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Behind the Scenes with the U.S. Men’s National Team Head Athletic Trainer

Posted on by Athletico
The World Cup is underway and hours before the U.S. Men's National Team takes the field, we wanted to provide our readers a behind the scenes look into how the U.S. Men's National Team's Head Athletic Trainer, Ivan Pierra has helped get the team ready! Read More

Muscle Pain During Pregnancy: Part 2

Posted on by Stacy Koenigs
Editor's note: Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be rolling out a three part series to common symptoms during pregnancy and how to treat them! Help!  What Is This Pain I Am Experiencing During My Pregnancy? You’re pregnant!  It’s an exciting and busy time for you.  So, why are you having pain? We continue with part 2 of symptoms during pregnancy. Read More

Avoiding Soccer Related Injuries

Posted on by Michelle Helberg
Strains and sprains can occur in any sport, but why are certain ones more common with particular sports? With the World Cup right around the corner, an athlete in soccer is more prone to injuring things like his/her hamstrings, adductors, quadriceps, or hip flexors. There are risk factors that also unfortunately make one more apt to developing these injuries, but with the proper guidance and persistence, it is the hope that you stay injury free. Read More

Muscle Pain During Pregnancy: Part 1

Posted on by Stacy Koenigs
Editor's note: Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be rolling out a three part series to common symptoms during pregnancy and how to treat them! Help! What Is This Pain I Am Experiencing During My Pregnancy? You’re pregnant!  It’s an exciting and busy time for you. So, why are you having pain? Read More

Debut Marathoner Series: Hitting the Ground Running

Posted on by Athletico
Congratulations! You have been selected to run in a Marathon. Now what? Whether you signed up for fun or in hopes to set a personal best, you have now committed yourself to 26.2 miles of fun! Read More

Physical Therapy for Patients with Cancer

Posted on by Sarah Clough
Physical therapists are medical professionals who specialize in using exercise to treat a variety of conditions. Physical therapists treat patients with post-surgical shoulders and knees, orthopaedic related pain; patients who have suffered a stroke, heart attack; patients who may have developmental delays or are at risk for frequent falls. Many people benefit from physical therapy with many different needs to be addressed. Patients who have cancer or who have had cancer in the past can also greatly benefit from physical therapy. Each and every one of us has been affected by cancer in some way, leading us to seek out the best treatment for ourselves or loved ones. Physical therapy is a great adjunct to treatment both, during or after cancer related treatments.  Read More

How Genetics May Affect Endurance Performance

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Editor's note: The following blog was originally posted on Triathlon & Multisport Magazine. You can follow them on Twitter @trimultimag. Travis Orth is a Physical Therapist at Athletico Willowbrook.

Triathlon is a sport that rewards hard work. And while we can all strive to be the best we can be, 99.9 per cent of us will never enjoy the view from the top step of the podium at a major endurance race. Why is this may have something to do with our genetics. Dr. Travis Orth sheds some light on recent research into a number of genes that may affect endurance performance. Read More

5 New Things Athletes Should Try This Summer

Posted on by Dave Heidloff
Summer offers an opportunity for a break from the norm, but it shocks me how many of the athletes I work with use the opportunity to do more of the same. They play more of the same sports they play all year. They spend more time exercising in the same old ways they always have and go at the same pace they have all year long. Here are a few ideas to help shake up your routine and help you become a healthier, better-rounded athlete. Read More
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