SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Triad High School
By: Jazmon Carroll (MAT Class of 2019)
Since August, I have had the opportunity to join the athletic training staff and student athletes at Triad High School in Troy, Illinois. I have had the pleasure in observing and learning from Jack Edgar ATC, my preceptor, as we work with Triad Athletics. So far, our main focus has been on football, but I have also been given opportunities to work with individual athletes of other sports as they progress through their injury rehabilitation.
Each day, I arrive about two hours before all practices begin. During this time, I assist in practice prep and preparing the athletes for practice, through taping, modality and manual therapy. After all preparations are finish, I then go out and cover football practice. Typically, you can find me at every football practice, every Varsity football game, every home JV/Freshman football game, and every home soccer game. Being at these events is important because it allows me to not only provide medical assistance when needed, but I am also able to connect and get to know the athletes.
Ending the game with a victory is thrilling, but for me the most rewarding part would have to be witnessing an injured athlete return to play, and I would say that I have the best seat in the house.