SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - John Burroughs School
By: Danielle Jabczynski (SLU MAT Class of 2019) and Caitlin Gibson (SLU MAT Class of 2018)
Our time at John Burroughs School (JBS) has been great this semester! The coaching staff communicates and trusts our judgement with returning athletes to play. This allows us to not feel pressured to have the athlete return too early. Our preceptor, Dean Tiffany ATC (also the Assistant Athletic Director) shows us how to effectively communicate with the coaching staff to make sure everyone is on the same page. By having the support from coaches, this allows for a comprehensive rehabilitation program including, but not limited to: core stabilization, flexibility, strengthening, neuromuscular training and sports specific exercises. With all these aspects in mind, we are able to have athletes return to play feeling confident and stronger than before.
This is a great environment for us to continue to expand our skills and knowledge in. With spring sports picking up, there is never a quiet moment in the athletic training room. It is great to be at a school with the close knit environment that JBS has. By continuing to work with the same athletes on a regular basis, we are building strong relationships that allow them to put their trust in us as well.
We are excited to take on the spring season with Dean to watch these motivated athletes progress, whether it be through their sport or rehabilitation.
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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