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How Safe Are Scooters?

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS
Being a kid both in body and spirit, a few years ago I asked for a Razor scooter for Christmas. With the same child-like zeal, I took the scooter on a few errands one nice day in January and was shocked at how fast it flew. While my scooter was limited by the speed I could generate, a new kid, the electric, or e-scooter, has now come to the playground. (more…)

Should I Schedule a Free Assessment or a Physical Therapy Appointment?

Posted on by Athletico
At Athletico, our experts are passionate about helping patients live pain-free lives, which is why providing access to exceptional care is among our top priorities. Every patient is unique. Because of this, we offer a variety of ways to help patients get started with their journey into recovery, including free assessments, virtual free assessments and scheduled physical therapy appointments. (more…)

Are You Ready for the Bottle Cap Challenge?

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
If you have been on social media over the last few weeks, chances are you have seen the bottle cap challenge. This internet challenge requires you to unscrew a bottle cap with your foot, typically with a roundhouse kick. (more…)

Emoji Quiz: Guess the Athletico Service

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At Athletico, our clinicians have advanced training and specializations that give them the expertise to treat all parts of the body. So whether you’re trying to get back to everyday life, your job or your favorite sport, our team can help you reach your goals. Learn more about our available services and how they can help you get back to doing the things you love to do by taking our emoji quiz below! (more…)

Blood Flow Restriction for Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Knee pain can be a very troublesome nuisance to a majority of the population; whether knees are sore from a long day of activity or have been persistently sore from those glory days long ago. Knee pain can affect quality of life in many different ways including decreasing activity levels, making it uncomfortable to maintain certain postures for prolonged periods of time, or making it bothersome to go up and down stairs at home. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is among the common knee-related conditions affecting quality of life – especially in the older population. In fact, knee OA is present in nearly 40 percent of individuals older than 60. (more…)

Squat Mobility and Movement Prep

Posted on by Zach Kirkpatrick, PT, MPT, SCS
The squat is one of the most fundamental movements a human needs to be able to perform both in life and in sports. In life we use the squat to sit down and stand up from chairs or going down to the floor to reach for objects. In sport we use squat movements when preparing to jump and land, as well as when getting into an athletic position. The squat is also used in the strength training realm as it has tremendous carry over to all other aspects of sport. (more…)

Treating Your Back Pain Forever

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS
In our modern day world where we find ourselves increasingly commuting longer distances by car to spend days rooted to a desk or computer, followed by a return commute, afternoon driving kids to practices and attending meetings, and an evening on the couch in the company of televisions, tablets, and smartphones, it is not a mystery why our backs may feel tight. And, more importantly, why the best treatment may not be stretching. (more…)

Is Back Pain Common in Cheerleading?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleading is a common sport in high schools and universities but it is also popular as a competitive all-star sport. These all-star teams are often a variety of ages, they can be co-ed, and the teams practice multiple days per week for competitions. Due to the nature of the sport, cheerleaders are more susceptible to certain injuries, including low back pain. (more…)
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