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Impact Exercise for the Aging Adult

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
MYTH: You must stop doing high impact exercise as you age and perform low impact activities instead. FACT: We know that as we age, it is common to lose strength and power. However, that does not mean you have to avoid higher impact activities. Many people are active when they are younger through sports, running, and other activities. As we get older, we tend to decrease high impact activities. Sometimes this is due to a previous injury, reoccurring pain, or a fear of getting hurt. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2023: Week 10

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
We are now entering week 10 of the fantasy football season! As we approach playoffs, it’s crucial to get your team in tip top shape heading into the weeks ahead. To help you start your best lineup in week 10, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. is highlighting player injuries that are impacting teams around the league. These insights can be found inside the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, a resource to help fantasy players shape out their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

Expect The Unexpected: Tips To Get Ahead Of Slips And Falls According To A Movement Expert

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT
Are you like most people and wait to address something until you HAVE to? Do you wait until your car is running on empty before filling up the tank? Do you wait until your hunger pains are unbearable before eating? A slip is considered one of the leading causes of falls in older adults. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. (more…)

Can Physical Therapy Help Improve Heart Health?

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT
Maintaining a healthy heart is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being. While most people associate physical therapy with the treatment of pain or injury, it may surprise you to learn that physical therapy can also play a significant role in promoting heart health. In this blog, we will explore the connection between physical therapy and heart health, discussing how targeted exercises and lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on your cardiovascular system. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2023: Week 9

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Some brutal bye weeks and season-ending player injuries have left fantasy football players scrambling to adjust their lineups now that we’re more than halfway through the 2023 season. To help you make the right call on who to move into your next week of fantasy football, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. talks player injuries in the weekly Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

The Road to Recovery: From ACL Tear to the Joffrey Ballet

Posted on by Maddie Negaard, PT, DPT
ACL injuries are often talked about in contact sports, but ballet dancers are also at risk of a tear. Jumping is the most common mechanism of injury for a ballet dancer to tear their ACL. Max Dawe, of the Joffrey Ballet, learned this firsthand last summer. I had the pleasure of being Max’s Physical Therapist in the later stages of his rehab while Alyssa Hartley, PT, DPT, OCS worked with him during the first eight months. Recovering from an ACL reconstruction is a long and intense process focused on regaining strength, range of motion, neuromuscular control, and progression of agility and plyometrics tailored to specific sport demands. The general recommended timeline to return to sport is at least nine months due to the high risk of re-injury returning at the previously thought six months. I interviewed Max asking about his recovery process, and we are happy to share his experiences. (more…)

Have You Recently Fallen? Here Are A Few Reasons To Consider Physical Therapy, Even If You Aren’t Injured

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT
Falls can lead to serious consequences. One out of every five falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone or head injury. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in the emergency room for an injury related to a fall. All falls should be taken seriously, especially if it results in a head injury, broken bones, soreness, or difficulty getting around. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after a fall, consider being evaluated by a medical professional or physical therapist. But have you ever considered physical therapy after a fall, even if there hasn’t been an injury? (more…)

Am I At Risk For Falls?

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
A fall is something that nobody wants to experience. They can leave us or a loved one with bruises, scrapes, broken bones and worse. But how do we know if we are at risk for falls? Answer the questions below to see if you are someone that is at a higher risk for falls and learn the resources available to help prevent a fall from occurring. (more…)
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