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Common Workout Myths

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Fitness and workout tips are everywhere: They can be found in magazines, TV shows, online articles, and even come within advice from friends. However, each tip seems to be different – sometimes even a contradiction of a different piece of health advice. To help you sort the fact from the fiction, read below to learn some common workout myths and truths that can help you have better, healthier and safer workouts. Read More

What You Should Know About Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Posted on by Anne Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a hot topic in physical therapy right now.  Even though it has been around since the 1960s, there has recently been a surge in BFR research that supports how this technique can improve patient outcomes. Read More

Does Exercise Really Make you Happy?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
We've all heard it before, exercise makes people happy! The runner's high – that feeling of happiness that keeps people running and training for marathons. That special energy you get after working out in a group or alone. Even the movie Legally Blonde references happiness from exercise endorphins! But is it real or just a myth? Read More

Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries

Posted on by Janet Apgar, OTR/L, CHT, ASTYM-cert
As spring brings warmer weather and adds daylight hours, biking fever spreads! Read More

The Importance of Strengthening the Gymnast’s Elbow

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Gymnastics offers a unique perspective, even allowing some athletes to see the world upside down! Read More

An Experience with Athletic Training in Ireland

Posted on by Daniel Kunz
As an athletic trainer and a travel enthusiast, I have often thought about how to merge both of my passions. After attending a lecture on International Athletic Training at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting several years ago, I began researching which countries might present realistic opportunities. Read More

An AT’s Role in Treating Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on by Abagail Stiegemeier, ATC
Part of an athletic trainer’s (ATs) job is to be prepared for any possible situation. This not only means being prepared for emergencies, but also for treating athletes with unique medical conditions. Read More

3 Lessons Learned in My First Year as an Athletic Trainer

Posted on by Bridget Hill
Like many college students, I ended up graduating without a job offer. However, within a month of graduation I was excited to accept a position as an athletic trainer at Athletico. Read More
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