March 21, 2020

SLU AT Student Broadens His Clinical Skills at Bishop DuBourg High School

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Bishop DuBourg High School
By: Joey Wenzl (SLU MAT Class of 2021)

This semester at Bishop DuBourg High School, I have been immersed in the high school setting. Initially I was a little concerned about how I would adapt coming from Washington University that had just about every modality to a place that had only ice. However, I have learned that there are many ways to solve the problems with other techniques that don’t involve the use of modalities. 

This has helped me gain confidence with what I can do and how I learn. This has also could be useful in the future as I start looking for a job, knowing it doesn’t matter if the place has all the fancy equipment to use. Nate has shown me manual techniques that he uses that make working without the modalities effective. I have started to pick up on some of them as we have progressed through the semester and as they have matched up with the coursework. 

If I have questions about anything my preceptor, SSM Health Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Nate Jarman ATC is a wonderful person to ask. He is knowledgeable in many subjects and is willing to answer my questions. He also quizzes me which keeps me on my toes. If he’s working on someone and it isn’t that busy, he’ll ask questions about what he’s doing or the structures he’s working on and how that all relates and why that caused the injury or condition that has the person coming in to see us that day. 

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.

No comments: