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How to Safely Remove a Ring from a Swollen Finger

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
If you’ve ever had a ring stuck on your finger, it can cause a bit of panic and frustration. For that reason, the Hand Therapists at Athletico are offering a couple of strategies to safely remove a ring from your finger before a more serious situation arises. These strategies can help prevent a trip to the jeweler to have your ring repaired if your precious jewelry were needed to be cut off. (more…)

How Can A Laser Help with Neck Pain?

Posted on by Molly Runquist, PT, DPT, COMT
There are a lot of different ways to provide treatment for people dealing with headaches, neck pain, jaw issues, symptoms related to whiplash following a motor vehicle accident, or dizziness; however, when guided by a physical therapist treatment is often supported by research as well as the therapist’s experience. One unique technique to address many of these issues uses a cervical laser headlamp to retrain how you balance your head and neck in space. It often feels like a game which can make therapy more fun and interesting. It also offers patients immediate feedback. But how and why does it work? Let’s explore. (more…)

What You Need to Know about Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Many people experience back pain and, as you may know, symptoms can vary. Sometimes back pain is sharp and located off to one side. Pain can also be isolated to the low back or travel into the buttock or down the leg. Oftentimes, pain occurs with certain positions or movements. Although the source of back pain can be located in the lumbar spine, it can also be related to a joint where the spine meets the pelvis, called the sacroiliac joint. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 14

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Does your Fantasy Football team have what it takes to get to the playoffs? We are now entering Week 14 of the NFL season! Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is helping fantasy players advance to the next round by highlighting notable player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which aims to help fantasy players decide who to sit and who to start. (more…)

Tips to Avoid Cold Weather Injuries

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
As the cold weather sets in, it’s important to take precautions to avoid injuries due to freezing temperatures. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most well-known cold weather injuries as told by our Hand Therapy experts as well as tips to avoid them. (more…)

5 Ways to Prevent Slips & Falls This Winter

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
The leaves have dropped and cooler temperatures are setting in. Due to COVID-19, more people will be inclined to be outside, even in the cold. This can come with some risks due to changing weather conditions. According to the CDC, one out of every five falls causes an injury and for the 65+ population, falling is the leading cause of injury and death within this age group. Given these stats, it is important to take some precautions to keep you safe outside. (more…)

Shin Splints in Gymnasts

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is more commonly known as “Shin Splints.” This syndrome describes pain on the front and side of the shin bone in the lower leg. Shin splints are common in running and jumping athletes including gymnasts who run and tumble frequently. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 13

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
It has been a wild NFL season thus far between the various player injuries and games being postponed due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you keep up with all these changes within the league, we turn to Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, to provide insight into player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. The Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report is a helpful resource put together on a weekly basis to assist fantasy players in starting their best lineups. (more…)
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