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Envision Your Best

Consistent with our mind-body-spirit philosophy, our sports performance services encompass the comprehensive nature of the individual. In the words of Franz Alexander, MD, “The fact that the mind rules the body is, in spite of its neglect by biology and medicine, the most fundamental fact we know about the process of life.” Or as Knute Rockne said, “Football is a game played with arms, legs, and shoulders- but mostly from the neck up.”

Learn to work through performance anxiety that can lead to injury or failure, using a variety of modalities that maximize potential. We offer hypnosis to enhance performance, overcome self-sabotage, let go of mental blocks, encourage healthier nutrition choices, increase endurance, and reduce anxiety. We provide referrals for therapeutic massage for prevention of injury. We teach visualization training for performance execution of specific skills and for the physical development to enhance success!

These services are for youth and adult athletes. Research documents the effectiveness of these modalities. For example, one study determined that shooting percentages increased by 70% when players visualized the ball going into the basket. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7-time Mr. Olympia, did not just “lift the weight.” He focused, lifted the weight, contracted the muscle, and envisioned his muscle development with each bicep curl, bench press, or dead lift. You or your child can do the same thing with your performance in any sport!

We understand how important it can be at the youth’s age to perform their best in sports from a social standpoint, college scholarship hopes, and parents’ concerns about their child not suffering injuries or excess pressure. We provide an integrated approach to help bring out the true meaning of sports: teamwork, character development, the sweet taste of success, but most importantly that feeling that you have truly done your very best, and beaten your own ‘personal best’ using good sportsmanship!

Now is the time to take advantage of this type of service, whether your sport is basketball, football, baseball, softball, martial arts, tennis, golf, cross country, track, soccer, weight training, competitive body building, gymnastics, equestrian, or . . . you get the idea!

Insurance or private pay accepted.

Call Dr. Cindy Stear at 815-957-0115

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay, and there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.

Connections Therapy Center will not discriminate in the provision of health care services to an individual:

  1. Because the individual is unable to pay for the health care services;
  2. Because payment for those services would be made under Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); or
  3. Based upon the individual’s race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Connections Therapy Center

1047 Cannell Court
Rockton, IL 61072

p: 815-957-0115
f: 866-813-6462

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