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Sports Medicine

Mission Statement

The Sports Medicine Department functions to serve the Castilleja Middle and Upper School student-athletes by ensuring optimal health and performance through the continuous pursuit of evidence-based research and application of best practices in the field of sports medicine. The Sports Medicine Department will live up to the expectations of the Castilleja School mission to reach the student-athlete’s full potential through preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses, as well as rehabilitation. The Sports Medicine Staff is dedicated to helping student-athletes return to competition as soon as and in the safest manner possible. Standards will be set forth by Castilleja School, the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports medicine guidelines, and the West Bay Athletic League.

Services Provided

The number one priority is to provide the student-athletes of Castilleja School with appropriate medical coverage. The Sports Medicine team specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities, in particular the treatment of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.

The Sports Medicine team is directly responsible not only for the student-athlete’s health, well-being, and strength and conditioning, but also the entire middle and upper school’s general student population health. 

Examples of skills routinely used for rehabilitation services:

  • Manual therapy (massage, joint mobilization, proprioceptive techniques, muscle energy techniques) 
  • Techniques to restore joint range of motion and muscle extensibility 

  • Exercises to improve strength, endurance, speed and power 

  • Proprioceptive activities to improve balance, neuromuscular control and coordination
  • Agility training

  • Exercises to improve cardiorespiratory fitness 

  • Sports specific and/or functional exercises

  • Modalities: cryo/thermotherapy agents, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cupping

In addition, the Sports Medicine team can recommend, fit and apply braces, splints and assistive devices to facilitate the student’s recovery.  Furthermore, they will assess the student's functional status, interpret results, and determine the student’s ability to return to her desired activity through activity-specific skill assessment, ergonomics, and work hardening/work conditioning. 


The following athletic related forms are here for you to download at your convenience. All other required athletic forms will be available later in June on the Parent Portal.


Sports Medicine Expectations


Mandatory Pre-participation Physical Examination 2018-2019


Physician Progress Injury Report

Meet our Staff

Jessie Surface, MA, ATC, CSCS, USAW1
Director of Sports Performance, Head Athletic Trainer, and Director of Health Services 
Previously Jessie Surface was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Menlo College. She has worked as an Athletic Trainer at various levels, including the collegiate levels NCAA division II and III, NAIA, junior college, and high school. Jessie is also a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Level 1 USA Weight Lifting Sport Performance Coach, American Safety and Health Institute Basic Life Support Instructor, Medic First Aid Instructor, and Approved Clinical Instructor in Athletic Training.

Briana Barnes, BS, ATC
Graduate Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer
Briana Barnes is the Graduate Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer. She is currently attending San Jose State University for her M.A. in Athletic Training. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Athletic Training. During her undergraduate years, she worked with NCAA division I athletics including baseball at San Jose State and Santa Clara University. Along with that she has worked high school athletics at Archbiship Mitty and The Kings Academy. Briana has also worked for various events such as high school camps and community college tournaments.

Dr. Sally Harris, MD
Team Physician 
Dr. Harris specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine in the Department of Sports Medicine at PAMF in Palo Alto. She precepts medical students and pediatric residents at Stanford in her sports medicine clinic on a weekly basis. Her memberships include being a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine. She is the founder and former chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and former team physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, USA Women’s Basketball, and Stanford teams. 


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