Lea Thomann, DPT, ATC, FAFS, CSCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Certified Athletic Trainer


“My favorite aspect of clinical care is the rapport I share with our clients. Fully understanding our patients’ goals and priorities helps me to better encourage, motivate, and make their experience positive and fun! I strive to provide high quality and individualized care, with great attention to detail.”

  • San Diego State University, BS Kinesiology
  • University of Southern California, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Gray Institute, Fellow of Applied Functional Science
  • National Athletic Trainers Association, Certified Athletic Trainer
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

In 2012, Lea accepted the director roles of the Athletic Training program and its clinical education at SDSU. She currently teaches in both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training programs. Her goal is to mentor students to become clinicians whose passion for the profession and their patients’ shows.

Lea remains active in the community by serving as head athletic trainer for the San Diego Sea Lions, a semi-professional women’s soccer team, as well as an athletic trainer at several area institutions and athletic events. Her work in multiple settings has contributed to her desire to help individuals of all abilities in the areas of functional rehabilitation, wellness, and injury prevention.

Lea was born in Ohio, raised in Pennsylvania, and settled in California. Lea has been a lifelong athlete playing multiple sports including volleyball, basketball, and softball. She enjoys living at the beach, playing recreational sports, and traveling.

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