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Sports Medicine - AthletiCare

AthletiCare at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital is a comprehensive and complete outpatient sports medicine program, located on the HSHS St. Mary’s campus.

A female patient lays on her stomach on a trainers table as a trainer works on her ankle.

AthletiCare has a team of Certified Athletic Trainers. The AthletiCare staff provides care to area athletes by evaluating injuries, offering training assistance to coaches and game coverage for sporting events.

Common injuries and conditions managed by AthletiCare include concussion, shin pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, back pain, skin conditions, hand or foot injuries.

For more information on AthletiCare and the services available, call 217-464-5970

Sports Medicine Team

Our skilled health care team is specially trained in sports medicine. Athletic trainers evaluate injuries, offering training assistance to coaches and game coverage for sporting events all under the supervision of a board-certified physician who specializes in sports medicine.

A trainer works with a patient doing box jumps

Where We Work


Events and Organizations

  • Learn to Run
  • Path to Well Being
  • Mt. Zion JFL
  • Springfield Horseshoes
High school football player

Athlete's Edge

AthletiCare at HSHS St. Mary’s offers our student athletes a unique sports enhancement experience because the training is brought to your child’s school at a time convenient for them.

Each athlete will work to improve SPEED, AGILITY, VERTICAL JUMP and POWER, while training to PREVENT INJURY. We utilize all new equipment including: speed parachutes and heavy resistance cords for speed training, Vertimax jump system and plyo-boxes to maximize vertical jump, battle ropes and heavy med balls for developing power and more.

Pre- and Post-tests will be completed and sent to all parents at the conclusion of the camp.

Patient knee getting wraps

Guided Exercise Program

A guided exercise program (GEP) is for individuals with orthopedic difficulties or other conditions which affect their ability to perform physical tasks.

GEP enables participants to continue to exercise independently with the help and support of our knowledgeable staff. A health questionnaire and a waiver of liability is required.

AthletiCare colleagues will guide participants through an orientation process to familiarize them with the equipment and help establish a proper program for his or her needs and goals.

Program Fee:

$25 per month or $250 per year. Cash or checks accepted. Insurance will not be billed.

Path to Well Being Program

Under the direction of a health care provider, Path to Well Being participants will continue to exercise independently, build a new program as a bridge between formal therapy and GEP or take part in structured personal training sessions.

Participants work with a certified athletic trainer for 12 sessions. Each session lasts 30 to 45 minutes. The program can be one-on-one or in a group setting.

To qualify, participants need to either enroll in the program immediately after completing physical therapy or have a note from a physician stating he or she is fit for exercise.

Program Fee: 

$99; Includes 12 sessions. Cash or checks accepted. Insurance will not be billed.