Lenny Macrina has been a practicing physical therapist for 11+ years and currently serves as the Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He has worked side-by-side with renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, MD and prominent physical therapist Kevin Wilk. Through these interactions, he has grown to be well-respected in the field of orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. His interests include research and rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow and knee joints. He has successfully treated many orthopedic and sports medicine related injuries that are both post-operative and non-operative in nature, in recreational athletes to the high-level professional athletes.
Lenny is a board certified sports physical therapist by the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2010, he was nominated by his peers to be included in the prestigious American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society which includes top fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. Along with maintaining a full clinic schedule, he actively participates in clinical research with the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL and has co-authored various current concept papers, book chapters, research papers and a home study course for the APTA’s Orthopedic section. He is a peer reviewer for the esteemed JOSPT and has reviewed rehabilitation textbooks and research papers for that journal.
Lenny has participated in yearly spring training physicals and data collection for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization for the last 10 years. Through this research, he has been involved in numerous published articles in journals including: AJSM, JOSPT, Journal of Sports Health, Journal of Athletic Training, CORR, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, and many others. He has presented at various national conferences including APTA’s Combines Sections Meeting, ASMI’s “Injuries in Baseball Course”, and also has a weekend course titled Current Concepts in the rehabilitation of the glenohumeral joint for Physiotherapy Associates. He currently serves as rehabilitation Consultant for DJO Global’s Recovery Sciences Division and has traveled all over the US to lecture on Rehabilitation topics for the shoulder and knee. Lenny received his Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his Master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University. He continues to enhance his education by taking classes from UMass-Amherst’s MBA program and Coursera’s free online MOOC series on Management.
Lenny firmly believes that the patient comes first, no matter the circumstances. Growing up in Winthrop, MA, he understands the intricacies of the local healthcare system and vows to do everything he can to serve with accountability and render the best care available.