|Kristen Jeans and Tony Mosello|
My internship was filled with great experiences, but there were also a few challenges as well. Evaluating a child is a lot tougher than evaluating a high school kid; you have to be able to tell when there is an injury or just when they want attention. It is also difficult to get them to concentrate long enough in order to evaluate or treat them. Another very different aspect is how you talk to them. These kids obviously don’t understand all of the medical jargon we know, so talking to them in a way they understand is very important. Working with youth athletes is extremely different from older sports, but they require just as much care and treatment. Over the summer, I have gained a substantial amount of experience on how to not only evaluate and treat athletes in youth sports, but how no interact with them as well! My second and final placement at CBC was an immensely importing learning experience, one that is sure to follow me throughout my future professional career thanks to Kristen!