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5 Stretches to Bring with you When You’re on the Go

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Life never seems to slow down. A work event, then a workout followed by a musical for the kids – it doesn’t stop. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t enough time to get anything done. Tight muscles can pop up due to poor posture or stress throughout life’s busyness so let’s take a look at some easy stretches you can do on the go! (more…)

How Much Do You Know About Stretching?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
People always mention the importance of stretching, but what does that truly mean? There are many stretching options for you, and the benefits of stretching vary with the type and how they are performed. How much do you know about stretching? (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 10

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Entering week 10 of the fantasy football season, playoffs are on the horizon which makes it crucial to get your team in the best position heading into the weeks ahead. To help you start your best lineup in week 10, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. is highlighting player injuries that are impacting teams around the league. These insights can be found inside the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, a resource to help fantasy players shape out their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

How Shoulders Can Affect the Low Back in Cheerleaders

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleading is a popular sport in high schools and universities, and a competitive all-star sport. All-star teams are comprised of a variety of ages; they can be co-ed and practice multiple days per week for competitions. Cheerleading athletes are more susceptible to certain injuries, including a high incidence of low back pain. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 9

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Now, more than halfway through the 2022 season, brutal bye weeks and some season-ending player injuries have left fantasy football players scrambling to adjust their lineups. To help you make the right call on who to move into your next week of fantasy football, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. talks player injuries in the weekly Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

Best Ways to Stay Pain-Free On The Playground

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L
Daily physical activity for children provides a number of advantages and health benefits for development. According to Dr. Edward Laskowski of Mayo Clinic, children should do vigorous activities at least three days a week. Adults who care for children can encourage them to participate in active play that includes many common school-age activities-such as playing on playground equipment. Despite all the musculoskeletal benefits of running, climbing, and jumping, there are always considerations to best ensure safety and pain-free play. (more…)

Do You Want to Be a Ninja?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Who didn’t have a moment in childhood where you wanted to be a ninja? Ninjas are cool, stealthy, and can do things that seem to defy gravity. With the show, American Ninja Warrior on television, the rise of ninja warrior gyms has grown in the past few years. Ninja warrior has become an actual sport, and there are competitions all over America. Ninja warrior combines the skills of gymnastics, running, rock climbing, and weightlifting; in summary, these athletes are incredibly strong, agile, and flexible. (more…)

Textbooks to Tablets: How to Prevent Upper Body Pain in an Increasingly Digital Learning Environment

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L
Our digital world is ever expanding, and one may find themselves required to spend more time using technology for work, learning, and leisure. If this applies to you or your family members, it is important to be aware of how we interact to the digital world to prevent injuries that can result from prolonged positions which compromise good posture and ergonomics, resulting in pain. (more…)
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