To be holistic to a patient is to treat the whole patient and not just the injury/problem. In many cases the injury was caused by an impairment the athlete already had. So if you just treat the patient of the injury then you can’t really help the athlete fully. This job requires that we look at that aspect because we want to make sure the athlete will not have this injury again. Sometimes there is nothing that we could have done to prevent the injury from happening, but if we can then we should. The patients come to us wanting to better than before and not have the injury occur again. The athlete that I have for rehab needs to have proper mechanics to throw a baseball. Even if he is back to normal there is still a chance for that injury to happen if he has poor mechanics. I know that falls primarily on the coaches, but we still need to communicate this problem. Now I am not sure if the athlete had poor mechanics in High School and that's the reason, but it is something I am going to have to look for. I am doing the athlete a disservice if I let him go back to participation if I haven’t treated the actual problem.
For the clinical packet attempts and masteries I can say that it is going really good. My preceptor really helps me with reaching my goal for this semester. The first month has been kinda slow and I haven’t been able to reach it, but now that we gone over some illnesses in Gen Med I am starting to really get my attempts in. Anything I do in the clinic I always write down what I did in my book if I can get an attempt or mastery. This past week I met my goal and I hope it is a reoccurring thing as well.