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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

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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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Stretch of the Week: Supported Backbend over Pilates Ball

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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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Tips for Working with a Corporate Recruiter

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If you pursue a position within a larger organization like Athletico, meeting with a corporate recruiter will likely be the first step in the interview process.

Corporate recruiters are trained professionals who have experience interviewing and vetting candidates. The goal for these recruiters is to match the right candidate with the right position. If you find yourself working with a corporate recruiter during the job search process, check out the tips featured below from Athletico’s own Talent Acquisition Team.

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Should You be Wearing Compression Socks?

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For decades, graduated compression socks have been used as a medical tool to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). The socks have been found effective in reducing pain and swelling for bed-ridden and inactive patients which may support the prevention of the formation of blood clots.

A few years ago, however, athletes started wearing graduated compression socks while running and/or for recovery after endurance sports. But do compression socks really work?

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 15

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It is officially week 15 of the NFL season, which means the Fantasy Football Championship is within reach for teams who have made it this far into the playoffs.

To help you secure the win this week, Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey has put together the final Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report of the 2016 season. This report highlights notable player injuries around the league to help Fantasy players make informed decisions on who to sit and who to start.

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Stretch of the Week: Side Stretch with Pilates Ball

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The second stretch for December is called the Side Stretch with Pilates Ball. This stretch will impact the latissimus dorsi, lateral trunk and hip muscles. This stretch is also a bit of a core stabilizer.

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Holiday Survival Guide: Health Tips for the 2016 Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a joyful time of year when many of us look forward to spending some quality time with our friends and family.

Despite the fun that comes with the festivities, December can also be a very stressful time of year. Not only are many of us left scrambling to purchase last minute holiday gifts, but we are also trying to find time to wrap  gifts, decorate the house, plan holiday get-togethers, bake holiday treats and cook major family meals. All of this can cause added stress which can make it easy to overlook some of the healthy habits that were built throughout the year.

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Tips for Keeping Your Feet Dancing Through the Holidays

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The Nutcracker is the most iconic holiday ballet performed by ballet schools and professional companies around the world.

Between December 10th and December 30th, the Joffrey Ballet Chicago will perform The Nutcracker 27 times.3 That’s an average of 1.2 shows per day! For optimal performance, it is crucial that dancers are proactive in preventing injuries from occurring and correctly manage injuries when they do occur. Foot and ankle injuries represent 34-62 percent of all injuries reported by dancers.5 Female ballet dancers are especially vulnerable to these injuries because of the increased demand put on the foot and ankle when dancing en pointe.

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US Soccer: U-17 MNT Takes a Trip to Jamaica

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Athletico Athletic Trainer Barrett Jones traveled to Jamaica with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) in the first week of November for a pair of Friendlies – one against host Jamaica and another against Arnett Gardens.

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