Stretch of the Week: Simple Forward Fold

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So we’ve made it through to the last week of November! Hopefully you are feeling a little less tension in the hamstrings by now. The final stretch of this month is a “simple” forward fold. I use quotations here because for some people this stretch is not necessarily that easy. But hopefully through this guidance you can make it comfortable and within your bodies capabilities to achieve. Over time those fingers will reach those toes comfortably, just remember to be consistent! (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 12: Would you like a little more meaning in your life? Well, grow a mustache.

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Do you want more meaning in your life? Well, Athletico Podcast Episode 12 can help you find all the ways you may do that and also, why it’s important. You can hear me teach you all about PERMA. If you don’t know what that is, then listen in. We also have Jeff Hay with us to talk about Athletico’s involvement with the recent Movember campaign (check that out here at www.us.movember.com) and also, how volunteering and contributing his time adds meaning to his life. (more…)

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Join the Movember Movement

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It’s November which means it is time to join the Movember Movement and learn about Men’s Health! Let’s talk about some Men’s Health issues that perhaps are not common topics of conversations for you with friends, family or physicians. Perhaps you have seen a specialist and received a diagnosis and do not know where to go next to get help. Or, you have not discussed the symptoms with anyone yet and don’t know where to go, or who can help you. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Head to Knee Forward Fold

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This week’s stretch is called head to knee forward fold. Don’t let the name fool you! It can take years to actually get the forehead to the knee WITHOUT rounding in the back. Just do your best and be happy with where you are in it today :) This stretch is great for calming the mind, relieving mild depression/anxiety, simulating the liver/kidneys and also helps to improve digestion just to name a few benefits!

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Creating Your Offseason Golf Game Plan

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Just like professional sports teams or competitive athletes, amateur golfers need a game plan for the offseason. Golf does not need to go into hibernation over the winter. In fact, the offseason can potentially be the most crucial part of the formation of your game and offseason golf game plan. Think of your favorite sports team or golfer. What do we see a lot of in the offseason? (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 11: How Do I Choose a Healthcare Provider

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This week on Athletico Podcast Episode 11 we are talking about how we can go about choosing a great medical provider. We are fortunate to have Dr. Barry Schwartz with us this week on the show to discuss this incredibly important topic and provide us with a very unique perspective on how we make this decision and many others. Dr. Schwartz is the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why Less Is More and the co-author of Practical Wisdom. He is going to offer us his insights about the way in which more choices may actually leave us with feeling regretful and full of dissatisfaction. (more…)

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Wrist Pain in Gymnasts and Cheerleaders

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The gymnastics and cheer seasons’ are picking up intensity! Check out our first of two blogs focusing on staying healthy during the gymnastics and cheerleading season. Our first blog by Sarah Clough PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, PES, who has a passion for treating gymnasts, trampolinists and cheerleaders, focuses on wrist pain in gymnasts and cheerleaders. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Stretch Part II

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Keeping with our theme of stretching the hamstrings for this month, I give you wide angle seated forward fold! Things you might need for this stretch: a blanket/towel and possibly a block, or something to rest the hands on as shown in the photo.

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Athletico Podcast Episode 10: Movember and #TeamAthletimo

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For Athletico Podcast Episode 10, we are kicking off Movember. November is the month that is dedicated to bringing attention to men’s health issues and in particular, the effects associated prostate and testicular cancer that include erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence…just to name a few. We speak with Physical Therapist, Brett Wapotish, who is one of a few dudes who is really treating men’s pelvic floor issues. He talks about the stigma associated with the treatment of men’s pelvic floor dysfunction and also, as we’ve seen with women’s pelvic floor issues, how easy it is to treat these dysfunctions with positive results. (more…)

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Movember Inspired Men’s Health Questions & Answers

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It’s no secret that facial hair has become a growing trend over the last few years. A group of men and women from Athletico have decided to raise awareness of men’s health by joining the “Movember” movement via a team effort known as “The Athletimos.” Movember is a simple concept. You spend the month of November growing your moustache or “mo” (no beards, goatees, etc) and then bring up both men’s health issues and donation opportunities when asked about the fashion statement on your upper lip. Think of the mustache as a magical ice-breaker and trust me, it works.

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