Using Heat or Ice to Treat Endurance Injuries

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee | Leave a Comment

Runners are often recommended by medical professionals to use a method like ice or heat for an injury. But they may be told by a fellow running friend to use which ever one feels better. So how do you know when to use heat or ice to treat endurance injuries? (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Supine Twist

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It’s the fourth week of March and we are still going strong with the twist stretches! This week is a supine twist, a twist done while on your back. If you can not get all the way to the floor, you can do this one on the bed! It’s actually a great one to do first thing when you wake up, or last thing you do before you go to sleep, so the bed is a perfect spot:)  (more…)

8 Holistic Headache Solutions

Posted on by Lori Diamos | 1 Comment

According to the World Health Organization roughly 50% of adult individuals will experience at least one headache annually. These range from migraine or tension type headaches to cluster and medication-overuse headaches. Regardless of the type of headache, we can all agree that the pain, in many instances, is very debilitating.  Headaches have many causes and it is always a good idea to check in with your physician to get to the root cause at which point different pharmaceuticals or treatments may be suggested or prescribed.  Physical therapy and Massage therapy, both offered by Athletico, are two different,effective and more holistic options for headache relief as well. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Sage Twist

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

The third week of twists has brought us to a stretch we call Sage Twist in yoga. It’s unique because we turn our head in the opposite direction of our bodies. This gives us a stretch in our neck as well. Bonus! This stretch is done on the floor but if that is not accessible to you, you can sit in a chair and repeat week one of March, the easy seated twist, with turning the head over the opposite shoulder. (more…)

Stepping it up in the Workplace: Increase Your Daily Step Count

Posted on by Michelle Helberg | Leave a Comment

As many of you are aware, the recommended steps per day should be 10,000 or above. For the average person’s stride this is about 5 miles. For many of us, we have a hard time hitting our target number of steps because jobs can have us sitting at a desk all day. Sedentary desk jobs make it challenging to somehow fit 5 miles of walking in to one day’s time. So besides heading to the gym before or after work, what can you do to make exercise part of your daily work routine? (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Thread the Needle

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | 1 Comment

In week two of March we are doing a twist called thread the needle. Maybe you have heard of this stretch before? If not, it’s a nice gentle yet effective one you should definitely try! This stretch has the same benefits as last week’s stretch, but we get a little bit more into feeling this in the lateral body, or the sides of the body. (more…)

Let’s Talk About the Pelvic Floor

Posted on by Stacy Koenigs | Leave a Comment

Your doctor is talking to you about recent pain you’ve experienced and suggests it come from your pelvic floor. What is the pelvic floor? Do I have one? Why is it there? Should I be concerned about my pelvic floor pain? Let’s discuss this often unknown area, and give you a better idea of what is going on in your pelvic floor. (more…)

Benefits of Dynamic Stretching for Hockey Warm-Up

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In my blog post from last month I discussed the benefits of foam rolling for preparing the body to play hockey. This month the topic of pre-participation warm-up will be discussed again, but through a very different but equally as important technique. Dynamic Stretching. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Easy Seated Twist

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | 1 Comment

For the month of March we will be focusing on twisting the spine! Twisting is extremely healthy for the body. Benefits include: helps to improve digestion, strengthens and stretches the spine, helps to reduce back pain, and twisting aids in detoxing the organs, just to name a few!  (more…)

Athletic Trainers Keep You at the Top of Your Game

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You may think of an athletic trainer as the person at the end of the bench who comes running to the aid of an injured player. While you’d be right, you would be only partially right. Certified athletic trainers are members of a health care team who work with physicians, physical therapists and others to help prevent, recognize, assess, and rehabilitate injuries no matter where they occur. Athletic trainers are everywhere from the field, in the back yard and on the dance floor or stage. (more…)

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