Adam Loiacono

Organization: Phoenix Suns
Job title: Director of Rehabilitation
Season started: 2019
Professional Experience: 12
Nationality: United States
Skills: Physical Therapist, Strength & Conditioning

Educational Experience

InstituteDegreeMajor DepartmentDate FromDate ToCurrent
Cranston Area Career & Technical CenterDiploma2005-01-012008-01-01No
Cranston High School West2004-01-012008-01-01No
University of MaineBachelor of Science (B.S.)No
Springfield CollegeDiploma2005-01-012008-01-01No
Husson University2004-01-012008-01-01No

Experience Details

CompanyTitleSummaryDate FromDate ToCurrent
Phoenix SunsDirector of RehabilitationAdam is the first Director of Rehabilitation for the Phoenix Suns and has had to manage, create, and implement rehabilitation strategies and return to play processes for professional basketball players. As the lead performance therapist, Adam provides direct care to athletes and has created the performance therapy model for the team. Additionally, he is responsible for managing and collaborating with athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, performance coaches, nutritionists, sports psychologists, basketball coaches, and front office personnel throughout the rehabilitation process. Aside from direct medical and performance player care, Adam has created the Athlete Performance Team's unique hiring process and in doing so has lead the hiring process for multiple positions.2019-06-01Yes
Atlanta HawksPerformance TherapistAdam was a full-time performance therapist as part of the Atlanta Hawks Athlete Performance Team. Adam participated in day-to-day engagement with the coaching staff and players. His primary responsibilities included providing rehabilitation and performance training for the NBA basketball players during practice, games, and travel. Additionally, Adam has travelled to Atlanta's G-League affiliate, Erie Bay Hawks, with players who are returning from injury to continue end-stage rehabilitation. Adam also had the opportunity to accompany a rookie to the Erie Bay Hawks to support the athlete's goals of establishing daily lifestyle habits and professional routines.2017-01-012019-01-01No
Orlando City SCVolunteerInteracted with the technical, medical, and performance staff of the professional Orlando City men’s soccer team of Major League Soccer.2016-08-012016-10-01No
Orlando PrideFitness and Sports Science (Volunteer)A part-time position that assisted the coaching staff of the Orlando Pride, a professional women’s soccer team of the National Women’s Soccer League. Duties included management of player warm-ups and fitness during on-field team training, analysis of GPS player tracking data, weekly training plans, and off-season training that included close interaction with team nutritionist.2016-01-012017-01-01No
Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST)Physical Therapy InternUnder the mentorship of Bill Hartman, PT, CSCS, interacted with the IFAST staff in the physical therapy clinic and performance training facility.2016-01-012016-01-01No
Excel Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy AideAssist Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in exercise prescription and therapeutic modalities during patient sessions. Maintain cleanliness of all exercise equipment, modalities, and treatment areas.2014-01-012015-01-01No
New England RevolutionFitness CoachAdam participated in daily training and game day preparations with New England Revolution soccer players in Major League Soccer. His daily activities involve collaborating with both the technical and Athletic Training staff to train players through warm-ups, rehab, fitness, and strength training programs. His work continued off the field collecting, analyzing, and reporting data from different technology systems that monitor player performance. Adam utilized GPSports player tracking system, Match Analysis video, Fit for 90 subjective questionnaires, and Polar Electro heart rate data. He analyzed the data through Microsoft Excel to create daily, weekly, and season trends for both individuals and the team as a whole. Adam discussed his analysis with players on an individual basis and helped plan training when he reported to the technical staff. Adam worked closely with the Revolution Youth Academy teams as well. He initiated player monitoring by incorporating GPSports player tracking system and Fit for 90, a self-reporting app that monitors subjective data relative to training load, fatigue, stress, mood, and sleep. Adam also established a partnership with The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention to create annual athlete biomechanical & anthropometrics screenings for the youth players. The data collected from GPSports, Fit for 90, and the athlete screenings were used by the Academy staff to better understand how to monitor training load and risks for injury.2012-01-012017-01-01No
Johnson & Wales UniversityMen's Soccer Assistant CoachAssisted the head coach in daily duties including goalkeeper training, scouting, recruiting, and team management.2012-01-012013-01-01No
Husson UniversityAssistant Sports Performance CoachAssisted the head coach in prescribing, monitoring, and coaching student athletes through their strength and conditioning programs.2011-01-012012-01-01No
New England RevolutionRevolution Academy CoachAdam developed and coached soccer training sessions for players ages 6-16 years old that improved their individual skills within the Regional Development School, Regional Training Centers, and Summer Academies. He also developed the philosophy, programming, and marketing resources for the Sports Performance Academy.2009-01-012015-01-01No