Athletic Training

Athletic Training


Main Athletic Training Room:

Located in the High school/Junior School in the gym by the varsity locker rooms.   Hours of operation are as follows:

School year               2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, or until practices are done

Summer                     Hours vary with all the sports

Holidays                    Varies with coverage of practices and games
The following is an outline of services available to our athletes.  

  • FREE full service athletic training room for minor/major injury evaluations, practice/game preparation, and access throughout the entire school year for pre-season, in-season, and off-season
  • 7 days/week telephone/email/texting accessibility regarding injuries and questions
  • Priority access to Team Physicians and Medical Director, Dr. Paul Gubinach MD and Dr. Kelsey Logan MD
  • Priority access to our team physical therapy staff at multiple locations located around the I 275 loop
  • Educational Opportunity:  Students are encouraged to volunteer their time in the athletic training room especially if they have a collegiate interest in any of the Allied Health medical careers. (i.e.: athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy)

Expert Sports Medicine Care

The Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s is focused on enriching the lives of children and adolescents by physical activity and sport. We strive to deliver expert clinical care to young athletes, pioneer research for sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, and build deep relationships with our community that improve physical activity for youth.
Athletic Training Program and Outreach

The Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s supports student-athletes in their efforts to achieve their academic and athletic goals, by partnering with schools to provide outstanding sports healthcare.

Our Program Goals

  • Identify and treat athletic injuries and illnesses before they impact attendance and performance
  • Increase access to athletic trainers at partnering schools
  • Improve efficiency of medical care, either on school campus or at the medical center
  • Impact student-athlete academic achievement

Meet our Medical Staff Athletic Trainer for CCS


Cory E. Jacobs, ATC

Athletic Trainer

Cory is the new Athletic Trainer for Cincinnati Christian Schools. He graduated from Lee University in 2000 with a degree in Biological Sciences and in 2001 with a Health Sciences degree. Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s, Cory worked with Lakota Local Schools at Lakota East for 15 years for Premier Health and Wellington Orthopaedics. He is a member of National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, and Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers’ Association, he has practiced for more than 20 years in the collegiate, professional, and high school settings.

Team Physician: Paul J. Gubanich,MD, MPH

Fellowship Director, Division of Sports Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Paul J. Gubanich is board certified in internal medicine and holds a CAQ in sports medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic where he remained a staff physician in the Department of Orthopaedics from 2005-11. During his tenure at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Gubanich worked with athletes of all levels including serving on the medical staff of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, and Barons. In addition, he worked with Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland City Schools, as well as a various professional, collegiate, high school, and youth organizations.

Dr. Gubanich earned his master’s degree in public health from Case Western Reserve University in 2007. He served as the director of primary care sports medicine research and director of sports wellness and safety. Dr. Gubanich developed the Sports Concussion Program at the Cleveland Clinic and Healthy Futures, a childhood wellness initiative to promote positive health behavior in at risk youth.

Prior to relocating to Cincinnati Children’s in 2013, Dr. Gubanich was an assistant professor of internal medicine and sports medicine at the Ohio State University. Dr. Gubanich served as research director for the Sports Concussion Program and team physician for Ohio State University Athletics, the Ohio Machine and Columbus City Schools. He was appointed medical director of the New Albany Wellness Center. Nationally, Dr. Gubanich is a member of the ACSM, ACP, and the AMSSM on which he serves on the research committee and faculty for the annual Fellows’ Research and Leadership Conference.

Dr. Gubanich’s clinical and research interests include the management of sports concussion, treatment of musculoskeletal and medical problems in athletes, performance optimization, injury prevention, and returning athletes to play. Dr. Gubanich has a passion for the promotion of positive health behavior and physical activity for athletes of all ages and levels of competition.

Undergraduate: Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1997.

Medical School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2001.

Residency: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2004.

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2005.

Graduate: Masters of Public Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2007

Locations & Physicians

Our physicians are located at the following neighborhood locations, where you can make same day and next day appointments. To make an appointment at any of our locations, please call 513-636-4366. All of our athletic trainers have access to appointment scheduling and can make appointments for any student or athlete.



