Samantha Shruck, LAT, ATC

“The goal of any athletic training program is to teach students basic scientific information and to have them learn and apply it. However, I feel it is more important to have students look at the human body as a whole and teach them how to critically think through and apply the information using real-life scenarios and hands-on learning opportunities.”

Title

Assistant athletic trainer, associate faculty member

Educational Background

  • M.S., Illinois State University – Normal, IL
  • B.S.,  Concordia University-Wisconsin – Mequon, WI

Year joined Franklin

2017

Expertise

My focus is on manual therapy techniques and lower extremity movement patterns, specifically those of track and field and cross country athletes.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Professional Experience

  • Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Champion team, 2016
  • NCAA III Regional Cross Country Championships, 2018

Research and Presentations

Shruck SJ, Begalle RL, Stanek JM: “The Effects of TRX Suspension Training on an Asymmetrical Weight Shift During a Double-Leg Squat [master thesis].” Normal, IL: Illinois State University; 2017

Shruck, SJ, Tesch, CS: “Chiari Malformation in a Football Player: A Case Report.” Poster presented at: 2015 Wisconsin Athletic Trainer’s Association Free Communication Case Study Poster Presentation; March 2015; Milwaukee, WI

Certifications

  • Indiana State Licensure, 2017
  • M1 Graston Technique certified, 2016
  • NATA BOC certified, 2015

In My Spare Time…

In my spare time I love to cook and bake, craft, read, and hang out with friends and loved ones. I also love to spend time outside and travel, especially to kayak or hike.