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Layers of a Concussion: Symptoms & Treatment

Posted on by Sarah Lohmeyer, PT, DPT
It is common for some things to be overwhelming and confusing after a concussion. Like any recovery, concussion rehabilitation is not linear, but full of peaks and valleys. Throughout rehabilitation for a concussion, patients may experience new symptoms after a more prominent symptom has resolved. Some people might even have a hard time relating symptoms directly to their concussion. Fortunately, physical therapists trained in concussion management are able to recognize these signs and symptoms and guiding patients through rehab. (more…)

Why Should You See a Physical Therapist First for Pain?

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT
In all likelihood, there will come a time in our lives where we find ourselves in pain. Traditionally, if you weren’t able to manage the pain yourself, you would schedule an appointment with your doctor or seek out an orthopedic surgeon to have them assess you. However, numerous studies show a strong benefit of seeking out physical therapy first when dealing with musculoskeletal pain1,3. Musculoskeletal pain refers to pain in the muscles, tendons, bones, joints, ligaments and nerves of the body. (more…)

Athletico’s Healthcare Heroes

Posted on by Athletico
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our worlds upside down, striking us with fear and uncertainty. However, the Athletico team has continued to care for our patients, making a difference in their lives and throughout our communities. While we recognize the entire Athletico team and their efforts to offer superior care during these challenging times, here are a few clinicians we’d like to highlight for their work in-clinic, in-home or via telehealth virtual visits. (more…)

Exercises to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified
The pelvic floor, also known as the “hammock” of your core, is very important to keep strong and mobile. It provides support for the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and rectum in the female pelvis. In the male pelvis, the pelvic floor supports the bladder and rectum. (more…)

Making a Difference with Movement

Posted on by Athletico
As Chicagoland’s leading provider of physical and occupational therapy, we are a group of passionate individuals who believe in the power of movement. To encourage health and wellness and to give back the communities who need us the most right now, we launched the Athletico Cares Virtual 5K Challenge. (more…)

4 Tips for Preventing Mommy’s Thumb Pain

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
As Mother’s Day approaches, we extend a big thanks to all mothers. Many of these mothers have overcome sleepless nights, chronic exhaustion, worry, heartbreak when a child is sick or ill, or endless chauffeur and carpool duties – all while trying to raise healthy, well-adjusted and kind children. (more…)

Preventing Wrist Pain When Nursing

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
After the mental and physical changes brought on by pregnancy, the last thing that a new mother wants to experience is pain in her wrists and hands from nursing or feeding her newborn baby. Getting an infant to latch on can be hard enough under normal conditions, and yet the feeling of “pins and needles” or wrist pain, can makes things even more difficult. (more…)

The Show Must (Virtually) Go On

Posted on by Alyssa Hartley, PT, DPT, CMTPT
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dance companies and studios are closed for classes and rehearsals. Even without an audience to perform for, it is important that dancers maintain appropriate mental and physical activities while at home. As a performing arts physical therapist, I wanted to check in with some of Chicago’s professional dancers with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - Adrienne Lipson, Kevin J. Shannon, and Craig D. Black Jr.. Read below to learn how their worlds are adapting and growing during this time when the theaters are dark and how they are keeping a positive attitude through it all. (more…)
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