Category Archive: Physical Therapy

When Should I Schedule a Complimentary Injury Screen?

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At any one time, 30 percent of American adults are affected by joint pain, swelling or limitation of movement. Musculoskeletal conditions like these are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability.1

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Winter Falls and Distal Radius Fractures

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When it’s cold and slippery, many of us struggle with keeping our balance and maintaining an upright position. When this happens, we often fall onto our outstretched hand, which can result in serious injury.

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A Musician’s Guide to Injury Prevention

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Many musicians make playing an instrument look effortless. What looks like second nature to them is actually the culmination of thousands of hours of meticulous practice.

What many people overlook, however, is that all of the time spent practicing and performing can actually result in injuries, similar to any other person honing a particular skill. Although musician injuries may not be viewed as severe as other orthopedic injuries, they can still result in restrictions for high-level activities.

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Holiday Survival Guide: Health Tips for the 2016 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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Athletico Honored as Top Workplace

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For the third time in a five year period, Athletico has been honored as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces.

This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of Athletico’s talented employees and leaders. The list for Chicago’s Top Workplaces is determined exclusively on employee feedback gleaned from leading research firm Workplace Dynamics. Key qualities like company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits are taken into consideration for the companies that are recognized for this achievement.

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6 Ways to Prevent Ankle Sprains

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An estimated 25,000 Americans suffer from an ankle sprain each day according to research from the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Tips for Protecting the Hands this Thanksgiving

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For many, Thanksgiving dinner is the largest and most complicated meal produced all year.

Although I’ve been enjoying the spoils of the Thanksgiving meal for years, only recently have I been hosting the holiday for my family. This has helped me realize how physically challenging and laborious it is to cook a meal of this proportion. As a Certified Hand Therapist and aspiring home cook, I wanted to pass on a few tips for protecting our hands during this time of year.

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What to Ask at Your First PT Appointment

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After receiving a referral for physical therapy, it is likely that you left the doctor’s office feeling confident that you have a diagnosis and are on your way to getting back to doing the things you love.

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Fired Up About PT Month? Take Action! (Infographic)

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grant-kosterBy Grant Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

As National Physical Therapy Month comes to an end, it is a great time for those within the industry to reflect on what they want to contribute to the profession in the upcoming year.

I recently returned from both the ASCEND conference and APTA –PPS meeting, and after multiple talks and collaborative conversations, I can honestly say that the physical therapy profession is alive and well! I was energized with the passion I witnessed and the thought leadership that accompanies these conferences.

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3 PT Success Stories

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To celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, Athletico is highlighting the positive impact that physical therapists have on people’s lives.

From athletes trying to recover from injury to patients looking to regain mobility post-surgery, physical therapists are key members of the health care process. Not only do they provide patients with the information needed to make a recovery, but they oftentimes act as motivators throughout the process.

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