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Back Pain Quiz: Put Your Knowledge to the Test!

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT
Back pain is one of the most common conditions that physical therapists treat. It can occur from a variety of reasons, and impact each person differently, but one thing is for sure - no one wants it. If left untreated, back pain can get in the way of daily activities such as work, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. How much do you know about back pain? Put your knowledge to the test with the following quiz! (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 15

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
The 2022 football season is moving full steam ahead as teams begin to clinch their division titles. For Fantasy Football players, this also means playoffs are underway in most leagues. Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. is helping fantasy players advance to the next round of the playoffs by highlighting notable player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which aims to help fantasy players decide who to sit and who to start. (more…)

Can Anyone Start Physical Therapy?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Physical therapy (PT) is a great treatment to address aches and pains of varying kinds. It can be utilized for general discomfort or pain associated with surgery. PT is designed to help reduce pain and improve range of motion, strength, and overall function. Whether it’s your knee that has been hurting for decades or your back you tweaked shoveling snow, often, physical therapy can help. Let’s look at injuries physical therapy can treat and who exactly should start physical therapy. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 14

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Congratulations! You made it to the end of the fantasy football regular season! As the playoffs kick off next week, it’s more important than ever to be sure your lineup is set in this win-or-go-home situation. To help you decide who to sit and who to start, we turn to Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. to provide insight into player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. The Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report is a helpful resource put together on a weekly basis to assist fantasy players in starting their best lineups. (more…)

Are You Feeling Stressed? Exercise Can Help!

Posted on by Jaclyn Cecere, PT, DPT
With seven out of ten adults in the United States reporting stress or anxiety daily, stress is a common occurrence in people’s lives. Although stress is impossible to avoid altogether, there are ways to help manage it, one being exercise. (more…)

Injury Prevention While Performing Yardwork

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
The leaves have fallen, and the snow will be here soon. Your yard work may include raking leaves or shoveling snow, cleaning gutters, or hanging lights. Raking and shoveling can be a strenuous activity that you might have yet to do. As you prepare your yard and house for the change in weather, remember these tips to prevent injury. (more…)

Preparing for The Nutcracker

Posted on by Athletico
Co-authors: Katie Warner PT, DPT, OCS and Evan Boersma of The Joffrey Ballet December is a magical time of year in Chicago, with plenty of festive things to do to enjoy the winter holiday season. The Joffrey Ballet puts on an impressive run of The Nutcracker this year, featuring 25 full-length performances from December 3rd to the 27th. There are additionally two abbreviated performances for local schools. “Joffrey’s beloved version of The Nutcracker takes inspiration from the 1893 World’s Fair, one of the city’s great historical attractions of the late 19th century.” Athletico is proud to be the Official Provider of Physical Therapy for The Joffrey Ballet. In anticipation of this season’s production, we wanted to spotlight the preparation that goes into it from the perspective of company dancer Evan Boersma and myself, one of the physical therapists. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 13

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
How’s your fantasy team looking as we enter Week 13 of the professional season? Whether you are fine-tuning your lineup or scrounging up players who can score you some needed points, we have you covered. To help you keep up with changes within the league, we turn to Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. to provide insight into player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. The Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report is a helpful resource put together on a weekly basis to assist fantasy players in starting their best lineups. (more…)
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