Athletic Training

UC San Diego Health athletic trainers demonstrate exercises to help strengthen the lower body and reduce hip and knee pain.

UC San Diego Health's athletic trainers work with professional, elite, collegiate and recreational athletes to help them recover from injuries and improve their performance. 

Skilled in a variety of soft tissue recovery techniques to assist in the healing process, we help return athletes to play quickly. Through collaboration with UC San Diego Health’s sports medicine doctors, our athletic trainers are able to provide comprehensive, individualized services to optimize your training regimen and help you restore the body balance, strength, and fluid movement patterns needed to prevent re-injury.

We provide:

  • Postural and biomechanical assessments
  • Science-based strength, conditioning and exercise modifications
  • Manual corrective techniques
  • Muscle energy techniques to improve musculoskeletal and joint function
  • Rehabilitative taping
    (Kinesio taping)
  • Soft tissue mobilization
    (Graston technique)
  • Active release technique (ART)
  • Pitching and/or golf swing analysis
  • Assisted stretching and strengthening techniques

First Consultation

Your first consultation is usually a 50-minute visit where you will receive a thorough evaluation of your orthopedic concerns from an athletic training perspective, including biomechanical and movement assessments. You will also receive a treatment plan and a corrective exercise prescription that will help fix or eliminate injuries, rebalance your body and prevent future injuries.

Follow-Up Consultations

We will reevaluate your orthopedic concerns, biomechanics and movement patterns, and provide any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Costs and Insurance

Athletic training is often considered an out-of-pocket expense and may not be covered by insurance. Call us today at 844-377-7678 for more information.

Appointments & Referrals

​Athletic Training Location

Athletic Trainers

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