Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is considered a leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. As a physical therapist, strength coach, and performance enhancement 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 is currently in private practice and consulting. He has been the Head Physical Therapist of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club, where he focused on keeping pitchers healthy and rehabilitating players back to peak performance. He had previously spent the last several years in various roles including Head Athletic Trainer and Rehabilitation Coordinator. 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. He was recently names one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist.com.
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 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.
For more information, please visit Mike’s website at MikeReinold.com.
Eric Cressey, MA, CSCS
Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Performance, a facility located just west of Boston, MA. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Behind Eric’s expertise, Cressey Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility among Boston athletes – and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CP’s cutting-edge methods. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than four dozen professional players traveling to Massachusetts to train with him each off-season.
Cressey, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology, the #1 ranked kinesiology graduate program in the nation. At UCONN, Eric was involved in varsity strength and conditioning and research in the human performance laboratory. Previously, Eric graduated from the University of New England with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management.
An accomplished author, Cressey has authored over 200 published articles in all. Eric has published five books and co-created four DVD sets that have been sold in over 50 countries around the world. Eric has been an invited guest speaker in five countries and more than one dozen U.S. states. His Master’s thesis, “The effects of 10 weeks of lower-body unstable surface training on markers of athletic performance,” was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Cressey was a co-author for the International Youth Conditioning Association’s High School Strength and Conditioning Certification.
As a competitive powerlifter, Eric holds several state, national, and world records. A mainstay in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class, Cressey is rapidly approaching Elite status with competition bests of 540 squat, 402 bench, 650 deadlift, and 1532 total in the 165-pound weight class. He is recognized as a coach who can jump, sprint, and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels – and keep them healthy in the process.
Eric’s writing and his work with athletes have been featured in such local and national publications as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, ESPN, T-Muscle, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Baseball America, The Worcester Telegram, Perform Better, Oxygen, Experience Life, Triathlete Magazine, Collegiate Baseball, Active.com, The Metrowest Daily News, Parents and Kids, and EliteFTS.
Although prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, Cressey specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement.
For more information, please visit Eric’s website at EricCressey.com.