For the third time this winter, LeRoy High School has emerged as the Performer of the Week winner. Before, it had been the Girls Basketball team who had come out on top; this week, the #2 team in Class A Wrestling, on the heels of their Randy Bowman Invitational Championship, staged a furious rally in the last couple of hours behind a record number of voters to come away with the award. A total of 830 voters went to the polls, far surpassing the previous record of 696 set earlier this fall. Votes came from 25 states, plus Canada, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
The wrestling squad will receive a framed certificate for their achievement, while LeRoy HS will receive its third check for $100 for its PE department.
Is there anybody out there who thinks they can steal LeRoy’s thunder? Nominations for Week #7 can now be turned in at firstname.lastname@example.org before next Wednesday, February 1 at 10 PM.
Although many high school have at least one trainer on staff, there are still several across the country that cannot afford such a luxury. Also, many coaches are called upon to act as trainers and handle many of the preventive measures to help their athletes. For these reasons, Champion Fitness Physical Therapy ATC Kevin Casey, who serves as the head trainer at Pontiac (IL) High School, has produced a series of videos, highlighting some of the more prevalent areas that coaches will find useful.
Video 1—-Lower Extremity Taping techniques—Ankle sprains, Arch problems, and Two methods of handling turf toe
Video 2—-Knee Taping Techniques—Hyperextended Knee, MCL Sprains, Patellar Tendonitis
Video 3—-Elbow and Hand Taping Techniques—Hyperextended Elbow, Buddy Taping of Fingers
Here is a simple set of exercises that could reap huge benefits with the #1 problem out there for physical therapy. More than 80% of Americans suffer from some kind of back issues, and this short workout can definitely take steps in the right direction.
Another great job by our voters!!!! Over 300 voters and close to 16, 000 votes cast! And another come from behind win! In resounding style!!!!
Congratulations to Molly Marcum of LeRoy HS, this week’s winner of the Performer of the Week honor. It’s Molly’s second time as a winner, but this time she gets it all by herself. Last time she got to share it with teammate Ashley Walker. Molly will receive a framed certificate for her achievement, and LeRoy HS will garner its 2nd $100 check this winter for the PE Department.
Week #6 is underway. Nominations can be truned in to email@example.com by 10 PM on January 25!
Congratulations to Pontiac’s Kyle Crowley, the winner of Week #4 of the Performer of the Week contest. The cold and the snow gave people lots of reason to stay by their computers in the past 24 hours. A whopping 624 voters took advantage of this contest from 25 states around the country and Canada. Kyle will receive a framed certificate while Pontiac High School earns 4100 for its PE department.
Week #5 nominations are due by Wednesday, January 18 at 10 PM. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeat nominees are welcome!!!!
Week #3 winners of the Performer of the Week contest came from the undefeated El Paso-Gridley Girls basketball team. You would never know they are riding high with their accomplishments. They came out of the State Farm Classsic over Christmas as 1A-2A champions, defeating a very good Central Catholic team, have a bullseye on teir backs now with their record, and still seem intent on taking care of business with each game in 2012. Most importantly, they seem to be enjoying the moment, a lesson all of us could learn. They were very appreciative of their award, yet were not going to let it go to their heads. Instead, they were just enjoying the recognition, a pair of small towns who have joined forces to produce a quality basketball team, and, more importantly, a quality group of young ladies. Their coach, Kyle Bobbitt, said it best, “I really appreciate you coming over and having this contest to honor our girls’ accomplishment. The whole experience of the tournament, being interviewed on WEEK, and winning this Performer of the Week will be something that these girls remember for a lifetime.” ‘Nuff said.
Week #4 will begin this Thursday. Get your nominations in by Wednesday night at 10!
Owner and Physical Therapist Jeffery C. Schade announced recently that TWO new physical therapy clinics will open by the end of January. The sites are located in Metamora at 912 W. Mt. Vernon Ave. and in Newton at 100 S. Sycamore. With seventeen clinics now all over central Illinois, Champion Fitness Physical Therapy continues its efforts to be able to offer its many services to area families. The company has always maintained a strong reputation for standing behind its patients by scheduling their first appointment within 24-48 hours, educating them along the way, and offering a caring staff who makes the physical therapy process as convenient and comfortable as possible.
Owner Schade is excited about the opportunity to provide services to both areas. “We are thrilled with the chance to have these clinics in Metamora and Newton,” Schade said. “These communities are exactly the type we look for when we search for areas to possibly expand. The city officials and the townspeople in both cities have been exceptionally warm to our arrival, and we look forward to serving the clientele in both areas. Our physical therapists for these clinics, Michael Bennington for Metamora and Cory Hanley for Newton, are both a couple of the top therapists in our company, so that should make things easy as well,” Schade noted.”
Schade went on to add, “The goal with each patient is to help that individual ‘Get Busy Living!’ We want that person to get back to enjoying the lifestyle that he or she was doing earlier, or even things he or she maybe hasn’t done for years, things like dancing at a wedding reception, or swinging that driver on the first tee, pushing that lawnmower, or planting those onions in the backyard garden. At Champion Fitness Physical Therapy, the patient comes first-always!”
Among the services offered by the clinic include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities, and recovery exercise programs. Regardless of the situation, whether it be an accident occurring at home, an athletic injury, an industrial rehabilitation case, or just a case of Mother Nature catching up to an individual, Champion Fitness Physical Therapy gives the folks in both the Metamora-Germantown Hills area and the Newton-Jasper County area an opportunity to receive prompt, convenient, and comforting care. “We would like to be your choice for physical therapy for the rest of your life,” Schade concluded.
At 8:00 this morning, only 550 votes had been cast in this week’s Performer of the Week contest from a grand total of 9 voters.
THEN, the word spread….and the voters got involved…and the schools got involved…and the votes started coming in rapidly.
Some got kicked out (watch that rapid-voting, people!!!!), but more got involved…and we had a tremendous finish with 177 voters casting over 5300 votes.
Congrats to the El Paso-Gridley Girls basketball team who staged a late rally in the last half hour to come from behind and capture Week #3 honors. This undefeated squad will receive a framed certificate in honor of their winning the State Farm Classic, and EPG’s PE department will receive a check for $100.
Let’s do it again! NOMINATIONS for Week #4 can be sent to email@example.com by next Wednesday, January 11 at 10 PM.
LEROY Clinic—“I can’t say enough about the people there. I felt at home. Everyone was so nice and caring. I felt like a human, not a number. Loved my experience.”
TUSCOLA Clinic—“I’ve had 4 joint replacements in the past 5 years. Each time I have chosen Champion Fitness for my physical therapy. I don’t think I could have made it through the last 5 years without (them).”
URBANA Clinic—“…phenomenal PT!…very thorough, concise, and offers time for questions! …a hard-working group with a touch of ‘fun,’ smiles, and a personal touch!”
STREATOR Clinic—“The whole crew would be like ratings on the stock market—Triple A+!”
DWIGHT Clinic—“This was the fourth time I (have) received PT. Every time was great!”
I want to thank you for setting the climate of your organization. I have only been to the Champaign office but it they are any example, it is a good organization. There were a few times when others substituted in from other offices with the same level of care and concern, so I don’t think it is unique to that one location. If I am ever in need of further assistance with a therapy provider, you can be sure I will want to return to Champion! Tell (the girls) Thanks for me.