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In today's athletic world the need to improve never ends. Carle Sports Medicine team offers the finest in clinical treatment to prevent sport-related injury, recover from injury or find a method of training best suited to develop your skill set.
Through relationships with the University of Illinois - as the official healthcare provider of Fighting Illini Athletics - several central Illinois high schools and the specialty training program from Athletic Republic™, we have consistently demonstrated that we can offer everything you need to improve.

Carle Performance Enhancement Programs

For further questions or to sign up for any of the Performance Enhancement programs below, please contact or leave a message at (217) 383-9756. 
Athletic Republic™ Acceleration Program
The best get better when the lights aren't shining. To ensure that you reach your full potential, the Athletic Republic training program at Carle Sports Medicine offers you the opportunity to have the same offseason that the world's best athletes have.

Athletic Republic Acceleration is a four to eight week speed and power training program that’ll enhance performance by focusing on agility, vertical jump, body mechanics and sprint work. Our state-of-the-art treadmills will assist in pushing you past your previous limits and to a new level of speed and performance. The training sessions are set up to be performed three times per week for four-, six- or eight-week increments.
Vertical Jump Training 
Having a few more inches on your vertical can mean elevating higher to hit that jump shot or finishing that spike instead of being blocked. This four-, six- or eight-week program will focus on improving your explosive leaping ability through teaching proper movement mechanics, strengthening essential lower and upper body musculature, and restoring key mobility needed to maximize potential. Through use of Vertimax™ training, plyometrics, and medicine-ball and resistance-band training, we have the tools for you to reach new heights. Pre- and post-training measures will be recorded to gauge your improvements. This program meets for two sessions per week.
Sport-Specific Training
This specialized six-week program is designed to increase athletic ability for athletes across the many disciplines of sport. After an evaluation determining your current attributes, we program drills and the mobility-, strengthening- and focused-training you need to improve athletic performance in your specific sport. In conjunction with patented Athletic Republic™ Resistance Cord Programs ThrowingCord™, HittingCord™ or KickingCord™ technologies, our program offers training for:
·         Baseball.
·         Basketball.
·         Football.
·         Golf.
·         Hockey.
·         Soccer.
·         Softball.
·         Tennis and other racquet sports.
·         Volleyball.

Running Clinic
Running is one of the easiest and most popular forms of exercise. Yet recent studies show that more than 50% of runners will report an overuse injury each year! Insert Carle Sports Medicine’s Running Clinic: your guide for injury prevention. In these sessions, you’ll meet with an experienced health professional who’ll evaluate functional movement patterns, mobility, biomechanical risk factors, and video analysis of walking and running gait – and will work with you to create an exercise plan to reduce the risk of overuse injury. Learn how to put your best foot forward!

ACL Bridge Program
ACL reconstruction (ACLR) is a commonly performed surgery to assist in athlete recovery and return to activity from ACL injury. Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation are critical in returning athletes to levels of prior sport performance. Recent studies have demonstrated an up-to-seven-times greater risk of additional injury to the same or opposite leg if patients aren't yet meeting functional, time-based and mental criteria when they return fully to sports. Our ACL Bridge Program is designed to prepare active patients both physically and mentally to return to the rigors of sport participation and help reduce their risk of further injury. Training and testing batteries were designed with the most recent evidence to prepare each athlete to return to what they love, playing their sport.

PEAK Personal Training
This individualized program is designed to address your personal fitness/athletic performance goals. Workouts are based on specific evaluation and testing that focuses on the individual strengths and weaknesses of each participant. Through the support and professional guidance of our Certified Athletic Trainers, you will improve your fitness level and learn how to train and exercise safely, while working toward improving your strength and overall fitness/performance. These personal training sessions are typically set up two to three times per week for six weeks.
Performance Enhancement Registration


Cancer Survivorship Exercise Program
After going through cancer treatment, it’s common to have less physical strength, lower endurance, and less flexibility and range of motion than before. Special exercises and training can help rehabilitate your body after treatment. Our ten-week Cancer Survivorship Exercise Program aims to help people regain strength, endurance and flexibility after cancer treatment. Guided by our sports medicine specialists – and alongside others in a friendly group setting – you’ll work on rehabbing your body at a comfortable pace overseen by experts.

