SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - John Burroughs High School
By: Angie Vitale (MAT Class of 2016) and Morgan Jasperson (MAT Class of 2017)
This semester, we have had the great opportunity to be placed at John Burroughs High School for our clinical rotations. Located in Ladue, Missouri, John Burroughs is a small private, coed high school for grades 7-12. John Burroughs takes a holistic approach to education, placing heavy emphasis on extracurricular activities to help develop the individual on a higher level. It is evident through our interactions with these students that their participation in sports has a positive impact on their lives in many ways. Not only are the students respectful and show impeccable sportsmanship during competition, but they also exhibit a strong sense of unity with their teammates and enjoyment in what they do.
Our preceptor, Dean Tiffany, ATC, has been the head athletic trainer at John Burroughs for over 16 years. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration at Lindenwood University. In addition to his role as head ATC, Dean also is the school’s assistant athletic director, as well as the boys’ JV and Varsity wrestling coach.
We came into this semester with winter sports in full swing, allowing us to dive right in to basketball and wrestling events. Under the supervision of Dean, we have taken part in injury prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation for these athletes. Wrestling, in particular, has been a very eye opening experience for us in terms of the broad spectrum of injuries we have seen, from acute blood and wound care to concussion recognition/treatment. Recently we hosted our district’s wrestling tournament, which proved to be a great experience in both injury management and event planning and coordination. As winter sports wind down, we are looking forward to the upcoming spring season!
We wish the best of luck to all our athletes now and in the future. Go Bombers!!
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.