Debut Marathoner Series: Adding Dynamic Stretching to Your Race Routine

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Debut Marathon Dynamic Stretching Race Routine
You have been training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for months and are about to enter the final “stretch”. You are probably starting to think about race morning and your pre-race routine that day.  If not, it is a good time to start. It is important not to forget one of the most important and often overlooked parts of your routine…STRETCHING!  I highly recommend having a pre-race plan for stretching. Check out our latest Debut Marathoner Series Dynamic Stretching Race Routine. (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 4: Let’s Talk About Your Pelvis

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In this week’s podcast, we are going to be talking all about the pelvis and more specifically, the pelvic floor and urinary incontinence. We interview Physical Therapist Kelly Todd who is an expert in pelvic health therapy. (more…)

Screening for Breast Cancer

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When was the last time you performed a breast self-exam?  When I asked a number of women recently, the typical response was “not very often, but I know I should do it monthly.” Screening for breast cancer can be a scary topic, but with regular self examinations it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 3: No Pain No Gain is Nuts. Interview with Sarah Clough

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This week on podcast episode 3, we are exploring the “no pain, no gain” myth. It turns out that most of the time, it isn’t the best advice to follow. We have Physical Therapist, Dr. Sarah Clough on the show. (more…)

Exercises for an ACL Injury

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Have you ever injured or torn your ACL ligament? We’ve got the exercises and stretches for you! Athletico’s Dave Heidloff ATC, NASM-PES, FMS, provides stretches for athletes or anyone suffering from an ACL injury. Stretches are provided for anyone dealing with an ACL injury, specifically for those preparing for surgery or returning from surgery. Watch Dave’s exercises for an ACL injury below: (more…)

Athletico Podcast Episode 2: Are you well?

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What is this whole thing about wellness? Is it just being injury free and breathing? Well, this week we explore this topic and discover what wellness truly is and how we have all of the flexibility to focus on the components that are important to us that contribute to our well-being.   (more…)

Stress Fractures FAQ

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A stress fracture can be one of the most irritating injuries to a runner.  When one receives the diagnosis of a stress fracture, the injury will sideline a runner for an average of six weeks. This means no running at all, and most often runners must wear a boot or use crutches. Here are some frequently asked questions to about causes of stress fractures and the pain associated with the injury. (more…)

Getting Through Your Long Runs: Debut Marathoner Edition

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Debut Marathoner

As you approach your longest training run to date as part of your training for your very first marathon, you might start to feel some aches and pains that you did not feel with your shorter distance runs.  Listed below are three common running injuries/discomforts that you may encounter.  It is important to do what you can to minimize these aches and pains before the big day arrives in just over a month.


Athletico Podcast Episode 1: Interview with Mark Kaufman, President and founder of Athletico

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Welcome to the Athletico Physical Therapy Podcast. We are so happy to bring this show to you and are committed to it supporting you in enhancing your health and quality of life. I’m your host Daphne Scott and I’m thrilled to be hosting the show. We are bringing you great interviews with amazing experts in the world of health and wellness. (more…)

Knee Pain- When to Seek a Professional

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With fall sports underway, injuries are prone to happen.  With the cutting, twisting and tackling movements that occur in sports, such as football and soccer, Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries can occur. (more…)

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