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How to Encourage Your Kids to Be Fit

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Physical fitness is a hot topic. Physical activity levels are commonly formed as habits early in life; not to say that you cannot change those habits at any point in your life. Parents may be concerned for their children’s present and future health if they are not a “typical athletic” child. Many children have interests outside of athletics, such as computers, music, reading or video games. Fitness is a general way to look at your overall health, longevity and quality of life. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 2

Posted on by Athletico
If you were disappointed in the performance of your fantasy football team in week 1 of the 2019 season, we have some tips that could help you improve your lineup ahead of week 2. Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is highlighting notable player injuries within the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. Since player injuries can have a significant impact on fantasy football teams, this weekly report can be used as a resource to help you decide who to sit and who to start. (more…)

Physical Therapy is the FIRST Defense Against Pain

Posted on by Erin Hassett, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” This means that pain is an experience that encompasses so much more than the physical aspect typically associated with it.1 Pain can affect how we sleep, work, focus and manage our relationships on a daily basis. It affects our stress levels and impacts how we manage anxiety. Whether we are aware of it or not, pain changes how our brain processes information and thus, can affect every aspect of our life. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 1

Posted on by Athletico
Week 1 of the professional football season starts tonight, which means that Fantasy Football players need to finalize their starting lineups before kickoff. To help you make decisions on who to sit and who to start, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is providing tips via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. This report provides information about significant player injuries, as well as provides recommendations to help you get the most out of your Fantasy Football team. (more…)

Best of Luck: Recovering from Injury and Retiring at 29

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
The sports world was caught off guard last Saturday night when news broke that Indianapolis’ quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring effective immediately from professional football. What made the situation even more interesting was Indianapolis was in the middle of their third preseason game against Chicago when reports of Luck’s retirement surfaced. The 29-year-old signal caller addressed the media after the game citing his health and quality of life as the reasons for his decision to call it quits on his football career. (more…)

Best Exercises for Tennis Players

Posted on by Samantha Mindlin, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Injury risk is a reality of any sport, and tennis is no different. More than 41 percent of elite tennis players lose time from play and practice due to injuries related to the sport. Adolescent tennis players are at greater risk of injury when there has been a previous injury sustained.5,6 Overall, two-thirds of tennis injuries are caused by overuse. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Draft

Posted on by Athletico
We are just a couple of weeks away from the start of the 2019 football season, which means that many Fantasy Football players are still assembling their teams. To help those who still need to draft their players or finalize their starting lineups, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is providing tips via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. This report, which will be available weekly throughout the 2019 season, highlights significant player injuries and provides recommendations on which players you should consider starting (or sitting) each week. (more…)

Could Your Smartphone Be Causing Your Neck Ache?

Posted on by Athletico
Look around as you sit at the café or as you walk into work. How many heads do you see angled down at their smartphones? The human head weighs about 12 lbs, but as the head angles forward and down the force on the neck begins to increase exponentially. At a 15 degree angle the head weighs 27lbs., 30 degrees 40lbs, 45 degrees 49lbs, and 60 degrees 60lbs.1 (more…)
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