March 14, 2018

SLU AT Student Builds Clinical Skills Through Interactive Learning at Christian Brothers College HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Christian Brothers College High School
By: Wyatt Whitegoat (MAT Class of 2018)

Being at Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School for the academic year has been a wonderful opportunity! At CBC, I am currently covering volleyball, track and field, and baseball. My preceptor, Kristen Jeans ATC, LMT, who works at CBC through Mercy Sports Medicine, provides an immersive and interactive learning environment, which has allowed me to gain confidence, knowledge, and skills both academically and clinically.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Kristen has been able to enhance and improve my manual therapy skills. Thus far, I have learned various techniques that have been beneficial during my evaluation and rehabilitation approach for athletic injuries. As a strong believer of manual therapy, I have learned essential skills that I will continually apply in my clinical practice.
Having the opportunity to build my skills under the guidance of a remarkable preceptor, like Kristen, is magnificent! Kristen provides the time, motivation, and passion to teach me new skills, despite the busy hours in the training room. As a student, it is great to have a clinical instructor that is willing to discover and learn new skills. At CBC the ability to learn and grow as a clinician is mutual for Kristen and I, which has been the most rewarding experience for me!

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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