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Understanding the 3 Phases of Muscle Healing

Posted on by Brian Whittington
Muscle mass accounts for 40-45 percent of total body weight,1 which makes it no surprise that muscle injuries can account for anywhere between 10-55 percent of all sustained sports injuries.2 With such a prevalence of muscle-related injuries, it’s important to understand how muscles heal, which includes three phases: Destruction, Repair and Remodeling.2 Read More

When Should You See Your Athletic Trainer?

Posted on by Haley Overton
Many athletes are familiar with the athletic trainers on their teams. These healthcare professionals are responsible for the prevention, rehabilitation and emergency care of musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses that impact people on the teams they work with. Read More

Stretch of the Week: The Rack

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The fourth week of March brings us to a stretch called “The Rack.” Although it may sound a little daunting, it's actually an easy and wonderful stretch! Read More

US Soccer: Traveling with the U-17 MNT to Honduras

Posted on by Tyler Harris
Athletico Athletic Trainer Tyler Harris had the opportunity to travel with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) to San Pedro Sula, Honduras from February 24th - March 3rd. This was the team’s last international trip before World Cup qualifying begins in Panama this April. Read More

5 Ways Athletic Trainers are Like Superheroes

Posted on by Abby Miller
Look out on the field! It’s a bird, it’s a plane... no, it’s an Athletic Trainer! Okay, so maybe athletic trainers (ATs) can't fly, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have super powers! Just as Superman and Batman use their skills to save the day, ATs use their skills to protect and care for the athletes they work with. When someone is in trouble, ATs leap into immediate action. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Arm Extension Bicep Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The third week of March is an Arm Extension Bicep Stretch. With this stretch, the arm will perform a backward reaching movement that you will feel in the top of the biceps, the chest and maybe a little into the forearm. Read More

5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT
Research shows that as much as 50 percent of the declines in health due to aging are related to inactivity.5 Successful aging has been linked to genetics and a healthy lifestyle that consists of proper nutrition and exercise, but what about the aging athlete who isn't a stranger to activity? What are some key considerations for seniors as their activity levels remain high, but their body's physiologic response changes with age? Read More

A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

Posted on by Sarah Pettit
My name is Sarah Pettit and I am the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Libertyville High School. Since Athletico is in the midst of celebrating National Athletic Training Month (#NATM2017), I wanted to help shed some light on the role athletic trainers (ATs) play in the organizations and teams they support. Read below to learn what a day in the life of an AT looks like. Read More
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