This week was my last week with volleyball. Again, I'm reminded how fast 2 weeks goes by. Honestly, nothing extremely bizarre happened. I continued to learn how to release knots by doing pressure point, which I feel I am very competent at doing now. I also got to attempt cupping on an athlete which was pretty cool. This week I also volunteered to help out with the football game. I was really excited for this because I love football. I got to tape a lot of ankles which is always fun, and I was also in charge of the teams hydration. I really didn't think filling up water bottles was going to be so tiring, until I realized how much water football players drink. THEY DRINK SO MUCH WATER!!!! I basically ran up and down the sideline the whole game making sure the bottles were full. To an outsider this probably sounds awful, but honestly, I was just happy to be there. Also, the players were very thankful, and the other athletic training students were essentially cheering me on, so I maintained the energy to keep going.
An update on my goals
I feel like my goals are currently struggling. The main issue I am facing is that I can't get masters on many of the topics because we have to learn them in class before we can attempt them. I'm assuming this is because it is the beginning of the semester, and we can only go so fast. I have been able to stay on track with one of my goals, which is "I will work towards mastering all tape jobs by preforming at least 3-5 tape jobs a week." I have done several tape jobs this week, and I am starting to feel fairly comfortable doing them. Another way we can get masters is by explaining them to a certified athletic trainer. This week I plan on going back to the masters from preseason and explaining them to gain more attempts and masters.
This is where I do my weekly clinical blog assignment. There is either a prompt I am responding to, or I just talk about something exciting I saw during the week.