State-of-the-art sports athletic development, sports performance training and reconditioning in Northwest Indiana.

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Our Team

A Comprehensive, Integrated Approach That Works

Frank Eksten

Director of Sports Performance, Sports Medicine, Stength and Conditioning

Frank is a leading expert with over 30 years experience in the field of strength and conditioning and athletic development. His extensive background in developing athletes at all levels helped provide the vision to offer sports medicine care alongside athletic development and performance training – all in one first-class facility.

Kevin Devine

Athletic Development Coordinator

After graduating from Crown Point High School, Kevin went to Indiana University and majored in Exercise Science. While at Indiana University he rode in the Little 500 for 3 years. He also received his Master’s Degree at Indiana University in Applied Sports Science. Kevin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also certified through USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach, a Certified Functional Strength Coach and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified which evaluates movement, identify asymmetries, and aids in performance and recovery.

Jenny Guillen

Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer

Jenny graduated from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, with a major in Athletic Training and a double minor in Sport Studies and Strength and Conditioning. After working as a certified athletic trainer for a few years, Jenny pursued a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. While in Virginia, Jenny stayed active as an athletic trainer volunteering at the Marine Corps Marathon, Cherry Blossom 10k and the Home Court Charity basketball game and Georgetown University. Jenny has been working for our sports medicine program since September 2012 and is certified in the Hesch method of treating lumbopelvic malalignments. Jenny is also an ImPACT trainer physical therapist and is certified in trigger point dry needling. 

Erin Palangio

Certified Athletic Trainer/L, ITAT

Erin Palangio earned her Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Lock Haven University (PA). She has previously worked in professional minor league hockey. Erin works closely with our sports medicine physicians and physical therapists, developing and implementing return-to-play programs for the athletes and working closely with our performance coaches to integrate the rehabilitating athlete into the normal training process.

Participating Physicians

Caring for injuries so you come back strong and healthy

John A. Guzzo, MD

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Location: Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

Ryan J. Plank, MD

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Location: Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

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Videos

Push-Pull Exercise

Frank Eksten, Director of Athletic Development, Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, talks about and demonstrates the benefits of using the Keiser Triple Trainer machine for push-pull exercises. The equipment takes a simple core exercise and makes it functional for sport. It also allows for accelerated movement and bring power into the movement.

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