Director: Richard Soriano, DPT
Since moving up from Southern California in 1999 after graduate school, Richard’s professional emphasis has been in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation & sports training. Before Action Sports Medicine, he worked at Northern California Physical Therapy in Pacific Heights & CPMC (Mission-Campus). During his tenure at CPMC he also served as a Clinical Instructor for UCSF graduate students.

His passion for helping others achieve their full potential in their sport or endeavor inherently comes from his lifelong commitment to stay on the cutting edge of sports medicine in order to continue enjoying the great outdoors.

Richard states that his short-term goals are merely established in order to accomplish his primary long term goal – to be the fearless 80 year-old mountain biker still having a blast on the trails!

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science – University of Southern California
Doctorate in Physical Therapy – University of Southern California

Competitive Interests:
Expert level downhill mountain bike racer
Sport level x-country mountain bike racer
24 hour team mountain bike endurance racer

Hobbies/Interests:
Snowboarding, skiing, road cycling

Professional Licensure & Affiliations:
Licensed Physical Therapist – California
APTA – American Physical Therapy Association
IMBA – International Mountain Bike Association
F.O.T. – Friend of Tamarancho
SBTS – Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

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Facility
Action Sports Medicine is not your typical clinic. As soon as you walk in you’ll immediately feel the positive and exciting energy that’ll jump start your desire to reach your goals.
  • Showers and lockers are available
  • Highly illuminated by natural sunlight during the day
  • Expansive Functional-Training Floor to accommodate sports specific training
  • Private Treatment Area
  • Outdoor deck
  • Bike Storage

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Equipment
Expect cutting edge equipment at Action Sports Medicine. From the latest in cardiovascular and strength training equipment to the finest treatment modalities in the industry, not only will you be treated like a PRO but you’ll have access to the same equipment utilized by the major sport teams today

Game-Ready Accelerated Recovery System — the world’s premier active compression & cold therapy technology available for accelerating the body’s natural healing processes.

Multiple Cybex-Arc Trainers — Upright, impact-free elliptical motion
Sports-club standard treadmills.

Stepmill 7000PT
— Provides the same cardiovascular workout you’d get on a treadmill plus the superior lower-body muscular workout. Work your heart, lungs and muscles without impacting your joints.

Sci-Fit Upper Body Ergometer
— Computerized upper body cycle for basic to advanced level rehabilitation.

Summit Spin Bikes
— Mountain-bike- inspired design with micro-adjustable seat and handlebars to establish a comfortable and ergonomic fit.

90 Series Life Fitness Cycle – As the most recognized cardio product in fitness facilities around the world, the Lifecycle exercise bike is a staple in pro-training facilities. Loaded with breakthrough technology, durable components, and ergonomic design features, the 90 Series Lifecycle exercise bikes are the flagship products of Life Fitness.

Pilates Studio Reformer
— A fixture in Pilates studios, the reformer helps establish torso stability and postural alignment while working the extremities in a range of motion. Progressive resistance helps to lengthen and strengthen the muscles rather than building bulk. It makes for an effective, no-impact stretching and toning workout that is friendly to the joints.

Computerized Fan-wheel Rower
— Complete non-impact, full body workout. Ideal tool for cross-training.

Freemotion CableX+Lifefitness Pulley Station
— The “workhorse” of vector resistance training for dynamic core stabilization training.

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Game-Ready Accelerated Recovery System

There’s a reason why Game-Ready Systems are used by more than 60 professional teams, including the Oakland Raiders, 49er’s, Golden State Warriors & the Giants, it’s the only device in sports medicine that truly facilitates a faster recovery from an injury or surgery. Utilization of Game-Ready is far superior to traditional application of ice and elastic band compression. Game-Ready combines advanced active cyclic compression to quickly push swelling away from the injury site WITH cold therapy to promote faster healing. The patented form-fitting wraps utilize breakthrough NASA spacesuit technology to comfortably conform to the affected body part to ease your recovery.

 

FAQ

How do I schedule appointments?
Call or e-mail us for scheduling your 1st appointment. Indicate whether you’re scheduling for training or physical therapy and the best times/days for your Initial Session

What do I need to bring on my 1st session?
To make your 1st session more convenient, please print & complete our clinic forms and bring them with you.

  • Comfortable workout clothes and shoes.
  • For back/shoulder injuries a tank-top is recommended
  • Insurance card/information if applicable
Do I need a physician’s referral for physical therapy?
No, we offer self-pay rates which make self-referrals an option. But, in order for your health benefits to be applied, insurances require a physician referral with a clearly written diagnosis.

Do you accept clients without insurance coverage?
Yes! We offer self-pay rates. Please call or e-mail for our rate information. After approximating the amount of services needed for your condition we can provide you with an estimate.

How long does it take to get my custom orthotics?
Approximately 3-4 weeks before we get them back from the laboratory

Do you accept insurance reimbursement for orthotic therapy?

Unfortunately no. But we do offer a cost-effective self-pay rate.

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Home – Athlete: Vince Redondo / Photo: Matt Browne
Home – Athlete: Mark Weir / Photo: Colin Meagher
Home – Athlete: Dave Nader / Photo:
Philosophy – Athlete: Lynn Armstrong / Photo: Frachinno
Philosophy – Athletes: Richard Soriano, Seth Taylor / Photo: Monty Hays
Services – Athlete: Joshua Kelley / Photo:
Client Services – Athlete: Mark Weir / Photo:Colin Meagher
About – Athlete: Cara / Photo: Richard Soriano
Contact – Athlete: Roger Storm / Photo: Matt Browne
Partners – Athlete: Patty Lenz / Photo: Photo-John John Shafer
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