Minor League Rehab Clinician

San Diego Padres

Minor League Rehab Clinician

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TITLE: Minor League Rehab Clinician

DEPARTMENT: Baseball Operations

REPORTS TO: Major League Physical Therapist and Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator


STATUS: Full-time, exempt

We are looking for a committed, full time Physical Therapist and/or Athletic Trainer to help manage rehabilitation of professional baseball players throughout the San Diego Padres Organization at our facility in Peoria, Arizona. You will work with various members of the Padres coaching and medical staffs to restore the players’ function, enhance performance, prevent injury, increase durability, and return the player to full prior level of participation. 


     Medical Duties:

  • Evaluation, treatment, and management of rehabilitation of Major and Minor League baseball players.
  • Identify and meet the goals and needs of our players.
  • Develop and execute individual, player centered care plans, activity progressions, throwing progressions, and post-operative rehabilitation protocols.
  • Develop and implement health and performance screening processes.
  • Provide quality, personalized, and evidence-based care with best available interventions.
  • Consult and practice with other members of the Padres Medical Staff (strength coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaching staff, etc.)
  • Provide effective and concise communication regarding player status and care with members of coaching staff, front office, and all levels of organizational medical staff.
  • Promote and provide an example of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and wellness.
  • Promote, facilitate, and be an example of lifelong learning, critical thinking, and creativity in your practice.
  • Follow professional guidelines, laws, and standards set by Professional, Federal, and State Licensing board.
  • Organize and maintain a professional medical training room:
    • Availability for players and staff to render treatment and assistance prior to daily schedule.
    • Adhere to OSHA & MLB medical facility/training room rules and policies.
    • Maintain a clean and safe training room.
    • Organize and secures all medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment.
    • Maintain professional dress code and behavior during work and travel.
    • Be aware of Emergency Action Plan with Affiliate and Local EMS

Administrative Duties:

  • Establish and update player and staff electronic medical record and hard file.
    • Daily documentation of objective findings, treatments, doctor appointments, correspondence from doctors, diagnostic testing, and any other relevant medical information pertaining to individual.
  • Update and maintain accurate daily treatment reports will be sent daily to appropriate medical and front office staff.
  • Communicate and update players rehabilitation throughout the off-season for injuries sustained during the season.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with local and organizational team physicians.
  • Monitor and update minor league injury reports for potential rehab candidates.
  • Provide mentorship and education for other members of the medical staff.
  • Produce organizational rehabilitation philosophies and standards.
  • Assist with research and development of pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative data/best practices across baseball as related to common baseball pathologies, injury trends and return to play progressions.
  • Ability to conduct scientific assessment, athlete monitoring, and evaluation procedures
    • May include database management, data collecting, coding, statistical software, and any other sport science initiatives

JOB REQUIREMENTS – Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer (Dual certified preferred)
  • Graduate of physical therapist degree program (DPT or MPT) from a CAPTE- accredited physical therapist education program and/or athletic training degree program (ATC) from a CAATE-accredited education program
  • Valid and current physical therapy and/or athletic training licensure.
  • Minimum of four years working with collegiate and/or professional baseball players
  • Available to work 10+ hours per day, typically 6 days a week
  • Consistent, punctual and regular attendance
  • Professional image and demeanor
  • Strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment
  • Physical requirements as per that of an orthopedic/sports, manual physical therapist including, but not limited to:
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
    • Ability to provide manual intervention and resistive exercise to professional baseball players.
    • Ability to demonstrate complex movement patterns and exercises.
    • Ability to throw/play catch.
    • Ability to transfer and lift patients independently.


  • Experience working with professional and/or college level baseball players.
  • If a PT, having Doctorate preferred
  • CSCS preferred
  • Experience in a training room setting preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.
  • Eligible for state licensure in Arizona.
  • Experience working in leadership roles
  • Strong evaluation skills.
  • Strong manual therapy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Desired continuing education coursework: SMFA, PRI, DNS, Spinal Manipulation, Dry Needling.
  • General baseball knowledge and exposure to professional and/or baseball culture.
  • Strong desire to model and influence positive, winning clubhouse culture.

The San Diego Padres are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


No Resumes will be accepted after November.