an athletic trainer helping an injured player on a field

Rockcastle County
High School

a man in a blue shirt

Jordan Marcum,

My name is Jordan Marcum. I received my athletic training degree from Eastern Kentucky University. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, playing disc golf, and spending time with my wonderful wife and daughter. I have worked at Bluegrass Orthopaedics since 2019 and am proud to work with the physicians at BGO to bring high quality sports medicine to the student athletes and community of Rockcastle County.

What the Athletic Trainer
Can Do for You

The athletic trainer at Rockcastle high school performs many different functions, some that you may not know about. Their biggest job is to keep the student-athletes safe and as healthy as they can. They do this through these different areas.

Timely Referral to an Orthopaedic Specialist

Athletic trainers have a close relationships with the orthopedics physicians and physician assistants at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. These relationships allow for appointments to be made the day or day after an injury that needs advance imaging or evaluation, saving your family time and money compared to going to an emergency room, and then getting referred to a specialist to receive higher level care.

Injury Prevention

The athletic trainer helps student-athletes be in the best state possible condition to compete well while minimizing the risk for injury. This is done by teaching proper body maintenance through ensuring proper body mechanics in their desired activity, proper nutrition, proper strength and conditioning, and other activities that might be needed.

Injury Evaluation

If an injury does occur, athletic trainers have the skill set to evaluate the injury and make the decision on what is the next best step for that athlete, whether rest, rehabilitation, or a more advanced diagnosis and imaging to discover the severity of the issue.

Injury Rehabilitation

After an injury occurs, student-athletes can spend time doing rehabilitation with the athletic trainer to help them return to their sports not only faster, but with less risk of injury if they did not do any therapy.

Emergency Preparation

In case of emergencies, the athletic trainers are trained to handle these situations. They have the skills and expertise to handle any emergency, while also helping emergency service personnel get to the scene as soon as possible if necessary.