Stanford Sports Medicine Welcomes Sue Falsone for Guest Lecture
Stanford Sports Medicine proudly welcomed Sue Falsone, PT, SCS, ATC, to campus this past Monday, where she delivered her talk, “Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance” to a group of Stanford physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports performance coaches.
Falsone, who had previously been the first female head athletic trainer in Major League Baseball when she served in that capacity for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011-13, is currently the head athletic trainer and sports performance coach for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team.
“It was inspiring to see Sue’s journey and how she evolved over the years,” said Senior Associate Director of Athletic Training, Eitan Gelber, MA, ATC, CSCS. “She has a very well-rounded approach to different movement dysfunctions, and ability to bridge the gap between strength and conditioning and the rehabilitation world.”
After her morning talk, Falsone spent most of the afternoon answering questions in the sports medicine clinic, taking a tour of the athletic facilities, and meeting some student-athletes.
“I had an amazing time at Stanford,” Falsone said. “This is an incredible group of professionals, focused on developing best practices for the betterment of the student-athlete.”
For those who got a chance to interact with Falsone, this opportunity was invaluable. “We have a great multidisciplinary approach here at Stanford,” noted Stanford physical therapist, Floyd VitoCruz, PT, SCS, CSCS, “but it’s always interesting to hear perspectives of other individuals who have worked in similar environments with other high-level athletes. We’re always trying to find new ways to get better.”