October 20, 2017

SLU AT Students See Their Skills Progressing with the Busy Pace at Affton HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Affton High School
By: Rory Cusack and Chase Long (SLU MAT Class of 2019)

At Affton High School, with our preceptor Becky Stigen ATC, we have been learning so much so fast!

Within the last 2 months, we have experienced many different types of injuries and have observed different sporting events at each level such as soccer, football, cross country, and more.

Within the last month, we have dealt with several situations in which we have had to send athletes to the hospital, for example, head laceration, fracture dislocation in the ankle, broken nose, and much more. As the semester as progressed, we have improved on our taping and evaluation skills. We are finally able to do real evaluations on the ankle and help figure out rehabilitation programs to help the athletes return to play.

Being at Affton is a great experience for us and we have been enjoying every minute of it. There is never a dull moment and we are continuously learning more and expanding our skill set.

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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