actually want to see the mission statement changed the simply the American Academy of sports, physical therapies here to help you specialize in sports, physical therapy, right? You are going to become a specialist now because we're not learning stuff like this in school, we shouldn't be learning stuff like this at school. It was very hard to be, to graduate as a new grad and be a very well-rounded proficient physical therapist. Speaker 2 (08:44): Right. But if you want to specialize, if you want the best education to learn everything you need about to become a sports physical therapist, if you want to stay cutting edge, right. If you want opportunities and networking, to be able to become part of this group. And more importantly, if you want mentorship with some of the best people out there, that is why you joined the Academy. And I know right now, a lot of people say that all the time is I'm not sure what the benefit of my membership is, and that's why people drop off. And that's why people don't renew is they're not getting enough out of the Academy. So that's what, that's what I want to achieve. And that's how I am going to grade our executive committee. If, if we do get elected is at the end of this, if it's very clear, have we achieved our mission, that the members know that our whole goal is to help them specialize in sports and to get a job in sports. Right. I think that's what people want in sports. That's a big, big things is an advanced orthopedics. This is sports it's different, right? So that that's, that's kinda, that's kind of what, what we hope to accomplish. Speaker 1 (09:47): And how, how would you go about doing that? What changes do you think need to happen to number one, help more people join the section? Cause I know it, it is hard, you know, I'm part of, I'm part of the sports section I joined a couple of years ago. I let my orthopedic one last. So I left the orthopedic and I joined sports. And I'm also involved in the private practice section. And I know it's something that we're always trying to think about in the private practice section is how can we get more people to join? What are we missing here? You know, how can we be more inclusive? So how can the sports section be more inclusive to get those people in, to get them from what it sounds like you're saying, mentorship, education, jobs and just fulfillment within your career. It sounds like Speaker 2 (10:40): Here, and this is what I think it is. The past leadership has been amazing. Right? And the stuff that even the current board has done in this last few years is really evolved, right? So there's tarnished take the next step with technology and all these other things. They're doing a really good job with that sort of thing. To me though, I, I really think we need to refresh just the vision a little bit. And I want to reevaluate all of our decisions in all of the things we provide. And just answer that simple question. Does this help you become either become or become a better sports physical therapist. Right. And I think, I think we need to take a step back. Sometimes it's not about what we think is cool or what we think is a list of objectives. It's about how do the memberships actually get value out of the Academy. Speaker 2 (11:26): And I think that's, that's the biggest thing we're going to do. So that's a little bit of the vision, but we're going to reevaluate everything, right. There's, you know, one of the big ones is education, right? One of the big ones education and staying current with, with research, right. So recently just in the last year or so the Academy got rid of one of the free benefits of being a member was access to the international journal of sports, physical therapy. And I think that was one of the biggest reasons why a lot of people were members, right. They got, they get access to a free, very well like established journal. Right. So they took that away from the membership a little bit. And again, I just wonder why, I mean, if the reason you join is to, to learn and stay current about being a sport, physical therapist, I don't want to take away benefits. Speaker 2 (12:11): Right? Like there's, there's gotta be a way we do that. Right. so I, I, you know, there's, there's, there's a ton of different avenues, right? Like you said, it's hard to go over this and just like a quick like kind of podcast, but I think it's about like networking opportunities. Cause it's all about who, you know, in this world. Right. But for me, it's about education and mentorship, right? We have some amazing clinicians that are part of this Academy that we need to learn from and that we need to go work with. Right. So we have residencies, we have fellowships. Those are great well-established things. Those are large, those are daunting, right? Like, like that's a big commitment, both time and finance for you to go do one of those things. We need to have more accessible opportunities, either online or shorter term, those types of things. Speaker 2 (12:56): I think we need to leverage, remember sports, physical therapy. That's where my background comes in. That's all I've done. My whole career is work with pro athletes and stuff. Right. Is how do you get a job in pro sports? How do you get a job in the MLB or the NBA or the NFL? Right. We need to leverage our, our connections. Like I'm friends with people in all these leagues, the PTs and all these leagues. And I've reached out to all of them. And I said, we need to start collaborating more. What if we have joint education sessions? What if we have mentorship opportunities where you come to spring training with me for eight weeks. Right. And who do you think is going to get a job when a physical therapy job opens up now in major league baseball, somebody that's just off the street with a good resume or somebody that's actually done a mentorship program with somebody already established. Speaker 2 (13:40): So that's part of the things that I think that's what I bring to the table is these connections and sports. And these are the things I've done. Like I, to me, I feel like I am I'm representative of the membership. I'm a clinician, you know, we treat our butts off. Right, right. And we're still working with people, you know, all the time we published clinical research, right. Impactful clinical research that have great implications that everybody wants to learn from. Right. We teach this to everybody after we publish it. Right. So we're on the trenches. We're working with the pro athletes. We're working with the collegiate athletes. Like I want to give people the opportunities that I've been fortunate to have. And I think that's a big part through networking, mentorship, education. I think those are the three big areas that are really push. Speaker 1 (14:24): And I really loved the mentoring aspect or Avenue of that. Especially like you said, maybe some online options and things like that. Obviously during COVID these things have become more and more prevalent, but I think it also does well for members who may be don't have, don't have the finances. They don't have the resources to let's say, even travel to a continuing education moment or even go to CSM. So I think to make things more accessible to all members or to people who want to become a member, right. Cause you may have someone out there is like, I'd really like, want to be part of the sports section. But man, I don't know if I can, like you said, do a residency or fellowship, which can be very expensive and time consuming or maybe they're a later in life PT and they have a family that they have to care for and they can't go off for 12 weeks or something like that. So I think to have those virtual options would be really great. And, and for me, I think it would be something that would really generate some interest in the section. Speaker 2 (15:38): Yeah. And that's my wheelhouse. Right. And that's what, that's what we did. I mean, it's funny. Like I stumbled into online education. Like I don't even like 12 years ago now. Right. Remember where the we're the old ones again, Karen. Right. I stumbled into that and have all these online courses now. And I did it for one simple reason. I was unable to travel around and teach. Right. Because I, I was now in getting a new baby. Yeah. Well, no, I was, no, that was before that I was in professional baseball. Right. So meaning like I worked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I