After listening to the seniors present their ATSO presentation, I became very interested in learning more about what athletes can take to make themselves better. There are certain athletes that are in the clinic very often for the same chronic injuries. Since I have been participating in a lot of morning treatments, I was able to see a lot of the same people come in every week. I noticed they had the same injury every time, and it wasn’t just because they had surgery. So, my group Katie, Am, and me, decided to come up with the PICO p-college athletes, I- sodium magnesium potassium, c- results of cramp relief with use of either of the three interventions, o- decrease in cramps/ return of cramps. There is one particular athlete who cramped none stop during her season and after listening to the presentation I began curious. I was with this female athlete for most of my clinical experience last year because my rotation fell with their team 3 times. So this clinical question arose between the three of us in order to figure out if there is a way to stop chronic cramping. I selected these people to be in my clinical question with me because last semester we worked really well together. We also have the same unique schedule as one another allowing us to have better time scheduling to meet with one another, especially Am and I. It is very critical to have the same schedule to be able to find time to get together because each of us doing different parts is hard to put together and know the same things. So working together we are able to know each others thoughts and what we all put into our research. We also were all very interested in the same topic, which really helped in picking a clinical group. We will all be able to participate in this clinical question and be able show feedback to one another because we are all very interested in this topic.
This week I was able to reach my clinical goal again. I was able to get more than 7 masteries due to having a practical with Brianna. Throughout the week I was also able to get all my attempts for my goal. This week I was able to double my attempts, as I perform attempts with both Brianne and Chapypin to prepare myself for my practical. I was able to get 23 attempts. I also completed a personal goal, this week I prepared very hard for my shoulder practical and I was able to perform every shoulder special test on Briannes practical.
These journal entries express my experience as an athletic training student