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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 14

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As we enter week 14 of the NFL season, many Fantasy Football leagues are in the midst of the playoffs.

To help Fantasy Football players advance their team to the next round, Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey is shedding light on some of the most notable player injuries impacting teams around the NFL. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which aims to help Fantasy players decide who to sit and who to start.

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Stretch of the Week: Child’s Pose with Pilate Ball

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Remember when having a Pilates ball was all the rage? For many, this piece of exercise equipment ended up being left lying around the house unused. For the month of December, however, the Weekly Stretch will be putting your Pilates ball back to work! Don’t have one? You can easily purchase one at any of our Athletico clinics!

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Why Your Posture May Be Causing Low Back Pain

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Have you ever had low back pain while sitting slumped over in your office chair or on your couch while watching TV? Have you ever had low back pain after a day of cleaning your house or garage? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you may be interested to know that your posture can affect the amount of stress that goes through your low back during daily activities.

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Total Compensation: Thinking Beyond Salary

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Many people focus on the number that will appear on their paycheck when entertaining job offers. However, it is important to keep in mind that employers can add a lot of value in areas outside of wages.

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Athletico Honored as Top Workplace

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For the third time in a five year period, Athletico has been honored as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces.

This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of Athletico’s talented employees and leaders. The list for Chicago’s Top Workplaces is determined exclusively on employee feedback gleaned from leading research firm Workplace Dynamics. Key qualities like company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits are taken into consideration for the companies that are recognized for this achievement.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 13

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The playoffs are finally here for many Fantasy Football leagues, which means that starting lineups must be flawless this week in order to advance to the next round.

To help Fantasy Football owners decide who to sit and who to start, Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey is offering insights into the player injuries that are impacting teams around the NFL. These insights are put together to form the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report.

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Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Stretch and Massage

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For the final week of November we will learn a hamstring stretch and massage with the foam roller. You may also feel a stretch through the chest muscles.

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6 Ways to Prevent Ankle Sprains

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An estimated 25,000 Americans suffer from an ankle sprain each day according to research from the American College of Sports Medicine.

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What to Know about the Male Pelvic Floor

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At a recent patient evaluation, I read a prescription that stated the patient needed physical therapy for his “pubic floor.” I asked the patient if he meant pelvic floor and he confirmed that was what his wife had told him. This basically sums up how we as men view our pelvic floor, we are not cognizant it exists.

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Stretch of the Week: Figure 4 Foam Rolling Stretch

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Thanksgiving week’s stretch of the week is called the Figure 4 Foam Rolling stretch, which is a hip stretch that also massages the piriformis and gluteal muscles along the backside of the hip. Plus, you may also feel a stretch through the chest.

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