can't take a weekend off and be like, Hey, I know you guys have a game tonight, but I'm going to go teach a course in Louisiana. Right. Like they couldn't do that. So I got in that, but then yes, then you get you, and now you add family on top of that, right? Speaker 2 (16:23): Like, yeah, that's a big deal. So, so I started teaching online to kind of scratch that itch for myself, to keep giving back right. And sharing and educating and men that it's amazing how many people around the world you can touch by, by doing it online. And again, we need to catch up with that and just shows again, like, like, you know, the current state of even like the AP team totally. That they don't, they don't even have a way to a good, solid way to be able to offer continuing education credit for people with online courses. It's a mess. It just shows you how, like it's a, we're, we're getting a little outdated. I think we just need to refresh the vision for modern day, you know, this next generation of VCPS and people that want to get further along in their career, we need to meet them where they are. Speaker 2 (17:06): And not just assume that like some of the old standards that they've done. Right. And I think that's why bringing some new vision to the board is helpful. Right. I mean, the board has been pretty consistent for a long time. Right. The board has been quite academic for a long time right now. Right. There's not a lot of clinical leaders that are in the trenches, like working with athletes every day. I think there should be both, right. Like, don't get me wrong. I think we need both. We need clinical and academic in there, but I think we need to collaborate on that because I do think there's different perspectives if you know, depending on what you do all day. So I'm pretty excited for those things. Cause I actually think that's going to make a big impact. And, and again, I just think like the benefit of being a member is going to skyrocket. You have all these opportunities. Speaker 1 (17:51): Absolutely. I agree. And now before we kind of wrap things up, is there what would you like the listeners to kind of take away from the discussion? What is your main point? Speaker 2 (18:05): Yeah. vote for me now. I'm just getting abs. No, in all honesty, I'm like, I, I'm pretty humble about it. Like if, if, if I'm not elected, like I, it's not a big deal to me. I CA I can't wait to continue to continue to contribute to the Academy and help people. Right. For me, it was like, this is the right time to kind of give back and to be able to do that. I think my experience, I think I've done what a lot of people join the Academy to try to also accomplish. I've been there. I've done that. I understand what they're going through. And I'm, I want to get the Academy back to helping exactly, exactly. Achieve your goals. And that's it, it's about the member. It's not about me. It's about the membership. So yeah, and I think that's it. Speaker 2 (18:47): And you know, again, just just you know, also throw up Mike Malaney again, as vice-president, because I humbly, I can't do this by myself. Right. We're all busy. Like you're busy, I'm busy, we're all busy, right. This is a team effort. And I think in some fresh vision of people that have this clinical background, like Mike and I, and I've been, I've been big sports PTs our whole career, like adding that to the current board that's already in place, I think is going to be quite a nice dynamic that is going to really help lead this Academy in the future. Speaker 1 (19:19): Excellent. And now let's talk a little bit more about you. Where can people find you, your, your podcast website, anything you want to share? Speaker 2 (19:29): Awesome. I'm easy to find, right? So I'm just Mike ronald.com. If you want to learn a little bit more about this election and the process with that, you can go to microsoft.com/vote, and there's some info on there that you can, you can get I have a podcast, I have a blog, you know, kind of blot for over 10 years. So there's like a thousand articles on there. So people always ask like, where should I, where should I get started? I'm like, well, you got a lot to catch up on. Right. There's a lot of articles out there, but yeah, no, I'm easy. I'm on social media. Like I just, I really am at the point in my career where I want to help others. So I, you know, we try to hit every, every channel we can to, to have the most impact. So, so yeah, just head to my website, there's a lot to learn on there. And and like I said, Mike reynolds.com/boat, and you get a little bit more info about this election. Speaker 1 (20:14): Excellent. And last question. What advice would you give to your younger self knowing where you are now in your life and in your career? What advice would you give yourself as that fresh face? New grad? Speaker 2 (20:28): You know, this is, this is actually funny because I, I just wrote this to my, to my newsletter last week. Right. It was kind of funny that I literally, I just wrote this last week and I just wrote like the next one for this weekend, that's going out this weekend. But I, there was one thing I accidentally did in my career that I stumbled into that I, I it's become clear now that that is what we should do. And I said, like, I am pretty certain at this point, everything I've accomplished in my career is because I specialized ready. And in this week's newsletter, I actually talk about like how to, how to arc your career path that way to do that. But like, I remember early in my career, like I got, I got some heat from some other physical therapists that I was too specialized. Speaker 2 (21:13): Right. And you were like, no, you need to be generally, like, you're not good with neurologic injuries or something. And I'm like, all right. But like, for me, like getting really good at one thing helped me achieve all the goals that I wanted to get to, to get a job in professional baseball, right. To win a world series, right. To, to open my own clinic, to open my own gym and sports performance center. Right. It was all because I specialize in something. So we need to be general, you need to start general, but if there's some your passionate about say, it's like soccer, football, whatever sport it may be. Right. You just, every second of downtime, you have learn how to be the best at that. Just be absolutely amazing at something. And I think that was the biggest key to my career is overhead athletes and shoulders, like in baseball. Speaker 2 (21:58): Like I just, I got super lucky that I engulfed myself in that environment and became a specialist in that. Right. And again, just, that's another thing that the Academy needs to do, and it needs to help people that want to get super specialized in one thing to be able to do that. So I think that would be my biggest thing right now. You know, it keeps evolving as we, as, you know, as we get older, but I think right now is for an early career professional is master the basics, but follow your passion and make sure you are just, you're putting your extra grind and hustle into like, become the best you can at that side. And then it'll grow, you know, grow over time. And then when you're lucky like us, Karen, and you're a little bit older, you, you go to work one day and you're like, gosh, I just have, I have six baseball players today. That's all that's on my schedule. It's like, it's pretty cool. You know, I played catch three times yesterday. Right. Like that's kind of cool. I got, I got paid to play catch. Right. That's kind of cool. So, yeah. So I think that would be my biggest advice really for the early career professionals. That would be good. Speaker 1 (22:58): Well, what, great advice. Thank you so much. I don't think I've heard that one yet. And I think that's a great, I think that's great. And hopefully that will help some of our students and younger clinicians as they try and figure out and navigate their career. So thank you so much and thanks for taking the time out and coming on today. I really appreciate it. Speaker 2 (23:15): Thanks for having me, Karen. You're the best. This is awesome. And I appreciate it. The LC in the future, I'm sure fingers crossed Speaker 3 (23:22): One day. We'll actually be able to see each other in person, right. Speaker 1 (23:26): And everyone, thank you so much for listening. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.


