November 24, 2013

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Parkway North High School

Parkway North High School – Home of the Vikings 
By: Jay Maturan (MAT Class of 2014) and Mike Griffith (MAT Class of 2015)

This semester, we had our clinical rotation at Parkway North High School and a part of the Parkway School District.  Our preceptor is Jim Craghead, ATC, the Parkway North athletic trainer who is contracted through PRORehab. Working with Jim has been a great experience. During our time here we have been able to perform numerous evaluations, treatment, assessment, rehabilitation and helped athletes return to play. Everyone who works at the school was very accepting of the two of us and express their appreciation for all of our help.

Jim Craghead ATC with SLU AT students Jay Maturan and Mike Griffith
Working closely with Jim helped us grow so much as a student and as a future health care professional. He provided us with opportunities to apply the knowledge we learned in the classroom to a real life situation.  We really enjoyed the experience and learning that we have had at Parkway North.

SLU AT students Mike Griffith, Jay Maturan, Abby Breseman and Will Rath at Parkway North-Kirkwood football game.
At Parkway North they have a wide variety of sports such as football, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, field hockey, cross country, track and field, water polo, swimming, basketball and baseball. This fall, the softball team even made it all the way to the state final 4, ever since 1980’s.  Both football and soccer teams all made it to playoffs. Finally, it was a great atmosphere to work with such great talent as the high school level. I can’t wait for the winter and spring season to start. GO VIKINGS!

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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