May 01, 2014

SLU AT Students Have a Busy Spring Caring for the Pioneers

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Kirkwood High School
By: Connor Doherty (SLU MAT Class of 2015)

This semester we have had the pleasure of gaining clinical experience at Kirkwood High School.  The Athletic Trainer here, Denise Grider, has provided an exceptional environment for us to gain valuable experience and help out all of the great Pioneer athletes.  Everyone in Kirkwood has been very welcoming to us and has made us feel as if we had been here for years.  We have been able to enjoy the great facilities that Kirkwood High School has, including their gymnasiums, outdoor fields, and athletic training room.  

Denise Grider ATC with SLU AT students Connor Doherty and Abby Breseman.
During the Winter and Spring seasons we have worked with Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Girl’s Soccer, Track and Field, and Boy’s Volleyball teams.  During both seasons we have kept very busy with all of the different athletes and keeping them all in tip-top shape.  We have been able to practice evaluations, immediate care, taping techniques, and rehab protocol.  

Both Abby and I have learned so much from Denise and working with all of the athletes here at Kirkwood and will take this new knowledge to our next clinical placement or out into the real world.

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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