I would like to reflect on my goal of: expanding my knowledge of evaluation skills and executing of special tests in order to become more accurate in diagnosing injuries. I feel like I have definitely made a lot of progress in this category of my goals. Being with the football team has allowed me to have a ton of opportunities to perform clinical evaluations. In doing so, I have gotten a lot of practice with the special tests and diagnosing a variety of injuries with accuracy. I have also gotten comfortable with the hip, a section that i struggled with severely last year and was nervous about coming into this year. I believe the independence with evaluations has pushed me to be more analytical and pick situations apart more in order to come up with my ideas and how I should proceed in an evaluation. As for my other goals, I am on track with my goal of completing my clinical question research in the Month of November. My goal of completing 10 masteries per week has slacked as of late. I started off strong early in the semester with filling out everything I did and getting signatures, but I have not been doing so well with it lately. I have a lot of attempts and masteries that I can get credit for from both clinical experience and PBL's, but I need to fill them out and get them signed. I feel like I am in a more comfortable position with attempts and masteries this semester than the past two, despite slacking as of late.
Each week, the students in our Athletic Training Program are required to post a journal entry. These can be typed our video recordings. Each week we focus on a different topic relating to clinicals, research, EBP, classes, or life in general. We are also graded through our websites, so if you notice any weird notes or things that do not make sense it is probably part of an assignment. Take a minute to check them out!