What is Phase 5?

Many in the sports medicine community believe there are 5 PHASES of injury rehabilitation management. The final and most overlooked phase is Injury prevention. At its core, this critical step encompasses the process of identifying and managing risk factors following an injury. It’s aimed at preventing further injury and  improving performance through proper assessment and recovery.

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Craig Tweedy MA, ATC CES PES

My name is Craig, and I am the founder of Phase 5 Sport Performance and Recovery. In the early stages of my career, I was a certified athletic trainer working at the Division I collegiate level for 15+ years. At this level, I honed my techniques and treatments to help elite athletes get back on the field as quickly and safely as possible. Now I am offering these same techniques and treatments to provide unmatched service focused on helping the body effectively recover while maximizing performance and preventing injuries.

One of the things I love most about Northern California is our ability to have an active lifestyle. Exercise and training go hand in hand with this way of life. It does not matter if you are a CrossFitter, Big League Dreamer, high school athlete, or weekend warrior. People are getting serious about their training. Unfortunately, over time, all this activity without proper recovery can lead to overuse trauma or more severe injuries. These mishaps can temporarily sideline, or even worse, derail people from an active lifestyle forever. The problem is not that people do not care about recovery. Instead, the issue links to people in Northern California not having access to the proper equipment/treatment to recover adequately. 

Phase 5 Sport Performance and Recovery sets the standard when it comes to performance and recovery. Whether assisting those recuperating from injuries, keeping athletes healthy, supporting optimal performance, or helping anyone who simply wants to feel better and pain-free, Phase 5 is the answer. The standard doesn’t change.


Head Athletic Trainer for Fresno State Football 2016-2019

Head Athletic Trainer for Indiana University Football 2014-2016

Assistant Athletic Trainer and Director of Rehabilitation for Indiana University Football 2012-2014

Athletic Trainer for Kansas State University Baseball 2009-2012

Athletic Trainer for University of Arizona Football and Baseball 2007-2009

Athletic Trainer for University of Colorado Football and Tennis 2006-2007


Master of Arts in Teaching & Teacher Education, U. of Arizona

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Athletic Training, Fresno State

NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (040702011)

NASM Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist


Stecco® Fascial Manipulation

Structure & Function® Dry Needling

Functional Movement Systems®


Myofascial Decompression

RockTape® Kinesiology Taping

American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers