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Aldegundo Plata

Name:  Aldegundo Plata 

Graduation Year:  2019
Company:  Duke University
Position:  Baseball Athletic Trainer

Professional Summary:

Aldo Plata, from Raleigh, NC by way of Wauchula, FL, is the athletic trainer for the Duke University baseball team. Since arriving at Duke in 2013, Aldo actively seeks ways to decrease the frequency of injuries within the baseball team by reviewing each player’s biomechanical dysfunctions and developing preventative corrective exercises for each of individual student-athlete to perform daily. Plata has also worked with our physical therapy staff in screening pitchers for potential rotator cuff imbalances using isokinetic testing protocols.

Plata came to Duke after spending 8 years at UNC Wilmington serving as the baseball athletic trainer. Plata can be seen working events for Team USA Baseball during the summer months. He also served as the athletic trainer for the USA Baseball U18 National Team at the 2011 Pan American Games in South America.

Aldo received his Master of Arts in Sports Management degree in 2006 from East Tennessee State University where he worked primarily with the baseball team. Prior to attending East Tennessee State University, Plata attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where is he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training degree in 2003.

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