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4 Ways to Treat Tight Muscles

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
A common question we get as physical therapists is, “What can I do to stretch this tight muscle?” While stretching may seem like the best method to treat a tight muscle, stretching may also not always be the answer. Muscle tightness can be caused by weakness or tightness of the muscle, and weakness in surrounding muscles. Most commonly, all of these things are involved on some level, which causes a muscle to tighten. (more…)

Backpack Quiz

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
It’s back to school time! How much do you know about your kids’ backpacks - how much they weigh, how it should fit, and how to prevent aches and pains from backpack wear. Take our quiz and test your knowledge! (more…)

Athletico Goes to the Tokyo Olympics

Posted on by Athletico
Three Athletico clinicians recently had the experience of a lifetime traveling to the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer. Read about each of their experiences below, the teams they supported, and the work they did to keep their Olympic athletes healthy for competition! (more…)

Celebrating 30 Years at Athletico Physical Therapy

Posted on by Athletico
On August 24th, 2021 we proudly celebrate a significant milestone – our 30th anniversary! We can’t help but look back and reflect on our humble beginnings. It all started in 1991 when Mark Kaufman founded Athletico as a one-clinic organization that offered athletic training services to a local Chicago high school and rugby club. (more…)

The Importance of Muscle Hydration

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Water is one of the essential nutrients we can consume and vital to every cell in our body. The human body is made up of 60% water, with muscles up to 79% water. As you can see, hydration is essential for the human body, muscles included. As such, it is necessary to maintain proper hydration for increased muscle function and response. (more…)

Paralympians to Watch in Tokyo

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
The Tokyo Paralympic Games will feature around 4,400 athletes who will compete in 539 medal events. Paralympic athletes have a range of disabilities that include but are not limited to impaired muscle power, impaired range of movement, limb deficiency, vision impairment, and intellectual impairment. Due to the wide variety of disabilities that Para athletes have, there are several categories in which the athletes compete. These categories are broken down into classifications which can vary from sport to sport. As with any athlete, Paralympians are at the top of their field. Here are just some Paralympians to watch for in Tokyo this year: (more…)

What is Work Conditioning and What Are the Benefits?

Posted on by Callie Hopper PT, DPT, CEAS III, Astym Certified
Work conditioning is a somewhat misunderstood program. Some think it is for injured workers who have failed acute therapy, some believe it is the last chance before a patient reaches the end of care, and some assume it is acute physical therapy but with more lifting involved. (more…)

5 Celebrities You May Not Know Used Physical Therapy

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT
Physical therapy is something that we all can benefit from. From major accidents to minor injuries, a stint in physical therapy may do wonders in relieving that nagging pain and resuming normal function. But physical therapy isn’t just for athletes. Some actors and entertainers will utilize physical therapy to perform at their best. Some celebrities will even keep a physical therapist on staff. Here are just some examples: (more…)
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