Sarah Lyons
MS, ATC, PES

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Sarah Lyons, MS, ATC, PES
Associate Director, Athletic Training

Sarah Lyons, MS, ATC, PES has been a staff athletic trainer at Stanford since 2013 and recently promoted to the position of Associate Director of Athletic Training in 2016. At Stanford Sarah is responsible for the supervision, management, evaluation and treatment for the women’s gymnastics and men’s crew teams. Lyons also serves as the student health on campus services and sports nutrition services liaison.  She specializes in manual therapy techniques and has an unrelenting commitment to continuing education. Prior to joining the Sports Medicine staff at Stanford, Sarah worked as a member of the Cal State Northridge Sports Medicine staff for 12 years primarily working with the Matador women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, and outdoor women’s track & field. Lyons also acted as the nutritional counseling liaison and insurance coordinator for 8 years.

Lyons is a 2002 graduate of San Diego State University, where she earned a B.S in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. Following her undergraduate degree, Lyons attained a M.S. in 2004 from CSU, Northridge. She served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with Matador women’s soccer and softball teams as well teaching Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab as an adjunct professor in the Athletic Training Education Program. Prior to joining the Sports Medicine staff at Stanford, Sarah worked as a member of the Cal State Northridge Sports Medicine staff for 12 years primarily working with the Matador women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, and outdoor women’s track & field. Lyons also acted as the nutritional counseling liaison and insurance coordinator for 8 years. During her tenure as a Los Angeles native, Lyons served as the head athletic trainer for the Premier Development League’s San Fernando Valley Quakes (men’s soccer), as well as the Los Angeles Rampage of the Women’s Premier Soccer League from 2008-2011.

Sarah’s accomplishments have been numerous during her three years at Stanford. She has been instrumental in the promotion efforts of the Stanford program as well as the accomplishments of her Stanford colleagues. Sarah assisted with the organic design and implementation of the Stanford Sports Medicine website and completion of the Stanford Sports Medicine promotional video. Sarah received the 2016 Far West Athletic Trainers Association Special Recognition award.  Over the past 3 years, Lyons has served on the National Athletic Training Association Public Relations Committee as the Far West Athletic Trainers Association Public Relations Committee Chair.  Her national and district involvement also supports Stanford Sports Medicine in external and community relations. Sarah also has volunteered as an athletic trainer for the AIDS Life Cycle and Helen’s Cycles Century Ride.

EDUCATION:

  • California State University, Northridge MS in Kinesiology 2004
  • San Diego State University BS in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Athletic Training 2002

BOC CERTIFICATION: April 2002

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • TRX Qualified 2013
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) 2008

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • NATA Member in Good Standing

CLINICAL SPECIALTIES/AREAS OF FOCUS/TRAINING:

  • Dry Needling (2016)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) 2015
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) 2015
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS Level B) 2014
  • Myofascial Decompression Techniques Level 1; MFD 2013
  • “When The Feet Hit The Ground…Everything Changes” 2010
  • Gray Institute “Chain Reaction Transformation” 2009
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation 2001

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • FWATA Special Recognition Award 2016

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Selective Functional Movement Dysfunction (SFMA)
  • Kinesio Taping
  • High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS GIVEN:

  • “Neurokinetic Therapy” FWATA Convention, Kona HI, 2016 (assistant lab instructor)
  • “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation” NATA Convention, Baltimore MD, 2016 (assistant lab instructor)
  • “Neurokinetic Therapy” NATA Convention, St. Louis MO, 2015 (assistant lab instructor)
  • “Selected Upper Extremity Techniques for the Athletic Trainer” NATA Convention, Las Vegas NV, 2013