Willis-Knighton puts Benton High athletic program on cutting edge


The Benton High Tigers will have a leg up next school year when it comes to treating injuries sustained by student-athletes, thanks to the generosity of Willis-Knighton Health System.

Willis-Knighton donated $5,000 for Benton High School to put towards the purchase of a Therm-X AT machine, a portable device that can travel with athletes or be used in athletic training settings.

Designed for use in rehabilitation and sports medicine, the Therm-X AT combines cold, heat, contrast and compression therapy in one device and is intended to treat post-surgical and acute injuries to reduce edema, swelling and pain.

Willis-Knighton has partnered the past year with Bossier Schools to provide the services of Athletic Trainer Josh Cox at Benton High School, who has already put the machine to use in the treatment of freshman Taylor Martinez.

“In addition to having a professionally skilled athletic trainer in the weight room and on the sidelines, the Therm-X is one more way we are able to better care for our student-athletes,” said Benton High Head Football Coach Reynolds Moore. “We are greatly appreciative to Willis-Knighton for enabling us to integrate this cutting-edge technology into our athletic program and making our players’ health and safety a top priority.”