We feel like this more cellular and biological approach will provide us with more information. We are hoping to be able to progress this again next semester into possibly doing our own personal research, and being able to contribute to literature. Our committee we have chosen is Beth Funkhouser, Melissa Davis, Scott Pennington, Brandon Surber, Chandler Copeland, and Joseph Vess. We chose Beth to be on our committee because she was the initial inspiration for our project last semester and is very helpful in finding us pilot research for us to begin looking at. We chose Melissa because she has a lot of experience with many different teams. This may be useful especially later when we decide to narrow our research further. Scott is an athletic training alumni from Emory & Henry and now is in the DPT program in Marion. We were able to meet with him this week and he sounds very interested and willing to help us out a lot. I think for this clinical question we will need help in combing through what minimal research is already out there, and he is one person who seems eager to help us out. Not to mention he was once in our shoes and will be very helpful in putting the final touches on our research. Brandon and Chandler are two seniors in our program who have really inspired us to push ourselves hard and want to present our work at Ampersand day. Not only have they been inspirational to us, but they have also done a lot of research on tendons and may be help in finding research, refining our work, and asking questions that we may not have asked ourselves. Last, but not least is Joe. He has the connections to get us to be able to present our work and will be crucial in being able to further our plan for next semester’s research.
Overall, Meg and I are excited to see what we will find. We have a few articles that we have looked over and believe this will be a good project for us.
This week I had 2 Masteries and 5 Attempts in my clinical packet.
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.