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…

Dry Needling

Integrative Dry Needling [IDN] is the use of a fine filament needle into a specific tissue with the goals to reduce tissue tension, aide in pain and swelling reduction, minimize trigger points, tissue recovery and even activate muscles dependent on the method used. Our IDN is administered by Jill Wosmek who holds a certification through the Structure and Function Dry Needling curriculum.

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

NormaTec

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

Compex

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

Somadome

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

Jill Wosmek, MA, ATC, CSCS Senior Manager, Clinic & Recovery - Thousand Oaks

Jill is a certified athletic trainer that brings 15+ years of experience to Sports Academy. Jill has been challenged throughout her career working with collegiate and professional athletes to get them back in the game in an effective and efficient manner and is enjoying those same challenges with our patients and athletes here at SA

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

Beau brings with him over 10 years of hands-on experience in Sports Medicine. Beau is a co-owner of Body Dynamix Chiropractic & Performance that will be partnering with Sports Academy by providing all of our medical services in-house.

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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 to provide medical support for our nation’s most elite athletes.

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Justin Brouhard PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Senior Physical Therapist
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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Danielle Cooper PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Senior Physical Therapist - Thousand Oaks

Danielle is a Senior Physical Therapist at Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic disorders. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Danielle is originally from Wisconsin, and now enjoys being able to explore the outdoors year-round in California.

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Max Sterenson PT, DPT, ATC Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer - Thousand Oaks

Max is a Staff Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic and sports related diagnosis with a passion for shoulder and ACL injuries and rehabilitation. Max graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic training from Northeastern University and then graduated from the University of Southern California’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

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Milena Popovic, DPT Physical Therapist - Thousand Oaks

Milena Popovic is a physical therapist at Sports Academy. She works with patients of all ages with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses in the Integrated Sports Medicine Department.
Milena attended West Coast University, graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

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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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