What has been your favorite part of your clinical experience so far? Why? What makes that special for you?
My favorite part of clinical experience has been working with rehab athletes. Since I have been through the process with rehab, I really enjoy encouraging the athletes to continue to work. I enjoy seeing the progress the athletes make from when they first start and when they finish. I especially enjoy it because I know how they feel. I can relate to them and tell them about my experience as a way to encourage them to continue. It is special to me because I have been working with one particular athlete and she has changed since I first started working with her. She used to get upset during rehab and wouldnt try as hard because she felt as if it was no use. Although after I began working with her and relating a lot of the process about what I have went through, she began to change and become motivated. Now she comes to me for others things not related to athletic training because I have built a trust with her. I really enjoy knowing I have impacted her life by just starting off with her trusting me. Now we have built a strong relationship and I am very thankful for that.