April 06, 2024

SLU AT Student Exploring Baseball as a Spring Clinical Experience

By: Madison Wriborg (MAT Class of 2025)

For my clinical rotation this spring I am with Ben Heimos, ATC, LAT, CSCS at Saint Louis University assisting with the Baseball team. Coming into this spring the staff, coaches, and athletes have really welcomed me into their environment and have created a fun and comfortable space to grow and learn. Something I really like about assisting Ben is the freedom to treat athletes but also having the guidance when it is needed. So far during this rotation I have gotten to hone in on skills such as taping, soft tissue work, and evaluating/assessing the athletes. While assisting baseball I get to assess and treat a lot of shoulders and arms which has been great for fostering my professional development. Going to clinicals I get to learn something new every day and while I am still in this developmental stage of my career it is exciting I get to see and assess so much while assisting Ben and the baseball team. I am excited to see what is to come within these next few weeks and know I will feel confident within my skills after my time assisting the Billikens! 

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.

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