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How Does Exercise Affect Your Gut Health?

Posted on by Caitlin Carroll, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT
Have you ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat?” I never thought anything of it until recently when I began to experience gut issues and after years of doctor’s visits, was never able to come up with a diagnosis. I started working with a holistic nutritionist and learned how exercise and movement could help keep my gut healthy. (more…)

Using 3D Printers for Affordable Prosthetic Solutions

Posted on by Shirley Katz, OTR/L, CHT
As therapists, we often treat patients using our repertoire of exercises, but occasionally, we are presented with a mega challenge. It’s important at these times to think outside the box and challenge ourselves to tap into outside resources and use cutting-edge technologies available. I’m excited to share with you how I’ve been able to help one of my patients with the help of my community and advanced technology. Warning: This content contains sensitive imagery. (more…)

3 Common Winter Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Posted on by J. Cory Silver, PT, DPT, VRT, CAFS, 3DMAPS
"Hold my coffee.” Don’t let these be your famous last words before getting injured. Winter sports are amazing to watch; skiers and snowboarders traveling at high velocities and defying gravity when launching off jumps the size of houses. Figure skaters effortlessly glide, edge, and spin. All activities have risks, but the variables involved in winter sports can be out of our control, unfamiliar, and have higher stakes than what we are used to. This blog will cover tips, strategies, and more to keep you on the slopes and rink and out of the emergency room this winter.

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3 Benefits of Standing at Work

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Did you know that sitting too much can be bad for your health? Those that sit much of the day have a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. Unfortunately for many who work in an office setting, sitting much of the day is common. Therefore, standing desks and treadmill desks are becoming increasingly popular in the work setting. Many standing desks can convert from sitting to standing easily, so you can change your position throughout the day. (more…)

The Pros and Cons of CrossFit Workouts

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Continuing the series focused on fitness and different types of exercise, I want to take a popular workout method, Crossfit, and go through some of the potential pros and cons of the sport. I am a physical therapist and someone who loves training with a barbell, so anytime I can help someone get into that type of training, even if it’s not my preferred method, I am thrilled. I view fitness and training as all-inclusive, where everyone is welcome and can do what makes them happy. (more…)

2 Ways to Prioritize Your Health in 2022

Posted on by Brian Chapman, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Every year, patients talk to me about how they plan to set a New Year's resolution to become more fit and healthy. Inevitably, every year most patients do not follow through on those resolutions. This year, let me help you by providing a road map to follow that can help you develop better habits and prioritize your health in 2022. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 18

Posted on by Athletico
It’s week 18 which signifies the end of the professional football season as well as the end of the fantasy football season! To help you finish strong in your league, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is 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 helps fantasy players start their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

4 Exercises for Back Pain Relief After Snow Shoveling

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT
Winter is coming. With that comes everybody’s least favorite piece of yard work - snow shoveling. It’s the one chore almost nobody loves but must be done. Unfortunately, it is one of the most strenuous chores we must complete and causes roughly 11,500 injuries per year.1 The most common are soft tissue injuries (strains, cramping, pulled muscles) and lower back injuries. Lower back injuries account for almost 35% of total snow shovel-related injuries.1 (more…)
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