Category Archive: Physical Therapy

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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Q&A: National Physical Therapy Month

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Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month as a way to recognize the industry and the positive impact physical therapy has on people’s lives.

We reached out to Athletico’s Founder and President Mark Kaufman to get some insight into the physical therapy industry, including how it has changed since Athletico was founded and where it is heading in the next five years. Discover Mark’s insights by checking out the Q&A below:

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A Pain in the Wrist: Common Diagnoses

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Pinching. Gripping. Pushing. Lifting. We do all of these functions with our hands daily without thinking about it. But what if one of these basic functions causes pain in the wrist? It becomes noticeable and affects our daily life.

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Happy Feet! Tips For Keeping Your Feet Healthy

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It’s not uncommon for runners, cyclists and triathletes to have calluses, lost toe nails, pain behind the heel, bunions, and other aches and pains. Feet absorb so much force and can either make these activities comfortable or miserable.

Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to help keep active feet pain-free, including exercises. That said, prior to beginning any exercise program, it is recommended to consult with your physician, physical or occupational therapist to determine which exercises are best for you.

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4 Backpack Safety Tips

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September means back to school for most students, but it shouldn’t mean musculoskeletal pain or soreness from a heavy backpack.

Since National Backpack Safety Awareness Day falls in September every year, we are highlighting some backpack safety tips and posture exercises for students. Learn more by checking out the four tips below:

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Balance Awareness Week: Get the Stats (Infographic)

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Many people suffer from balance problems, with the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reporting that four in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor sometime in their lives

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6 Stretches to Help Cardinals Fans Keep Cheering

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As the 2017 baseball season begins, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mascot Fredbird called up his favorite Athletico Physical Therapist Laura O’Connor for help staying limber.

Fortunately, Fredbird wants to make sure all St. Louis fans are ready to cheer regardless of where they are watching the games – whether inside of Busch Stadium or from the comfort of their own couch – so he is sharing his favorite stretches for all to try!

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What IS Physical Therapy? Get the FAQs

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As physical therapy becomes more popular, we thought it was a good time to address some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our patients.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cupping

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You are not the only one who noticed red circles on the backs of Olympic athletes in Rio. These circles are the result of an ancient therapy called “cupping.”

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4 Stretches to Help Your Teen Combat Text Neck

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Times have changed.

Just a few years ago most parents were worrying about their teens’ posture as a result of carrying heavy backpacks home from school. While this is still a concern, there is a new phenomenon impacting teens’ posture, and it goes by the name of “text neck.

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