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Sports Medicine

Attention all athletes

Doctor's notes are accepted by the athletic trainer ONLY. Coaches or other staff do not accept these notes. Thank you!


Please Welcome Our New ATC, Archie Galinato!

Archie Galinato was raised in Los Osos, CA and is a native to the San Luis Obispo area. He was introduced to Athletic Training while playing high school sports where he injured his MCL and meniscus in football. This sparked an interest in athletic training, and from there he decided to go to college for Sports Medicine.  He attended Cuesta College before transferring to San Diego State University. During his time at Cuesta, he coached youth football and high school track and field for two years. Archie then transferred to San Diego State University in 2012 where he earned his B.S. in Athletic Training in May 2015. During his time at SDSU, he completed two clinical rotations at both SDSU and UCSD working with Men’s Soccer, Football, and Men’s Basketball. He went on to work with the Women’s Basketball team at CSU Dominguez Hills before returning to the San Luis Obispo area this year.

He enjoys fishing, skimboarding, watching and learning about MMA, and spending time with friends and family. He is BOC and CPR/AED Certified, and a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA).

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CA Education Code, Section 33479.2

Muscle Cramping

Hydration plays an important role in the prevention of muscle cramps.

Hydration is not as simple as consuming water alone.

To maintain peak muscle performance, the body must have a balance between water and electrolytes.

Electrolytes include: Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium Chloride

Too much water consumption without replacing electrolytes can lead to decreased athletic performance and muscle damage.

Follow this link for details about electrolyte balance

Snack Tips for Electrolytes

Peanut butter on a whole grain bread or celery

Handfull of almonds

Avocado slices


Handfull of dried apricots

Milk (chocolate!)



Electrolyte Full Lunch Ideas


Tuna or sliced lunch meat on whole grain bread

with avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes


Spinach/kale salad with

Nuts, dried apricots, olives, tomatoes, cheese




Helmet Fit Tips

1. Helmets should never be loose enough to be pulled off the head.

-Test this by placing the helmet on with chin strap buckled.

-Grasp the face mask and push/pull attempting to lift the helmet off the head.

-Also, attempt to twist left and right, the helmet should not rotate/move.

2.  Chin straps should be snug, but allow for full opening of the jaw.

- The chin should be securely cupped, grasp the face mask and pull up, the chin should not slip out of the chin cup.

- Most of our athletes do not fit well into adult chin straps (the padded ones), they slip out.  Try youth size chin straps instead.

3. Nose and chin should be covered by the face mask.

4. Cheek pads should be in full contact with the face (no gaps).

5. There should be 2 finger widths of space between the eyebrows and the helmet.

6.  The back of the helmet should completely cover the base of the skull.


Athletes whose helmets come off during a game are removed for at least 1 play by the officials.  This is because if the helmet came off it is not correctly fitted.  They should not be able to slide off or be pulled off.  Athletes are removed so a coach can make adjustments to the helmet.

Don’t wait for an injury to utilize athletic training services!

Ask for information about any of the following:


Injury prevention programs

Sports nutrition and hydration

Equipment fit and functions

Strength programs

Flexibility programs

Bracing/Supportive devices

Concussions:  The truth about what they are,

                       how to prevent them,

                       and how to recover from one.


Archie Galinato (Bald)

Archie Galinato, ATC


Athlete/Parent/Coach Education

Sport Safety International

FREE instructional and informative videos on a variety of health issues common in the athletic setting.