Athletico Health Resources

Educate

Health & Wellness

Injury Prevention

Menu and Filters

Concussions in Cheerleaders: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleaders are commonly seen on the sidelines of school and professional sporting events, but the sport is no longer reserved for the sidelines. Cheerleaders have their own competitions where they are in the spotlight. Competitive cheerleading participation is on the rise with teams ranging in age from 5 years old through college. (more…)

Skin Diseases 101: An Athletic Trainer’s Approach to Recognition, Treatment and Prevention

Posted on by Athletico
By Josh Lawrence, MS, L/ATC and Jerod Torrey ATC, PES It is five minutes past the last bell of the high school day. The athletic trainer is hustling around a packed athletic training room and athletes are rushing in to transition from school to practice, and then it happens; an athlete asks the athletic trainer the dreaded question: “Do you know what this is?” (more…)

The Impact Binge Watching has on Your Posture

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Have you ever been scrolling through a streaming platform and notice that your favorite show has a new season available? Typically the first thing that enters your mind is, “well there goes the next six hours of my life.” We’ve all done it. Plopped ourselves down on the couch and just rattled off a season’s worth of episodes without moving an inch. Yet, when you finally gather the strength to get off the couch, your body feels wrecked. (more…)

Sleep Positions for Less Low Back Pain

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified
As a physical therapist, one of the biggest complaints I receive about low back pain (LBP) is about how it can impact one’s ability to sleep through the night. According to research, low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in adults in the U.S., and the most common reason for lost work days.1 (more…)

Why Did My Doctor Send Me To Physical Therapy for a Bladder Problem?

Posted on by Jovie Murtha, PT, Women's Health Specialist
“Every time I cough, I leak. I can’t jump on a trampoline without getting my pants all wet. When I hear running water, my own water works start. Here I am in my doctor’s office, waiting for her to prescribe that medication I see on TV, the one that will make all my troubles go away. Instead, she gave me an order to go to physical therapy. Wait, did she hear me correctly? Surely she meant a urologist? Can’t she just give me that magic pill instead?” – These are all common questions for patients who are prescribed physical therapy for urinary incontinence. (more…)

Pins and Needles: What Does Tingling Mean?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
You know that feeling when your foot falls asleep? It feels like static, tingling, or pins and needles. When this happens, the feeling usually lasts for a short period of time and goes away quickly. Tingling and numbness is a type of nerve pain that typically subsides with movement of the limb. In this case, the pain is usually due to restricted blood flow. The tingling can feel awkward and unpleasant but it is only temporary. However not all nerve pain is short lived; some tingling or numbness is constant and can be linked to a more serious medical condition. (more…)

How to Start Exercising for Beginners

Posted on by Olivia Castillo, PT, DPT
When was the last time you worked out? Has it been a few weeks or months since you’ve been to the gym? That’s ok! It is never too late to start exercising for the first time, and it’s never too late to get back into exercising after a long time away from the gym. Read below for some tips on how to get started! (more…)

Pros and Cons of Wearing a Brace During Sports

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
When watching sporting events on TV, it is not uncommon to see an athlete wearing a brace – typically on the ankle or knee. Oftentimes the athlete is wearing the brace because they were previously injured and returning to active play. This could lead one to wonder why all athletes don’t wear braces to prevent injury. There is a lot of information out there about the use of braces in athletics, so let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons. (more…)
  • Subscribe to Our Blog

    We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. Read our Privacy Policy.

  • Categories

  • Featured Health Resource

  • Athletico on Twitter