Name: Ashley Wiley, ATC
Alma Mater: Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center
What’s your current gig: I am a full-time VIRTUAL COVID screener for Concentra/Select Medical.
Most Important Thing in Your Bag: Ice bags (kiddos’ lifeline)
What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there AT job you’ve ever worked: Rugby (when I first started)
Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an AT: I had an athlete, who was originally from France, chase a ball down the basketball court. She landed awkwardly and hard on her elbow causing a dislocation. I was a student AT at the time and only one of the ATs were on the sideline. After calling EMS, I got the privilege of riding to the hospital with her, filling out paperwork and staying by her side for about 3 hours in the hospital. She had no social security number and her parents only spoke French. The AT that was away at the time was able to coach me through the phone on what to do, what forms I needed to fill out, school’s insurance paperwork, etc. At the end of the night, the coach and AT staff applauded me for what I had done. Needless to say, I was scared to death with it being my first time dealing with a major injury.
Quote/Lyric/Line that sums up Athletic Training For You:
“Life transitions all in my way but still I’m all worked out each and everyday. No matter what I’ll continue to run, for the rest of my life until my work is done.” -Jonathan Nelson
What does your day to day look like?
A chaotic but manageable/flexible work schedule with a small side of exercise.
What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?
Moving from East TX to Dallas, TX with no job. I also went from a full-time AT at a high school to strictly PRN/per diem.
When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?
Sleeping or traveling outside of Dallas.
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