March 22, 2021
SLU AT Student Grows Through Preceptor's Trust and Support with Billiken Athletics
By: Gabrielle Herod (MAT Class of 2021)
This Spring semester I am still at Saint Louis University with Petra, Knight MS, ATC, CES. I am mainly with Women’s Basketball, where most of the time I am assisting them with practices, games, treatments, and continuing injury prevention. I see the difference on how more intense Division 1 sports are and still find the time to treat each athlete but at times it is rushed depending on the day. Covid-19 screening has given me a great new skill that I am sure we will be doing for at least the next year.
I primarily assist with new injuries and design rehabilitation programs for different and pre-existing issues. All of our sports are in season right now so I am heavy on the treatments for the athletes which is great because it continues to give me great practice on different modalities. Petra has been the best preceptor I’ve had. She not only trust and gives me the freedom to go with my gut and treat how I deem fit, but she teaches me so much that will prepare me for this profession.
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.