Katherine Risso

MAT, ATC, CKTP | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Katherine Risso MAT, ATC, CKTP
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Katherine Susskind Risso returns to The Farm after spending the last 2.5 years at UC Santa Barbara working primarily with men’s basketball and tennis as the Associate Head Athletic Trainer. Risso was an Athletic Training Fellow at Stanford from 2012-2014, working with football, tennis, synchronized swimming, and field hockey.

Risso believes in a global and functional approach to injury treatment and prevention, assessing the body and relative mechanics as a whole. She is active in the profession at the state and district level, serving as the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) Public Relations Committee Chair. She enjoys participating in community outreach opportunities and educating the public on the role and importance of athletic trainers.

In her spare time Risso enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. Her husband, Brian Risso, also works in the athletic department at Stanford, serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications.


  • University of California, Davis BA Psychology 2009
  • University of California, Davis BS Exercise Biology 2009
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville MAT (Master of Athletic Training) 2012




  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)


  • NATA Member in Good Standing
  • Member of the Kinesio Taping Association (International)


  • Eye Tracking for Concussion Management
  • Kinesio Taping for injury prevention and management
  • Female Athlete Health
  • Myofascial Decompression (cupping)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept


  • FWATA Excellence in Athletic Training Award – Summer 2016


  • Mental Health Concerns in the Student-Athlete Population
  • Female Athlete Health
  • Intercollegiate Health Care Model


  • Lateral Ankle Sprain – Baseball: May 30, 2012 @ the 59th Annual ACSM Meeting: San Francisco, CA
  • Tales from the Athletic Trainer – Injury Prevention & Wellness for Tennis of All Ages: January 19, 2014, Featured Speaker @ the USPTA NorCal Annual Division Convention: Stanford, CA
  • Understanding Public Relations: July 14, 2016 @ the FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium: Kona, HI


Stanford Sports Medicine