TKA Head Athletic Trainer
Hey TKA Knights! My name is Ben Sira, and I am excited to be able to serve our students as an athletic trainer for our athletics department.
I grew up in East Bay, California, where I wrestled and played football, basketball, track, and field. Whenever I had an injury, I was fascinated by the rehabilitation process. I also realized I would only be playing contact sports for a while and began working towards becoming an athletic trainer. I later graduated and passed my board certification exam.
I enjoy hiking, wrestling, and playing soccer when I am not working. I also play trombone for a few local big bands/brass quintets in my neighborhood and my church orchestra.
I am honored to be a part of a Bible-believing school with other saved faculty. I was saved at the age of 8 years old at my local Christian church. My parents and sisters all came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ shortly after my salvation.
I look forward to meeting every one of you!
Ben Sira, Head Athletic Trainer
Robert Guerrero is joining TKA’s Athletics department as an Athletic Trainer. He holds a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Azusa Pacific University. Robert is extremely excited to provide care for athletes in a faith-focused manner that he never had when he was younger. He looks forward to helping athletes grow both on and off the field. Baseball is his favorite sport, followed by hockey and football. He was fortunate enough to earn an internship with the LA Chargers and spent the whole season working in the NFL.
Sports medicine is an umbrella term that includes athletic trainers, physicians, and strength and conditioning coaches who work in collaboration to keep athletes healthy and performing at their highest level.
Athletic Trainer Availability
For questions about training, contact Ben Sira, Head Athletic Trainer
The TKA Athletic Trainers (AT) are available one hour before school ends until 7:00 p.m. or until the last practice is completed. TKA ATs are available and present at every home game. If the walk-in hours do not work, you can email one of the athletic trainers to schedule an evaluation, treatment, or rehabilitation appointment.
TKA Athletic Training Room Goal
To ensure that each and every student-athlete is comfortable with communicating any of their injuries, whether big or small, to the TKA Athletic Trainers.
TKA Health & Wellness Resources
- Please visit this webpage for more information about TKA's approach to Health & Wellness
- Role of TKA School Nurse & Athletic Trainers
- TKA Concussion Policy & Procedure
- Heat Illnesses and Hydration Fact Sheet
- Prescription Opioid Fact Sheet
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fact Sheet
- Information on Sleep, Hydration, Stretching
What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Who are Athletic Trainers?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of, or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. ATs focus on the overall health and wellness of all student athletes at TKA.
Athletic Trainers Are Trained In:
Prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries
Immediate first aid and CPR and AED use
Recognition and treatment of concussion
Recognition of Heat stroke and Heat exhaustion
Injury education and counseling
Modalities Available For Usage
- Electrical Stimulation
- Marc Pro
- Moist Heat Packs
- Cold Tub-Ice Bath
Thank you Stanford Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center!
Athletic training and educational support are provided by Stanford Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. With seven locations, our team of doctors, athletic trainers, and physical therapists are experts at helping kids recover from injuries, reduce their risk of future injuries and optimize their performance. Lern more at our website or by calling (844) 41-ORTHO.