We’re all part of one big team, essentially, and that includes all of our athletic trainers who staff all of the local high schools. We know each other very well, and we trust each other a lot. That helps us provide the best care we can.
I take care of all types of patients, from 8 all the way up to 95, and I treat them like I want to be treated. I think everyone has an athlete within them, and we just need to bring that out.
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- Patient Stories
Back on the Mat
Travis Johnson didn’t mention his shoulder pain to his trainers. The freshman cheerleader didn’t think the pain was a big deal. But when his shoulder fully dislocated during practice, he ended up in so much pain that he couldn’t sleep. The next day he went to UK HealthCare’s Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine clinic, where it was revealed he would need surgery to repair it. Travis missed the rest of the season but stayed committed to getting back on the mat. Now he’s back at full strength with no intention of slowing down.
During practice in her freshman year, University of Kentucky Gymnast, Mac Harman’s left leg locked and she snapped her PCL, tore her LCL, tore her meniscus and broke her tibia. Thanks to UK Gymnastics team doctor and UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports medicine physician, Kimberly Kaiser, and surgeon Darren Johnson, Mac was able to return to competition.
Staying on Her Toes
Emma Delmore was a competitive diver at the University of Kentucky. During practice, her knees buckled and she landed hard on concrete. Her pain was so severe she unable to walk and ended up in casts and a wheelchair. Emma recovered and was able to return to diving before the end of her senior year. Emma was diagnosed and treated by team physician and UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine physician, Kimberly Kaiser, MD.
No excuses. Go get it taken care of.
Gil Bagang has been playing volleyball for years. After growing up playing tennis, he got involved with a recreational volleyball league with some friends when he was a teenager. He fell in love with the game, eventually playing at a national level. All that came crashing down when he ruptured his ACL in 2015.
“I had to learn how to walk again”
University of Kentucky diver, Jaida Garret was told by UK Swimming & Driving team physician and UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports medicine doctor, Kimberly Kaiser, MD, that her bones were so fragile that her next jump could have shattered her leg. After a successful surgery and learning how to walk again, Jaida is finishing her senior year on the UK Swimming & Diving team strong.
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