October 23, 2012

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Parkway Central High School

Parkway Central High School, Home of the Colts!
by: Sarah Hall (SLU MAT Class of 2013)

Matt Markelz ATC and Sarah Hall (SLU MAT Class of 2013) tend to a  football player.
Parkway Central High School is a great school located off highway 141 in Chesterfield, Missouri.  It is a part of the Parkway School District.  At PCHS they have a wide variety of sports such as football, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, cross country, track, water polo, swimming and diving, basketball, and baseball.  Matt Markelz ATC is the PCHS athletic trainer contracted through PRORehab.

During the day Matt works at the ProRehab administration office and in the afternoon/evenings he can be found covering practice games at PCHS.  During my time here I have been able to perform numerous evaluations, discuss injuries with the team doctor, and help athletes return to play.  Matt works closely with the school’s athletic director and coaches to know upcoming game schedules and keep everyone informed of athletes current conditions.

Sarah pitches in for an injured athlete on a rainy night.
This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.

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