Athletic Training & Sports Medicine
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The goal of our sports medicine program is to get each patient back to the highest level of physical activity possible, whether that means returning to a daily two-mile jog or reporting for grade school, collegiate or professional practice. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons, family medicine specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and fitness experts, who work together to tailor treatment plans to each patient's needs.
Lake Cumberland’s Certified Athletic trainers, under the direction of Dr. Jesse Pace, Orthopedic Surgeon, and Dr. Patrick Jenkins, Sports and Family Medicine, are highly-trained healthcare professionals specializing in injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, rehabilitation and therapy, safety, and other sports related matters. These athletic trainers work with area schools and community organizations to provide onsite services at a variety of local games, matches, and events. The athletic trainers work alongside coaches, physicians, parents, and school administrators to provide a safe and healthy environment for student-athletes, both on and off the field.
These athletic trainers, and their directing physicians, are specialists with “in-game” acute care. They provide services such as injury evaluations, protective taping and bracing, monitoring environmental conditions, honoring return-to-play protocols, and ensuring that proper follow-up care is administered quickly and safely. In many cases, these athletic trainers will also take part in rehabilitation and therapy services, providing the necessary protection and following safety precautions when the athlete returns to their sport. The athletic training team at Lake Cumberland consists of Caitlin Jackson, Shawn Jackson, Stephen Sims, and Daniel Cannon and offers formal sports medicine coverage services to Wayne County High School, Pulaski County High School, Southwestern High School, Somerset Independent Schools and Lindsey Wilson College.
Left to right: Stephen Sims, Shawn Jackson, Dr. Patrick Jenkins, Dr. Jesse Pace, Caitlin Jackson, Daniel Cannon