Bay Area Breakers Announce Partnership with Dr. Stephanie Yano to Enhance Athlete Training and Injury Prevention

Alameda, CA – (June 30, 2024) – The Bay Area Breakers are excited to announce a partnership with Dr. Stephanie Yano, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, a highly respected physical therapist with extensive experience in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. This collaboration aims to provide the Breakers' athletes with advanced training programs and comprehensive injury prevention strategies.


Dr. Yano brings a wealth of expertise to the team. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, where she was awarded the Merit Award for Academic Excellence and the Asian Pacific Alumni Association Merit Scholarship. Dr. Yano currently serves as a physical therapist at the Life@ Wellness Center located on Meta Headquarters, treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.


Her credentials include being an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) certified by the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, she holds a certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), making her an invaluable asset in developing tailored strength and conditioning programs for our athletes.


Dr. Yano has a robust background in sports, both as a former NCAA basketball player and team captain at the University of California, San Diego, and as a sports physical therapist for Pinewood High School Athletics. Her experience includes on-field and off-field coverage, emergency medical response, concussion assessments, and injury treatment. She has also served as the strength and conditioning coach for a high school girls' basketball team, demonstrating her ability to enhance athletic performance and ensure athlete safety.


The partnership will focus on the following key areas:

- Customized Training Programs: Dr. Yano will design individualized training regimens to optimize performance and reduce injury risks.

- Injury Prevention: Implementing advanced techniques and preventive measures to keep athletes healthy and game-ready.

- Rehabilitation: Providing expert care and rehabilitation protocols for injured athletes to facilitate swift and safe returns to play.

- Performance Enhancement: Utilizing her extensive knowledge in biomechanics and sports science to improve overall athletic performance.


"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Stephanie Yano to the Bay Area Breakers family," Geoffrey Nguyen, General Manager of the Bay Area Breakers. "Her impressive background and dedication to athlete care align perfectly with our mission to support our athletes in achieving their highest potential."


Dr. Yano added, "I am excited to join the Bay Area Breakers and contribute to the team's success. I look forward to working closely with the athletes to enhance their performance and ensure their health and well-being."


For more information, please contact:

Geoffrey Nguyen

General Manager




About Bay Area Breakers

The Bay Area Breakers, originally founded as the Jackrabbits in 2022, are a professional pickleball team competing in Major League Pickleball's Challenger Level. With a diverse ownership group and a strong performance record, the Breakers are committed to growing the sport of pickleball and fostering community engagement within the Asian and Asian American markets.


About Dr. Stephanie Yano

Dr. Stephanie Yano is a distinguished physical therapist specializing in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. With a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and multiple certifications, she is committed to advancing athlete health and performance through evidence-based practices and personalized care.

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