SHELBYVILLE - The HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital Rehabilitation Department is offering their sixth annual sports enhancement program to all junior high and high school athletes. This summer program will give students an opportunity to understand their strengths and weaknesses and to focus on increasing the individual’s speed, strength, agility and power.
 
The eight-week sports enhancement program will run from June 4 – July 27, 2018 at the HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department located at 201 S. Cedar, Shelbyville. Classes are an hour and a half in length.
 
Student-athletes are offered a choice of class days and times at registration. Classes meet twice a week. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class times are 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, 1– 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 –  4 p.m. Fee is $150.00 per athlete, which includes screenings and training. If you bring a friend or family member who also registers, you’ll receive a $10 discount.
 
Strength training is a vital part of a balanced exercise routine that includes aerobic activity and flexibility. These strength training classes will be led by rehabilitation professionals, Sarah Thoele, PT, CSCS, DPT and Michelle McClain, PT. Athletes will be measured through a series of drills, activities and tasks before starting the program. These tests will be repeated at the end of the eight-week training program to gauge each athlete’s progress.
 
“We believe that this program will help students become better athletes and improve their game, regardless of the sport,” Thoele explained. “The hospital strongly believes in the importance of wellness so we will also focus on injury prevention to keep the athlete in the game.”

To register, go to www.hshsgoodshepherd.org or call 217-774-6434. Credit cards are accepted or you may mail your payment along with the registration form to HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, attn: Rehabilitation Services, 200 S. Cedar, Shelbyville, IL 62565.

Class sizes are limited to eight athletes. Deadline is June 1. Registration will be confirmed with payment. Please register your athlete for the program by June 1. For more information, please call 217-774-6434.
 
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About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.   
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visitwww.hospitalsisters.org

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