March 26, 2022
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March 14, 2022
Since the start of the semester at De Smet Jesuit High School, I have witnessed a new atmosphere and approach to athletic training compared to the collegiate level I experienced last semester. The head athletic trainer, SLU alum Dan Herrin MAT, ATC from Mercy Sports Medicine, has formed relationships with the athletes, their families, and the coaches that creates an overall mutual respect between the different parties, and trust in his evaluation and care with the athletes. He has taught me that one of the most important characteristics to have as an athletic trainer is to be personable and make those close relationships with all people involved, so that you know you are trusted, and it will make communicating and decision making with the athletes and their families much easier. I have been able to learn more about what goes into the athletic trainer position just by simply talking with Dan and hearing about all his past experiences, and by questioning his reasoning for using different techniques why he does certain treatments for an athlete.
March 13, 2022
Currently, Sammie is the only AT for Fontbonne, so I’ve had the opportunity to work with all sports that are in season. This includes the men’s and women’s basketball teams who I have been able to work with throughout their playoff season and going into championships. I am also working with baseball, softball, cheer, dance, and men’s volleyball as they start their seasons.
At Fontbonne I have been working with a lot of modalities such as electrical stim, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and muscle cupping. Muscle cupping is something I had not used clinically prior to Fontbonne so its been really fun learning this new technique. My confidence in all of these modalities has grown exponentially so I’m super grateful for Sammie being patient when I still had a lot of questions.