Anderson Dr. Kate Berz; Dr. Gregory Walker
Burnet   Dr. Eric Wall; Dr. Shital Parikh
Green Township     Dr. Gregory Walker; Dr. Shital Parikh
Liberty Dr. Paul Gubanich; Dr. Eric Wall; Dr. Shital Parikh
Mason Dr. Paul Gubanich; Dr. Kelsey Logan; Dr. Eric Wall
Northern Kentucky Dr. Kate Berz; Dr. Shital Parikh
Oak Dr. Kate Berz; Dr. Kelsey Logan; Dr. Eric Wall

Conditions Treated

The Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s is comprised of a team of specialists trained to treat a variety of sports-related injuries and conditions, including:

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Ankle Instability
  • Articular Cartilage Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia of the Patella
  • Chronic/Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Exercise-induced Asthma
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement / Hip Impingement
  • Fractures
  • Gait Issues / Abnormalities
  • Gamekeeper’s Thumb / Skier’s Thumb
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Gymnast Wrist
  • Heel Pain / Sever’s Disease
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome
  • Labral Tears
  • Little League Elbow
  • Little League Shoulder
  • Meniscus Issues / Injuries
  • Multidirectional Instability of Shoulder
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Overhead Athlete Dysfunction
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellar Subluxation / Patellar Dislocation
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome / Runner’s Knee
  • Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shin Splints / Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Spondylolysis / Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Sternoclavicular (SC) and Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Turf Toe
  • Ulnar / Medial Collateral Injury of Elbow

Orthopaedic Sports Center

Comprehensive Care for Young Athletes

If your child suffers an athletic-related injury, our care team’s goal is a quick return to the playing field. Orthopaedic surgeons are ready to repair sports injuries in ligaments or cartilage of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle or elbow joint.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Division offers world-class sports medicine services, including operative and non-operative treatment of sports-related conditions and injuries. Our experts are dedicated to ensuring your child’s safe and prompt return to sports.

Our orthopaedic sports surgeons have received referrals and treated patients from all over the world for complex joint conditions, revision of failed surgery and cartilage restoration procedures. The surgeons of the Orthopaedic Sports Center use cutting-edge technology to avoid and treat growth plates during surgical procedures, reducing the risk of growth disturbances such as limb deformity or shortening near joints. Our high level of care improves the outcome for your child, meaning a quicker return to the playing field.
Anesthesia Services provides expert pain management for children and adolescents with unique needs, ensuring safe and pain-free surgery. Our dedicated Pain Management Services uses single-shot and continuous peripheral nerve blocks to keep your child as comfortable as possible after surgery.

Our surgeons are experts in state-of-the-art arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery. We use these cutting-edge techniques to treat sports-related injuries affecting the ligaments or cartilage of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle or elbow joint.

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
  • Shoulder dislocation or instability
  • Patellar dislocation or instability
  • OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
  • Hip – labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Ankle and elbow arthroscopy

The recently launched OCD clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that is the first of its kind in the world.

Sports Physical Therapy

The Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Program at Cincinnati Children’s is designed to meet the needs of young athletes. From personalized sports physical therapy regimens to rehabilitation following injury and surgery, our sports-experienced physical therapists help young athletes get back in the game quickly and safely.

Why Choose Us

Our experts understand how a child’s musculoskeletal development must guide the rehabilitation process to provide safe and effective treatment. Our program manages a wide variety of overuse and traumatic injuries and conditions in children and young adults.

Our goal is to return your child to an active lifestyle as soon as possible, with a minimal chance for future injury. Our program offers seamless integration through:

  • Individualized evaluation of each athlete along with a customized rehabilitation program
  • Customized treatment to help each child maximize his or her potential using the advanced pediatric rehabilitation techniques
  • Ongoing consultations with the young adult, parents / guardians, families, coaches and physician to help ensure appropriate intervention for the child
  • Sports injury prevention programs to help the athlete stay healthy and minimize re-injury

Family-Centered Care

Our physical therapists believe strongly in the power of family encouragement and involvement. Parents or those close to the child are encouraged to attend therapy sessions, held every day of the week, by appointment only.

Speciality Clinics

Golfer’s Clinic

Thrower’s Clinic

Runner’s Clinic

Dance Clinic