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Mobility & Recovery

Brandi Ross, a certified athletic trainer at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is primarily responsible for the health, safety, and rehabilitation of their men’s soccer and track and field teams. She has extensive experience working with injured athletes from a wide array of sport levels, from working with high school athletics to volunteering at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

 

Brandi received her Master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with an emphasis in Rehabilitation, from the California University of Pennsylvania. In October 2006, she published an article in BioMechanics Magazine entitled Proprioceptive Exercises Balance Ankle Stability and Activity. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology in 1995 from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she played softball. She finished her athletic training studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she worked with football and baseball.

 

Brandi has continued her education to become certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). She has furthered her education by attending courses in GRASTON technique, Kinesiotaping, myofascial decompression techniques, and looks to add more advanced courses in the coming years.

 

Brandi herself remains active. Currently she is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. She holds a black belt in Kajukenbo and a purple belt in Ed Parker Kenpo. She completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in 2001. She stills bike rides, but has given up the running.