I would say I feel less confident when giving an eval on my own compared to when I'm doing treatments/rehab.
A treatment option I've given a lot to patients, especially football players, is ice. This is mostly for acute injuries like smashed hands/fingers or ankle sprains to help the patient with pain management. The outcome I'm hoping to achieve is of course diminished pain and to judge its effectiveness the only thing you can really do is ask the patient how the injured body part feels after icing for 15-20 minutes. For the future, I know that simply applying ice isn't the number option for treating a patient but it does help lead to other treatment options once the pain is lowered.
Clinical goal: I will further develop my skills when it comes to injury evaluations by doing at least 2 hands on independent evaluations per week.
When it comes to my progress on this clinical goal I definitely feel like my injury evaluation skills have gotten better. I'm not able to do an evaluation every week though because there are some weeks where no one gets hurts or I'm not there. But when the opportunity rises I am more than comfortable to do the evaluation. I am also progressing well through my clinical packet and meeting those goals. This week I obtained 10 attempts and 2 masteries towards my clinical packet.