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Postpartum Running: Essential Tips for a Safe Return

Posted on by Athletico
Use these tips to safely return to postpartum running! *Note this blog is based on blogger’s experience as a new Mom as well as her professional opinion as a physical therapist. As a new Mom and runner, I was excited and anxious to get back to running. I knew I was in no physical shape to compete after giving birth to my son but I was anxious to use running as an outlet to have some “Mommy” time alone. I can vividly remember my first run.  I knew it was not going to be pretty and only set my goal to complete two miles. Little did I know that that was a lofty goal!  I made it half way and was ready for a walking “break.” Since my first run postpartum, I have gradually increased my mileage.  Below are some tips that I would like to share that have helped me get back out on the road (and treadmill)! Read More

How To Recover from Extreme Obstacle Races

Posted on by Athletico
Today’s blog post is written by guest blogger Sean Hassett, PT, DPT at Athletico Andersonville You just ran 12 miles, but this was not your typical 12 mile run. This was 12 miles of running up and down hills, climbing up and over walls, hanging on for dear life at some point, jumping over logs, carrying logs, plunging in for a deep cold ice bath, and of course getting really muddy. You have just completed a Mud Run and Obstacle Race. Congratulations! At the end of the race such as Tough Mudder, you have received your headband, your T-shirt saying you survived, and had your celebratory beer (21 and older) with your fellow racers, now what? It is time to start the recovery process as this is not your normal race. Read More

Food and Arthritis, Is There A Connection?

Posted on by Lori Diamos
Arthritis is a disease that most are familiar with since it affects a large multitude of people. As a physical therapist there are two types of arthritis, Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), commonly seen in a clinical setting.  The chart below summarizes the differences and similarities between the two types. Read More

Athletico Physical Therapy can provide treatment for Urinary Incontinence

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Today’s blog post is written by guest blogger Kelly Todd, PT at Athletico Lake in the Hills and Women's Health Therapy Program Manager According to the National Association for Continence, twenty-five million adult women between the ages of 18-59 are affected by incontinence - 26% of those affected have involuntary leaking of urine. The three types of incontinence that can be diagnosed when symptoms arise include: Read More

What Is A ‘Muscle Knot’ And How To Treat It

Posted on by Candice Reimholz
You probably hear this term all the time. People are constantly saying things like, “I have a huge knot in my back” or “I’m all knotted up!”  What does this actually mean? Can a muscle really get tied in a knot? Well, no, not really… Read More

Shoulder Pain? How To Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff

Posted on by Michelle Helberg
The rotator cuff is responsible for allowing your shoulder to move in multiple directions. The rotator cuff is responsible for internally, externally, and abducting the shoulder on the humerus or major bone that forms the arm. These muscles play a major role in moving the entire complex of the shoulder. Read More

Rules for Surviving Dinner

Posted on by Candice Reimholz
Regardless of what you do for a living, most parents would agree that feeding your children healthy food is one of the hardest jobs in the world! I am a busy mom so I know the struggle of working all day, coming home and making dinner, and then hearing nothing but complaints when you put it on the table. Well, after a few years of fighting about dinner every night, I quit! I quit trying to make everyone happy. I quit stressing out over what everyone ‘liked’ and focused on what was the healthiest way to feed my family of four. It was time for tough love, and in looking back, I am so happy I put my foot down.  Read More

Goodbye, Prostate Gland

Posted on by Stacy Koenigs
A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland. There are two types of procedures: a simple prostatectomy and a radical prostatectomy. A simple prostatectomy is the removal of the prostate and a radical prostatectomy is the removal of the prostate and surrounding tissues. While you will receive post-operative instructions from your physician, here are some answers to frequently asked questions Read More
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