October 23, 2020

SLU AT Student Finds Value in Clinical Experience Caring for SLU Billikens Men's Soccer

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Saint Louis University Billiken Athletics
By: Jose Blanco (SLU MAT Class of 2021)

This semester I have had the opportunity to work closely with SLU Men's Soccer Team. Athletic trainer Benjamin Heimos, ATC, MS has been my preceptor and both my and him have been providing our best care to all their athletes. So far, I have enjoyed taking care of a hardworking team with great encouraging coaches at a high competitive level. Growing up in a big soccer culture has made me appreciate the intensity and effort that the whole team puts on each practice regardless of not having a set schedule yet. 

Times recently have been full of uncertainties regarding having a season or not due to the pandemic we are living in right now. However, the staff of his team has done a great job at maintaining their motivation. The players have shown a high physical preparation, and thus injuries have been minimal. For those players affected by injuries, we have treated these players with the highest efficiency that we can provide. 

This opportunity has been awesome so far and I am eager to see what the soccer world can bring us on the next weeks. 

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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