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Home Workouts for Winter Months

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
As we get deeper into the winter months, many people have turned to indoor workouts. With the added complication of COVID-19 this year, going to a gym or a group fitness class may not be an option for you. But your workouts do not need to suffer! Staying active is important for your overall health. It can help reduce your chance of catching a cold as well as maintain happiness during the winter months. Let’s look at some ideas to keep you moving at home during the colder months of the year. (more…)

Hand Therapist Approved Work from Home Stretches

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Co-author: Nicole Kertz, OTS With more people working from home in the New Year due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in work related injuries. You don’t have to be a heavy manufacturing or construction worker to have work related injuries. Oftentimes, repetitive motions, staying in the same position, and poor posture can cause work related injuries. Desk jobs for example, consist of staying in the same, often seated, position with repetitive motions like typing. (more…)

Introducing: Athletico’s Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Council

Posted on by Athletico
As we turn the page to start fresh in the New Year, it’s not without reflecting on 2020 and some of the events that made up such a historical year. Being in the works for some time, especially after the past year that inspired so much change, the Athletico leadership team is proud to unveil our inaugural Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Council. This council was deemed as essential to building upon our culture and was created through nominations and volunteers who want to work together to make a difference at Athletico. The council aims to create a safe environment for employees to learn from each other in which inclusion creates a climate where diversity can thrive. We are extremely proud to announce the members that make up our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Council and posed them each with the question: “What does it mean to you to be on this council?” (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 17

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
It’s week 17 which signifies the end of the regular NFL season as well as the end of the fantasy football season! To help you finish strong in your league, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is highlighting notable player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which helps fantasy players start their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

From Home Workouts to Back Pain Exercises: Top 10 Blogs of 2020

Posted on by Athletico
2020 will surely go down in history as a year that derailed our day-to-day lives. A year consisting of remote work and e-learning and the year that put a halt to many of our beloved sports and activities. Not only did families navigate new ways to adapt to all these sudden changes, so did businesses. Our clinicians stepped up this year to share their expertise to help readers prevent back and neck pain when working or learning at home. They provided innovative ways for readers to exercise safely at home using items found around their household. (more…)

Goodbye 2020: 7 Tips for Setting New Year’s Resolutions in 2021

Posted on by Michael K. Glynn, PT, DPT
While most of us will say a welcome farewell to 2020, 2021 will unfortunately carryover many of the same challenges we are currently faced with. Altering the means and ability to exercise is one impact that the coronavirus has had on many people. Many gym-goers are still either unable to attend their local gym due to closures or unwilling to travel to the gym due to health concerns. Even without a gym membership, there are many unique ways to continue to stay in shape in 2021. Here are 7 tips from a physical therapist on setting resolutions for health in 2021: (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 16

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
If your fantasy football team has made it this far, chances are you need just one more win to be named champion, as most leagues conclude this weekend. To help you win this week’s important matchup, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is highlighting notable player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which helps fantasy players start their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

Ergonomic Do’s and Don’ts: Long Term Home Office/Classroom Tips

Posted on by Brianna Brackin, PT, DPT
By now we have all begun to adapt to our new lifestyle amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is pretty remarkable how quickly we can alter our daily lives to fit the ongoing changes that 2020 has brought on. For better or worse, much of these changes are centered around technology. We now rely heavily on platforms like Zoom and Facetime for e-learning, working virtually from home, and even connecting socially with family and friends. Though technology has made all of this possible, it does have one major downfall: promoting poor posture. (more…)
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