Treatment and Rehab
We can treat almost every injury in the Athletic Training room. From bruises, sprains, general aches and pains, preparing for surgery, post-operative recovery, and everything in between.
Adjusting to life after injuries can be difficult. Your Athletic Trainers are here to make that adjustment as easy as possible. Our main goals is to get you back healthy and doing what you love as quick and safe as possible.
We also serve as advocates and liasons between you and your coach to make sure they understand the nature of your injury, your current restrictions and recovery timeline.
IInjuries are inevitable in sports, but some things you can prevent from happening. Our staff gladly provides student athletes with the tools necessary to prevent athletic injuries an illnesses. From providing hydration, proper weight lifting techniques, evaluating running shoes, strengthening exercises, stretching and many more it's a goal to prevent what we can.
As Athletic Trainers we have the responsibility to recognize athletic injuries and illnesses. From there we treat the things we can and refer the things we cannot.
Grand Oaks High School is in a partnership with Houston Methodist.
With this partnership Grand Oaks student athletes are VIP patients, getting appointments with our team physicians within 24-48 hours.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Vision & Values
GOHS Athletic Trainers
Todd Matz, M.Ed, LAT, ATC
Todd is entering his 20th year as an athletic trainer and his 5th year as Head Athletic Trainer here at Grand Oaks. Prior to Grands Oaks High School, Todd has worked at Marlin High School, Galveston Ball and was at Westfield High School for 12 years. For the past 6 years, Todd has served on the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association Executive Board and has served as a North Representative of the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers Association in the past. He earned his Undergraduate and Master’s Degree from Western Illinois University. He is married to his wife Monica for nine years and has four dogs.
Tim Woodstock, MAT, LAT, ATC
Tim is entering his 7th year as an athletic trainer and his second year at Grand Oaks High School. Prior to Grand Oaks Tim was an assistant athletic trainer at Lindenwood University-Belleville. While at Lindenwood his main responsibilities were men’s and women’s ice hockey as well as football. Tim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 2010 in health sciences and his master’s degree from Texas Tech in 2015 in athletic training.
Stephanie Barrientos, MAT, LAT, ATC
"Miss. B", is a 2nd year Athletic Trainer who is excited to be a part of the Grand Oaks High School community. She is a Texas Lutheran University (TLU) Alumna, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2021 with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Athletic Training degrees. During her time at TLU, Steph participated as the Women's Soccer Goalkeeper for three years while also completing athletic training clinical rotations working with student athletes at TLU, New Braunfels High School, and the University of the Incarnate Word. She is a Rio Grande Valley native and has two dogs named Hera & Chester.
SHSU Athletic Training Student
Taylor is from New Waverly, Tx. She is a first-year masters student at Sam Houston State University studying Athletic Training. While in undergrad, Taylor has worked as a student aid for Bearkat sports medicine. While with them she has worked with Bearkat football and Bearkat track & field. Taylor has two dogs Foxy and Lola. She also loves to travel.