October 12, 2020

SLU AT Student Appreciates Preceptor's Approach in Clinical Experience at Bayless HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Bayless High School
By: Josh Hicks (SLU MAT Class of 2021)

During the Fall 2020 semester I am placed at Bayless High School. I was at this same location for the summer. My preceptor, Adam Krueger ATC, CSCS, SSM Health Sports Medicine, welcomed me back with open arms. The summer was very mild with injury compared to this fall semester. There was a day where we spent the day driving back and forth to the different facilities to deal with six or seven different injuries.

A unique experience I have gained while at Bayless is concussion rehab. I have been other places where they asked the athlete to exercise on a bike and asked them if they had symptoms. At Bayless my preceptor showed me the daily questionnaire and had a program of exercises that we made sport specific. 

Keeping the athletes motivated is another skill I have picked up on at Bayless. For example, there is a softball player with a jones fracture that warms up and sits near the dugout during practice. While we are checking in on softball, we take the injured athlete through drills that she can do to maintain her softball skill. My preceptor is always keeping an eye out for activities the team is doing that the injured athletes can participate in. 

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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