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Meet Lisa Varnum

Lisa has worked at UC Davis as an athletic trainer since 1989.  She has worked with all the varsity sports at UC Davis during her tenure, and now currently works with Field Hockey, Women's Basketball, and Women's Water Polo.  She is well versed in muscle energy techniques, manual  therapy and rehabilitative exercise.  Lisa has taken many courses in spinal mobilization and pelvic girdle assessment and rehabilitation.  Lisa works with each athlete to achieve the individual's goals and keep he/she on the playing field quickly and safely.

In addition to working with the teams, Lisa also administrates the student athletic trainer internship program.  She teaches the upper division course in athletic injuries, and coordinates with the other certified staff to mentor and ensure the quality of the student athletic trainer program thrives.  The student athletic trainer is crucial in the success of the athletic program, and most of the students move into physical therapy, athletic training or medical school.  More information about the internship can be found on this website under "Volunteer Student Athletic Training Internship."

Professionally, Lisa has served on many hiring committees for the athletic department.  She also has served the state athletic training association, CATA, as a Region Director, Treasurer, and Secretary.  She remains active with the governmental affairs committee as part of the legislative action team.  

Away from the office, Lisa enjoys yard work and gardening, woodworking, and spending time with her family.  Reading and outdoor sports are also favorite activities for her.