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5 Ways Athletic Trainers are Like Superheroes

Posted on by Abby Miller
Look out on the field! It’s a bird, it’s a plane... no, it’s an Athletic Trainer! Okay, so maybe athletic trainers (ATs) can't fly, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have super powers! Just as Superman and Batman use their skills to save the day, ATs use their skills to protect and care for the athletes they work with. When someone is in trouble, ATs leap into immediate action. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Arm Extension Bicep Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The third week of March is an Arm Extension Bicep Stretch. With this stretch, the arm will perform a backward reaching movement that you will feel in the top of the biceps, the chest and maybe a little into the forearm. Read More

5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT
Research shows that as much as 50 percent of the declines in health due to aging are related to inactivity.5 Successful aging has been linked to genetics and a healthy lifestyle that consists of proper nutrition and exercise, but what about the aging athlete who isn't a stranger to activity? What are some key considerations for seniors as their activity levels remain high, but their body's physiologic response changes with age? Read More

A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

Posted on by Sarah Pettit
My name is Sarah Pettit and I am the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Libertyville High School. Since Athletico is in the midst of celebrating National Athletic Training Month, I wanted to help shed some light on the role athletic trainers (ATs) play in the organizations and teams they support. Read below to learn what a day in the life of an AT looks like. Read More

Stretch of the Week: External Arm Rotation Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
For the second week of March, we will be performing the External Arm Rotation Stretch. You will feel this stretch in the biceps as well as the forearm muscles. Read More

8 Off-Season Golf Training Exercises

Posted on by Travis Orth
With the unexpected warm weather we have been experiencing recently, it is likely that many of us have wanted to get out on the links sooner than later. Hopefully the wave of warm weather we have been experiencing will continue and allow for an early start to the golf season. Before the start of the season, however, it is a good idea to tune-up your body. With a few weeks of preparation, you can bring your game to the next level in 2017. Read More

12 Things You May Not Know About Athletic Trainers

Posted on by Kele Cioflec
March is not only a time for the weather to get warmer, it’s also National Athletic Training Month! Read More

Stretch of the Week: Wall Clock Arm Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
For the month of March we are stretching our biceps muscles. The bicep has two "heads" that form into one single muscle belly, which lays between the elbow and shoulder joint. The biceps flexes the arm (bringing wrist to shoulder), helps abduct the shoulder (lift it away from your side) and rotates the forearm outward. It's a muscle we commonly use and thus it can become tight. In fact, the biceps can be so tight that extending the arm fully straight is restricted. Our March stretches will help to loosen the arms. Read More
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