Spectrum Health Sports Medicine: Baseball Injuries

Phillip J. Adler, MA, AT, ATC

Manager for Spectrum Health Medical Group's sports medicine program. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed in the state of Michigan.

Adler earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Adler has extensive experience in athletic training which includes outpatient rehabilitation, high school outreach and collegiate athletics.

As the head football athletic trainer for Central Michigan University (CMU), he worked under head coaches Brian Kelly and Butch Jones for conference championships in 2006, 2007, and

2009, a GMAC Bowl and three Motor City Bowl appearances. Adler was the athletic trainer for the only CMU football team to be ranked in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll, and he has had several former football players, who were trained under his guidance, drafted into the National Football League, Canadian Football League and Arena Football League.

As part of our dedication to injury prevention and treatment, we partner with school districts and community organizations to provide certified athletic trainers at their events or to serve as consultants to their training and coaching staff.

Our sports medicine physicians treat all types of sports injuries and, when necessary, can provide priority access to foot and ankle, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports concussion, and spine care and pain management specialists

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Phillip J. Adler, MA, AT, ATC

Athletic Trainer and Manager, Sports Medicine Program


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Spectrum Health Medical Group

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

4100 Lake Drive, Suite 300

Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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