News Release

‘Jump Clinic’ to be hosted Feb. 29th

February 5, 2020

NORTON, Kan. – Middle and high school students from Norton and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend a ‘Jump Clinic’ on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29th. The event will be hosted from 9 to 11 a.m. at the East Campus Gym in Norton. Cost is $5 per person, and participants may register and pay at the door.

The event is being sponsored by Norton County Hospital’s Rehabilitation department, and it will be led by two of the hospital’s physical therapists, Kellen Jacobs and Spencer Shirk. Students can expect to learn more about injury prevention and performance improvement during this two-hour clinic.

“Recent research has shown a dramatic increase in the number of knee injuries, particularly in the 13- to 17-year age group,” said Jacobs, DPT and director of rehabilitation at Norton County Hospital. “For this reason, we would like to educate our athletes more on what they can to do minimize their risk to stay in the game. Also, by lessening their risk, we can instruct and educate our athletes on how to improve their abilities and hopefully get the most out of their potential.”

If you have questions about the clinic on Feb. 29th, please call 785-874-2222.