Category Archive: General

Stretch of the Week: Half Fold Traction

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Welcome to September’s weekly stretch blog. In the three years since this blog started, we have done most every stretch imaginable. This includes everything but the kitchen sink – until now. That’s right, this month’s stretches will focus on using the kitchen sink! Why you might ask? The kitchen sink provides stability, as well as traction for these stretches. Using props is a great way to facilitate optimal stretch!

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Back to School Safety Guide

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After spending the summer riding bikes, swimming and playing sports, heading back to the classroom can be a difficult transition for kids.

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Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: Effective Treatment and Lower Costs

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Have you ever had low back pain?  Chances are you have had an experience in the past or are having one as you read this. Low back pain is experienced by approximately 70 percent of individuals in their lifetime.1 In fact, 1 in every 17 visits to a primary care physician is related to reports of low back pain.2 Combined, direct and indirect costs for low back pain are reported to be between 85 and 238 billion dollars, with costs continuing to rise.3

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Summer Sitting: Tips for Road Trips

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Whether you are hitting the road for a sports tournament or heading to the lake house, summer is here which means it’s time for summer road trips! It is not uncommon for your body to feel stiff or sore after sitting in the car for long periods, but there are things that can be done to make the ride more comfortable. So before you load up the minivan, take a minute to see how you can keep yourself feeling good on your way to your summer fun!

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Lifting Tips for New Grandparents

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As a new grandparent, you have patiently waited years for this opportunity. You’ve raised your own children and vividly remember all of the milestones. Now you finally have the chance to hold that precious new grandbaby.

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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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Holiday Survival Guide: Health Tips for the 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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4 Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries

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The leading cause of workplace injury in the United States is overexertion involving outside sources,according to research from the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. This category typically includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying and throwing objects.

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Work Conditioning: How to Succeed

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It is normal for questions to arise when an injured employee receives a prescription that orders work conditioning.

Not only is it common for the employee to ask what work conditioning is, but the best ways to be successful in this type of program. Read below to learn more about work conditioning programs, as well as to discover the answers for some of the most frequently asked questions.

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5 Fun Ways to Stay Active this Fall

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Autumn is officially here and it is one of the best times of the year to be active outdoors.

Not only are the temperatures more comfortable this time of year – making it more enjoyable to exercise outside – but there are also many autumn-specific activities that you can take advantage of to get your body up and moving. Plus, staying active is a good habit to form before the holiday season arrives, as your home is likely to be full of delicious (but not-so-healthy) food in November and December.

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