Athletic Training

Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, we recognize the value in athletic training, which is why the standards for our Athletic Trainers are so high. The Certified Athletic Trainer is a well-educated health care professional skilled in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Specifically, the A.T. specializes in five practice areas or domains: prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration, and professional development. The A.T. functions as an integral member of the health care team. The A.T. works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Each Certified Athletic Trainer has fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, Inc. He/she must also be licensed by the state through the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.

To help support the health and well-being of our local high school athletes, Beacon provides many of the top schools with Athletic Trainers. See below for more details or for a list of the schools and teams, please click here.

Craig Lindsey

Craig has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Archbishop Moeller High School since 1995. He earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Health from Berea College in 1992. In 1994, he completed the Athletic Training curriculum from Wright State University.   In addition to his duties at Moeller High School, Craig also serves as the Lead Athletic Trainer for Beacon Orthopaedics, where he works extremely close with Outreach Manager, Josh Clarke.

Craig is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers’ Association. He serves as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the following Athletic Training Programs: Mt. St. Joseph University, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Wright State University; which provides high school internship opportunities for their athletic training students.​

Craig and his wife, Robin, reside in Hebron, Kentucky, with their two children, Austin (20) and Ashlee (17).

 

Josh Clarke

Josh is a 2009 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Athletic Training program. His work experience as an athletic trainer includes Edgewood High School, Finneytown High School, and Loveland High School. Josh joined Beacon in 2016 as the High School and College Outreach Manager, where his role includes maintaining and developing relationships with current and new partner schools, clubs, and community organizations, and assisting Craig Lindsey with ensuring all events are properly staffed. He also assists in the scheduling and implementation of the Beacon Orthopaedic and Research Foundation’s Bioskills Lab Program.

Josh resides in Harrison, OH with his wife Linda and their two daughters Brooklyn and Mia.

Mark Keiser

Mark Keiser has been a Certified Athletic Trainer at Beacon since November of 2016 working as an ATC in the Summit Woods Physical Therapy Clinic, the Assistant ATC at Moeller High School, and as an ATC for the Midland Redskins. Prior to working at Beacon, Mark worked as a Minor League Athletic Trainer in the Kansas City Royals Organization for 6 years (2011-2016). Mark was fortunate enough to be a part of Royals Organization when they won the 2015 World Series. Numerous players that Mark worked with on a daily basis as Minor League players are currently playing in the Major Leagues. Mark is originally from Versailles, OH and he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Ohio University (’09) and his Master’s of Science in Athletic Training from East Carolina University (’11). He and his wife, Rachel, currently reside in Fort Thomas, KY with their daughter Blair (born June 2017).

Mike Olds

Mike is the Head Athletic Trainer at Kings High School, works with athletes of Midland Baseball, and also sees patients at Beacon Summit Wood’s physical therapy clinic.

Alex Popken

Alex currently works as a Certified Athletic Trainer at Kings High School and Beacon West Physical Therapy Clinic. She received her BS in Athletic Training from The Ohio State University in 2017. She is from Cincinnati (White Oak) and attended Mount Notre Dame High School. In her free time she enjoys working out, running Spartan Races, and hanging out with family and friends.

Joe Lucas

Joe has been the Head Athletic Trainer at CHCA since 2004. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion & Education with emphasis in  Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati in 1998.  He spent one year as an intern with the Cincinnati Bengals, then completed his graduate assistantship with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Auburn University in 2001. In addition to his high school responsibilities, he works with Dr.  Peter Cha during his clinic hours.  He assists in casting, home exercise instruction and post-operative care. In his free time he likes to complete home improvement projects, watching  UC, Auburn and Bengal football.  He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife and son, Sacha and Andrew, and with their pug named Fez.

Dan Forcum

Dan has been the Head Athletic Trainer at LaSalle HS since the start of the 2005 school year. Dan graduated from the College of Mount Saint Joseph here in Cincinnati with a B.S in Athletic Training in 2003. Dan is employed by Beacon Orthopedics since the spring of 2007 and he splits his time between the Beacon West Physical Therapy office and LaSalle. Dan enjoys the outdoors, playing drums with his rock band, volleyball, the Reds and Bengal’s, and is a sports fan in general. Dan and his wife Nicole, at teacher at McAuley HS, live in Westwood with their 2 children Logan and Holli.

