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8 Reasons to Get a Massage the Week after the Marathon

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It’s hard to believe that it's time for your Marathon. After all that training, now is the time you’ve been preparing for. I personally don’t even like driving 26 miles, but I have spent enough time with runners to understand that running a marathon is the ultimate test of strength and endurance. So, what happens on the Monday or Tuesday after you've completed the marathon, and how can a massage help? Here are eight reasons to get a massage the week after you complete a marathon: (more…)

Running a Marathon? Tips for What You Should Be Eating and Drinking

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Here it comes! Many of you have been hard at work training for your upcoming marathons, and it’s finally here! I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding hydration and nutrition. The following post will focus on the most common questions I’ve received. (more…)

3 Ways to Roll Away Muscle Tension

Posted on by Dave Heidloff
Sedentary jobs, decreased activity levels, and increased stress have made us a less mobile population. Our muscles are overactive and tight, creating imbalances in our bodies, which can lead to poor posture, joint pain, and a host of avoidable injuries. Most of us can’t afford a live-in masseuse, and massages from our significant others are expected to be reciprocated (and who wants to do that?), so how are we supposed to alleviate our tense, overactive muscles? Below I have 3 options for you, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. (more…)

Take Control of Your Bladder

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I have been a physical therapist for twelve years and have been treating pelvic floor conditions for the last five years. It never ceases to amaze me how many of my patients have been suffering with pelvic pain, incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse for many years and have not been educated on the benefits of physical therapy in the rehabilitation of these conditions. Many of these patients can achieve resolution of their symptoms in a relatively short period of time with physical therapy treatment. (more…)

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

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Stretching!  Has any topic in exercise been debated at such length?  Should you or shouldn’t you?  Before or after?  Bouncing or not?  I know suggestions have changed drastically since I began my athletic career in high school, and I’m only 40. (more…)

Run Free

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About 2 years ago, I was out for a jog and saw a runner wearing the most peculiar shoes. They looked like a glove with individual toe cut-outs. Fittingly enough, he said they were called the 5 finger running shoes by Vibram. Having never heard of this company or type of shoe before, I thought he was crazy for trying to run on them. Turns out, the shoes were part of a new craze among runners…barefoot running. (more…)

Neck Strength May Prevent Concussions

Posted on by Dave Heidloff
We’ve now seen every state in the U.S. pass legislation to enforce higher standards for concussion education and management of concussed athletes. However, one concussion topic continues to take a back seat: prevention. (more…)

Welcome to the Athletico Blog!

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Twenty years ago today, Mark Kaufman founded Athletico Physical and Occupational Therapy.  Over the past two decades, Athletico has grown tremendously, offering the community a quality option for all of their rehabilitation needs. It is fitting that today, as the Athletico family celebrates 20 years, the Athletico Blog is launched.  This blog was created to extend Athletico’s expertise in the healthcare industry and foster an environment where patients and readers can be educated on all areas of their well-being.  The goal of the blog is to provide an interactive source for patient education, focusing on both reader questions and trending topics related to our industry. We will have a handful of regular bloggers, as well as guest bloggers, to cover all aspects of the healthcare continuum that are important to you.  If you have any questions, feedback, or topics you’d like to see covered, please send us a note.  Thanks for reading!
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