Simi Valley

Athletic Training Program

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About Us

Through our Athletic Training Program, Adventist Health Simi Valley is pleased to collaborate with area school districts to provide experienced athletic trainers to local school sports teams. The goal of the partnership is to keep student athletes healthy and safe by preventing, reducing and treating sports injuries. Our athletic trainers also are involved with educating students and encouraging them to pursue healthcare-related careers.

Each athletic trainer spends 40 hours a week at their respective schools, allowing athletes to fully engage and enjoy sports with the knowledge a sports medicine professional is nearby to deliver immediate care if needed.

What does an athletic trainer do?

Athletic trainers offer many valuable services to student athletes and their schools during practice, games and camps. They work in conjunction with orthopedic and sports medicine physicians to ensure area athletes have quick access to the care they need for health and safety.

Their services include:

  • Assessing, evaluating, providing a clinical diagnosis, and rehabilitation of athletes injuries
  • Applying functional taping, wrapping, bracing and supports
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Providing onsite management of emergent, acute, and chronic injuries
  • Maintaining communication with team physicians, coaches, parents, and other health care providers

Who we serve

Along with Moorpark Community College, we serve the following Ventura and Los Angeles County high schools:

  • Royal High School
  • Simi Valley High School
  • Grace Brethren High School
  • Moorpark High School
  • Agoura High School

Meet our team

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Casey Batten, MD

Medical Director, Athletic Training Program

In addition to his role at Adventist Health Simi Valley, Dr. Batten also serves as lead primary care sports medicine physician for the National Football League’s (NFL) Los Angeles Rams and director of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

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John Dingilian, MD

Ambulatory Medical Director – Sports Medicine

Dr. Dingilian oversees the Athletic Training program, ensuring our athletes receive high-quality patient care. He graduated from Loma Linda Medical School in 1991 and completed Northridge Family Medicine Residency in 1994. Sports have always been a part of his personal and family life. He served as the team physician for Granada Hills Charter High School from 1994 until 2019 and most recently for Heritage Christian High School in 2022.

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Darby White, ATC

Athletics Program Manager

After starting out with Adventist Health Simi Valley as the first hired Athletic Trainer, Darby now oversees the Athletic Training outreach program and manages community events. She has an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from CSUN and a Master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

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Raahil Kajani, MD

Dr. Raahil Kajani is an Internal Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Adventist Health Simi Valley. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at White Memorial Medical Center in 2022 and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in 2023.

Dr. Kajani has experience working with athletes from the high school to the professional level. He previously served as team physician for Calabasas High School, Birmingham High School, Pepperdine University, and Pierce College. Dr. Kajani currently is a Sports Medicine Physician for the LA Galaxy and their affiliated youth and academy teams, including the Ventura County Football Club.

Our Athletic Trainers

Highly trained and experienced, the Adventist Health Simi Valley’s Athletic Training Program team works with professional, amateur and student athletes.

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Asfy Cruz

Agoura High School

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Carly Cohen

Grace Brethren

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Michael Carter

Moorpark College

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Jacob Hernandez

Moorpark High School

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Maria Shibata

Royal High School

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Emily Ferialdi

Simi High School

Let’s get physical!

Sport physicals offered at a discounted price for student athletes

High School
High School Sports Physical from Adventist Health Urgent Care - Moorpark in Moorpark, CA (mdsave.com)

Moorpark Community College
School Physical from Adventist Health Urgent Care - Moorpark in Moorpark, CA (mdsave.com)