Jordan Dielmann, LAT, ATC, has one year of experience as a Ministry Door County Medical Center athletic trainer under her belt, but, she says, “I’m looking forward to many more.”
Jordan brings her youthful energy and perspective to her work as an athletic trainer at Sevastopol and Gibraltar High Schools, working with student athletes in all high school sports by providing support at home events, practices and playoff games. “I really enjoy seeing athletes be the best they can be, no matter their skill level,” she says.
Jordan became interested in athletic training while working as the manager of her high school football team. An avid athlete herself (she played high school soccer and continues to enjoy running), she was attracted to athletic training because it combines the sports world with the medical field. She attended UW-Stevens Point and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Nutrition.
Her work encompasses everything from teaching kids about proper exercise technique and nutrition, to co-leading Ministry’s sports performance summer program, to bringing her extensive knowledge of physiology and orthopedic injury to her teams. “A common misconception about athletic trainers is that we are at the same skill and certification level as a personal trainer,” she explains. “In fact, athletic trainers must have their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Athletic Training, be board certified, and licensed by the state. We are knowledgeable in first aid, CPR/AED, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of orthopedic injuries. At Ministry we work closely with our extensive team of physical therapists, ER staff, nurses, doctors and surgeons.”
Ministry donates athletic training services to local schools. “It’s something we believe is important to keep young people healthy, and to contribute to overall community health,” says Deb Whitelaw-Gorski, Director of Rehab Services.
Jordan serves on the medical team that supports athletes of all ages at silent sporting events including the Door County Triathlon, Door County Half Marathon, Crossroads Trail Run, and Fall 50. She loves working in a small community, and looks forward to seeing her first group of high school freshman through to graduation. “I can’t wait to see what they’re able to accomplish in the next four years,” she says.