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Keri Sotak, MS, ATC, CES

Owner, Certified Athletic Trainer

Keri has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2012 and has been working with elite-level athletes in a variety of settings. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Iowa in 2012 and her Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014. Following graduate school, Keri continued her career at the University of California, Berkeley where she worked with the Football, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Water Polo, and Baseball teams. Currently, Keri is the Head Athletic Trainer at Mercy High School, Burlingame. She has experience and certifications in a variety of manual therapies including Myofascial Decompression (“Cupping”), Graston Technique/instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization, joint mobilizations, and soft-tissue releases. She is also experienced in identifying and correcting movement dysfunctions, and using rehabilitation exercises to help with long-term outcomes. Keri is passionate about helping individuals rehabilitate from injury and return to the activities they love.

Certifications:
-Graston Technique M1
-Myofascial Decompression Level 1 & Level 2 (Cup Therapy)
-FRC (Functional Range Conditioning)
-CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist)
-American Red Cross First-Aid & CPR/AED Instructor

NPI #: 1578979605

ATRcalifornia@gmail.com

Joanne Kinyon, MA, ATC, CSCS

Certified Athletic Trainer

Joanne has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2004 and has worked with a variety of elite-level athletes from Olympic level to high school. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University in 2007. Following graduate school, Joanne worked for a variety of athletics programs, including the USA National Taekwondo team, Stanford Rugby, University of California Santa Cruz, and Foothill College. Most recently, Joanne  is the Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop O’Dowd High School. She has experience in a variety of therapies including Myofascial Decompression (“Cupping”), instrument assisted soft tissue massage,  joint mobilizations, and soft-tissue releases. Joanne also is an American Red Cross Instructor in First Aid and CPR/AED.
Joanne@theathletictrainerca.com

Maria Pearson, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer

Maria is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Emergency Medical Technician with a variety of work and internship experience with D1 collegiate, high school, and CrossFit adaptive athletes as well as in the hospital, industrial and military settings. She graduated with her Bachelors in Athletic Training from San Diego State University in 2020. Maria is the Athletic Trainer at Franklin High School and member of the Elk Grove Fieldhouse team. She has experience in a variety of manual therapies including Myofascial Decompression (“Cupping”), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and soft tissue releases.
maria@theathletictrainerca.com

FAQ’s

What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
A Certified Athletic Trainer specializes in orthopedic injury evaluation, rehabiliation, prevention, and emergency care. Athletic trainers are often found on the sidelines of sporting events. Athletic Trainers are health care providers recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA).

What can I expect from my first visit?
An initial visit includes intake forms, an evaluation of the current issue, discussion about a plan of care, and immediate treatment including manual therapies and rehabilitation exercises.

What should I wear to my visit?
We encourage wearing comfortable athletic clothing that you are able to move around in. We will provide t-shirts and shorts to borrow for your visit if you are unable to dress appropriately.

Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance due to Certified Athletic Trainers being unable to bill third party in California. However, we do accpet HSA/FSA cards. We provide receipts as proof of services for HSA/FSA accounts.

Do I need to be an athlete to benefit from services at The ATR?
No, you do not need to be an athlete. We help individuals of all ages and activity levels!

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Keri. She helped me work through my injury physically but also how to deal with it mentally. I could always count on her to be there to give me the treatment I needed on a daily basis, to answer any questions I had and to help reassure me that if I stuck with the process I would see improvements. I’m very thankful to have had Keri by my side during a difficult time. Keri is professional, reliable and passionate about what she does.”
Devin Pearson
Former Cal Baseball Player
Boston Red Sox Front Office

“Wow! I am so grateful to have been worked on by Keri today. I sprained my ankle while traveling a few weeks back and it’s been hard to get the swelling down as well as get back my range of motion. I was truly impressed with the work Keri did and how well my ankle responded to her techniques. I am walking better and the range of motion is SO much better. Thanks a million for your help!”
Memi V.
Yelp!

“My experience at Cal Berkeley with Keri has been nothing but excellent. After long practices with many shoulder problems she would take the time, even after hours, to make sure I would be at my best for the next practice or game. During team travels she would make sure to schedule individual sessions at any time of day. As I continue my preparation for the Tokyo Olympics I’ll for sure miss the treatment type Keri offers!”
Luca Cupido
Former Cal Men’s Water Polo
USA Men’s Water Polo National Team

“I have been seeing Keri for nearly one year and cannot recommend her enough! She does soft tissue work on my legs after my knee surgery. Keri is extremely knowledgable and professional in what she is doing and you can feel that she truly enjoys helping her clients. She always starts with asking questions to understand the problem/reason for your visit and tailors her work to your needs. She is also an athletic trainer and can suggest exercises/stretches. Thank you Keri!”
Anya L.
Yelp!

“Keri is knowledgable at what she does that brings magical healing powers with the instruments she has available at hand. Anyone that can alleviate pain that allows faster recovery will always be a winner in my book. Highly recommend.”
S.H.
Yelp!

“Keri was my go-to in the training room when I pitched at Cal. If I ever had any issues with how I was feeling (pain, soreness, fatigue) she always had some knowledge to share on how to combat my issues. Her deep understanding of how athletes’ bodies move, recover and at times break down is what makes her so fantastic. This knowledge is combined with her ability to perform excellent types of soft tissue work in various facets is what sets her apart. On top of all this, I had knee surgery my junior year right before baseball season started. With her help I was able to go from operation table to back on the field in 4 months competing in Pac-12 baseball games. Without her knowledge, good hands and ability to listen to me/doctors/weight room staff on how to best tackle my rehab, I wouldn’t have gotten back on the field as fast as I did and eventually get Drafted by the Twins. Keri is one of the best in the business and I can’t thank her enough for the care and guidance she gave me.”
Alex Schick
Former Cal Baseball Player
Minnesota Twins, Pitcher

 

 

“This place is awesome!…My injury is healing and I feel like I am making progress…Plus, their hours are flexible for my schedule with appointments in the early mornings. I feel refreshed and with less pain every time I go!”
Craig R.
Yelp!

“Keri is on of the best in the game! From my time working with at Cal she helped me stay on the field week in and week out. From her ability to understand the body and what treatments need to get done, to her great personality and joy about her. I really enjoyed and appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to getting and keeping me healthy.”
Stefan McClure
Former Cal Football Player
SMU Assistant Football Coach

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