Athletico Podcast Episode 15: Want To Be Sure About Your Health Insurance?

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Have you heard of dry needling as a treatment for injuries? Well, if you haven’t you’re not alone. However, it is becoming more and more popular and today, we have Amy Malone, Facility Manager and certified dry needling expert with us to tell us all about it! Yes, it does include using a needle… (more…)

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

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It’s that time of year where it seems like everyone you talk to is sick or has someone sick at home. We are all stuck inside together at work or school, or on the bus or train…. and we love sharing germs with each other! It’s not all bad news though. There are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself from getting sick this cold and flu season!  (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Low or High Lunge

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Week 3 of our quad stretches is low or high lunge, depending on your comfort level. I know, you’re going to say, “But Rachel this is almost the same stretch as last week, King Arthur!” I assure it is not ;) The benefits of this stretch are; it stretches all the hip flexors, (psoas, quadriceps, etc), stretches into the abdominal muscles and up into the chest. It’s a deeper, whole front body stretch as opposed to King Arthur targeting more the quad. I don’t advise this stretch for people with knee injuries. (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 14: Healthy Holiday

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This week, Athletico Podcast Episode 14 is all about being healthy for the holidays. By being healthy, we mean not only eating healthy, but managing stress too. It seems counterintuitive that we would need to be concerned about stress during such a festive time but often, we add a lot of it to our plate. Specifically, we will explore some really great concepts from positive psychology and exploring the optimistic and pessimistic explanatory styles and the methods we can use to decrease our stress. (more…)

Should we take the “Ice” out of R.I.C.E.

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R.I.C.E., which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation, is an acronym familiar to many. Whether you are an “average Joe” or an athlete, coach, doctor, therapist or trainer it’s fairly common knowledge that if you are experiencing an acute soft tissue injury, R.I.C.E. is the standard operating procedure to get on track for a speedy recovery.  As medicine becomes more evidence based we look to research to support much of our clinical decision making.  Does current research still support the R.I.C.E. protocol? (more…)

Stretch of the Week: King Arthur Stretch

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Week 2 of this months quadriceps stretches is the King Arthur stretch. Hopefully you have tried week one, frog stretch I, and you have gotten some insight as to how tight your thigh muscles really are. If you have not tried that stretch yet, please go back and attempt it, as it is a good warm-up for this stretch. I do not recommend this stretch for people that have knee injuries or severe chronic knee problems, as it is hard on the knee. The benefits of this pose are: it stretches the hip flexors and the quadriceps. (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 13: Want To Be Sure About Your Health Insurance?

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It’s that time of year again. Nope, we aren’t talking about the holidays. We’re talking about choosing your insurance plan. Maybe not as exciting but definitely important. This week on Athletico Podcast Episode 13 we are lucky to have Geri Cook, Director of Clinical Services at Athletico, on the show. Geri knows all things insurance and she is going to tell us just what we should know to keep us from getting that surprise bill in the mail. (more…)

5 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

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For the avid runners who are determined to keep their mileage up despite colder temperatures, it’s time to get prepared. Running in colder temperatures is not a problem as long as you stay smart, healthy and alert. Read our 5 Tips for Running in Cold Weather below:  (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Frog Stretch I

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This month we will be focusing on stretching our quadriceps and hip flexors. These group of muscles can be very tight on quite a lot of people because of all the sitting and driving we do as a society. This can sometimes lead to knee pain or hip pain. Even just the simple act of sitting back on our heels can cause a great deal of discomfort for some, so please be patient with yourself this month! Practice these regularly and the front of the thighs will eventually loosen up! Please listen to your body as always, and back off if you feel pain that is not a “stretchy” discomfort. (more…)

6 Tips for a Healthy High School Gymnastics Season

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The gymnastics and cheer seasons’ are underway! Check out our second blog focusing on staying healthy during the gymnastics and cheerleading season. Our second blog by Melissa Winterhalter, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, specializes in gymnastics and performing arts. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. (more…)

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