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Published: 4-Sep-2013
Regional Sports Medicine Launches Athlete Acceleration Program

SPEARFISH, SDRegional Sports Medicine recently launched a new elite athlete acceleration program called Regional Elite Performance. The six-week program includes training with a certified performance specialist with expertise in strength and conditioning, and is structured for high school and college athletes seeking to improve to the next level.

"Our staff received specialized training from Athletes Performance, an Arizona-based performance program that works with a gamut of athletes, including many professionals. We saw a need for next-level athletics in this area," said Ron Van Dyke, Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. "Regional Elite Performance offers safe, effective training that, for the first time, will allow serious high school and college athletes the ability to improve their overall athletic performance."

The goal of the Regional Elite Performance program is to evaluate the level of each athlete and develop a strategic plan centered on their performance objectives. Participants are trained in movement preparation, flexibility, speed, power, conditioning and recovery. Individual performance training sessions are an hour and a half, take place year-round, and are offered for individuals, groups or teams.

Participants who complete the program receive a T-shirt. They receive height, weight and functional movement screening, and performance testing in vertical jump, pro agility, 10-yard sprint and top end speed on the state of the art Woodway Curve treadmill.

To register, call (605) 644-4370 or visit www.regionalhealth.com/performance for more information.

Regional Health provides a continuum of care through its hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Regional Health includes Regional Hospitals and Clinics, Regional Medical Clinics, Regional Urgent Care, Regional Senior Care, Regional Cancer Care Institute, Regional Heart Doctors, Regional Rehabilitation Institute and Regional Behavioral Health Center, all serving communities in western South Dakota.