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5 Physical Therapy Tips After Your Surgery

Posted on by Ariss Pierce, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. Physical therapy is one of the best healthcare decisions you can make before and after surgery to ensure you heal properly. This blog will discuss tips to help you prepare for a surgical procedure as well as what to expect after the procedure. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 13

Posted on by Athletico
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. (more…)

When to Seek Help for a Jammed Finger

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Unfortunately, jammed fingers are common on job sites, during contact sports, a fall, or when doing some weekend warrior activities while crossing heavy chores off the to-do list. But when is it more than just a jammed finger? When should you seek professional medical treatment? (more…)

Is Working from Home Causing You Pain?

Posted on by Angela Stevenson, OTR/L, CHT
At the height of the pandemic, physical and occupational therapists started seeing a record number of repetitive strain injuries resulting from working from home. Many were sent home to continue working but were not prepared to do so successfully. (more…)

Jacqueline Burnett of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Back on Stage with ‘Re/Turn’

Posted on by Athletico
Author: Jacqueline Burnett, Dancer, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago I left behind my “performance-ready” body two hours before Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s opening night at the Harris Theater on March 12th, 2020. We had completed technical rehearsal, and I was about to see Madeline G., Athletico Performing Arts Physical Therapist, who was waiting for dancers needing one last moment of help before lifting the curtain for an extremely physical evening of dance. Just then, our directors came to the stage and announced the show would be cancelled due to a city-wide response to Covid-19. The following 20 months turned into a completely different lifestyle, and now Hubbard Street has finally returned to the theater this past weekend with a live theater audience. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 12

Posted on by Athletico
Thanksgiving is a great time to show gratitude in the company of family and friends. It’s also a great time to cheer on your favorite football team! This week, be sure to adjust your Fantasy Football lineup before you sit down to gobble up turkey and tune into this week’s games. (more…)

Tips from a PT: How to Fall-Proof Your Home

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
Unfortunately, thousands of older adults aged 65 and older sustain a fall each year. Many falls lead to injuries that vary in severity. Falls can happen anywhere, but the majority of them occur in the home. Our homes can be full of hidden hazards. One way to reduce you or a loved one’s risk of falling is to fall-proof your home. For elderly families that may be visiting during the upcoming holidays, these helpful tips can keep everyone safe. (more…)

Q&A with a Men’s Health Physical Therapist

Posted on by Nate Mancillas, PT, DPT, MS CSCS
During Men’s Health Awareness Month, we encourage men to take steps toward living a healthier life by staying active, maintaining a good diet, and taking early action when experiencing health issues. We sat down with men’s health expert, physical therapist, and Chicago clinic manager Nate Mancillas to discuss important men’s health topics and how physical therapy can help overall wellness. (more…)
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