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Behind the Blue

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2018) – Each year, athletes flip, dunk and swim their way to wins and national titles. What we don’t see are the countless staff members working to keep these athletes healthy and in shape before, during and after their meets, games and matches.

People like Dr. Kim Kaiser, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Kaiser not only serves patients in the UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine clinic, she’s also team doctor for UK Gymnastics. Along with the gymnastics team, Kaiser is headed to St. Louis for the 2018 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships.

In this episode of Behind the Blue, Kaiser shares how she works with athletes to insure they’re in shape and feeling healthy for class and game time. She also provides insights into how research being done at UK Sports Medicine will help reduce and hopefully prevent the long-term effects of repeated head injury and concussion. Kaiser also discusses why she chose to come to Lexington from Missouri and how her experience as a student athlete better enables her to treat both college athletes and patients in clinic who have their own athletic goals.  

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue