March 12, 2017

SLU AT Student Has a Well-Rounded Clinical Experience at Parkway South High School

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Parkway South High School
By: Wyatt Whitegoat (SLU MAT Class of 2018)

Parkway South High School (PSHS) has been an incredible clinical site that has given me confidence, knowledge, and skills of becoming a well-rounded athletic trainer. Being an athletic training student at PSHS, I have been exposed to a diverse population of athletes (whether it be injured or uninjured athletes) whom have allowed me to improve and enhance their athletic abilities in their respective sports. At the core of my success for learning and application of skills has been the communication and relationship I developed with the athletes at PSHS.
In addition to the athletes, my preceptor Michael Tzianos ATC, who works as South's AT through Mercy Sports Medicine, has been a valuable resource toward the enhancement of my skills. He has provided me new and creative techniques of taping, rehabilitating, bracing, and manual therapy through a hands-on experience. In addition, Michael is remarkable one-on-one mentor with his students, in that he ensures his reasoning and application for using a certain technique. Working under and collaborating with Michael has been remarkable experience, especially with his approach of building on what I already know from a classroom setting with new approaches and techniques of treatment.

Overall, Parkway South High School has been an amazing clinical site that is preparing me to become a well-round athletic trainer.

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.

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