To sign up for the Cancer Survivorship Exercise Program, click here or contact Classes are held in ten week increments with one session each quarter of the year. More information on the Cancer Survivorship Exercise Program can be found here.

Senior Exercise Class
Have you lost strength? Have you noticed that you’ve lost flexibility or range of motion in your joints and muscles? Are you having difficulty reaching items in a cabinet or kneeling down to pick something up off the floor?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Carle Sports Medicine is here to help. At Carle Sports Medicine, we offer a Senior Exercise Class designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance and overall daily-life function. With an emphasis on resistance training (utilizing dumbbells and resistance bands provided in the class), stretching exercises, balance exercises and improving your motor skills, the overall goal is simple: improving your quality of life.
Requirements for the class are simple: you need to be able to stand for 20 minutes at a time, have a note from a doctor stating that you’re approved for participating in an exercise class – and you must be ready to have fun exercising! We look forward to having you join the class. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Carle Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located at 2300 S. First St. in Champaign, IL (the corner of First St. and Windsor Rd.). 
Taking Care of Mom: Postpartum Exercise Class (Coming Soon)
You’ve just been released by your maternal-health provider to start exercising…now what? Post-pregnancy exercise has been linked to increased strength and control of abdominal muscles, and it can elevate energy and promote better sleep. Working in a group environment with like-minded individuals can help in relieving stress and anxiety as you adapt to your postpartum lifestyle. Whether this is your first postpartum experience or not, this class is designed to help you get used to your postpartum body and have a safe return to exercise progression.



Graston Technique®:
The art of gua sha massage, or the use of an instrument for soft-tissue mobilization, has been around for centuries to help rehabilitate soft-tissue injuries. Graston Technique is the leading form of treatment used by licensed medical professionals. It’s been shown to be equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and to pre- and post-surgical patients, and in helping people maintain optimal range of motion.
Common Treatment Conditions:
  • Ankle pain (Achilles tendinosis/itis).
  • Wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome).
  • Neck pain (cervical sprain/strain).
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Hamstring injuries.
  • Hip pain.
  • IT band (iliotibial band).
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylosis/itis).
  • Back pain (lumbar sprain/strain).
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylosis/itis).
  • Knee pain (patellofemoral disorders).
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis).
  • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff tendinosis/itis).
  • Scar tissue.
  • Trigger finger.
  • Women’s health (post-mastectomy and cesarean scarring).


Free Sports Injury Evaluation Clinic

Carle Sports Medicine offers free sports injury evaluations during our clinic walk-in hours. These evaluations are open to athletes of all ages and you don’t have to be a Carle patient. Our team of skilled professionals will evaluate your sports injury and offer suggestions, including:
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Physician referrals when needed
  • Return-to-play recommendations
  • Injury prevention tips
Walk-in Clinic Hours
2300 S. First St., Champaign, IL (corner of First St. and Windsor Rd.)
Monday through Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Monday through Thursday: 4 - 6 p.m.
The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) at University of Illinois
Carle Sports Medicine is also at the ARC on the University of Illinois campus. This location offers physical therapy appointments and walk-in athletic training. Call (217) 383-9500 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Recovery Program

Carle Sports Medicine offers medical procedures paired with sport rehabilitation therapy, designed to get you back to your active lifestyle. Our physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and physician assistants evaluate, repair, train and enhance athletes of every skill level. The Sports Medicine team accepts referrals and works closely with doctors and specialists within and outside of Carle.
Program highlights Include:
  • Specialized medical procedures including guided ultrasound for the treatment of tennis and golfer's elbow, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis (ultrasound guided injections, percutaneous tenotomy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures)
  • Individualized pre, post and nonoperative rehabilitation and conditioning
  • Evaluation, consultation and performance enhancement recommendations for athletes of all levels
  • Individualized and group education, fitness and injury prevention programs
  • Collegial research and data collection skills, and resources to advance research in sports medicine and rehabilitation


School Partnerships

We know the value of teamwork. That's why we partner with over 20 area high schools to provide strength and conditioning programs, physician evaluations, sports injury prevention and education. We also have collegiate partnerships with Parkland College, the University of Illinois, Danville Area Community College and various club programs in the area.
If you would like more information about Carle Sports Medicine, call (217) 383-9500.
Click here for a list of each school with their corresponding Athletic Trainer's contact information. Athletes are encouraged to work with their assigned trainer to address their sports injury.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.