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Can Anyone Start Physical Therapy?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Physical therapy (PT) is a great treatment to address aches and pains of varying kinds. It can be utilized for general discomfort or pain associated with surgery. PT is designed to help reduce pain and improve range of motion, strength, and overall function. Whether it’s your knee that has been hurting for decades or your back you tweaked shoveling snow, often, physical therapy can help. Let’s look at injuries physical therapy can treat and who exactly should start physical therapy. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 14

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Congratulations! You made it to the end of the fantasy football regular season! As the playoffs kick off next week, it’s more important than ever to be sure your lineup is set in this win-or-go-home situation. To help you decide who to sit and who to start, we turn to Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. to provide insight into player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. The Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report is a helpful resource put together on a weekly basis to assist fantasy players in starting their best lineups. (more…)

Are You Feeling Stressed? Exercise Can Help!

Posted on by Jaclyn Cecere, PT, DPT
With seven out of ten adults in the United States reporting stress or anxiety daily, stress is a common occurrence in people’s lives. Although stress is impossible to avoid altogether, there are ways to help manage it, one being exercise. (more…)

Injury Prevention While Performing Yardwork

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
The leaves have fallen, and the snow will be here soon. Your yard work may include raking leaves or shoveling snow, cleaning gutters, or hanging lights. Raking and shoveling can be a strenuous activity that you might have yet to do. As you prepare your yard and house for the change in weather, remember these tips to prevent injury. (more…)

Preparing for The Nutcracker

Posted on by Athletico
Co-authors: Katie Warner PT, DPT, OCS and Evan Boersma of The Joffrey Ballet December is a magical time of year in Chicago, with plenty of festive things to do to enjoy the winter holiday season. The Joffrey Ballet puts on an impressive run of The Nutcracker this year, featuring 25 full-length performances from December 3rd to the 27th. There are additionally two abbreviated performances for local schools. “Joffrey’s beloved version of The Nutcracker takes inspiration from the 1893 World’s Fair, one of the city’s great historical attractions of the late 19th century.” Athletico is proud to be the Official Provider of Physical Therapy for The Joffrey Ballet. In anticipation of this season’s production, we wanted to spotlight the preparation that goes into it from the perspective of company dancer Evan Boersma and myself, one of the physical therapists. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 13

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
How’s your fantasy team looking as we enter Week 13 of the professional season? Whether you are fine-tuning your lineup or scrounging up players who can score you some needed points, we have you covered. To help you keep up with changes within the league, we turn to Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. to provide insight into player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. The Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report is a helpful resource put together on a weekly basis to assist fantasy players in starting their best lineups. (more…)

Vertigo, Verti-gone: How Physical Therapy Can Help You Shake Dizziness and Prevent Falls

Posted on by Molly Runquist, DPT, COMT, Emory Competent, AIB-VRC
You roll over in bed to silence your alarm clock when suddenly, the room begins to spin. You roll quickly back towards the center of the bed with significant fear of not knowing up from down or if you may fall out of bed. The spinning is severe, disorienting, and can even cause the uncomfortable sensation of nausea. However, within a minute or so, it seems to settle until you try to get up again. There are lots of types of dizziness experienced by millions of people daily, but this sensation is true vertigo. Vertigo is characterized by spinning dizziness, and you will first want it to be verti-gone. In this case, a physical therapist is one of the best professionals for you to visit. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 12

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Thanksgiving is a great time to show gratitude in the company of family and friends. It’s also a great time to cheer on your favorite football team! This week, be sure to adjust your Fantasy Football lineup before you sit down to gobble up turkey and tune into this week’s games. Entering Week 12 of the professional football season, teams have their eyes on a spot in the playoffs. For tips on who to sit and who to start, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert., is providing insight into player injuries that are impacting teams around the league. The Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report is a helpful resource put together on a weekly basis to assist fantasy players in starting their best lineups. (more…)
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