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About Me

Hello!

My name is Maria Lopez and I am the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Mabank ISD and Sports Medicine Instructor. This is my third year at Mabank and I can't wait to see what this new school year has in store for us all!

I graduated from Tarleton State University and worked at Abilene Bone and Joint Clinic in Abilene, Tx as medical assistant for orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Derek Padon, MD and as contract athletic trainer for the school districts around the area. 

I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico but grew up in Dublin, Tx where my two sisters, brother, and parents currently live. 

I absolutely love what I do! My goal was to ultimately be at a high school setting and teach about the career I love and enjoy. I am excited to start the new school year with all of my students, old and new, and the great people I work with. 

I hope everyone has a great and blessed new school year! Good luck to all of our athletes and coaches! 

Mabank Sports Medicine

6th Period: 1:01 pm-1:48 pm

7th Period: 1:52 pm- 2:39 pm

 

Sports Medicine is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, coaching, nutrition, surgeon or doctor of any kind, and other sports medicine related fields. The course includes class work and practical hands-on application in the following areas: sports injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, taping and wrapping of injuries, first aid/CPR/AED, emergency procedures, and examination of athletic injuries. 

5th Period: 11:27 am-12:00 pm

 

This course is designed for athletic training students. You must be accepted into the Sports Medicine Program to take this course! It provides an in-depth study and application of the components of sports medicine including but not limited to: basic rehabilitative techniques, prevention, recognition and care of musculoskeletal injuries; injuries to the young athlete; drugs in sports, modern issues in sports medicine. Individualized and independent assignments will be included in this course. This course will involve outside of class time homework and time required working with athletes and athletic teams. 

8th Period: 2:43 pm- 3:30 pm

 

Sports Medicine III is recommended for students in grades 11-12. This course provides a logical progression for students that have advanced through the sports medicine courses and provide them with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained to athletic injury recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation through research investigations and applications related to sports medicine. The course provides opportunities for advanced student in the sports medicine program to research, investigate, prepare, and present article reviews, case studies, research projects, visual poster presentations, and multimedia presentations on instructor-approved topics.