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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 8

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
As we approach the midpoint of the 2022 season, we continue to see significant player injuries impacting many fantasy football teams. Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. is shedding light on some of these injuries to help you decide 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…)

Are Hot or Cold Showers Better for Muscle Recovery

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
If you are reading this blog, you are interested in the best strategies to enhance your muscle growth and recovery. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, someone trying to build muscle, or someone who participates in sports competitions, you are trying to maximize your recovery and performance in any way you can. This blog looks at the strategy of manipulating shower temperature to facilitate recovery, usually from DOMS (Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness). To understand recovery, we first must understand DOMS and the role inflammation plays in our body. (more…)

Does Your Face Hurt?

Posted on by Mick Murphy, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT
Do you experience face or jaw pain, tightness, or restricted mouth opening? How about noises such as popping or clicking when opening or closing your mouth? Maybe you experience ear pain, dizziness, or headaches? These may be symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Temporomandibular disorders are a group of disorders that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or chewing muscles. These disorders are more common than you may think, affecting 5-12% of the population. In fact, TMD is second only to low back pain when it comes to musculoskeletal conditions resulting in pain and disability. Despite the number of people with TMD, only 50-66% seek treatment. (more…)

A Complete Core Workout for Runners

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Running can place up to 3 times your body weight of force on the body. Because of this extremely high demand, having a strong core is important. The core muscles include the diaphragm, transverse abdominus, rectus abdominus, obliques, pelvic floor, and multifidus. These muscles provide stability to the trunk when the arms and legs are being used, as well as through an axial load (which occurs during running). A strong core to absorb all of the force described above with running is critical to prevent injuries. Below you will find a complete core workout to help encourage core strength to help prevent injuries. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 7

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Week 7 is here, and so is Athletico's resident fantasy football analyst, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert., to discuss injuries affecting known players throughout the league. Each week, we provide tips via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, so you know who to sit and who to start in your fantasy football roster. (more…)

A Daily Walk is Worth Your Time

Posted on by Dawn Klos, ASTYM cert
How much time or distance would you need to achieve health benefits? Most research would suggest 30 minutes of walking can help you to achieve your health goals. Here are a few good reasons to schedule a daily walk. (more…)

Importance of Therapy After Mastectomies

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Did you know that one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime1? Common surgeries and procedures to treat women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer include lumpectomies, mastectomies, sentinel lymph node biopsies, and axillary lymph node dissection2. Mastectomies are the most common surgery for breast cancer but are the most invasive type of treatment. Mastectomies are recommended to decrease the likelihood of recurrence and lower the risk of further surgical procedures in the future. (more…)

Hip Pain in Runners

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
With the fall weather and cooler temperatures here, running has become a more popular form of exercise. With increased running also commonly comes an increase in injuries, specifically hip pain. Hip pain can have a variety of causes, and it can be structural, overuse, weakness, etc. Most commonly in runners, hip pain is caused by increasing mileage too quickly and muscular imbalances/weaknesses. Hip pain can be prevented in runners by increasing mileage at an appropriate rate, performing a dynamic warm-up and cool-down, and performing hip strengthening exercises. Below you will find strategies to help prevent hip pain while running. (more…)
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