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Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Health Sciences
The purpose of this portfolio is to convey the mechanism, evaluation process, and rehabilitation plan for three orthopedic injuries occurring over the course of the past two years. Each case presents patients with whom I played a role in their care, progressively increasing my involvement as I grew and learned professionally. The cases include background information and case descriptions of three individual patients, their evaluation and rehabilitation plans are included. The first case discusses an athlete with a lumbar disc herniation that underwent a microdiscectomy. This case study was revised from it’s original version and submitted to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association student writing contest. Results from that contest have not been received at time of submission. The patient in the second case developed venous thoracic outlet syndrome with associated thrombosis. This case was presented at the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association annual symposium (student forum) after first submitting an abstract proposal which underwent peer review. The final case study includes a rehabilitation plan for a patient with a grade II medial collateral ligament sprain. The third case was a patient with whom I had full involvement in the case from time of initial injury, throughout the rehabilitation program and was able to watch him return to participation in football.
Dawson, Kristen, "An Athletic Training Portfolio: 3 Case Studies" (2018). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 555.