Rob Ullery

Learn about the services UK HealthCare athletic trainers provide Kentucky schools

March is National Athletic Training Month. With high school and college basketball postseason tournaments unfolding across the country, it’s a perfect time to recognize the important work our UK HealthCare athletic trainers perform to keep athletes healthy and help them recover from injury.

UK HealthCare is a sponsor of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) and provides athletic trainers to high school sports programs throughout the Commonwealth.

We recently spoke with Rob Ullery, director of Outreach and Athletic Training Services for UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, about the work our athletic trainers perform.

Ullery was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame in 2021.

How many athletic trainers are on staff at UK HealthCare?

We have 14 full-time athletic trainers on staff that work at the high school level and eight full-time staff that work at the collegiate level, as well as eight athletic training fellows.

For how many schools do our athletic trainers provide services?

We provide coverage to 32 different high schools and middle schools. We also provide athletic trainers to Georgetown College and Morehead State University.

Can you describe the main services provided to high school athletes by our athletic trainers?

We provide daily care of the student athletes. That includes treatment, evaluation, and rehabilitation of any injuries that may occur.

How does the relationship between UK HealthCare and the KHSAA benefits both partners?

This relationship is beneficial as both entities have the same goal in taking care of the student athletes across Kentucky.

To learn more about UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine or to book an appointment, click here.

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