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5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Research shows that as much as 50 percent of the declines in health due to aging are related to inactivity.5 Successful aging has been linked to genetics and a healthy lifestyle that consists of proper nutrition and exercise, but what about the aging athlete who isn't a stranger to activity? What are some key considerations for seniors as their activity levels remain high, but their body's physiologic response changes with age? (more…)

A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

Posted on by Athletico
My name is Sarah and I am the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Libertyville High School. Since Athletico is in the midst of celebrating National Athletic Training Month, I wanted to help shed some light on the role athletic trainers (ATs) play in the organizations and teams they support. Read below to learn what a day in the life of an AT looks like. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: External Arm Rotation Stretch

Posted on by Athletico
For the second week of March, we will be performing the External Arm Rotation Stretch. You will feel this stretch in the biceps as well as the forearm muscles. (more…)

8 Off-Season Golf Training Exercises

Posted on by Athletico
With the unexpected warm weather we have been experiencing recently, it is likely that many of us have wanted to get out on the links sooner than later. Hopefully the wave of warm weather we have been experiencing will continue and allow for an early start to the golf season. Before the start of the season, however, it is a good idea to tune-up your body. With a few weeks of preparation, you can bring your game to the next level in 2017. (more…)

12 Things You May Not Know About Athletic Trainers

Posted on by Kele Cioflec
March is not only a time for the weather to get warmer, it’s also National Athletic Training Month! (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Wall Clock Arm Stretch

Posted on by Athletico
For the month of March we are stretching our biceps muscles. The bicep has two "heads" that form into one single muscle belly, which lays between the elbow and shoulder joint. The biceps flexes the arm (bringing wrist to shoulder), helps abduct the shoulder (lift it away from your side) and rotates the forearm outward. It's a muscle we commonly use and thus it can become tight. In fact, the biceps can be so tight that extending the arm fully straight is restricted. Our March stretches will help to loosen the arms. (more…)

Stronger than Yesterday: Lifting and Learning

Posted on by Athletico
The definition of health is not one-dimensional. Health(y) is a state of complete well-being, not only the absence of disease or illness.1 (more…)

Back Pain? Your MRI May be Showing Wrinkles on the Inside

Posted on by Athletico
As a physical therapist, I see a lot of patients with neck and back pain. In my experience treating these patients, the majority have MRI findings that they want to discuss prior to treatment. However, it is important to take a closer look at what our MRIs may or may not be saying. (more…)
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