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Crafting a Cover Letter

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After the resume, a cover letter is the next most important career document.

A well-crafted cover letter will tell your story. Ideally it will describe your key skills, accomplishments and showcase why you are the ideal person for the job. This might sound like a daunting task, but with some key information and a basic outline, you will be able to add an awesome cover letter to any job application.

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Happy Feet! Tips For Keeping Your Feet Healthy

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It’s not uncommon for runners, cyclists and triathletes to have calluses, lost toe nails, pain behind the heel, bunions, and other aches and pains. Feet absorb so much force and can either make these activities comfortable or miserable.

Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to help keep active feet pain-free, including exercises. That said, prior to beginning any exercise program, it is recommended to consult with your physician, physical or occupational therapist to determine which exercises are best for you.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 3

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As week three of the NFL season gets ready to kickoff, many Fantasy Football players are starting to feel the impact of injuries.

Minor injuries may mean Fantasy Football team owners need to find a substitute for a starter this week, while more serious injuries can leave owners scrambling to find a permanent replacement on their roster. To help with the decision-making process, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey each week throughout the NFL season. These tips, called the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, are put together to help Fantasy Football players adjust their lineups.

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Stretch of the Week: Top of the Foot Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

In the third week of September we will be performing the Top of the Foot Stretch.

This is a bonus stretch because in addition to stretching the top of the foot, it stretches the shin muscles too! To perform this stretch you will need a sturdy chair. Please do not attempt this stretch if you have any foot or shin injuries.

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4 Backpack Safety Tips

Posted on by Melissa Mara | 1 Comment

September means back to school for most students, but it shouldn’t mean musculoskeletal pain or soreness from a heavy backpack.

Since September 21st is National Backpack Safety Awareness Day, we are highlighting some backpack safety tips and posture exercises for students. Learn more by checking out the four tips below:

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TMD: What You Need to Know

Posted on by Molly Mattingly | Leave a Comment

Why do I have ear pain but I was diagnosed with TMD?

Eye pressure, headaches, earaches, blurred vision, toothaches, facial burning/tingling and neck pain:

Upon hearing a patient complain of one or more of these symptoms, one possible diagnosis from a physician may be temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD).

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Balance Awareness Week: Get the Stats (Infographic)

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Many people suffer from balance problems, with the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reporting that four in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor sometime in their lives

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 2

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With week 1 of the NFL season in the books, many Fantasy Football players are analyzing and adjusting their rosters in hopes of a better performance in Week 2.

One of the areas that should be examined is player injuries, as notable injuries can have a significant impact on a team’s performance. To help Fantasy Football players in their decision-making process, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey each week. These tips, called the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, provide a roundup of the most notable injuries around the league.

In Week 2’s edition of the #AthleticoInjuryReport, Jacob is offering insights to those who have Russell Wilson, Keenan Allen and the Miami Defense on their team. Learn more by checking out the infographic below (click to enlarge):

athletico_fantasyfootball_week2For media inquiries, email Eric White at elwhite@webershandwick.com

The Athletico blog is an educational resource written by Athletico employees. Athletico bloggers are licensed professionals who abide by the code of ethics outlined by their respective professional associations. The content published in blog posts represents the opinion of the individual author based on their expertise and experience. The content provided in this blog is for informational purposes only, does not constitute medical advice and should not be relied on for making personal health decisions.

Stretch of the Week: Sole of the Foot Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

For the second week of September we will be performing the Sole of the Foot Stretch with a chair.

This exercise will stretch all the muscles on the bottom of the foot. Plus, this is a bonus stretch because it gets into the calf muscles as well! You will need a steady folding chair and a bit of wall space for this stretch.

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6 Things to Know Before Completing an FCE

Posted on by Matt Weirich | Leave a Comment

If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim, you may be asked to participate in a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) during your recovery process.

Before taking this evaluation, however, it is important to understand what to expect. Although there are several different reasons as to why someone may be referred to complete an FCE, the article below will provide a basic understanding:

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