TIM DIFRANCESCO
PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

TD Athletes Edge
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Los Angeles Lakers

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." Thomas Jefferson

WHY I BECAME A DPT: 
It appeared to be an excellent way to expand my abilities to help people perform at their best. I saw and heard the best in the business talking and acting within the languages of the physical therapy world - I wanted to learn those languages and skill sets. 

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Workouts that last 15-30 minutes, include lifting heavy shit the right way, hill sprints, and plyometrics are by far my favorite. I love push-ups, deadlifts, loaded carries, chin-ups, and I refuse to apologize for my affection for a good bi's & tri's pump!

MOST FULFILLING PART OF THE JOB: 
When a person who I've been training says "I don't know what's going on here but I feel outstanding." I do like 8 consecutive mental fist pumps when I hear that type of comment. 

MOST MEMORABLE PART OF MY JOB WITH THE LAKERS:
Witnessing Kobe score 60 points in his final game. 

IS THIS WHERE YOU ALWAYS SAW YOURSELF?
A New England kid ending up working for the Lakers? No, I couldn't have pictured this. It's funny how things work out. All I ever saw was simple: Myself in a position to help as many people as I can to feel and perform better than they've ever felt. 

 

Education/Certifications

Graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor’s in Science/Athletic Training.  Graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Doctorate in Physical Therapist. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.