August 05, 2019

SLU AT Student Appreciates Opportunity to Learn in High-Profile Setting at Ole Miss

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - University of Mississippi Athletics
By: Caitlyn Thomas (MAT Class of 2020)

This summer, I got the opportunity to get my field experience at Ole Miss with the women’s soccer team. I was super stoked to get experience at a Division I, Power-five university since this is the setting I want to pursue in my career.  My preceptor, Corbit Franks, MS, ATC, CES, is highly knowledgeable and is a fabulous teacher. The women on the soccer team are a fun bunch to be around and I am enjoying spending my time with them.
At Ole Miss, Corbit and a few other AT's have been teaching me about some new rehabilitative techniques, such as Active Release Technique and Postural Restoration Institute. They often use these techniques in their rehab protocols and see great results.

Another interesting aspect of my experience is getting to observe Brian Wiseman CSCS, the strength and conditioning coach, work with the women’s soccer team. I have been able to chat with him about why he incorporates certain exercises into their conditioning routine and I have seen Brian and Corbit work closely together to ensure the athletes are as healthy and fit as possible. I am excited for preseason to officially begin and to be around for the women’s first regular season game!

Students in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program have an immersive field experience in the summer between their two professional years in the program. This blog post details a student's reflection on their experience.

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