November 07, 2011

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Marquette High School

This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their clinical instructor. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction is a major asset for the SLU AT education program.

Marquette High School
By. Hilary Orf (MAT Class of 2013)

Home of the Mustangs!
This semester, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to do my clinical practicum at my alma mater, Marquette High School, in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Elena Claus ATC is the Athletic Trainer there and she has been more than helpful with showing me the ropes of the profession.  She takes special care to explain what tests she’s performing and why she’s performing them.  She is always asking what I’m learning in class and does her best to integrate what I’m learning in the classroom to the real world.  I get to take histories, palpate, and perform the special tests we’ve learned in class to help determine what the problem/injury might be. The athletic training room at Marquette might not be the largest, but we use every inch of it to the best of our ability and we’re constantly busy.  I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Elena Claus ATC directs the activity while SLU AT Student Hilary Orf assists an injured athlete off the field.

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