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Stretch of the Week: Self Massage for the Neck

Posted on by allylofgren
Week 3 of June brings us to a traction technique and self massage for the neck. Please use caution as always. If you have severe neck problems I would not recommend you do this one.  Read More

Physical Therapy and Scar Tissue

Posted on by Stacy Koenigs

A former patient recently approached me with questions about whether Athletico could help him overcome a challenge that had recently developed for him. We talked through some of the options and, with his permission, I wanted to share his story here in hopes it helps others. Physical therapy can help in more ways than just bumps and scrapes. Read More

Physical Therapy for Headaches

Posted on by Athletico
Physical therapy is often utilized in the comprehensive treatment for headache sufferers. For certain types of headaches, physical therapy has proven to be successful in decreasing and/or resolving the intensity and frequency of symptoms, improving an individual’s function and mobility, and improving an individual’s quality of life. A common type of headache seen in clinical practice that responds well to physical therapy is cervicogenic headache Read More

Stretch of the Week: Assisted Neck Twist

Posted on by allylofgren
Week 2 of June is here already! This year is flying by right!? This weeks stretch is an assisted neck twist. If you have neck issues you may still want to give this one a try because it's gentle and may even help your range of motion. Especially if you have trouble looking over your shoulder.  Read More

Correction of Muscle Imbalances for Gymnasts and Cheerleaders

Posted on by Sarah Clough
Most people agree that gymnasts and cheerleaders must be very strong and flexible. Although each athlete is different, patterns of tightness and weakness are often found when screening gymnasts and cheerleaders. As with many sports, some muscles will become naturally stronger and more flexible, while others will be weaker and tighter due to the positioning of the skills practiced.  Correction of these muscle imbalances is important to enhance skill level and prevent injury. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Lateral Neck Stretch

Posted on by allylofgren
For the month of June we will address our cervical vertebrae! There will be five weeks in June so I will be giving you some self massage techniques for the neck too, yay! As always if you have injuries please be cautious and only do what feels good. If you have stiffness in the neck these will be great ones for you!  Read More

iPad Wrist: DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis in the 21st Century

Posted on by Athletico
Another night browsing the web on my iPad - Another night of wrist pain. I look down to see my hand cocked in some nightmarish position that couldn’t have possibly existed before five or six years ago. Yikes! I am a Certified Hand Therapist. I know better. Read More

Limited Hip Mobility and Core Weakness: Causes of Lower Back Pain in Golfers

Posted on by Athletico
With the golf season now in full swing, many golfers may be experiencing some aches and pains from the first several rounds of the course. Low back pain is a specifically common aliment among golfers.  Low back pain can be caused by numerous factors, but two areas of deficit are common culprits to low back pain among golfers. Read More
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