October 28, 2017

SLU AT Student Values the Hands-on Clinical Opportunities at Christian Brothers College HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Christian Brothers College High School
By: Wyatt Whitegoat (SLU MAT Class of 2019)

This year, I have the opportunity to enhance my skills as an athletic training student at Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School. At CBC, I am currently covering football, soccer, and cross-country. My preceptor, Kristin Jeans ATC, LMT, who works at CBC through Mercy Sports Medicine, has made the opportunity a remarkable experience.
At the guidance of Kristin, I am able assess and treat injuries by applying the knowledge I gained from my previous clinical settings and lectures. As I apply my techniques, Kristin has been very interactive and responsive with my approach, which has enhanced my clinical judgment and confidence as an athletic training student.

Moreover, at CBC I am able to enhance my knowledge and capabilities of manual therapy. As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Kristin has been able to demonstrate various massage techniques for muscular related release for the body. The techniques used have been beneficial for pre- and post-treatments. As a strong believer of manual therapy, I have learned tremendous massage therapy skills that I will consistently utilize.
Lastly, at CBC I am able to improve and gain more knowledge focused on rehabilitation. Rehabilitation has always been an interest of mine, so being able to integrate and learn skills from a clinical site and preceptor, like Kristin, has been a great component to my confidence as a future athletic trainer.

Overall, Christian Brothers College High School has been a great site. I am continually excited about the skills I will learn throughout the year. 

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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