This week was the start to all of the spring sports in high school, meaning the fun was about to begin. We started off the week at Battle, where we had a varsity men’s soccer game starting at 5. We got to Battle at 3:30 so we were able to do some clinic coverage before the game. At about 4:30 we drove over to the soccer fields, which are located in the back of Sugar Hollow Park. As we were driving up we saw some soccer players down on the practice field with their shirts off, it quickly came to our heads, “did they cancel the game and not tell us?” After we parked we realized that we had parked next to the referee for the game. We asked him if he knew anything about the game being changed, he simply answered with “I wasn’t informed of anything like that.” Bre went up to the coach that was with the team on the practice field and asked why no one was here; he said that they had to cancel the game because the fields were too wet. After that we just headed back to Emory. The next day that I was able to get clinical experience was Wednesday; we were at PH for a load of events including baseball, softball, and soccer. We first started off in the clinic, where Bre reserved a phone call, it was the Holston Track coach, he had a boy that was running with a metal object between his legs and cut open his inner thigh and part of his “manhood” he said the cut looked deep enough for stiches but he wanted to talk to Bre first. She told him to send him to the hospital because he probably needs a tetanus shot. After that call we went out to baseball, in the middle of the game Bre received a call from the track coach saying there was a girl jumper who had jumped and landed odd that was complaining of a knee injury. We were rushed up to the track by the head AD where we saw a girl sitting in the pit, I thought it was her right knee that was injured, however when we started talking to her we found out it was the left knee, she had jumped and hyperextended her knee, her muscles were guarding and tight which is where she was getting the pain from., Bre told her to ice and take and easy for the rest of the day. After returning to the baseball game they ended up winning by one in an extra inning. Then we drove up to soccer where the second half just started, however it went back very fast, they ended up loosing by one. After the soccer game we drove back over to the softball fields and finished out the night with a disappointing lose 10-0.
I did not receive any masteries this week, however I will be setting up meetings with DC to start reviews for my exit exam.
This week was a little more exciting then the past three weeks, where there was not much of anything going on with the sports teams at the high schools. On Monday, we were at Patrick Henry; we were in the clinic for most of the time working on our packets waiting for the baseball scrimmage to start. But once the game started we were able to go out and watch from the dugout. This was our first time doing anything with baseball, however we have seen most of these boys before. Some of the boys played basketball and some of them wrestled, so I was more confortable now then when we first began because we were able to build some relationships with the players, get to know them, their conditions, and their names. It was a boring day for baseball, with no injuries and a kind of gloomy day out.
Brittany and I were getting ready to leave for Battle for a soccer scrimmage, when all the sudden my car just decided to turn on all of the lights on the dashboard, so I was not able to go to Battle. That happening worked out in my favor, I was able to go into Patrick Henry on Wednesday, where all of the fun happened.
When I got to Patrick Henry, within the first 10 minutes and young girl, 14 years old, had hit her hand on a locker in the softball locker room. I began an evaluation with a bunch of questions, asking what happened, how it happened, if it had happened before, and where the most pain was. She pointed to her third metacarpal and also had pain in her thumb, she complained about having numbness in her fingers as well. I began to palpate and test range of motion where she was extremely jumpy and looked to be in a lot of pain. After ROM I did two compression tests, where both came back positive. After testing Bre explain to the girl that it would be best for her to go get an x-ray because we believe that she may have fractured her bone. She is growing which means her bones are also very fragile where they can easily be broken. After we finished and gave her ice we went out to the baseball field for another scrimmage, it was sunny and almost blinding. When the game began the PH boys where in the field, as I watched in the first inning I could tell they could not see the ball coming at them because the sun was directly in their eyes, after Burton got three outs the score was 3-0 Burton. However once PH was up to bat the Burton boys quickly realized the difficulty with trying to see the ball. After the first inning was over the PH boys had gone up 8-3. Because it was a scrimmage we left after the first inning at 6 o’clock.
This week was a little harder to get attempts with sports games starting up, although I was able get my first actual eval of the year. YAY SPRING BREAK!!
This week has been like the past three weeks, being with high school, they are on a dead period were they are not having games and very few practices. However this week was the start of games. But at Emory since we didn’t get a load of snow we got a tornado, which didn’t happen.. the weather man was wrong.. We were experiencing Wednesday and Thursday. However Wednesday was the day the tornado was suppose to came through. We did not get a tornado, but we did get A LOT of rain. With the chance of the tornado and the high winds, they schools only had a half day, which cancelled all after school events. Then on Thursday, we were traveling to Battle high school for a soccer scrimmage.. which got cancelled due to all the rain flooding the fields. We were only able to do clinic work. However, doing clinic coverage we are able to work in a books a lot, I was able to achieve 12 more masteries. Achieving those masteries helped me get back to achieving my goals. After Thursday I was only able to get 2 hours and 30 minutes, which did not meet the 5 hour minimum limit for the week. I was able to talk to Melissa and clinically experience in the clinic at Emory on Friday… for the first time in a year… CRAZY. I was a little nervous going into the clinic because it had been so long I was worried I wouldn’t know how to do anything. However, I was able to review with Bre on Thursday, which helped me feel more comfortable. Friday felt like normal, almost like I hadn’t stopped experiencing. I was able to help with a couple rehabs: Chloe, ACL, Asia, ACL, Austin, ACL, and Creighton, labrum tear.
This week, was a lot easier then normal to achieve masteries due to the sports teams not having games yet, being in the clinic, we are able to sit and review without people coming in constantly. I was able to achieve 12 more masteries, which is still behind, but this week I should be able to get more because there are not any sports events yet, so we will be in the clinic.