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Common Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted on by Amanda DiGangi
Children are susceptible to certain injuries because their growth plates are still open. Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Schlatter or Sinding-Larson-Johannsen (SLJ), and Little League Elbow are just a few diagnoses that children can acquire at the growth plates. Typically children diagnosed with these injuries are very active in sports, which may cause the overuse injury in the growth plate. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Standing Chest Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The third week of February brings us to a Standing Chest Stretch. It will stretch the muscles in the chest as well as along the top of the arm (mostly biceps). Read More

Stronger than Yesterday: Exercises to Improve Pull-Up Strength

Posted on by Kirstie Chase
Whether it be a desk, a car or a couch, the average American has plenty of opportunity to sit throughout the day. Read More

Get Hired: Q&A with Former Athletico Career Fair Attendees

Posted on by Athletico
One way to streamline the job search process is by attending a career fair that is relevant to your industry. Oftentimes, career fair attendees are able to connect directly with company representatives at these events. Read More

When Should I Schedule a Free Assessment?

Posted on by Athletico
At any one time, 30 percent of American adults are affected by joint pain, swelling or limitation of movement. Musculoskeletal conditions like these are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability.1 Read More

Stretch of the Week: Supported Reclined Front Body Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
For the second week of February’s “heart opener” theme, we will be performing the Supported Reclined Front Body Stretch. It will gently stretch the abdominals, rib and chest muscles and the biceps muscle of the upper arm. Read More

Winter Falls and Distal Radius Fractures

Posted on by Chantell Unnerstall, OTR/L, CHT
When it's cold and slippery, many of us struggle with keeping our balance and maintaining an upright position. When this happens, we often fall onto our outstretched hand, which can result in serious injury. Read More

What is the “Core” of My Body?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee
The term “core” is frequently referenced when talking about strengthening. For example, you may have been told you need to “strengthen your core,” but what does this mean? Read More
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