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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:


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).


Posted in Joint Therapy, TMD.

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


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

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.


6 Things to Know Before Completing an FCE

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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:


Tailored Resumes: Physical/Occupational Therapist & Athletic Trainers

Posted on by Caitlin Kirchner | Leave a Comment

Drafting a strong resume is important, but tailoring that resume to the career you’re looking to get hired into can help you stand out from the pack and land an interview.


Baseball and Softball: Pain After Pitching

Posted on by Paul Kohler, MS, OTR/L, CHT | Leave a Comment

Types of pain and treatment options for athletes

Some discomfort in the throwing arm is common after a pitching session. After all, consistent overhead throwing is hard on the shoulder and elbow. But what is normal discomfort? What pains should be concerning to baseball/softball athletes? What pains should be examined by a professional? Find out more with the guide below:


Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 1

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The NFL season begins tonight, but there is still time for Fantasy Football players to make adjustments to their lineups before kickoff.

To ease the decision process for those adjusting their lineups, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey throughout the NFL season. These tips are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is a weekly roundup that sheds light on notable injuries throughout the league.


Stretch of the Week: Toe Spread Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

September’s stretch of the week will focus on an area that many of us neglect – our feet.

If you can bare weight on your feet that means they are holding up your entire body, which can be very stressful for them! Many of us don’t give our feet enough attention, and then we wonder why we have so many problems with them as we age. This month will focus on stretches to wake up and strengthen the feet.


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