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The Job Search: Doing Your Research

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If you thought your days of research were finished when you turned in that last school paper, you may want to reevaluate.

Conducting research during the job search can be one of the best investments you make in yourself. Whether you’re looking for a new position or wanting to change industries, a little time spent gathering information can go a long way.

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Pain: Is it Always in the Shoulder?

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Shoulder pain is both common and frustrating, as there are many things that could be contributing to discomfort in that area. To have a better idea of what may be causing your pain, let’s get a little background on how the shoulder works.

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Stretch of the Week: Self Massage Technique for the Subclavius Muscle

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | 2 Comments

For the last week of July we will discuss a self massage technique for the subclavius muscle. As a licensed massage therapist I always advise learning self-care techniques to perform between appointments with your own massage therapist. If you don’t have a licensed massage therapist as a resource, it is important to take the time to find a reputable one. We are an invaluable resource to getting your body healthy. It is not just a luxury!

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The Job Search: Knowing Yourself

Posted on by Caitlin Kirchner | 3 Comments

Conducting a job search can be an emotional and time consuming process. You are, after all, making a decision that will impact both your personal and professional life.

Perhaps you want an employer where you will find professional fulfillment, or maybe you’re looking for a growing company where you can gain experience and progress your career. Whatever it is, consider taking some time for self-reflection before you dive into your job search.  The ultimate goal is to find the right fit for you and the best way to do that is to know yourself.

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Stretch of the Week: Standing Cobra Door Stretch

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Continuing with our subclavius stretches for July, week 3 brings us to the Standing Cobra Door Stretch. It’s becoming a favorite of mine.

You will need a door with handles on both sides and possibly a small stepping stool for this stretch. Sturdy cork yoga blocks can work in place of a stool.

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5 People Who Need a Massage Right NOW

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Although massage therapy is often thought of as a luxury, there are many people who could benefit from the preventative care technique.

Not only does massage therapy aid in relaxation, but the practice can also reduce stress, lower blood pressure and enhance mobility. While everyone could benefit from a massage, there are some people who would be wise to take advantage of the service on a regular basis, including:

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Dry Needling: Runners can Relieve Pain and Continue to Train!

Posted on by Brian Whittington | 1 Comment

From indoor tracks and treadmills, endurance athletes and amateur runners are taking to the beautiful outdoors. As activity levels increase and miles add up, runners may experience pain, weakness, or fatigue, limiting their workout.  Whatever the reason, runners can find themselves hitting a wall or plateauing throughout training.  Many times symptoms are ignored and athletes push through. With that said, there are effective treatment options that can occur as training continues. One effective treatment for endurance athletes is trigger point dry needling.

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4 Ways to Prepare for the Physical Therapy Board Exam

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Three years of school, clinicals and countless hours of studying will culminate in a few short days with the physical therapy board exam. As a physical therapy student, this is what you’ve been working toward and we at Athletico would like to wish you luck as you prepare to take the Physical Therapy Boards.

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#PokémonGO: Catch Them All Without Catching a Neck Cramp

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Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. In fact, data from SimilarWeb shows that within two days of the app’s launch, Pokémon GO was being used for an average of 43 minutes and 23 seconds a day, which is higher than time spent on popular apps like Whatsapp, Instagram, Snapchat and Messenger.

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Stretch of the Week: Half Cow Face Arms

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The second week of July brings us to a stretch that we call in yoga, Half Cow Face Arms. We are still focusing on the subclavius muscle that we discussed in detail last week, but you may also feel this in the upper chest and biceps muscles if you are tight there as well.

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