Director: Rich Soriano 

Since moving up from Southern California in 1999 after graduate school, Richard’s professional emphasis has been in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation & sports training. Before Action Sports Medicine, he worked at Northern California Physical Therapy in Pacific Heights & CPMC (Mission-Campus). During his tenure at CPMC he also served as a Clinical Instructor for UCSF graduate students.

His passion for helping others achieve their full potential in their sport or endeavor inherently comes from his lifelong commitment to stay on the cutting edge of sports medicine in order to continue enjoying the great outdoors.

Richard states that his short-term goals are merely established in order to accomplish his primary long term goal – to be the fearless 80 year-old mountain biker still having a blast on the trails! 


Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science – University of Southern California
Doctorate in Physical Therapy – University of Southern California

Competitive Interests 

Expert level downhill mountain bike racer
Sport level x-country mountain bike racer
24 hour team mountain bike endurance racer


Snowboarding, skiing, road cycling

Professional Licensure & Affiliations  

Licensed Physical Therapist – California
APTA – American Physical Therapy Association
IMBA – International Mountain Bike Association
F.O.T. – Friend of Tamarancho
SBTS – Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship