Roland Ramirez, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS, CSCS
Director of Rehabilitation/Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Roland Ramirez enters his tenth season with the Houston Texans and currently serves as the Director of Rehabilitation/Associate Head Athletic Trainer. He served as the Coordinator of Rehabilitation with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2007 season, and served as a contract athletic trainer for the Tennessee Titans during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Ramirez also served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Nashville Kats Arena Football team (AFL) during the 2006 season.
Prior to entering the ranks of the NFL, Ramirez worked as a physical therapist in an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic while completing his graduate work in athletic training. He earned a dual masters degree in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Ramirez completed his undergraduate work at Texas Tech University, where he also played football from 1998-99.
Ramirez was the recipient of the 2016 AFC Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award, which is awarded by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS). He was also recognized as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni of the Year awarded by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The Houston Texans athletic training staff were also the recipients of the 2013 Athletic Training Staff of the Year awarded by PFATS.
Ramirez is board certified as a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. In addition, he is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds several other certifications in the sports medicine arena, including Functional Dry Needling. Ramirez is an active member of the NATA, APTA, NSCA, and currently serves as the AFC Representative on the executive board for PFATS.
To contribute to the world of rehabilitation and exercise by providing an additional tool for therapists, athletic trainers, and strength & fitness professionals to apply in their setting and ultimately assist patients or athletes achieve their goals.