• Sports Medicine Personnel
    Gail Swisher
    Gail Swisher
    , AT, ATC is an Athletic Trainer in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Department. Currently providing outreach athletic training services to Bexley City Schools, she also works alongside physicians in the Sports Medicine Clinic and serves as Co-Chair of the department's Community Outreach Committee, overseeing event coverage and partnerships with area youth sports organizations. An American Heart Association BLS Instructor, she teaches CPR/AED classes to coaches and others. Her previous clinical experience includes providing athletic training services to multiple sports at both the collegiate and high school levels, as well as leadership experience as a Senior Athletic Trainer in the Hospital Community Outreach setting. Gail.Swisher@BexleySchools.org.
    Kayleigh Hitchcock Kayleigh Lowery is an Athletic Trainer in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Department. Kayleigh received her Bachelors of Science degree from 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
    Kayleigh Hitchcock

    Jeff Sydes, CSCS, is the Lead Sports Performance Specialist for Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine. A certified strength & conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, he has served as the fitness coordinator for New Albany High School and spent time in the private sector working with Central Ohio youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes.  He worked several years at the division 1 collegiate level, including stints at the University of Kentucky, University of California Los Angeles and Arizona State University.  Mr. Sydes earned his BA from Emory University in Atlanta and spent a year in the exercise science graduate school program at Arizona State University.

    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 3:15pm 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.

    ATC Weekly Schedule - Feb 27 2017