Athletic Training & Manual Therapy

The Sports Academy approach to athletic training and manual therapy addresses the clients impairments as a whole and looks to address the source of your issues and find resolutions.

What is Athletic Training & Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy

Not all injuries or clients the same, thus having multiple evidence-based techniques and modalities are essential. Our Sports Academy staff provide a variety of expertise and are staying on the edge of sports medicine advancements.

Functional Movement Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies

As providers we are striving to find the source of the pain and dysfunction. This systematic approach to determine if there is a mobility/flexibility impairment vs. stability/strength impairment is key to managing and preventing further injury. Once a priority list is created, then a progressive corrective exercise strategy is put in place to address the dysfunctional movement patterns.

Recovery Suite and Massage Therapy

No matter who the client is and what the training volume is…it is essential to spend time in the recover and regeneration realm. Recovery can be multifaceted and based upon individual needs. Active Techniques and Passive Modalities are available here at Sports Academy. Our Recovery Suite and Massage Therapy Team specialize in a variety of modalities.

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Our Athletic Training & Manual Therapy Services Include…

Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization

Stimulates connective tissue remodeling through resorption of excessive fibrosis, and induces repair and regeneration of collagen secondary to fibroblast recruitment. This will lead to the breakdown, or release of scar tissue, fascial restrictions and adhesions.

Therapeutic Cupping

Therapeutic Cupping has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years with the primary purpose of allowing a decompressive relief to the tissue and promoting blood flow. There are a few different methods of cupping and types of cups used dependent on the treatment goals. Within Western Medicine we have taken these philosophies and applied it within sports medicine with great success!

Cold Whirlpool

Reduces inflammation and speeds up recovery from injuries and muscle soreness.

AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®

Anti-gravity treadmill that can take up to 80% of your body weight away. Modifying weight bearing to assist with proper gait mechanics and regain confidence in exercise progression.

BFR (Blood Flow Restriction)

The application of a specialized tourniquet system to a proximal arm or leg, which is inflated, to a personalized and specific pressure to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. The application is brief and intermittent and is based on a specific protocol to help increase strength and hypertrophy utilizing a low mechanical load.

Kinesiotaping and Support Taping

Provides afferent mechanoreceptor stimulus to the brain, and the brain will perceive stability. Helps decrease pain, improve circulation, and to facilitate muscle function.

Active Release Technique®

Incorporating a shorten to lengthen fashion of a specific muscle/tendon/ligament with either a proximal or distal tensioning.

Mobilizations & Chiropractic Adjustments

Used to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. It helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces pain


Dynamic compression that promotes circulation and reduces lactic acid for faster muscle recovery.


Activates muscles through electrostimulation to increase blood flow and aid in recovery.


Somadome is a unique technology-enabled meditation experience.

Rehabilitation Exercise

A customized program that includes: mobility, stability, activation, coordination, and strength.

Who You'll Work With

Dr. Kaitlyn Lester, DC Chiropractor
Volleyball Coach
- Thousand Oaks

Dr. Kait is a native of Orange, California and graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and emphasis in Sports Medicine. She has a passion for helping athletes suffering from injuries recover and return to play as well as giving them the tools they need to prevent future injuries. Dr. Kait is excited to be a part of the volleyball coaching staff as it has reconnected her to the sport she loves.

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Dr. Sarah Allen, DC Chiropractor - Thousand Oaks

Sarah is a Chiropractic Clinician in the ISM department at Sports Academy and obtained her doctorate at Southern California University of Health Sciences. She is originally from the East Coast and grew up with sports as a staple in her life. She now specializes in active care for her patients, educating them on how to navigate movement with and through their pain.

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Dr. Brock Dudley, DC Doctor of Chiropractic
Performance Coach
- Thousand Oaks

Brock is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Performance coach at the Sports Academy. Dr. Brock has been fortunate to learn from some of the top Chiropractors in the nation who are affiliated with the NFL, MLB, NBA, and US olympics. Through extensive training Dr. Brock brings to the table the knowledge and skill needed to help athletes and individuals blend optimal performance and health. In addition to being a Chiropractor, he is also a performance coach for elite club teams at Sports Academy.

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Dr. Beau Daniels, DC Co-Founder, Executive Director of Integrated Sports Medicine & Human Performance
Director of Volleyball
- Thousand Oaks

Beau brings with him over 15 years of hands-on experience in Sports Medicine. Beau is a co-owner of Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine that is housed inside Sports Academy, providing all of our medical services in-house.  Currently Beau is a Co-Founder of Sports Academy and Body Dynamix, the Executive Director of Integrated Sports Medicine and Human Performance, and the Director of Volleyball at Sports Academy. In addition to that he is also the Official Chiropractor for the 2022 World Champion Los Angeles Rams. 

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Dr. Tyler Slamans, DC, MS, CSCS Chiropractor & Sports Performance Coach - Thousand Oaks

Tyler is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Performance Coach at Sports Academy. As a member of the Integrated Sports Medicine department and has gained valuable experience treating a wide variety of injuries and patients. Within the Sports Performance team, Tyler is also a Performance Coach for NFL Combine and NFL Off-Season training, specializing in return-to-play and bridging the gap from rehabilitation to performance.

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Dr. Eddie Stanislawski DC, CSCS, DACBSP Chiropractor - Thousand Oaks

Through Dr. Eddie’s advanced Sports Medicine training, he has been named as an official medical provider for the US National Field Hockey Team, the US National Archery Team, and the US National Beach Volleyball Teams. Dr. Eddie travels internationally to tournaments all over the world to provide medical support for our nation’s most elite athletes.



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Justin Brouhard PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Senior Doctor of Physical Therapy
Center Coordinator of Clinical Education
- Thousand Oaks

Justin is a Senior Physical Therapist at Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic disorders. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Justin is a local of Ventura County and spends his past time outdoors, or with his wife and daughter.

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Sports Medicine & Recovery

A Diverse, Multi-Disciplinary Approach

At Sports Academy, we pride ourselves on collaborative care and integration between specialties. Our diverse, multi-disciplinary approach utilizes sports science to efficiently diagnose and rehabilitate our patients.

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