Dr. Podesta’s Full Background

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Presently:
  • Sports Medicine / Physiatrist, Podesta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute
    Thousand Oaks, California    August 2008 – Present
  • Sports Medicine / Physiatrist, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    August 1997 – Present
  • Board of Directors, The American Board of Exercise Sciences
    August 2000 – Present
  • Board of Directors, Amateur Baseball Development Group
    2004 – Present
Formerly:
  • Sports Medicine / Physiatrist, Ventura Orthopaedic and Sports Medical Group
    Thousand Oaks, California    June 1994 – July 2008
  • Executive Committee, Ventura Orthopaedic and Sports Medical Group
    Thousand Oaks, California    January 1998-January 2006
  • President Medical Staff, HEALTHSOUTH Channel Island Surgery Center
    Oxnard, California    July 2000 – August 2006
  • Sports Medicine Consultant/Production Physician, The Longest Yard, Paramount Pictures
    Los Angeles, California    August 2004
  • Rehabilitation Director, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center
    Diamond Bar, California    July 1995 – 2004
  • Medical Advisory Board, Baseball Central
    Culver City, California    January 1998 – 2002
  • Medical Director, HEALTHSOUTH Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center
    Oxnard, Camarillo & Simi Valley, California    April 1998 – 2004
  • Medical Director, West Coast Baseball Schools
    Agoura, California    May 1999 – 2001
  • Sports Medicine/Physiatrist, Orthopaedic, Hand and Sports Medicine Specialists
    Ventura County, Camarillo, California    May 1992 – May 1994
  • Sports Medicine/Physiatrist, Staten Island Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    Staten Island, New York    July 1990 – May 1992

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Presently:
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center
    Oxnard California    May 1992 – Present
  • St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
    Camarillo, California    May 1992 – Present
  • Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
    September 2006-Present
Formerly:
  • Orthopaedic Hospital,

Los Angeles, California

  • Los Robles Regional Medical Center
    Thousand Oaks, California    May 1999 – 2001
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond
    Staten Island, New York    July 1990 – May 1992
  • Bayley Seton Medical Center
    Staten Island, New York    July 1990 – May 1992

EDUCATION:

  • New York Medical College/St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond
    Staten Island, New York
    Fifth Pathway    1984 – 1985
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Medical Doctor    1980 – 1984
  • State University of New York-Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, New York
    Long Island University-C.W.Post College
    Greenvale, New York
    Candidate for Master of Science    1978 – 1980
  • Wagner College
    Staten Island, New York
    Bachelor of Science    1973 – 1977

SPECIAL TRAINING:

INTERNSHIP:

  • Department of Internal Medicine; Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
    Brooklyn, New York    1985 – 1986

RESIDENCY:

  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
    New York, New York
    Chief Resident and Resident    1986 – 1989

FELLOWSHIPS:

  • Sports Medicine; Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Inglewood, California
    A sports medicine fellowship encompassing the orthopaedic care of professional teams (Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Lakers, Kings), college, high school level athletes; basic science, biomechanical and clinical research.
    Fellow in Sports Medicine    January 1990 – July 1990
  • Sports Medicine; Staten Island Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    Staten Island, New York
    A fellowship encompassing the orthopaedic care of high school, college level athletes and clinical research.
    Fellow in Sports Medicine    July 1989 – December 1989

ACADEMIC HONORS:

  • Wagner College
    Deans List    1973 – 1977
  • Who’s Who in Medicine
    2000 – Present
    Life Member

MEDICAL LICENSURES:

  • State of California
    1989
  • State of New York
    1985
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator
    State of California    1994
  • Radiation and Fluoroscopy
    State of California    1996

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    September 1, 2008
  • Diplomat, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    May 1991
  • F.L.E.X.
    June 1985

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Western University of Health Sciences
    June 22, 2007 – Present
  • Clinical Instructor of Sports Medicine
    Ventura County Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program
    July 2007 – Present

