Welcome to MikeReinold.com!
Hello and welcome to my website! If you are a physical therapist, occupational therapist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, or any other orthopedic, rehabilitation, sports medicine, or sports performance specialist, I hope you find the information helpful and are able to integrate into your clinical practice immediately.
My goal is share my thoughts and experience (with your thoughts and experience) on several topics related to the current concepts & recent advances in rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement.
What you’ll find on my site
Original Articles: The articles I write here can only be found on my website and contain many of my current topics that I am researching a presenting. Think of this as a quick snapshot into what I am currently working on in my own practice.
Technique Videos: I often provide videos that you can view to help learn a new technique or exercise. This is a great way to share information and learn from a distance.
Journal Article Reviews: Summarize & discuss recent journal articles that I think can make an impact on how we treat our patients. I am a firm believer in evidence-based medicine and am always trying to improve the way I evaluate and treat my patients using scientific evidence.
Clinical Pearls: I will try to frequently post my thoughts on tips and techniques that I would like to share. This may be from me or from many of my friends in the rehabilitation world. I will also be sure to try to relay any new thoughts that may have been discussed at some of the meetings that I attend, such as APTA, NATA, and continuing education seminars.
Book Reviews: Review of many of the books that I have contributed to or own that I highly recommend and have learned a great deal from. Think of it as a way to have my sift through the books that I think will make the most difference in your clinical practice.
New Products: Show you some of the new rehab products that I am using with my patients each day. With so many products available, it is hard to determine what is worth adding to your bag of tricks. I have links to the right in my sidebar to products that I recommend through Amazon.com or PerformBetter.com. Both of these websites offer great products, excellent customer service, and even better prices!
And Much More…
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I welcome your interaction and look forward to reading your comments, thoughts, and questions to my posts. I hope to learn as much from you as you do from me! Each post will have a “comment” link near the top of the post. Click on the comments tag at the top of each post to post your comments and read others. The more interaction the better so please don’t be shy about posting your thoughts and comments.
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About Mike Reinold
Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS is considered a leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Mike uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, and muscles imbalances to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players.
Mike had worked for Boston Red Sox for many years. He focuses on keeping pitchers healthy and rehabilitating players back to peak performance. Prior to the Red Sox, Mike was formerly the Facility Director of Champion Sports Medicine and the Coordinator of Rehabilitative Research & Clinical Education at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.
Mike has been featured in several local and national publications such as Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, ESPN, Men’s Health Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of sports medicine and performance as well as his programs from caring for overhead athletes.
Mike received his B.S. in physical therapy from Northeastern University and his Doctorate in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, both in Boston, MA. He is board certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He also graduated from the postprofessional sports physical therapy fellowship program of the American Sports Medicine Institute, in Birmingham, AL, under the direction of Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, James R. Andrews, MD, and Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD.
In addition to his clinical work, he has made significant academic contributions in the form of laboratory research, biomechanical research, and clinical education, teaching thousands of individuals worldwide.
Mike has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters in such prestigious publications such as AJSM and JOSPT. Mike serves on the International Review Board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and Physical Therapy in Sport, and the review boards of several other journals. He recently guest edited a special issue of JOSPT on articular cartilage and meniscal lesions of the knee. He was also an associate editor of Sports Medicine and Performance Magazine.
In addition to his journal publications, Mike has also edited several books including The Athlete’s Shoulder, Conditioning Programs for Baseball Pitchers, Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercises for the Upper Extremity, and Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise for the Lower Extremity.
Mike has an educational website at MikeReinold.com where he shares his new research and clinical experience in articles several times a week.
He has several best-selling educational products available including his rehabilitation protocols, clinical examination, and treatment technique DVDs with Kevin Wilk from the Advanced Continuing Education Institute (AdvancedCEU.com) as well as Optimal Shoulder Performance (ShoulderPerformance.com) and Functional Stability Training for the Core (FunctionalStability.com) with Eric Cressey. He has hosts several of his lectures online at RehabWebinars.com and has a 7-week online mentorship program on evidence based evaluation and treatment of the shoulder at ShoulderSeminar.com, which has been applauded by the sports medicine and performance community.
Mike is also actively speaking at various seminars and national meetings including past presentations at the annual APTA, NATA, and ACSM conferences and an invited lecture at Harvard University. He has served as a rehabilitation consultant and advisory board member for several companies such as Genzyme Biosurgery, TRX, AlterG, and Empi. He is active in his professional societies including the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, ICCUS Society, and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. Mike has been awarded the 2004 New Horizons award and the 2002 Excellence in Research award by the Sport Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.
First, a few things:
- I receive compensation from various links that you may click on my website. This includes Google Ad Words (those annoying ads between my posts that everyone ignores), links to any product on Amazon, and some affiliate marketing and websites. If there is a link to a product on my site or newsletter, consider that I make a commission on any sale.
- My actual compensation is pennies. You would laugh and ask why I still write this site if I actually wasted the time to track how little revenue these links create.
- I never get paid to write anything on this site. I also do not get paid to endorse products. I write about products I use and personally prefer. I would never endorse a product or website that I have never used or do not like. I do have affiliations with companies, but these affiliations do not include me promoting them here. If you read something here, it is sincere.
- I donate more money to charities than this site generates. I wish it were more.
Thanks for visiting!
Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
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