New AT Student Blog Post - Ryan Frantz (SLU MAT Class of 2019)
This spring, I had the opportunity to go and observe many different clinical sites in the Saint Louis area to increase my understanding of what it means to be an athletic trainer. Of the clinical sites visited, I found myself returning to Missouri Baptist most often. Ashley Broughton, MS, ATC and the PY1 students allowed me to practice my taping on them and provided advice as to how I could improve my work. Over the course of this semester, I have to say the success I have had at strengthening my taping abilities was greatly contributed to by those at Missouri Baptist. Observing at Missouri Baptist also provided a great opportunity to learn about the different types of technology used in the field, such as Normatek, ultrasound, and many others. Having little to no knowledge of such equipment, I was provided a quality introduction to how a lot of the technologies work which should prepare me for my future education.
This is one of a series of blog posts written by students entering the professional phase of the SLU AT Program as a part of MAT 3000 - AT Student Development II.