JOURNAL MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER:

  • The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine
    2002 – Present
  • The Journal of PM&R
    2008 – Present

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Presently:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation    1991
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine    1995
  • International Spinal Injection Society    1994
  • California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation    1995
  • Ventura County Medical Society    1992
  • California Medical Association    1992
  • Arena Football League Physicians and Trainers Society    2002 – Present
  • California Orthopaedic Association    2006
  • Major League Baseball Team Physician Association    2005 – Present
Formerly:
  • Fellow, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation    1994
  • Charter Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine    1999
  • American College of Sports Medicine    1983
  • Vice President, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity    July 1980
  • Student Member, American Academy of Family Practice    1980 – 1985
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine    1986 – 1989
  • Richmond County Medical Society    1991 – 1992
  • American Medical Association    1988 – 1995
  • Greater New York Chapter – American College of Sports Medicine    1985 – 1992

TEAM PHYSICIAN:

Presently:
  • Los Angeles Temptation Professional Women’s Football Team (LFL) 2009 – Present
  • Los Angeles Angels Professional Baseball Team (MLB)    2007 – Present
  • Los Angeles Avengers Professional Football Team (AFL)    2002 – Present
  • Los Angeles Riptide Professional Lacrosse Team (MLL)    2006 – Present
  • Camarillo High School    2006 – Present
  • Oxnard Junior College    1991 – Present
Formerly:
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Professional Baseball Team (MLB)    1990 – 2006
  • Los Angeles Xtreme Professional Football Team (XFL)    2000 – 2001
  • Moorpark Junior College    1995 – 1999
  • Moorpark High School    1992 – 2001
  • Rio Mesa High School    1992 – 1995
  • Pacific Suns Professional Minor League Baseball Team    1998 – 1999
  • Anaheim Splash Professional Indoor Soccer Team    1994 – 1995
  • Valley Golden Eagles Professional Soccer Team    1995 – 1997
  • Moorpark Express Semi Professional Soccer Team    1992 – 1993
  • Staten Island Stallions Professional Basketball Team    1986 – 1988
  • College of Staten Island    1990 – 1992
  • New York City Police Department “Finest” Football Team    1990 – 1992
  • Susan E. Wagner High School    1985 – 1992
  • Port Richmond High School Baseball Team    1990 – 1992
  • New York City Public High School Metro Bowl All-star Football Team    1986

CONSULTANSHIPS:

Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine Consultant:

Presently:
  • Major League Baseball Umpires    2000 – Present
  • California Lutheran University Baseball Team    2002 – Present
  • Loyola Marymount University Lacrosse Club    2004 – Present
Formerly:
  • Los Angeles Lakers Professional Basketball Team    2002 – 2004
  • Oaks Christian High School    2002 – 2004
  • Los Angeles Women’s Championship, L.P.G.A. Tour    2000
  • Ventura Open Tae Kwon Do Championships    1995 – 2000
  • Camarillo Road Runners Youth Football Organization    1992 – 2000
  • Moorpark Packers Youth Football Organization    1996 – 2001
  • Inaugural Disneyland Marathon    1995
  • New York City Public Schools Athletic League    1985 – 1992
  • New York City Public School Athletic League Class A Football Championships    1986, 1988 – 1990
  • Fugazzi Outstanding Senior Football Classic    1987 – 1990
  • 21st Annual East-West Ventura County All-Star Football Game    1994
  • 22nd Annual East-West Ventura County All-Star Football Game    1995
  • Western Collegiate Lacrosse Association Final Four Lacrosse Championships    1992
  • 12th Annual Camarillo Mayor’s Cup Tae Kwon Do Championships    1995
  • 1998 USA Hockey Junior B National Championships    1998

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS AND EXIBITS:

