by William Chiasson
My time in Sports Medicine at Reedley High School can only be described as a hands on, applicable class that is as educational as it is fun. The teacher, Mr. Kirby Kauk, does an excellent job of keeping the class entertaining with his endless number of stories and outrageously corny jokes that somehow amazingly help us study for tests.
Sports Med involves learning basic First-Aid and taping techniques to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate sports related injuries. However, the same skills and concepts can easily be applied to every day life, such as how wearing a heavy backpack on one shoulder can literally deform one’s spine into a Scoliosis-type deformation.
Other activities offered in the class include competitions in Fresno, helping out in the training room at sports games, and participating in the Sports Medicine club. I highly recommend this class to anyone, especially athletes. It is a very useful class that can help improve athletic performance, prepare one for an emergency First-Aid situation, and shows how rewarding it is to help fellow RHS students working hard at sports practice to put Reedley High on top!
To learn a little more about Sports Med, check out KRL’s profile of teacher Kirby Kauk.