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Stretch of the Week: Reclined Frog Stretch

Posted on by Athletico
Happy 2017! To start off the New Year, we will be stretching the muscles of the inner thigh. Many people may experience tightness in this muscle group, also called Adductors. For the first week of January we will perform a Reclined Frog Stretch, which is a gentle stretch with a longer hold. (more…)

Stronger than Yesterday: Why Should I Strength Train?

Posted on by Athletico
Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time. Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle. (more…)

A Musician’s Guide to Injury Prevention

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Many musicians make playing an instrument look effortless. What looks like second nature to them is actually the culmination of thousands of hours of meticulous practice. What many people overlook, however, is that all of the time spent practicing and performing can actually result in injuries, similar to any other person honing a particular skill. Although musician injuries may not be viewed as severe as other orthopedic injuries, they can still result in restrictions for high-level activities. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Stretch with Pilates Ball

Posted on by Athletico
It is hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end already. The final stretch we will be performing this year is a Hamstring Stretch with Pilates Ball. (more…)

5 Ways Athletico Gave Back in 2016

Posted on by Athletico
Athletico Physical Therapy makes it a priority to give back to the communities we serve through charitable donations and volunteerism. In 2016, Athletico supported hundreds of events at the local level by providing pre- and post-race stretching, massage therapy, educational lectures, athletic training services, injury screenings and more. In addition, Athletico and our employees gave more than $500,000 in monetary and in-kind donations throughout the year. (more…)

Maintaining Your Winter Running Routine

Posted on by Athletico
It is possible to maintain your outdoor running routine in the winter, but you must always keep safety top of mind. Although running outside in the winter can be intimidating due to conditions like ice, snow and cold, you can keep your running mileage up if you have the right gear and follow some practical cold-weather safety tips. Read below for guidance on how to stay warm when battling some of the year’s coldest temperatures. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Supported Backbend over Pilates Ball

Posted on by Athletico
We are in the midst of the holiday season, and this week’s stretch aims to help those who will be sitting and traveling for extended periods of time. (more…)

Should You be Wearing Compression Socks?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee
For decades, graduated compression socks have been used as a medical tool to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). The socks have been found effective in reducing pain and swelling for bed-ridden and inactive patients which may support the prevention of the formation of blood clots. A few years ago, however, athletes started wearing graduated compression socks while running and/or for recovery after endurance sports. But do compression socks really work? (more…)
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