1 Apr 2021

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Ep370 | Mike Reinold

The P.T. Entrepreneur Podcast

What is up, everyone?  Welcome back to the podcast!  This week, I am joined by Mike Reinold, who is the co-founder and president of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, a physical therapy training facility just outside Boston in Waltham, MA.  Mike is also currently the Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox and the Director of Baseball Performance at Northeastern University.  I hope you all enjoy our conversation! Reach out to Mike: Via website: https://mikereinold.com/ Via Instagram: @mikereinold


9 Feb 2021

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Ep 21: Baseball pitching—from managing injuries to maximizing performance, with Dr Mike Reinold

JOSPT Insights

Dr Mike Reinold brings his wealth of experience at the pinnacle of pro baseball to JOSPT Insights this week, sharing his practical advice on how to measure and manage baseball pitchers’ workload, and explaining how he collaborates with coaches to help athletes perform at their best. Don’t miss Mike’s tips for return to sport.

1 Feb 2021

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69. Tackling Controversial Throwing Topics w/ Mike Reinold

Elite Baseball Development Podcast

Owner of Champion PT, senior medical advisor to the Chicago White Sox, and award winning physical therapist Mike Reinold sits down with Eric to tackle two of the most pressing baseball performance topics: the loss of shoulder internal rotation in throwing populations and the sleeper stretch, weighted ball training and maximizing your throwing development, and how Mike's research provides clarity in these areas.


22 Jul 2020