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International Women’s Day: The Female Leaders at Athletico

Posted on by Athletico
March 8th signifies International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is one of the most important days to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about women’s equality. To celebrate this day, we recognize the female leaders within Athletico and posed them with the question: What makes a great leader at Athletico? In addition, we proudly announce the Athletico Women’s Business Resource Group. This voluntary, employee-led group was founded in conjunction of our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity council to help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Read on to meet the many women making a difference within our organization. (more…)

New To Cycling? 4 Tips to Prevent Injuries

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Both indoor and outdoor cycling has increased in popularity within the fitness industry for exercise and for good reason. This form of exercise is used by people of all ages. Cycling has many benefits and is a great way to keep moving during the ongoing pandemic. Cycling is a low impact activity allowing for decreased joint impact, while improving core and leg strength, cardiovascular health, and endurance. While cycling is a great form of low impact exercise, it can still lead to injury. Cycling injuries can occur due to: overuse, improper bike set up, as well as a lack of proper warm up and cool down. (more…)

6 Things to Know about Your Knee Replacement

Posted on by Athletico
Perhaps you are the individual who seeks out a physical therapist because they have a great deal of trepidation and the strong desire to avoid surgery after receiving a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis or “degeneration” from your physician. Or maybe you’re attending physical therapy pre or post-operatively empowered to regain pain-free living and full function. Whichever profile you identify with, this blog will provide you the knowledge to consider before a total knee replacement. (more…)

Living with Arthritis: Tips & Tricks for Healthy Hands

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Arthritis in the hands can limit everyday activities, but it doesn’t have to! Most Americans are not aware that there are other options to alleviate symptoms, or ways to adapt activities, to continue work, self-care and leisure activities. In this blog our Hand Therapy experts will discuss strategies, tools and splints that can keep your hands healthy and assist in daily activities. (more…)

What to Expect from a Virtual Physical or Occupational Therapy Appointment

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Athletico is proud to be able to support our patients who wish to start or continue their physical or occupational therapy in a setting other than our clinics. Telehealth is a virtual means to receive physical or occupational therapy from your living room, basement or another comfortable area within your home. Patients work with a licensed physical or occupational therapist via video call to establish a comprehensive therapy plan of care. (more…)

Why I Became a Physical Therapist

Posted on by Kirk Johnson, PT, DPT
Sometimes the road to finding ourselves and our calling is straight forward, sometimes it winds, and sometimes the path finds us. This is what happened to me. I had always been an athlete and enjoyed working out. I was fortunate not to be seriously injured during any sports, so I never experienced physical therapy as a means of recovery. Instead, I stumbled upon the field by accident. (more…)

6 Tips to Remain Healthy During a Modified Gymnastics Season

Posted on by Melissa Winterhalter, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
The ongoing pandemic has changed many of our everyday lives – including those of athletes, many of which had to completely stop, pause or alter the way they participated in their sport. For gymnasts, their training had significantly changed since the end of the last high school or club gymnastics season. To help gymnasts return to their sport safely, here as six tips to keep in mind during the modified season. (more…)

S-nowhere to Go? Try These Exercises!

Posted on by George Zakharia, DPT
There are many fun activities to perform in the snow including snowboarding, skiing, sledding, and even snowshoeing! However, not all of us have the ability to enjoy these activities due to lack of accessibility or because it’s just too dangerous. Here are just a couple alternative exercises and activities most people can perform around their own home for a great work out! (more…)
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