Falcons Announce New Director of Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning

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    The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have promoted Marty Lauzon to Director of Sports Medicine and Performance and A.J. Neibel to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

    Lauzon spent the last three seasons as the Falcons Head Athletic Trainer. He is responsible for handling all aspects of the club’s athletic training department. Prior to his arrival in Atlanta in 2010, Lauzon spent 2009 as the Director of Sports Rehabilitation for NovaCare-NE Ohio. He spent 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, serving as the team’s Head Athletic Trainer from 2005-08.

    Lauzon is a certified athletic trainer and is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Physical Therapy School. He also holds the distinction of being a certified specialist in sports physical therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Lauzon began his career as an intern with the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football in 1992 before moving on to the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

    Neibel served as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant for the past two seasons. Before joining the club’s Athletic Performance staff, Neibel worked at the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Center in Snellville, Ga.

    He spent six seasons as a Strength and Conditioning/Sports Medicine Associate with the Oakland Raiders. Neibel also served as a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the San Francisco Giants and Class A San Jose Giants from 2008 to 2009.

    He is a USAW certified, level one, Olympic lifting coach, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with National Strength and Conditioning Association, and certified in Russian Kettle bell training.

    Neibel graduated from Long Beach State University in 1996 with a degree in Sports Psychology before earning a degree in Physical Therapy from Cerritos College in 1998. He joined the Oakland Raiders as a Strength and Conditioning intern in 2003.

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