By Grace Golembiewski (MAT Class of 2024)
This summer I had the opportunity to complete my clinical field experience with the Columbus Crew in Columbus, OH, under the guidance of my preceptor, Head Athletic Trainer, Chris Rumsey, MS, LAT, ATC. This unique experience has greatly improved my professional development in a variety of ways. For instance, I have learned the value of interprofessional healthcare collaboration due to the extensive sports performance and medical staff that ensures the safety, care, and physical and mental well-being of every athlete.
In addition, I have discovered a wide range of therapeutic modalities that complement my previous knowledge about therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation including new manual therapy techniques, shockwave, microcurrent, CareWear, etc. Overall, I am extremely grateful for the remarkable opportunity to learn from the entire sports performance and medical staff at the Columbus Crew, and I am excited to continue expanding my professional skills and knowledge throughout the summer semester.
This is one of a series of posts authored by students enrolled in the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program. The number of clinical sites, the quality and diversity of the clinical experience opportunities, and the contemporary expertise of our preceptors are strengths of the CAATE Accredited SLU AT Program.