National / International:
  • Podesta L; Rational and Protocol for Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation, Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Poster Presentation
    Orlando, Florida, October 22, 1987.
  • Podesta L; Rational and Protocol for Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Scientific Exhibit
    Atlanta, Georgia, February 4-9, 1988.
  • Sherman MF, Leiber LD, Bonamo JR, Podesta L, Reiter I: The Long Term Follow-up of Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: Defining a Rational for Augmentation; 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1989.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Reiter I: The Long Term Follow-up of the Modified MacIntosh Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, ACL Study Group
    Switzerland, March 1990.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Rosenberg L, Bonamao JR: Injury Patterns and Associations in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, 5th Annual Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Fellowship Alumni Meeting
    Inglewood, California July 12, 1991.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Rosenberg L, Bonamo JR: Patterns and Associations in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, ACL Study Group
    Vail, Colorado, January 1992.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Reiter I: The Long Term Follow-up of the Modified MacIntosh Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Washington DC, February 21, 1992.
  • Injuries in Baseball and Racquet Sports: The Physiatrist as Team Physician: 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Miami Beach, Florida, October 31, 1993.
  • Current Concepts in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Miami Beach, Florida, November 2, 1993.
  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Overhand Athletes: 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Course Director and Moderator
    Miami Beach, Florida, November 4, 1993.
  • Shoulder Instability and Impingement in Throwing Athletes: Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Overhead Athletes, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Miami Beach, Florida, November 4, 1993.
  • Elbow Injuries in Athletes: Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Overhead Athletes, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Miami Beach, Florida, November 4, 1993.
  • Lower Extremity Physical Examination Workshops, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Annual Meeting and the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 1996.
  • Current Concepts in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilation, 8th Curso International Avanzado de Medicina de Rehabilitacion
    Manzanillo, Mexico, June 3, 1999.
  • Shoulder Instability in the Throwing Athlete, 8th Curso International Avanzado de Medicina de Rehabilitacion
    Manzanillo, Mexico, June 4, 1999.
  • Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes, 8th Curso International Avanzado de Medicina de Rehabilitacion
    Manzanillo, Mexico, June 5, 1999.
  • Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field, 8th Curso International Avanzado de Medicina de Rehabilitacion
    Manzanillo, Mexico, June 5, 1999.
  • Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Lesions: Current Advances in Evaluation & Treatment Interventions, Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
    Anaheim, California, June 19, 2001.
  • Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field, 16th Annual Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship Alumni Meeting
    Manhattan Beach, California, June 7, 2002.
  • The Initial On-Field Assessment and Management of Cervical Spine Injuries, VII National Congress of the Mexican Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association
    Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, November 2, 2002.
  • Cervical Spine Injury-Initial On-field Assessment, Management and Return to Play, VII National Congress of the Mexican Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association
    Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, November 2, 2002.
  • Low Back Pain, When is it Serious? VII National Congress of the Mexican Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association
    Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, November 2, 2002.
  • Non-surgical Diagnosis and Treatment of Industrial Back Pain, VII National Congress of the Mexican Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association
    Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, November 2, 2002.
  • Spine Injury-Return to Play Guidelines, VII National Congress of the Mexican Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association
    Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, November 2, 2002.
  • Cervical Spine Injury Initial On Field Management, Arena Football Physicians and Trainers Association
    Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10, 2005.
  • Injury Patterns in Professional Arena Football, Arena Football Physicians and Trainers Association
    Las Vegas, Nevada, January 13, 2006.
  • Initial On Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries, American Osteopathic Association Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar
    San Diego, California, October 2, 2007.
  • Starting a New Medical Practice, Out Performing Expectations, GO Partners Annual Corporate Meeting
    Branson, MO, September 12-15, 2008.
Local:
  • Podesta L: Rational and Protocol for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation, New York Academy of Medicine, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident’s Night Oral Presentations
    New York, New York    May 6, 1987.
  • Knee Bracing; Instructional Workshop: 2nd Annual Meeting of the Greater Metropolitan Sports Medicine Society, New York Academy of Medicine
    New York, New York    April 9, 1988.
  • Postoperative ACL Rehabilitation: School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Buffalo, New York    August 7, 1988.
  • Knee Bracing: New York University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Goldwater Hospital
    New York, New York    October 14, 1988.
  • Rehabilitation of the ACL Deficient Knee: New York University, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    New York, New York    February 1, 1989.
  • Physical Examination of the Shoulder; Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Injuries: Centinela Hospital
    Inglewood California    April 26, 1990.
  • Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Sports: Greater Metropolitan Sports Medicine Society Annual Meeting, New York Academy of Medicine
    New York, New York    May 5, 1990.
  • Postoperative ACL Rehabilitation: Greater Metropolitan Sports Medicine Society Annual Meeting, New York Academy of Medicine
    New York, New York    May 5, 1990.
  • Knee Bracing-An Update: Prosthetics and Orthotics Symposium, Park Avenue Townhouse
    New York, New York    May 17, 1991.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation-State of the Art 1991: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, Department of Physical Therapy
    New York, New York    August 9, 1991.
  • Shoulder Injuries in Overhand Athletes: DeVita/Becker Physical Therapy Associates
    Staten Island, New York    October 17, 1991.
  • Current Concepts in Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: Comprehensive Health and Active Rehabilitation Training, CHART Workshops
    San Jose, California    April 15, 1993.
  • Current Concepts in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
    New York, New York    November 11, 1993.
  • Common Elbow Injuries in Athletes: Ventura County Orthopaedic Study Group
    Camarillo, California    January 27, 1994.
  • Shoulder Instability and Rotator Cuff Injuries in the Athlete and Injured Worker: Comprehensive Health and Active Rehabilitation Training, CHART Workshops
    San Jose, California    April 19, 1994.
  • Medical Management of On-Field Emergencies: Moorpark High School Coaches Certification Symposium
    Moorpark, California    September 1994.
  • Sports Bracing: Ventura County Orthopaedic Study Group
    Oxnard, California    November 17,1994.
  • Injuries in Baseball-Keeping the Young Arm Throwing: Moorpark High School
    Moorpark, California    February 13, 1995.
  • Advanced Rehabilitation of the Post-Surgical Shoulder: Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center
    Diamond Bar, California    April 10, 1995.
  • Inaugural Ventura County Football Injury Symposium: Course Director
    Moorpark, California    June 10, 1995.
  • Spinal Injuries in Football: Inaugural Ventura County Football Injury Symposium
    Moorpark, California    June 10, 1995.
  • Management of On-Field Emergencies: Inaugural Ventura County Football Injury Symposium
    Moorpark, California    June 10, 1995.
  • First Aid and Emergency Management of Sports Related Injuries: Moorpark High School Coaches Certification Symposium
    Moorpark, California    August 12,1995.
  • Shoulder Instability and Rehabilitation in the Athlete: Ventura County Orthopaedic Study Group
