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Workout at Home with these Household Items

Posted on by Emily Putney ATC, LAT, ITAT
So you’re stuck at home and can’t get to the gym to workout, now what? Not everyone has access to gym equipment, but this doesn’t have to mean you can’t get in a good workout. Many everyday items can be used as exercise equipment, you just have to be creative! (more…)

What is Proper Running Etiquette?

Posted on by Athletico
If you’re a runner, you may have had the experience where you pass a fellow runner and you’re just not sure what to do – do you wave? Smile? Flash the peace sign? There must be a signal we can use to show support for one another. (more…)

What is Occupational Therapy?

Posted on by Gary S. Johnson, MSOT, OTR/L, MBA
As April begins and Occupational Therapy Month kicks off, I am again reminded of why I am proud to call myself an Occupational Therapist. The work that my fellow Occupational Therapists are doing on a daily basis is not only growing and advocating for a profession that is over 100 years old, but also advancing research throughout all healthcare rehabilitation settings. For a profession that has been around for over a century, there are still many people who have never heard of Occupational Therapy or what we do. Read below as I explain: (more…)

Work from Home Posture Tips

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
During this time, people may find themselves working from home. Many are transitioning to work from home from an office setting and your home is most likely not as equipped as your office. Please take these tips into consideration to decrease aches and pains in the coming weeks. (more…)

What is Frozen Shoulder and Can PT Help?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Shoulder pain is a common injury seen in physical therapy. The phrase “frozen shoulder” is often used to describe a stiff and painful shoulder. (more…)

AT IQ: How Do Athletic Trainers Impact Treatment

Posted on by Athletico
Athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action in the communities where they live and work every day. One of the ways they do this is by recommending and/or providing treatment to athletes who are injured. In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers can impact treatment for injured athletes. (more…)

Sleep Hygiene: The Benefit of Getting Zzz’s

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Sleep is important for both physical and mental health. The CDC reports that 1/3 of U.S. adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not enough sleep has been linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, depression and type 2 diabetes. Poor sleep has also been linked to increased pain levels. (more…)

AT IQ: How Do Athletic Trainers Reduce the Risk of Injury?

Posted on by Athletico
This year’s National Athletic Training Month (NATM) theme is “Athletic Trainers Impact Health Care Through Action.” There are many ways that athletic trainers do this every day in the communities where they live and work, including by providing education and support to minimize the risk of injury for their athletes. In celebration of NATM, take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers work to minimize injury risk. (more…)
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