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When Should You See Your Athletic Trainer?

Posted on by Haley Overton | 2 Comments

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.

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Stretch of the Week: The Rack

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | 2 Comments

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!

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

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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.

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5 Ways Athletic Trainers are Like Superheroes

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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.

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Stretch of the Week: Arm Extension Bicep Stretch

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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.

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5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT | 10 Comments

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?

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A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

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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.

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Stretch of the Week: External Arm Rotation Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

For the second week of March, we will be performing the External Arm Rotation Stretch. You will feel this stretch in the biceps as well as the forearm muscles.

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8 Off-Season Golf Training Exercises

Posted on by Travis Orth | 2 Comments

With the unexpected warm weather we have been experiencing recently, it is likely that many of us have wanted to get out on the links sooner than later. Hopefully the wave of warm weather we have been experiencing will continue and allow for an early start to the golf season. Before the start of the season, however, it is a good idea to tune-up your body. With a few weeks of preparation, you can bring your game to the next level in 2017.

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13 Things You May Not Know About Athletic Trainers

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March is not only a time for the weather to get warmer, it’s also National Athletic Training Month!

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