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5 Reasons to Work in the Midwest

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The first Athletico Physical Therapy clinic opened up in Chicago in 1991. Twenty-five years later, Athletico has grown to more than 350 clinics in nine states – many of which are in the Midwest.

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Don’t Let Fear Keep You Out of the Game

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Injuries in sports are common and can occur at any age and at any time – including practice or competition. One of the consequences of injury can include fear of re-injury when the athlete returns to play. Fear can potentially be a limiting factor in rehabilitation and recovery. However, there are ways to address these psychological concerns during recovery to help athletes return to play with more confidence.

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Stretch of the Week: Pigeon Stretch with Bosu® Ball

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May’s final stretch of the week is the Pigeon Stretch, performed on the Bosu® Ball for added stability and strength. This stretch (just like May’s other stretches) can also be performed without a Bosu® Ball.

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US Soccer: World Cup Qualifying in Panama

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Athletico Athletic Trainers Tyler Harris and Barrett Jones recently traveled with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) to the World Cup Qualifying CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which took place in Panama City, Panama.

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Summer Sitting: Tips for Road Trips

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP | 3 Comments

Whether you are hitting the road for a sports tournament or heading to the lake house, summer is here which means it’s time for summer road trips! It is not uncommon for your body to feel stiff or sore after sitting in the car for long periods, but there are things that can be done to make the ride more comfortable. So before you load up the minivan, take a minute to see how you can keep yourself feeling good on your way to your summer fun!

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Stretch of the Week: Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch

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We will be performing the Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch for the fourth week of May! This stretch will target the psoas, hip flexors, abdominals and muscles between the front ribs.

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Lifting Tips for New Grandparents

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As a new grandparent, you have patiently waited years for this opportunity. You’ve raised your own children and vividly remember all of the milestones. Now you finally have the chance to hold that precious new grandbaby.

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Is It Healthier to Play More Than One Sport?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP | Leave a Comment

There is an estimated 30-45 million school aged kids playing organized sports each year.5  Lately, there has also been a trend of young athletes training for sports at earlier ages and specializing in one sport with a goal of elite status.4 But is it healthier to play more than one sport?

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Stretch of the Week: Gate Pose

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May’s third stretch of the week is taken from yoga, called the Gate Pose. This stretch targets the sides of the body and inner thighs.

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Women’s Health: How Healthy is Your Pelvic Core?

Posted on by Tina Christie PT, CCE, FAFS, FMR, 3DMAPS | 2 Comments

It seems like everywhere you turn there is a commercial, an advertisement or an article addressing women’s health issues – and for good reason. Many females experience dysfunction with the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System (PCNS). The PCNS includes the respiratory diaphragm at the top, the abdominals at the front, the back/hip muscles at the back and the pelvic floor muscles at the bottom.4

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