    Oxnard, California    September 29, 1995.
  • Current Concepts in ACL Rehabilitation: Western States Conference Athletic Trainers Association Meeting, Oxnard College
    Oxnard, California    December 5, 1995.
  • Shoulder Instability in the Overhand Throwing Athlete: Western States Conference Athletic Trainers Association Meeting, Oxnard College
    Oxnard, California    December 5, 1995.
  • Keeping the Young Arm Throwing: 2nd Annual Injuries in Baseball
    Moorpark, California    January 10, 1996.
  • Sports Medicine: Moorpark Rotary Club
    Moorpark, California    February 23, 1996.
  • Shoulder Injuries in Athletics: Athletic Training and Injury Course-PE 2, Oxnard College
    Oxnard, California    March 18, 1996.
  • Shoulder Injuries in Overhand Athletes: Scientific Conference, St. John’s Regional Medical Center
    Oxnard, California    April 2, 1996.
  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes: A.O.T.C.’s Summer Seminar
    Ventura, California    July 27,1996.
  • Shoulder Instability in Throwing Athletes: HEALTHSOUTH
    Van Nuys, California    October 1, 1996.
  • Sports Medicine as a Profession: Moorpark High School
    Moorpark, California    October 4, 1996.
  • Sports Medicine as a Career: Channel Islands High School Career Day
    Channel Islands, California    November 21, 1996.
  • Injuries in Girls Softball: Moorpark Girls Softball Association
    Moorpark, California    January 21, 1997.
  • Keeping the Young Arm Throwing: 3rd Annual Injuries in Baseball and Softball
    Moorpark, California    February 5, 1997.
  • Injuries in Youth Baseball: Conejo Valley Little League Coaches Clinic
    Thousand Oaks, California    January 24, 1998.
  • Keeping the Young Arm Throwing: 4th Annual Injuries In Baseball
    Thousand Oaks, California    January 31, 1998.
  • Sports Medicine-Taking Care of the Pros: Oxnard Lions Club
    Oxnard, California    May 22, 1998.
  • Shoulder Pain in the Workplace: Springtime Industrial Symposia, St. John’s Regional Medical Center
    Oxnard California    April 23, 1999.
  • Sports Medicine as a Profession: Moorpark High School Career Day
    Moorpark, California    1999.
  • Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete, St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York City
    New York, New York    April 6, 2000.
  • Office Management of Common Sports Injuries, St. Johns Regional Medical Center
    Oxnard, California    May 16, 2000.
  • Sports Injuries, Point Magu Navel Medical Center
    Port Hueneme, California    August 22, 2000.
  • Physiatry-The Non-Surgical Approach to Industrial Injury, 2nd Annual Kerlan-Jobe/Healthsouth Workers’ Compensation Symposium, Beverly Hills Country Club
    Los Angeles, California    November 9, 2000.
  • The Non-surgical Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Industrial Injuries, 3rd Annual Kerlan-Jobe/Healthsouth Workers’ Compensation Symposium, Radisson Hotel
    Los Angeles, California    November 15, 2001.
  • Examination of the Shoulder, Seminars in Sports Medicine, California Lutheran University Department of Athletic Training
    Thousand Oaks, California    March 7, 2002.
  • The Initial Recognition and Management of On-Field Emergencies, Channel Coast Football Officials Association
    Ventura, California    September 3, 2002.
  • Cervical Spine Injury-Initial on-field assessment, management and return to play, Concussion Symposium-Tools for assessing and managing concussions. Harbor House
    Marina del Rey, California    October 15, 2002.
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-A Sports Medicine Approach. Western University of Health Sciences
    Pamona, California    May 2003.
  • Cervical Spine Injuries, Initial On Field Management. Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    October 5, 2006.
  • Concussion In Sports, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    October 12, 2006.
  • Concussion In Sports, Ventura County Medical Center
    Ventura, California    January 2, 2006.
  • Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    January 25, 2006.
  • Initial On Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    September 27, 2007.
  • Lumbar Spine Injuries in Athletes, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    December 20, 2007.
  • Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Los Angeles, California    January 24, 2008.
  • Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field, Team Heal
    Los Angeles, California    January 25, 2008.
  • Lumbar Spine Injuries in Athletes, Ventura County Medical Center
    Ventura, California    February 19, 2008.

