In this episode, I am joined by John Gallucci Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT, and CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy. We discuss the importance of athletic trainers, how they work with physical therapists, and their role in the community. John shares his experience working with various sports teams, including the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Devils, and how he started JAG 1, a sports medicine company. Overall, this episode highlights the crucial role that athletic trainers play in keeping athletes safe and healthy.

Show notes: 

[00:00:09] Importance of athletic trainers.

[00:06:02] Multidisciplinary approach in therapy.

[00:07:07] Multisport approach to healthcare.

[00:10:49] Certified athletic trainers shortage.

[00:17:24] Pay of athletic trainers.

[00:18:32] Capitalizing on Athletic Healthcare.

[00:23:49] Emergency Action Plans in sports.

[00:28:21] Physical therapy as primary care.

[00:30:19] Emergency Room Misuse.

[00:34:07] Advice for your 20-year-old self.

More About Dr. Gallucci:

Headshot of Dr. John GallucciJohn Gallucci Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT, is the CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, one of the fastest growing comprehensive physical and occupational therapy practices providing rehabilitative care to patients and sports teams in over 110 locations across the Northeast.

Recognized by ROI-NJ as one of the top 20 influencers in healthcare, Gallucci has received numerous additional honors, including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Award Winner and the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey Distinguished Professional of the Year for his work. In early 2023, Gallucci was recognized by ROI-NJ on their Power List for Healthcare Life Sciences, and was inducted in his alma mater Dominican University’s Alumni Hall of Achievement. An expert in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and injury prevention, Gallucci serves as the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS), coordinating the medical care of more than 800 professional soccer players. He is also a Sports Medicine consultant for professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB. A noted author, Gallucci released his first book titled Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment in May 2014.  His second book, titled Play Ball: Don’t Let Injuries Sideline You This Season was released on May 1, 2018.

Gallucci earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the City University of New York- Staten Island. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Dominican University, and the University later honored him as their Person of the Year for 2018. In 2023, Dominican University officially opened the Gallucci Physical Therapy Research Laboratory. Gallucci committed to donating a scholarship to the school for the next three years, as well as a personal contribution to go towards research and innovation within the Physical Therapy lab. Dually licensed as an athletic trainer and physical therapist, Gallucci began his career within organizations such as the New York Knicks, New York University, New York Red Bulls, and within several major healthcare systems. His start in sports physical therapy inspired him to bring the same level of attention and treatment to every person, so he started his own physical therapy practice, JAG Physical Therapy.  In 2018, JAG Physical Therapy merged with One-on-One Physical Therapy creating JAG-ONE Physical Therapy and appointing Gallucci as CEO. Gallucci plans on expanding JAG-ONE Physical Therapy to locations throughout the Northeast, based on the needs of our communities for an in-network, outcome-based physical therapy company.

Aside from his work at JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, Gallucci sits on the governor-appointed New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and is the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS), consulting on the medical care of more than 800 professional soccer players. Gallucci is also a member of the President’s Advisory Group for Seton Hall University assisting in the university’s strategic planning process. In the local community, Gallucci’s philanthropic efforts have included a leading role in the fundraisers for The Valerie Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, The Arthritis Foundation, The American Cancer Society, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He also supports more than 200 high schools, college programs, and athletic clubs throughout the Tri-State Area. Find Gallucci on Twitter or connect with him on Linkedin.

Resources from this Episode: 

 Jag-One Website

Jag-One Twitter

Dr. Gallucci Twitter

Jag-One Facebook

Jag-One Instagram

Dr. Gallucci LinkedIn

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