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PIHPS: The Professionals In Health Podcast Series

Mar 22, 2020

Max is a Staff Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at Mamba Sports Academy. He works in the Integrated Sports Medicine Department treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports related diagnoses.

Max graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic training from Northeastern University in Boston. He went on to attend the University of Southern California’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy program where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During his pursuit of his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Max had the opportunity to work in various settings including Neurological rehabilitation, working with patients who had a traumatic brain injury or stroke, outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. It was his last clinical internship that really sparked a passion to pursue orthopedics and sports medicine physical therapy, when he worked with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team on their rehabilitation staff during spring training of the 2016 season. It was there he developed a passion for treating athletes, an evidence based approach to treatment and the understanding of what it takes to be great at the highest level of sport.

After graduation and prior to working at Mamba Sports Academy Max worked at Primary Care Sports Medicine in Tarzana for 3 years where he treated high school, college and USA track and field Athletes. Max’s background as a Certified Athletic Trainer includes working with high school and college athletes and was on the medical staff for Team USA which competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2013 and in the Pan American Maccabiah Games in Santiago, Chile in 2015-16. Max is continually attending physical therapy conferences and continuing education courses related to manual therapy techniques, blood flow restriction and the treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine diagnoses.

Max is from Saint Paul, MN where he played basketball, baseball and soccer through high school and went on to play club baseball at Northeastern University where he won a national championship. Max currently lives in West Los Angeles and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, traveling and enjoying all that LA has to offer.