Adam Thomas, an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University, who also serves as a physical therapist for collegiate athletics and professional rugby with The New England Free Jacks. With a rich background spanning from major league baseball to stand-up comedy, Adam shares his unique experiences and insights into the convergence of sports medicine and personal passions.


Episode Highlights:

  • From the Diamond to the Stage: Adam recounts his dynamic journey through the realms of professional sports therapy with teams like the Red Sox and the Cubs, to lighting up the stage with stand-up comedy.
  • The Life of a Sports PT: Delve into the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of working as a physical therapist in high-stakes sports environments, including professional lacrosse and rugby.
  • Bridging Passions and Profession: Learn how Adam balances his clinical expertise with his role as an educator, shaping the next generation of PT professionals at Northeastern University.
  • Comedy and Care: Discover how humor plays a role in Adam’s approach to physical therapy and education, and how performing stand-up comedy has influenced his professional life.


Key Takeaways:

  • Insights into the complexities and rewards of working as a PT/ATC in professional sports.
  • Strategies for balancing a demanding career in sports medicine with personal interests and hobbies.
  • The importance of humor and personality in building patient relationships and enhancing the therapeutic process.
  • An overview of the evolving landscape of physical therapy education and clinical practice.