Witham kicks off new athletic-assessment program

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Witham Health Services has launched a new program to assist athletes in attaining a competitive advantage and reducing risks of sports injuries – “Sports Performance Enhancement.”

In the program, which is supported by Witham Orthopedic Associates and Witham Rehabilitation Services, a physical therapist conducts a thorough patient assessment to identify areas of strength and weakness. The assessment includes a manual muscle test for deficiencies related to a sport, range of motion of individualized joints and assessments of vertical jump, balance and speed.

The program is designed to focus on reducing deficiencies and reaching individualized goals in a small group setting. This program is appropriate for middle school and high school athletes, as well as adults, who wish to improve form, quickness and power. The program includes a pre- and post-assessment report with video comparison.

Assessments will be administered at the Witham Family YMCA on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Additional afternoon sessions might be added, based on demand. Cost is $250 for 12 sessions over a six-week period.

Contact the Witham Rehabilitation Department at 765-485-8999 for registration and details.

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