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Stretch of the Week: Seated Straight Leg Twist

Posted on by Athletico
April’s fourth and final stretch is very similar to week one’s Reclined Straight Leg Twist, but is performed in a sitting position instead of laying down. This stretch is called Seated Straight Leg Twist and will stretch the side, back, and hamstring muscles. (more…)

Warming Up vs Cooling Down: Things To Know

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Picture this – you walk into your local gym after carving out time in your day to  work out.. You come prepared with your headphones in, new favorite song turned up, and a game plan full of all the exercises you’re going to accomplish that day. You scan the gym and see your favorite machine with no one else on it calling your name. You scurry to it, get settled in, and just as you’re about to start you think to yourself, “I probably should warm up, shouldn’t I?” (more…)

3 Ways to Avoid Overuse Injuries in the Kitchen

Posted on by Alison Hogan, OT
Cooking can be a great, stress relieving activity. Over time, however, it can lead to overuse injuries if proper body mechanics are not used, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. (more…)

Athletico Gives Back: March 2017 Fundraising & Volunteer Initiatives

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Athletico Physical Therapy makes it a priority to give back to the community through a variety of initiatives each year, including charitable donations and volunteerism. This past March, Athletico’s staff came together to raise money for multiple charities. Read more about all of these initiatives below: (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Childs Pose Twist

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Continuing with our twist theme, the third stretch for April is taken from yoga and is called Childs Pose Twist. It will focus on stretching muscles around the spine and throughout the sides of the body. (more…)

5 Ways to Maximize Triathlon Performance

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Participation in triathlons in the United States is at an all-time high according to USA Triathlon, the sport’s governing body in the United States. The group’s membership has swelled from around 100,000 in 1998 to 550,446 in 2013.1 What’s more, estimates from the Sports and Fitness Industry Associated show there were 2,498,000 road triathletes  in the United States in 2016.2 (more…)

Sleep Positioning and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on by Mark Torres, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Sleep plays an important role in our daily function. It helps to rejuvenate and restore our bodies from the wear and tear our daily activities put on integral structures. It specifically plays an intricate part in helping us repair and grow tissue, like nerve, muscle and bone. For all of these reasons, sleep can be the most important part of your day. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Easy Seated Twist

Posted on by Athletico
In our second week of twists this month, we will be stretching the inner thigh and back muscles. This stretch is called Easy Seated Twist. (more…)
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