Sports Medicine

Athletics Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine Staff is available to all student athletes for prevention, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries. The Athletic Training Room is fully equipped with various modalities and rehabilitation equipment. The Sports Medicine Staff works closely with local physicians and physical therapists to provide comprehensive medical care for our Gunn's Student-Athletes.

The Gunn High School Sports Medicine Club is part of an extensive health career education program. Introduction to Health Occupations, Health Occupations (Nursing), Fitness Specialist, and Sports Medicine. The GHS Sports Medicine Program provides academic/practical skills for students considering careers in athletic training, medicine, physical therapy,or other related careers. The Fitness Specialist Program is designed for students considering careers in the fitness industry and prepares them for national personal trainer certifications. Check out our links to various sports medicine, health care, and academic areas.

Purpose of the Athletic Training Room and the GHS Sports Medicine Staff

Athletic Trainers (ATC) are licensed allied health professional who, under a physician’s directions, carry out the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. This includes assisting in developing preventative conditioning programs, providing appropriate acute care for athletic injuries, arranging for appropriate physician evaluation & diagnosis, and providing or coordinating follow-up treatments & rehabilitation as necessary for all injuries sustained by athletes in the program. 

The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is a health care facility. It is not to be used as a lounge or meeting place. All athletes are expected to comply with the rules for use of the facility posted both inside and outside of the Athletic Training Room.


Each athlete has the right of confidentiality. Information on their medical condition should be shared sparingly, on a “Need to Know” basis. If there is any question, the GHS Sports Medicine Staff will determine what information should be shared, and with whom.

Visiting Team Information

The Gunn High School Sports Medicine Staff welcomes you and your team to Henry M. Gunn High School for your upcoming athletic event.  Please use the following information as needed before and during your travel.

Services Provided

The Following services will be provided during your visit:

  • An Athletic Trainer will be available from 3 to 7 PM during athletic events for any and all taping and treatment needs.
  • The Athletic Trainer will be on site for the events and a team physician will also be either on site or on call.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are traveling without a certified athletic trainer, please call the GHS Sports Medicine Department (650)324-8295 to make necessary arrangements.  If you have any special requests, do not hesitate to contact us. Good luck with your upcoming season and we hope you enjoy your stay in Palo Alto.

Supplies Provided

The following supplies will be provided:

  • Athletic Training Room Modalities
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Injury/Treatment Ice
  • Biohazard Kit
  • Emergency Supplies (including splints, cruches, etc)
Local Hospitals & Emergency Contacts
  • Palo Alto Fire-Police
  • (650) 329-2184
  • Stanford Medical Center
  • 300 Pasteur Dr  Stanford, CA 94305
  • (650) 498-7878
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Palo Alto)
  • 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
  • (650) 853-2943
  • El Camino Hospital
  • 2500 Grant Rd, Mountain View, CA
  • (650) 940-7000
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • 900 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
  • (408) 236-4401

Sports Medicine

(650) 853-2943