Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Personnel

Gail Swisher,  AT, ATC is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine. She is also an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. Gail graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from West Chester University in 2001 and subsequently worked at both the college and high school levels prior to joining NCH.  In addition to her duties at Bexley, Gail teaches pediatric resident physicians during their rotations in the NCH Sports Medicine department and also serves as Co-Chair of NCH Sports Med's Community Outreach Committee. In this role, she helps oversee partnerships with several area youth sports organizations as well as the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Gail.Swisher@BexleySchools.org.
Kayleigh Lowery is an Athletic Trainer in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Department. Kayleigh received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science and received her certificate in Pathokinesiology. In 2013, Kayleigh received her Masters of Athletic Training from The University of Findlay. She served as Athletic Trainer for Bradford High School from 2013-2015 and Troy High School from 2015-2016 with Premier Health Sports Medicine. Kayleigh is a NATA member and is licensed and certified as an Athletic Trainer. She is also an American Heart Association BLS Instructor, teaching CPR/AED classes to coaches and other community members. Kayleigh.Lowery@BexleySchools.org 
Jordan Hause is a Sports Performance Specialist with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer and Golf Fitness Specialist. Prior to coming to Nationwide Children’s, Jordan served as a sports performance intern at the University of Central Florida, assisting with volleyball, men’s & women’s soccer, track & field, and men’s basketball. He was the head strength & conditioning coach at City of Life Christian Academy in Florida for four years. He also had two years of experience with owning a private fitness performance business. Jordan earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He obtained his Master of Science from American Public  University Systems in Charles Town, West Virginia. Jordan is originally born and raised in Marion, Ohio and graduated from Marion Catholic High School.

Dr. James MacDonald

Dr. James MacDonald, MD, MPH, team physician and physician for Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at Ohio State University's College of Medicine. Fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine, Dr. MacDonald is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He attended Harvard Medical School and completed a Family Practice Residency at Maine-Dartmouth in Augusta, Maine, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts. A member of the USA Swimming Medical Task Force, he is an Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

Introduction

Injuries are an inherent part of any athletic activity, whether it is conditioning, weight lifting, practicing, or competing in games. Bexley Athletic Trainers Gail Swisher and Kayleigh Lowery from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, work to prevent injuries, evaluate them when they do occur, oversee rehabilitation when it is needed, and ensure safe return to participation for our injured student-athletes. Athletes may stop by the Athletic Training Room to get their expertise when injury needs arise.

What is a certified athletic trainer (ATC)? 
Athletic Trainers are licensed and certified health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. To obtain certification, an athletic trainer must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program and pass the national certification examination.

Athletic Training Room Information
Phone: (614) 231-4309
Located east (rear) of the BHS Gym. Parents and athletes may use the #22 door entrance off the faculty parking lot from South Cassingham Road.

Typical hours are from 3:15 pm until the conclusion of the last sporting event held on that day. Hours are subject to change and may vary due to the nature of athletics. Coaches are sent weekly updates of Athletic Training Room hours. Please contact the Athletic Trainer for any questions.