12 high school students receive instruction from MC athletic trainers

Seven Marietta College students majoring in athletic training became the teachers for two hours Sunday, Nov. 20, as the Department of Athletic Training presented a seminar on lower extremity assessment and treatments. Twelve area high school students participated in the class, which began at 1 p.m. in the athletic training classroom in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.

"The goal of the seminar was to allow our students the opportunity to present and teach a topic pertaining to athletic training," said Sam Crowther, director of the athletic training program at the College. "We hope it generates interest in the field of athletic training to area high school students, showcase our facility and students, and possibly recruit students into our athletic training education program."

Crowther and MC seniors Brandon Pierce, Megan Luse, Beth Nathaniel, Chad Showen, Andrea Tardivo, Mary Janae Deats, and Nicole Neumann covered topics including ankle and foot anatomy, taping of the ankle and arches of the foot, assessment techniques for ankle and foot injuries, knee anatomy, assessment techniques for the knee, treatment of ankle and knee injuries, and basic rehabilitation of the ankle and knee.

"We made it as hands on as possible, with students practicing the techniques on each other with the guidance of our students," Crowther said.