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Stretch of the Week: Self Neck Traction

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The focus of June’s weekly stretches will be on the neck muscles. We have quite a few muscles, ranging from very tiny to very large, that attach into the neck area. If these muscles become tight they can cause a host of problems, from small headaches to more severe problems like tingling in the hands. Stretching the neck muscles can be a starting place to address these issues. Read More

5 Reasons to Work in the Midwest

Posted on by Athletico
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. Read More

Don’t Let Fear Keep You Out of the Game

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
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. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Pigeon Stretch with Bosu® Ball

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
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. Read More

US Soccer: World Cup Qualifying in Panama

Posted on by Tyler Harris
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. Read More

Summer Sitting: Tips for Road Trips

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
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! Read More

Stretch of the Week: Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
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. Read More

Lifting Tips for New Grandparents

Posted on by Kyle Dodge
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. Read More
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