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Your Arm Pain May Be Coming From Your Neck

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Have you ever experienced a burning pain or a “pins and needles” sensation running from your shoulder down to your hand? Even though you might think there is a problem with your shoulder, your neck may be the issue even if you are not experiencing neck pain. (more…)

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.” (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report

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The NFL’s season officially starts on Thursday, September 8th, which means that fans are already assembling their Fantasy Football teams. To help you reign supreme in your league this year, we will be highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey throughout the season. These tips, dubbed the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, shed light on some of the league’s notable injuries and provide guidance on which players you should avoid and which players you may want to pick-up. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Self-Massage for the Wrist

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The final stretch for August features two self-massage techniques for the wrist.

You will need a tennis ball and a table or hard surface to perform these techniques. As always, 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. (more…)

4 Stretches to Help You 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.(more…)

6 Ways to Improve Your Running Technique

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During the course of a year, it's estimated that nearly 80 percent of recreational runners will sustain a running-related injury2. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see some participants at local races and marathons walking around with braces, compression sleeves, tape or special shoes. This is because running is a complex functional human movement that few people are taught to perform correctly. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Spider Stretch

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The third stretch for August is called the Spider Stretch.

This wrist extension stretch is pretty simple and can help with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) symptoms. There is no equipment needed to perform this stretch, and it can be done in either a seated or standing position. It is important to note that if you are experiencing finger or elbow pain/injuries, you should not practice this week’s stretch. 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. (more…)

Off-Season Training: A Hockey Perspective

Posted on by Steve Chmielewski, PT, DPT, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach
Off-season training for any sport is an important part of an athlete’s development. During the off-season, athletes make gains on their conditioning, endurance, strength, balance and/or speed to compete at a higher level within the sport of their choice. (more…)
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