March 30, 2019

SLU AT Student Finds an Inspiring Mentor in Preceptor/Alum at Westminster Christian Academy

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Westminster Christian Academy
By: Sarah Menzuber (MAT Class of 2019)

Westminster Christian Academy has been an incredible clinical experience over the past 8 months. My preceptor, Mercy Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer and SLU alum, Katherine Love MAT, ATC, has been an inspiring mentor and athletic trainer to look up to. I cherish the relationships I have made with school coaches, administrators and many student athletes over the past months. As an athletic training student at Westminster Christian Academy, my clinical knowledge, assessment and management skills, and my problem-solving skills have flourished.
With Spring sports starting up, the athletic training room is very crowded once again. And as we transition from indoor sports to outdoor sports, we treat many athletes with lower extremity pathologies including, medial tibial stress syndrome, patellofemoral pain, quad or hamstring strains, and ankle sprains. The WCA teams are all off to a great start. Our girl’s and boy’s lacrosse teams each had their first game, and win, of the season. I am excited to watch them play this Spring and see the multitude of talent both teams have!

Working with high school athletes is such a blessing because of their love for the sports they play. I have worked with a variety of injuries this year and each athlete works hard to complete the rehab protocols Katherine and I make for them, so they can get back on the field or court as soon as possible.

I am fortunate to be a part of the WCA family. Go Wildcats!

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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