Doctor of Physical Therapy & Certified Athletic Trainer
“My favorite aspect of what I do is the relationships I get to build with my clients; getting to know them helps me fully understand their goals in rehabilitation so that I can better motivate them and make it fun! I’m blessed to be able to work with the staff at Longevity in an environment which is filled with positivity and encouragement.”
- 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.