PUBLICATIONS:

Scientific Papers:

  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Reiter I: Rational and Protocol for Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation.
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Vol. 257    August 1990.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR: Bilateral Simultaneous Rupture of the Infrapatellar Tendon in a Recreational Athlete: A Case Report.
    American Journal of Sports Medicine    May-June 1991.
  • Sherman MF, Leiber LD, Bonamo JR, Podesta L, Reiter I: The Long Term Follow-Up of the Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: Defining a Rational for Augmentation.
    American Journal of Sports Medicine    May-June 1991.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR: Bilateral Simultaneous Rupture of the Infrapatellar Tendon in a Recreational Athlete.
    Sports Medicine Digest, 1:17-18    1992.
  • Podesta L: Back Pain-What are the symptoms that indicate serious back problems?
    Camarillo Daily News    September 27, 1992.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Reiter I: The Long Term Follow-Up of the Modified MacIntosh Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
    Orthopaedic Transactions    1992.
  • Podesta L, Podesta GJ: Rehabilitation of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
    J Musculoskel Med, 11(1):54-64    January 1993.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR: Distal Humeral Epiphyseal Seperation in a Young Throwing Athlete: A Case Report.
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 74    November 1993.
  • Podesta L: Epidural Steroid Injections as a Treatment for Herniated Discs, Health Watch.
    Camarillo Daily News    October 1994.
  • Roberts B, Podesta L: Competitive Edge: Baseball a Game of Inches.
    Training ad Conditioning Magazine, 5(6):39-40    December 1995.
  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Reiter I: Management of Range of Motion Deficits in the Postoperative Knee. (Submitted for publication).
  • Podesta L, Rosenberg L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR: Injury Patterns and Associations in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. (Submitted for publication).
  • Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Podesta L: A Comparison of Open Versus Arthroscopic Assisted Modified MacIntosh Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions. (Submitted for publication).
  • Podesta L, Nicholl J, Gambardella RA, Jobe FW: Functional Strengthening of the Shoulder in a Professional Baseball Player After Anterior Glenohumeral Reconstruction and Rotator Cuff Repair. (Submitted for publication).
  • Podesta L, Herbenick M, Atobelli C, Nugyen B, King J: Injury Patterns in Professional Arena Football.
    American Journal of Sports Medicine    January 2008.

Book Chapters:

  • Podesta L, Sherman MF: Knee Bracing. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America
    19(4)    October 1988.
  • Podesta L, Mellman MF: Common Medical Problems in Sports Medicine. Clinics in Sports Medicine
    16(4)    October 1997.
  • Podesta L et al: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. In Maxey L, Magnusson J (eds): Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopaedic Patient.
    Mosby    2001.
  • Podesta L et al: Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field. In Maxey L, Magnusson J (eds): Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopaedic Patient.
    Mosby    2001.
  • Podesta L et al: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. In Maxey L, Magnusson J (eds) 2nd ed: Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopaedic Patient.
    Mosby    2006.
  • Podesta L et al: Transitioning the Throwing Athlete Back to the Field. In Maxey L, Magnusson J (eds) 2nd ed: Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopaedic Patient.
    Mosby    2006.

Videotapes:

  • Podesta L, Sherman MF, Bonamo JR, Reiter I: Rational and Protocol for Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation. Videotape Demonstration. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Audiovisual Program and Audiovisual Library    1989.
  • Podesta L, Gambardella RA, Glousman RE, Shields CL: Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-From Injury to Repair.
    1990.

INTERNET PUBLICATIONS:

Contributing Writer-Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics : The SportsCoach.com

  • Keeping the Young Arm Throwing-Overuse Injuries    1999
  • Warm up, Flexibility and Cool Down    July 2000
  • Coach My Elbow Hurts-Little Leaguers Elbow    November 2000
  • Knee Pain-When is it time to seek help?    July 2001
  • My Ankle Hurts, I think it’s only a sprain    October 2001

TELEVISION AND RADIO APPEARENCES:

  • Sports Close Up with Joe Nuggent, Staten Island Cable Television
    Staten Island, New York    October 3, 1990.
  • Ventura Talk with John O’Brien, KCLU Radio
    Thousand Oaks, California    January 21, 1996.
  • In the Dugout with Chris Gwynn and Coach John Kantera, XTRA Sports Radio, 690 AM
    Culver City, California    July 26, 1998.
  • Gunnar Peterson’s Core Secrets
    Guthy-Renker    2005.
  • Drum TV, DW Drums
    Oxnard, California    September 2007.

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