Sports Medicine / Athletic Training Room
The Athletic Training Room at Notre Dame High School is a resource available to student-athletes needing assistance with any injury/illness that may affect their participation in athletics. The role of the Certified Athletic Trainer is to manage all aspects of health care for the student-athletes, including such things as providing emergency care/first aid during practices and games, coordinating doctor’s visits, and communicating with student-athletes and coaches about participation status in practice or games. The Certified Athletic Trainer is required to recognize, evaluate and treat athletic injuries and also assists student-athletes in prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The Certified Athletic Trainer will always be available before, during and after practices and provides coverage for all home games and travels to post-season competitions.
In collaboration with the weight room, the goal of the strength and conditioning and sports medicine programs is to prevent the number of athletic injuries occurring in our student-athletes. This can be achieved by identifying predisposing factors in pre-participation physicals and through observation in the weight room during team and individual workouts. Student-athletes have the opportunity to utilize the Athletic Training Room if they have any questions or concerns about an injury or medical condition.
General Athletic Training Room hours are from 11-12 (lunch) and 2-6 Monday-Friday but are likely to change with early dismissal and on school holidays. If you have any further questions regarding the Athletic Training Room/Sports Medicine Program, please feel free to email Christina Okubo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-595-1913 x280.
Christina Okubo: Head Athletic Trainer
Christina Okubo is now into her third year as the Head Athletic Trainer at Notre Dame High School Belmont. Formerly Christina Puno, she is native of Belmont and a graduate of NDB herself (class of ’96). She was a member of the varsity soccer team for four years and varsity softball team for one year. After graduating high school, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an Athletic Training emphasis from Sonoma State University where she worked as a student athletic trainer for 3 years. From 2003-2005 she worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at UC Berkeley while taking courses to earn her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with am emphasis in Sport Psychology.
While at Cal, she worked with the field hockey, men’s and women’s gymnastics, and women’s soccer teams. She then went on to work as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at St. Mary’s College and at Notre Dame de Namur University before becoming an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Stanford University in 2007. While at Stanford, Christina worked with the softball team for four seasons, the field hockey and men’s water polo teams and assisted with the football team. She left Stanford University to become the Head Athletic Trainer at NDB in the fall of 2010. Christina resides in Half Moon Bay, CA with her husband and two daughters.