Addam Kitchen

Originally from the city of Lorain, Ohio, Addam Kitchen joined Beacon Orthopaedics in July of 2017 and is working primarily at La Salle High School alongside Dan Forcum. Addam graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from The Ohio State University in 2015 where he had clinical rotations with wrestling, field hockey, men’s ice hockey, women’s volleyball, and Thomas Worthington High School. After graduating from OSU, Addam worked for two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams at Indiana State University while earning his Doctorate in Athletic Training. His clinical interests include stride biomechanics and chronic injuries found in distance runners. He enjoys bikepacking, trail running, and visiting his hometown near Lake Erie.

Terri Konte

Terri has been an Athletic Trainer for Indian Hill High School since 1990 (Head Athletic Trainer since 1996). A native of Mentor, Ohio, Terri attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training/Health Education and Promotion (1990) and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology (1994). She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, a Licensed Athletic Trainer (Ohio), and a Certified Red Cross Instructor in CPR/Sports Safety Training. In addition, Terri serves as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the University of Cincinnati in order to provide high school internship opportunities for local college athletic training students.

Elizabeth Moran

Elizabeth Moran is the Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer at Indian Hill High School. She also works with patients at Beacon Summit Woods physical therapy clinic.

Glenna Knapp

Glenna has 20 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine as a former Paramedic/Firefighter/Fire Prevention Specialist with the Loveland-Symmes Fire dept. She obtained her Athletic Training certification and licensure in 1996 and worked with Madeira H.S. through TriHealth until 2007 when she transitioned to Beacon Orthopedics. Glenna, obtained licensure as a massage therapist in 2000, with additional certifications in: PMM – Precision Muscular Mobilization, PNMT- Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. Her specialty is understanding pain and how the body interprets it, as well as its effect on movement patterns. These techniques involve the following key three concepts: Accurate Assessment, Precise treatment, Stellar Results.

Ashlie Porter

Ashlie is the Head Athletic Trainer at Oldenburg Academy, in southeastern Indiana.

Becca Lemmel

Becca is the certified athletic trainer for Mount Notre Dame High School, and spends some time in the physical therapy clinic at Beacon Summit Woods.  She has been with Beacon since 2012. Becca received her BS in Athletic Training from Ohio University (2012). She is a licensed athletic trainer, a member of the NATA, GLATA, and OATA.  She is a Cincinnati native and McAuley High School alumna. After facing sport-ending knee injuries, Becca still partakes in Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit classes. She loves hiking with her dogs, traveling, and attending FC Cincinnati games all with her husband, Chris.

Alli King

Alli has been the Athletic Trainer for Wyoming High School since 2016. She has been an employee of Beacon Orthopaedics since 2014, where she started as the Athletic Trainer for Princeton High School. A native to West Chester, Ohio and Lakota East High School graduate, Alli earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training in 2011 from the University of Cincinnati. Thereafter, completing a graduate assistantship at Penn State University earning her Master’s Degree of Education focusing in Health Education in 2013. In her career she has worked with all levels of athletes: secondary, collegiate, and professional. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers’ Association, a Licensed Athletic Trainer (Ohio), and a Certified CPR/ First Aid Instructor. In addition, Alli serves as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the University of Cincinnati and Mount St Joseph’s College in order to provide high school internship opportunities for local college athletic training students. In her free time, Alli enjoys traveling, running half marathons, and spending time with her husband, Zak, and their two dogs.​

Susan Blackson

Susan is the certified athletic trainer for Reading High School and also works in the clinic at Summit Woods.  She has been with Beacon since 2012.  Susan is a native of Strongsville, OH and received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Marietta College in 2001 and her master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Florida  in 2003.  Since being certified as an athletic trainer in 2001, she has worked at both the high school and collegiate levels and has also worked in the education of undergraduate athletic training students.  She lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband, Cory, and their daughter, Emily.

