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Minor League Physical Therapist - Pittsburgh Pirates (Pittsburgh · PA)

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Player Operations: Strength and Conditioning
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Job Summary
To ensure the physical health and wellness of athletes while optimizing on-field performance through injury prevention and rehabilitation. The proper management of rehabilitation for sub-acute and long-term injuries is a critical component within skill development and facilitates our efforts in becoming a championship-caliber Player Development system.



Responsibilities
Clinical Evaluation/Diagnosis
  • Accurate diagnosis of physical impairments/limitations for acute, sub-acute, chronic and post-operative cases.
  • Ability to refer to team physicians and/or external medical professionals when additional information is needed to determine appropriate plans of care or if an injury is within the PT scope of practice.
  • Develop prognoses for return to competition based on examination findings.
  • Highly skilled in body movements evaluation specific to baseball athletes.
  • Collaborates with additional skill set experts (MD’s, ATC’s, S&C, Mental Skills) to ensure a holistic assessment.
  • Rehab/Re-Conditioning
  • Oversee all long-term rehab care for Player Development including but not limited to: 
  • Develop rehab treatment plans with re-evaluation as necessary to modify treatment plans when appropriate. 
  • Communication with team physicians or external medical professionals for medical consult. 
  • Scheduling MD exams, diagnostic imaging, DME consultations/fitting. 
  • Return to Play progressions/calendars in collaboration with coaching staff, medical staff and S&C staff. 
  • Collaboration with major league sports medicine staff on rehab plans when 40-man roster athletes are performing rehab at Pirate City.

Prevention
  • Collaborates with sports medicine / sports performance staff to develop preparation and recovery programs to optimize performance while minimizing risk for overuse injuries.
  • Collaborates with players/performance staff on key metrics to assess daily readiness.
  • Assists in developing and implementing athlete assessments in Spring Training and during the season.
  • Oversees and adheres to health & safety measures of cleanliness of the training room and performance center.
  • Ability to critically think and problem solve as part of a team to address player performance needs.
  • Organization & Administration
  • Communicates routinely with coordinators within sports medicine, sports performance, nutrition and mental performance on rehab player progress.
  • Communicates routinely with coaching staff and on-field coordinators to optimize rehab progressions by incorporating on-field performance goals into the rehab process.
  • Maintains EMR records according to the MLB minimum standards.
  • Maintains Return to Play calendars for each rehab athlete.
  • Reinforces a player-centered culture daily in the athletic training room and performance center.
  • Collaborates with the ATC coordinator for equipment/supply needs for the training room at Pirate City.

Professional Responsibility
  • Maintains professional licenses and CEU’s to ensure a growth mindset in the fields of sports medicine, rehab & baseball.