11 month seasons with upwards of 55 games, how does Dr. Mario Cruz and his staff keep their athletes going while making a run towards an MLS Cup Championship?
Learn how Atlanta United manages injuries through a multifaceted approach using modalities and manual therapy as well as communication in order to get the best out of the Five Stripes.
Who is Dr. Mario Cruz?
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Certified Athletic Trainer
ABPTS Sports Certified Clinical Specialist
Head Athletic Trainer
Atlanta United F.C.
Mario is the sports medicine director for Atlanta United F.C.
His responsibilities include overseeing and directing all aspects of the medical care, including injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation, and well-being of all the players in the first team, as well as overseeing proper and similar care for the Atlanta United 2 team and the rest of the teams in the Atlanta United academy system.
Where else has he worked?
Head athletic trainer for Chicago Fire of the MLS.
Rehabilitation coordinator at Tennessee Tech University from 2013 to the end of 2015.
Mario has provided both physical rehabilitation and athletic training services for a wide range of patients including high school, college, semi-professional and professional athletes.
More about Mario:
Dr. Cruz graduated with honors from Georgia Southern University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Athletic Training. Following his graduation from GSU, he attended the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. In 2013, he became a Board Certified Sports Specialist through the ABPTS.
Dr. Matt Camarillo joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast at the Memorial Hermann Sorts Medicine Update to discuss Shoulder Overuse Injuries
Who is Dr. Matt Camarillo?
Dr. Matt Camarillo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Dr. Camarillo specializes in Sports Medicine, treating both acute and chronic injuries with an emphasis in injuries of the knee and shoulder.
He gained practical experience treating sports related injuries first as a student trainer at the University of Texas at Austin, and then during his fellowship working with the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and Kentucky State University.
Matt Camarillo received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
He attended Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, followed by a residency in Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Camarillo then completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
Portland Timbers Head Athletic Trainer Jon MacGregor joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss functional hamstring progression in soccer athletes.
Pregame huddle with John Jon and Matt
About Jon MacGregor
Jon was named Portland Timber first team's head athletic trainer after spending the past three seasons (2015-2017) with Columbus Crew SC.
MacGregor, a certified and licensed ATC with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a master’s degree in sports management, spent the 2017 season as the head athletic trainer for Crew SC after spending the previous two years as the assistant athletic trainer.
Prior to joining Columbus, MacGregor spent four-and-a-half years with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, serving as a first-team athletic trainer and as the head athletic trainer for the club’s residency program.
What does Portland do?
Steal from Aspetar…they have great tools set up so why re-invent the wheel