Does what you have learned in the classroom during Modalities parallel what you experience during clinical? Give examples where possible.
Throughout this week during modalities I have learn how to set up electrical stimulation. I have used this skill every time I have been in the clinic. I have set up over ten people now on stim. I feel a lot more helpful in the clinic because I can easily help my preceptors when they are busy with another athlete. I am now able to use my skills of setting up stim on them to help make treatment time go faster for them because they do not have to wait until the head athletic trainer is available. Although the first time I set an athlete up to stim I had to have my preceptor come check to make sure I set everything up right, ever since then I have set athletes up and listened to what the head athletic trainer want them to be set on. Since I have learned how stim works, being in the clinic is a lot less stressful because I am able to help more athletes. As I am in season, I have a hard time attending a practice, so I have been scheduled for morning treatment. During morning treatment, multiple athletes just come in for stim. So now I can easily set the athlete up, so my preceptor does not have to stop what their doing to come help me. I believe learning how to set and use stim on athletes was one of the most helpful skills to know in the clinic. I am also able to know the different type of stim that can be used and why they are used. For example when athletes come in with pain in a certain area I know we would use IFC stim for that athlete. Also I have been working with an athlete who recently has had surgery, when she is set up for stim I know we would use Russian to help strengthen her muscles.