Our mission is to ensure the optimal health and performance of the Stanford student-athlete through the continuous pursuit of new knowledge and application of best practices in the field of sports medicine.
Physical therapy services are provided through Stanford Sports Medicine for all varsity athletes, as part of the multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, athletic trainers, sports scientists, and performance coaches. As experts in human movement, our physical therapists utilize biomechanical assessments, neuromuscular retraining, manual therapies, and advanced therapeutic technology to improve movement impairments and restore Stanford student-athletes to their highest levels of function. In collaboration with other members of the sports medicine team, their mission is to apply best practices in order to return athletes safely to sport.
The physical therapy clinic is staffed by five physical therapists, who each hold advanced specializations and expertise in a wide range of clinical skills. Collectively, this experienced group of clinicians is responsible for treating the university’s 850 varsity student-athletes across 36 athletic programs through direct referral from the team physicians.
Opportunities are available in the physical therapy clinic throughout the academic year for both volunteers and physical therapy interns. More information for both of these programs can be found on our volunteers and interns page.