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Sports Medicine

Athletic rehabilitation and training services

Young male therapists evaluating man's knee

AthletiCare at St. John’s is a full-service athletic program that provides rehabilitative and training services for athletes attending area high schools and colleges. The St. John’s AthletiCare team visits participating schools to assess injured athletes, follow-up with students already in a rehabilitation program, and assist coaches with injury prevention and recognition.

Female therapist working on female athlete

Athletic training

The St. John’s athletic training school outreach model is similar to a Division I athletic program, allowing student athletes to have access to superior, comprehensive services not found in most schools. The training program helps to coordinate care and allows trainers to work closely to provide comprehensive sideline preemptive care for athletes.

Putting the Athlete First

The St. John’s team offers athletes access to an unparalleled continuum of care and are experienced in the evaluation and treatment of acute injury and illness, working directly with coaching staffs to ensure the highest degree of safety in both the prevention and treatment of all types of sports injuries.

Athletic training services

  • Regular communication with parents, athletes, and administrators at assigned schools.
  • Preparation of athletes for practice and competition, including taping, bandaging and bracing.
  • Preseason baseline ImPACT and post-concussion testing.
  • IHSA body fat testing for wrestling.
  • Assistance and implementation of treatment, rehabilitation and conditioning protocols.
  • Interaction with physicians and other medical personnel regarding athlete status.
AthletiCare physician working with young girl athlete

AthletiCare Physician services

The team at St. John’s AthletiCare is prepared to see athletes with any type of sports injury and understands that every athlete wants to get back to the game as quickly as possible. To make an appointment with an AthletiCare physician, please call 217-744-7529

When an injury does occur, our board-certified physicians offer a full range of consultation and treatment options and are dedicated to the motivation and empowerment of every athlete - no matter what their state of their health or fitness may be.

Treatment options

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for the Knee & Hip Meniscal Repairs

  • Articular cartilage restoration procedures
  • Reconstructive knee procedures (ACL, Total)
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction
  • Tendinitis
  • Patellar subluxations/dislocations
  • Bursitis
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Sprains/Strains

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for the Shoulder

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Shoulder stabilizations
  • Injections
  • Sprains/Strains

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Foot & Ankle

  • Sprains/Strains
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Peroneal tendon injury
  • Bunionectomy Return to Play Program (includes physical therapy, aquatics and return to running program)
  • Stress fractures
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Tendonopathy