Cathy Hays

Cathy Hays is an Outreach Assistant Athletic Trainer to Wilmington College. She is the primary Athletic Trainer for Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse.  Prior to Beacon, Hays served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN for the 2011-2012 school year. She also served as an athletic trainer in the University of Memphis athletics department for four years. Hays graduated from Wilmington College of Ohio in 2007. She earned an M.S. in Human Movement Sciences with a concentration in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Memphis in 2010.

Jessica Moss Gagin

Jessica serves as the Certified Athletic Trainer at Seven Hills High School.  Jessica received her Bachelors of Science from Marietta College, and Master’s of Exercise Science from the University of Toledo.

Brandie Gausling

Brandie is the Certified Athletic Trainer at Lawrenceburg High School in Lawrenceburg, IN. She also works with patients at our physical therapy clinic at Beacon West.

Josh Horner

Josh serves as the Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer at Princeton High School.

Garrett Luna

Garret is the Athletic Trainer at Princeton High School

Katie Taylor

Katie is the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Oak Hills High School. She also sees patients at Beacon West’s physical therapy clinic.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan is the Athletic Trainer for Lawrenceburg High School and sees patients our West PT Clinic when he is not out at athletic events.

Carlee Shafer

Carlee is an ATC who works with the athletes at Lakota West Freshman Building and Middle Schools.  She also helps out with coverage at Lakota West High School as needed.  She has spent time working with outpatient physical therapy patients, club soccer teams, youth football, and the Bridge Program.

Carlee earned her B.S in Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Graston Technique Provider, and a member of the NATA, GLATA, OATA, GCATA, and NSCA.​

Josh True

Josh works as one of the Certified Athletic Trainers at Lakota West High School, provided through the partnership with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Josh is originally from Nebraska. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and his Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Josh began his career at Washington High School in Indiana, then continued his career at Warren Central High School/Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, and Indiana State University. He has worked with athletes of all ages including middle school to collegiate, professional, and Olympians, as well as presented at local and state levels on Functional Rehabilitation and Progression. Josh is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as certified in the Functional Movement Screen, Y Balance Test, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment through Functional Movement Systems. He also is certified in Graston Technique and Myofascial Decompression Treatment. Josh is a member of the NATA, GLATA, OATA, NSCA, and FMS. He and his wife Erika reside in Loveland, Ohio with their three children Lillyan, Landon, and Kyler.

Sara Reuscher

Sara is a certified athletic trainer for Lakota West High School. She is a Cincinnati native and alumna of Mount Notre Dame High School and the College of Mount St. Joseph where she earned a BS in Athletic Training. She obtained her Athletic Training certification and licensure in 2008 and has since worked with the Lakota School District through another organization until 2016 where she transitioned to Beacon Orthopaedics. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, and Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers Association.

Kevin Stokes

Kevin is a 2001 graduate of the University of Louisville with a BS in exercise physiology. Additionally he received his masters degree from the University of Arkansas in 2003 a MS in Kiniesiology. Kevin’s work experience includes the University of Cincinnati,University of Mississippi, and Campbell Clinic out of Memphis, TN where his responsibilities included working in a physical therapy and clinic outreach at a local high school. Most recently, Kevin was employed by Atrium Medical Center and provided care for Middletown High School until became the lead athletic trainer at Lakota East in 2015.

Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and hanging out with friends in the neighborhood. He is married to his wife Nikki, and they have three kids Kylei, Georgia, and Joey and two dogs Rosie and Guy.

Caitlin Perry

Caitlin graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Her work experience includes: Troy High School, Atrium Medical Center with Middletown High School, and now with Beacon at Lakota East High School.

Jacob Landers

Jacob serves as the Lakota East Freshman and Middle School athletic trainer.

Sammy Cliffe

Sammy is the head athletic trainer at East Central High School, where she also teaches an Athletic Training class. She spends some time working at Beacon West in Physical Therapy, too. She is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She is a native of Harrison, OH. In her free time she loves going to country concerts, following University of Alabama Football (Roll Tide!!!), and likes traveling and exploring new places with her friends.