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The Emotional Impact of Injuries

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

As much as we would like to prevent injuries, they do occur. In an ideal world, an injury would not disrupt our regular activities or participation in sport. But many times injuries lead to shifts in our regular activities. For many athletes, this injury can trigger an emotional and mental response.

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4 Common Volleyball Injuries and Treatment Options

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Volleyball is a fun sport for kids and adults and can be played both indoors and outdoors. However, like most sports, injuries can occur. Read below to learn about some of the most common injuries for the sport and ways to treat them.

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US Soccer: U-18 MNT at the Vaclav Jezek International Tournament

Posted on by Tyler Harris

Athletico Athletic Trainer Tyler recently had the opportunity to join the U-18 Men’s National Soccer Team (MNT) on their trip to the Czech Republic for the 25th Annual Vaclav Jezek International Tournament. Below he outlines the experience of his trip:

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Dads, Looking to Improve Your Golf Game?

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Look no further… our Golf Performance Center has you covered!

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Considerations for Returning to Soccer after ACL Surgery

Posted on by Dan Czajkowski, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

You’re almost there. The initial ACL injury you sustained months ago seems so distant. You’ve endured all the time healing from the surgery, the rehab, and now you are pushing ahead to get better, stronger and faster. You can almost taste the grass, outperforming your opponents, and scoring a goal in the final minutes of the game.

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Cross Country Skiing: Benefits and Injury Risk

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Cross country skiing or “Nordic Skiing” gets to shine in the spotlight every four years with the Winter Olympic coverage. However, this sport is great every year with many health benefits and a low risk for injuries.

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At-Home Exercises for Skiers

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Skiing is a great winter sport for people of all ages. However as with any sport, there is a risk for injury.

For most people, skiing is an activity that they get to participate in only a few times each year. This means the body is not able to remain as conditioned for this activity, which can lead to injuries. Skiing tends to place more stress on the lower body – specifically the knee. This can result in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries. That said, the upper body can also be injured if a skier falls landing on their arm or shoulder. Thankfully there are some exercises that can easily be performed at home to try to decrease the risk of these injuries.

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Tips for Preventing Common Skiing Injuries

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Skiing is a popular outdoor winter activity that we tend to hear a lot about during the Winter Olympic Games. With the Winter Olympics occurring in PyeongChang this year, it is expected that the skiing will be making headlines in the coming weeks – from discussing amazing performances to unpredictable injuries.

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