The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Athletic Trainers Association recommend that high school athletes nationwide have daily access to appropriate medical care. San Luis Physical Therapy is proud to answer this call at local schools in our communities. In cooperation with team physicians, our certified athletic trainers (ATs) are on-site daily to provide care to over 800 athletes at the following high schools:
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals, with university degrees and national certification, who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. In addition to providing medical services for sports practices and games, ATs also manage acute and chronic injuries, and coordinate additional care with local physicians and our physical therapy offices. Along with our high school services, the San Luis Physical Therapy Athletic Training Program assists with local club sports teams and other athletic events within the community.
For more information about the SLST AT Program, contact Stacey Ritter at (805) 788-0805, ext. 235 or email email@example.com.
Stacey Jensen Ritter, MS, ATC, is the Director of Sports Medicine & Athletic Training, overseeing the high school outreach, and industrial athletic training programs. After completing her education, she served as Associate Director of Athletic Training, and Department of Sports Sciences instructor at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.
After many years as a university Athletic Trainer, Stacey moved to the high school setting, and found a true mission in bringing the highest standard of athletic health care to young competitors. Over the years, she has worked with Olympians, professional athletes and NCAA champions, and has been on several international playing tours with athletic teams.
Areas of special interest include psychology of injury, the adolescent athlete experience, and concussion education. She also finds time to serve on boards and committees that advance and promote the role of Athletic Trainers in the high school setting.
Stacey loves drawing, painting, and outrigger canoe racing. Her husband, Chris, is also an Athletic Trainer, and they enjoy running, hiking and being on the ocean.
CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training
CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Master of Science in Psychology of Injury
Matt grew up on the Central Coast, in Santa Barbara. While earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training at Chapman University, he held athletic training internships with various junior colleges, high schools, and the Anaheim Ducks.
After graduation, Matt attended California State University Chico and earned his Masters of Arts Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training Education and worked with a variety of the CSUC’s athletic teams.
Matt then returned to Chapman University to teach in their Athletic Training program and worked with several of Chapman’s athletic teams. Matt recently moved back to the Central Coast to teach and work as the head Athletic Trainer at Arroyo Grande High School. Outside of his professional life, Matt enjoys bike riding, playing with his dog, spending time with family and friends, and adventures of all kinds.
California State University Chico, Chico, California
Master of Arts, Kinesiology, option in Athletic Training
Education, May 2011
Chapman University, Orange, California
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, May 2009
As a student athlete at Cumberland University, she earned a dual major, a minor and an athletic training internship with the Tennessee Titans. Following her undergraduate career, Cierra gained athletic training experience working at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. In 2012, she returned to Las Vegas and began working as the athletic trainer for the UNLV women’s soccer team and earned her MS in kinesiology. Cierra then explored the industrial athletic training setting while working for Phoenix Fire Department Physical Therapy.
Outside of her professional career, Cierra competes in West Coast swing dancing, enjoys DIY projects and loves spending time with her family and friends.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV MS in Kinesiology, June 2014
Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN BS in Athletic Training, December 2011 BS in Health and Human Performance, December 2011 Minor in Strength and Conditioning, December 2011
Feather River College, Quincy, CA AS in Health, PE and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training, May 2008
Katie is the Certified Athletic Trainer for Morro Bay High School and also works as a PT Aide for the Morro Bay clinic. Katie started her athletic training education at Ohio Northern University in 2000 working with various sports throughout the four years.
She was an athletic training student for Division III Wrestling Championships, as well as the Division III Indoor Track and Field championships. In 2004, Katie went to University of South Carolina to pursue her master’s degree. She worked as a Physician Extender in the USC Sports Medicine Center during the first year and during the second year, was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women’s Soccer and Softball.
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
MS in Physical Education/ May, 2006
Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
BS in Athletic Training/ May, 2004
Upon graduation and passed the Board of Certification, becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Andrew has also worked at Fresno City College with the football team, soccer teams, and baseball team. Andrew worked at Central High School in Fresno, CA as well for a two years. Andrew enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, soccer, football, and the outdoors.
Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology, Athletic Training from California State University Fresno. May 2014
Brennon is certified as an Athletic Trainer and a Corrective Exercise Specialist. He grew up just north of Seattle, Washington. Brennon developed a love for helping those in need as a high school student by helping physical therapists teach children with brain injuries or developmental issues how to move, walk, speak, and more. He began his college education at Santa Barbara City College, where he also played baseball. Brennon then attended Concordia University, where he completed the Athletic Training program and became a Certified Athletic Trainer.
While at Concordia, he worked in a physical therapy clinic helping to develop rehabilitation programs and progress patients in their programs. Brennon has served as an athletic training intern with the Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Ducks. He completed his clinical rotation with Saddleback College’s football program and while there he discovered his love for teaching younger students as an assistant teacher for a sports medicine class.
Outside of his profession, Brennon plays the drums, guitar, and sings. He also loves to camp, snowboard, participate in high endurance running and cycling, compete in triathlons, and be active outdoors as much as possible.
Concordia University, Irvine, California
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, May 2013
Brian was raised in Pleasanton, California. After high school he attended Santa Barbara City College, where he found his passion for Athletic Training. He then continued his studies at California State University, Fresno in the Athletic Training program where he worked football, track and field and women’s swimming as a student. After graduating from Fresno he moved back to Santa Barbara where he was given the opportunity to implement and start an Athletic Training program at Bishop Diego High School.
After spending 4 years at Bishop Diego High School, Brian and his family moved to Livermore, CA. were he began working for Valley Care Hospital. Over the past 5 years he has gaining more experience not only with the athletic population, but also working with cardiac and pulmonary patients. In his spare time Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, as well as cycling and rock climbing.
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara California
AA in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training
California State University, Fresno, Fresno California
BS in Kinesiology with an option in Sports Medicine
University of Phoenix, Livermore California
Masters of Arts in Education
Amy was raised in Bakersfield, California. Amy began her education in Athletic Training at Azusa Pacific University and worked with the baseball, volleyball, track and field, football, and intramural athletics programs; as well as a local high school and physical therapy clinics.
While earning her Masters in Kinesiology – Athletic Training from San Jose State University, Amy was a teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology at the university and the Head Athletic Trainer at Los Altos High School. During her stint in the Bay Area, Amy also had the opportunity to work with USA Field Hockey, US Figure Skating, Stanford soccer, multiple marathons, and various other sporting events.
Following graduation, Amy moved to the beautiful Central Coast to join the San Luis Sports Therapy staff and work as an athletic trainer in the high school setting – her true passion. In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, and spending time with family.
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Master of Arts, Kinesiology – Athletic Training, May 2012
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Athletic Training, May 2010
Sanja was born in Carlsbad, California and grew up here on the Central Coast, attending Morro Bay High School. Her love for athletic training started her freshman year, were she participated in MBHS’s after school Sports Medicine program, and only grew from there. Having grown up playing sports, it only made sense to pursue a career in sports as well. Sanja attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training while gaining experience at the collegiate and high school level. Working at the high school level has always been a passion of hers, she truly enjoys being able to make an impact on young athletes lives on a day to day basis.
Sanja has also enjoyed working with the UFC’s professional fighters, as well as working in the Rodeo setting, something she hopes to do more of throughout her career. Sanja recently became certified in Graston technique and hopes continue her massage and mobilization education as she progresses in her career.
She is very happy to be back on the Central Coast with her family and friends. When Sanja is not at work, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and rooting for the Warriors and Forty Niners.
"I lost faith in physical therapy because it never seemed to work Laura restored my faith She went over and above and I always felt better the day of treatment and days afterwards"~ Patient