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What Is Upper Cross Syndrome/Lower Cross Syndrome?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Upper cross syndrome and lower cross syndrome are terms heard within the world of medicine that, on the surface, sound a little intimidating. However, each term simply refers to muscle weakness and tightness in certain areas of the body that may be contributing to pain and/or reduced functional level. Each “syndrome” entails two predominant areas of muscle tightness and two predominant areas of muscle weakness. Often times, these limitations occur as a result of impaired posture and can lead to pain. Once identified, both upper cross and lower cross syndromes can be effectively treated and managed with physical therapy care. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 9

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
More than halfway through the 2020 season, brutal bye weeks and substantial 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, talks player injuries in the weekly Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

What is Ischiofemoral Impingement?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Ischio-what? Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) is a rare cause of groin or posterior hip pain. This diagnosis is named after the body parts which are involved. The ischium is part of the pelvis and the femur is the big bone of your upper leg. Ischiofemoral impingement means the ischium and the femur are pinching something causing impingement. IFI is a rare diagnosis, but recently has become a common topic of research and conversations. (more…)

PT for Pain: Make the Most of Your Deductible

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT
It has been a crazy year and hard to believe the end of 2020 is quickly approaching. The end of the year often means the resetting of health insurance deductibles (the amount you pay for health care costs before your insurance plan starts to pay). If you’re like me and have met your deductible for the year, now might be the time to address issues that have been plaguing you over the past year and beyond. (more…)

The Faces of National Physical Therapy Month

Posted on by Athletico
During National Physical Therapy Month, we recognize our hard-working therapists and the positive impact they have on our patients’ lives. Throughout the month of October, we’ve highlighted 30+ members of our team across our social media channels to showcase their expertise. Read below to learn more about our clinicians, their specialties, some of their favorite patient stories and the impact they’re making in providing quality care to our patients. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 8

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
As we approach the midpoint of the 2020 season, we continue to see significant player injuries impacting many fantasy football teams. Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is shedding light on some of these injuries in order to help you make the right decision on who to sit and who to start in week 8. These tips are put together in the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is shared on a weekly basis to help fantasy football players start their best lineups. (more…)

Return to Sports Stronger: Tips from a Physical Therapist

Posted on by Athletico
2020 has been a difficult and disappointing year for many high school athletes. Beginning with the cancellation of winter and spring seasons and now with fall/winter sports again in jeopardy, many athletes have missed a significant portion of their high school career. While there is nothing to replace the feeling of playing in games, there are many ways to stay active, remain competitive, and continue training for your sport. Here are some ideas from a physical therapist on how to stay in optimal shape in preparation for the return of athletics. (more…)

Say No to Pain Killers, Say Yes to Physical Therapy

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
We are all too familiar with pain; it is truly one of the unfavorable guarantees that we have in life. Whether it be emotional or physical pain, we learn at a young age that pain is a reality that we all must face. In fact, there is a direct link between our physical pain and emotional wellness. Often times, emotional stressors are manifested in our physical ailments. Just as often, we find ourselves with physical impairments that can trigger certain emotional responses affecting our moods and perspectives. (more…)
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