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Decreasing the Risk of Injuries for Weekend Warriors

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

Who are the “Weekend Warriors?” Many people find themselves with little time during the week due to work, family, kids and the day-to-day grind. Therefore, workouts fall to the weekend days to cram in a full week of physical activity into two days.

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Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries

Posted on by Janet Apgar, OTR/L, CHT, ASTYM-cert

As spring brings warmer weather and adds daylight hours, biking fever spreads!

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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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Reaching the Top: Tips for Your Next Stair Climb

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS

I registered on a whim for my first Hustle Up the Hancock stair climb thinking it would be something cool and unique. However, my rationale for registering did not provide the best parameters for designing a training program.

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Stretches to Keep Santa Injury-Free on Christmas Eve

Posted on by Athletico

Santa Clause may only work one night a year, but his job is so important that he cannot risk injury during his journey across the globe to deliver gifts on Christmas Eve.

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Summer Sitting: Tips for Road Trips

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

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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Tips for Keeping Your Feet Dancing Through the Holidays

Posted on by Kelli Barton

The Nutcracker is the most iconic holiday ballet performed by ballet schools and professional companies around the world.

Between December 10th and December 30th, the Joffrey Ballet Chicago will perform The Nutcracker 27 times.3 That’s an average of 1.2 shows per day! For optimal performance, it is crucial that dancers are proactive in preventing injuries from occurring and correctly manage injuries when they do occur. Foot and ankle injuries represent 34-62 percent of all injuries reported by dancers.5 Female ballet dancers are especially vulnerable to these injuries because of the increased demand put on the foot and ankle when dancing en pointe.

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6 Ways to Prevent Ankle Sprains

Posted on by Athletico

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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