Santa Barbara Polo & Racket Club

Diana Palmer  


Diana moved to Santa Barbara in 1989 after finishing her Masters Degree at University of Oregon. Since moving here, she has served as medical coordinator for polo for 20 years, worked as the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer at Westmont College for 21 years, served on the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Staff for 2 Pan American Games and Olympic Games, travelled internationally as the Head Athletic Trainer for numerous Olympic and National Teams and was the Head Athletic Trainer with professional men’s soccer teams from 1990-1992. She is still teaching Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Strength and Conditioning, and Nutrition at Westmont College. 

Diana works with polo providing emergency injury care, rehabilitation program design and strength/conditioning. She also works as a consultant at Prevail Conditioning and is the Outreach Program Coordinator at Hayashida and Associates Physical Therapy. During her free time she volunteers time as the medical consultant for the Women’s US Development Cycling Team, many local professional cyclists, and collegiate athletes. Her additional therapeutic rehabilitation specialties include Graston Technique, Active Release Therapy (ART), kinesiotaping, massage, myofascial release, personal training, and weight loss programs.