Lyle Danley

MS, ATC | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lyle Danley MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lyle Danley, a native of Tularosa, NM, joined the Stanford Athletic Training staff in September 2017 as assistant athletic trainer. He came to Stanford after two seasons as a minor league athletic trainer in the Seattle Mariners organization, spending the 2016 season in Everett, WA, and the 2017 season in Clinton, IA. Prior to his work in baseball, Lyle worked part-time during his graduate studies at The Physicians Centre Hospital in Bryan, TX, as a contract athletic trainer. He completed a pre-season internship with the Baltimore Ravens in the summer of 2013, and completed a four-year internship with the athletic training staff at Texas Tech University, during which time he had responsibilities with football, volleyball, men’s tennis, and baseball. While getting his master’s at Texas A&M University, Lyle had sport responsibilities with football, softball, men’s basketball, and at College Station High School.

Lyle’s primary sport responsibilities are with men’s gymnastics and women’s rowing. He uses a multi-system, lateralized approach to musculoskeletal dysfunction, utilizing advanced training from the Postural Restoration Institute in addition to a variety of manual therapy techniques including Functional Range Release, myofascial decompression, and Fascial Distortion Model to facilitate optimal recovery.

Lyle lives in Menlo Park and in his spare time enjoys hiking, exploring the many food options in the area, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


  • Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science, 2014
  • Texas A&M University, Master of Science, 2016



  • FMS Level I&II
  • Functional Range Conditioning


  • NATA Member in Good Standing since 2010


  • Postural Restoration Institute courses in Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, Pelvic Restoration, Impingement and Instability, and Cervical Revolution (2015-2017)
  • Myofascial Decompression (2015)
  • Functional Range Release of the Spine (2016)
  • Fascial Distortion Model (2016)
  • Functional Movement Systems (2017)
  • Osteopathic model of manual therapy



Utilizing machine learning algorithms to optimize injury reduction programs

Using respiratory techniques to affect autonomic changes


Stanford Sports Medicine