After rotating through all the sports and preceptors, I must say there is no place like home! I am now back with my primary preceptor. Being with my primary preceptor makes me feel comfortable because I am going back to someone I’m comfortable with, along with my favorite sport, soccer. I am with the amazing and hilarious Chaypin Buchanan (ATC). Chaypin always furthers my AT knowledge giving me scenarios in which I would choose a treatment or perform certain actions. This helps me know what to do and what not to do in certain scenarios. After going through lots of material in Lower Extremities, Anatomy and Kinesiology, and Modalities, I feel a lot more comfortable in my clinical setting. Using these three classes allows me to reason through injuries, stretches, treatments, and patient care. Doing this shows me how far I have already grown in my journey to become an ATC, and shows me what I need to work on. Overall, I feel a lot more comfortable when I am gaining clinical experience. I know what to expect in each setting and how to care for each athlete and sport differently.
This is my primary preceptor. Some people get confused when they find out this is my preceptor. I am often asked "How? That makes no sense! Really!?" I know it may be hard to believe, but Athletic Training is just that cool. It is just that simple!