Article reposted from Texas A&M International University Dust Devils
Author: Tim Fairhead
The Texas A&M International University Athletic Training Staff got some hands-on experience at Shirley Field on Wednesday. Members of the staff had an opportunity to attend a spine boarding session hosted at Shirley Field.
For the first time in either district’s history, UISD and LISD came together to prepare athletic trainers for the upcoming football season.
The districts, in partnership with Laredo’s first responders hosted a special clinic on dealing with spinal injuries and how to properly place athletes on a spine board.
Head Athletic Trainer Ernst Feisner saw the opportunity as a great way to get student-trainers hands-on experience with spinal injuries and how to properly respond. Feisner commented, “I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the spine boarding clinic hosted by LISD. It gave my Athletic Training students a chance to learn vital skills from doctors and Athletic Trainers in town. It also gave the students, Sarai , and I a chance to interact with other ATs and some of their students.”
The clinic was attended by trainers from both school districts, Laredo Sports Medicine, Laredo Fire Department, and Victorious Care Ambulance service.