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5 Exercises to Improve Core Strength for Cheer Stunting

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
The core is the foundation for your entire body. Your core is much more than just abdominal muscles; the core includes the whole trunk, including the front, back, sides, and pelvic floor, and it spans from your shoulder blades to your hips. Every movement for a cheerleader starts at the core. If cheerleaders are not activating the core, then all movements, including running, squatting, basket tosses, and stunting, could be weaker, slower, or lead to injury. (more…)

5 Exercises for the Non-Athlete

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Here at Athletico, we have an extensive blog catalog about different exercises and applications for various ailments. Within this blog, I will highlight exercises for non-athletes. Honestly, everyone is an athlete in some form, and certain exercises can be tailored to help reach specific goals. (more…)

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…)
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