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Congratulations to Athletico’s Newest Board-Certified Specialists

Posted on by Athletico
At Athletico, our clinicians undergo advanced training and pursue certifications for the experience and education necessary to provide our patients with the highest standard of care. For this reason, we take a moment to recognize the clinicians committed to their education and practice in becoming board-certified as Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists (OCS) or Sports Clinical Specialists (SCS). These credentials are designated by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) to those who have successfully become board-certified clinical specialists working with orthopaedic or sports diagnoses. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
The wait is finally over – the professional football season starts on September 8th. This also marks the start of Fantasy Football, a fun social experience that brings people together over some friendly competition. To help you finalize your starting lineup, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. provides tips via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. This weekly report will give you the rundown on significant player injuries in the league and recommendations to help you get the most out of your Fantasy Football team. (more…)

An Honest Discussion On Opioids

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Randy Ramseyer pleads with the head of the District Attorney’s office to take his concerns seriously. Ramseyer and his partner are Virginia lawyers following an alarming trend. Nearly all of their cases are connected to OxyContin. Ramseyer doesn't fully realize the scope of this problem, but in a clear, confident voice, he says, “Our community is ground zero for a national catastrophe!” This catastrophe became commonly known as the “opioid epidemic” and this dramatic scene was captured in the hit Hulu show Dopesick. Dopesick, an 8-part mini-series starring Michael Keaton, captures its audience by exposing the underbelly of the opioid epidemic. Yet the series' most important contribution was to capture how the opioid epidemic affected real people, families, and countless communities around the country. (more…)

Is it Safe to Run with Knee Pain?

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
Generally speaking, exercise should not be painful. Pain is an alarm system within the body telling you something is not working properly. So, should you keep running when your knee hurts? When do you go to the doctor? Will they ask you to stop running? Can you ignore it? Stop right there. (more…)

So Your Baseball Season is Done….Now What?

Posted on by Zach Kirkpatrick, PT, MPT, SCS
If you know anything about youth baseball, the season seems never ending as kids go from one team to another and never seem to have an offseason. Most youth baseball players and parents don’t realize that the offseason is equally if not more important than the regular season. It is a chance for the body to recover and adapt to the changes that were imposed on it during the regular season. Now the offseason does not mean it’s time to sit around and do nothing; it’s a great chance to improve your strength and conditioning and address asymmetries as well as faults in your throwing motion. (more…)

Physical Therapy at Every Age: Can Babies Go to Physical Therapy?

Posted on by Chelsea Silva, PT, DPT
The simple answer is “yes.” Babies can go to physical therapy. Babies of all ages can benefit from skilled physical therapy for various reasons. To break it down, we’ll look at the who, what, where, and why our little ones can share the gym with the average population! (more…)

PT Travel Hacks for Pain-free Vacation

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Traveling should be fun and not a precursor to injury. Use these tips to help make your next trip as pain-free as possible. (more…)

What Are the Different Levels of an ACL Tear?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
There are 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in the United States every year1. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major stabilizing ligaments of the knee. The ACL, along with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL), play crucial roles in helping the knee function normally. When one or more of these ligaments is injured, daily activities such as going up and down stairs or walking across uneven terrain can become more challenging. Similarly, an injury to one or more knee ligament(s) can make running, cutting, or jumping difficult in sports. Not all ACL injuries are created equal, as some are more severe than others. Let’s take a look at how ACL injuries are classified. (more…)
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