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Stronger than Yesterday: Setting Strength Training Goals

Posted on by Kirstie Chase | Leave a Comment

A New Year can be unpredictable, but setting authentic goals combined with genuine pursuit can usher in the kinds of change and inspiration you are seeking. If becoming stronger and more confident are goals you have in mind, this post has tips to make it happen!

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5 Exercise Tips For 2017

Posted on by Donald Smith | 4 Comments

Many people decide that the start of the New Year is a good time to get in shape. They know that exercise helps them feel better mentally and physically, while also improving their strength, flexibility and endurance. What many don’t think about, however, is that exercise can hurt too.

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Sever’s Disease in Young Gymnasts

Posted on by Amy Bell, PT, DPT | Leave a Comment

Heel pain is common in young children and it can be attributed to a condition called Sever’s disease.

Sever’s disease, which is also referred to as calcaneal apophysitis, is a result of inflammation of the growth plate of the heel. It is common in children who play sports that involve running or jumping, such as soccer, football, basketball and gymnastics. Gymnasts, however, are particularly affected due to the high level of jumping from a young age and because they are often barefoot when running and jumping.

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Stretch of the Week: Reclined Frog Stretch

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Happy 2017! To start off the New Year, we will be stretching the muscles of the inner thigh. Many people may experience tightness in this muscle group, also called Adductors. For the first week of January we will perform a Reclined Frog Stretch, which is a gentle stretch with a longer hold.

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Stronger than Yesterday: Why Should I Strength Train?

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Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time.

Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle.

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A Musician’s Guide to Injury Prevention

Posted on by Brian Whittington | Leave a Comment

Many musicians make playing an instrument look effortless. What looks like second nature to them is actually the culmination of thousands of hours of meticulous practice.

What many people overlook, however, is that all of the time spent practicing and performing can actually result in injuries, similar to any other person honing a particular skill. Although musician injuries may not be viewed as severe as other orthopedic injuries, they can still result in restrictions for high-level activities.

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Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Stretch with Pilates Ball

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

It is hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end already. The final stretch we will be performing this year is a Hamstring Stretch with Pilates Ball.

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5 Ways Athletico Gave Back in 2016

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Athletico Physical Therapy makes it a priority to give back to the communities we serve through charitable donations and volunteerism.

In 2016, Athletico supported hundreds of events at the local level by providing pre- and post-race stretching, massage therapy, educational lectures, athletic training services, injury screenings and more. In addition, Athletico and our employees gave more than $500,000 in monetary and in-kind donations throughout the year.

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Maintaining Your Winter Running Routine

Posted on by Kristin Dryden | Leave a Comment

It is possible to maintain your outdoor running routine in the winter, but you must always keep safety top of mind.

Although running outside in the winter can be intimidating due to conditions like ice, snow and cold, you can keep your running mileage up if you have the right gear and follow some practical cold-weather safety tips. Read below for guidance on how to stay warm when battling some of the year’s coldest temperatures.

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Posted in Endurance, Running.

Stretch of the Week: Supported Backbend over Pilates Ball

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | 1 Comment

We are in the midst of the holiday season, and this week’s stretch aims to help those who will be sitting and traveling for extended periods of time.

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