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Athletico Physical Therapy can provide treatment for Urinary Incontinence

Posted on by Athletico
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

So you signed up for a Marathon, Now What?!

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Today's blog post is written by guest blogger Jennifer Short, PT at Athletico Garfield Ridge/Midway Congratulations! You are registered for a Marathon, but now what? Running 26.2 miles at once seems daunting but with a plan and dedication you can accomplish this goal. Here are 5 tips to get you off and running on the right foot: Read More

How To Treat Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Posted on by Sarah Clough
What Is Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)? Adhesive Capsulitis or frozen shoulder involves a thickening and tightening of the shoulder tissues. Research is still being done on why it may occur and what is actually occurring within a freezing joint.  Some studies have shown that a small injury may create an inflammatory response in some individuals that triggers the stiffening of the tissues surrounding the joint. Frozen shoulder occurs more in women between the ages of 45 and 65 years old, and those who have Diabetes or Thyroid problems appear to have an increased chance of having frozen shoulder. Read More

Don’t get your fingers in a jam this softball season!

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Today’s blog post is written by guest blogger, Judy Micek, OT at Athletico Bolingbrook. Calling all couch potatoes…Spring is here and with it warm weather sports. With sportsmanship and exercise as great benefits of team sports, many Chicagoans are anxiously awaiting the return of softball season. However, catching that 16” softball can lead to some painful finger injuries or wrist injuries from sliding into base, that shouldn’t be ignored...and they may need more than just ice and rest! Read More
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