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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 6

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
As fantasy football players enter the sixth week of the football season, many are scrambling to fill gaps left in their roster due to injuries and bye weeks. For advice on who you should play or bench this week, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. provides the following tips in this week’s Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

Body Parts You’re Neglecting During Workouts

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Squat, bench, chin up and deadlift. What do all of these exercises have in common? They stimulate a lot of total musculature and are a great start to building a strong and aesthetic physique. Most people will progress just fine focusing on those few exercises; of course, they can sprinkle some others in there, but the nuts and bolts are there. While these exercises stimulate many muscles, they don’t do a great job of stimulating all of them effectively. It's these body parts that need some extra work to get enough stimulus to make adaptations, and these muscles are key to providing support to your joints during your workouts and your life. (more…)

Athletico Employees Team Up to Give Back for 2022 PT Day of Service

Posted on by Athletico
During National Physical Therapy Month in October, Athletico celebrates our talented physical therapists for their dedication to helping people overcome challenges and live pain-free lives. This month also marks Global PT Day of Service on October 8, where physical therapists from around the world come together to make a positive impact on the communities they serve. (more…)

How Long Does ACL Recovery Take?

Posted on by Kevin Lohbeck, PT, DPT
Approximately over 250,000 people tear their ACL every year, with the most at-risk population being young female athletes.1 Despite being a common injury, every ACL reconstruction rehabilitation is different. Protocols depend on graft type, concomitant injuries like meniscus or MCL, and surgeon preference. For this reason, ACL protocols need to be a combination of both criteria-based and time-based. From a criteria-based perspective, physical therapists need to make sure athletes can get back to squatting, jumping, landing, cutting, and all other sport-related tasks with good mechanics to set them up for success as they return to sports. From a time-based perspective, physical therapists need to consider tissue healing time and appropriate tissue loading. Each athlete achieves their objective criteria at different times. It can take anywhere from 6 months to 24 months post op for athletes to get back to full participation, with a majority of athletes returning to sport between the 9- and 12-month mark. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 5

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Fantasy football players are now entering Week 5 of the football season. A few may be scrambling to fill the gaps in their roster due to injuries affecting their team. To help you decide who to sit and who to start, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. provides the following tips in this week’s Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

Is My Neck Pain Normal?

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT
Experiencing neck pain can be very worrisome, especially the first time. A lot of thoughts may be running through your head. What happened? Is this serious? Is this normal? You may be surprised to know that your neck pain is likely very normal. Studies have found that between 10-20% of the population is experiencing neck pain at any given time, and 54% have experienced neck pain within the last six months. Prevalence is generally higher in women than in men and peaks around 45 years of age. (more…)

4 Tips to Help Kids Find a Love for Exercise

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
Does your child have an affinity for the couch, computer, or tablet? Do you struggle to get your child to engage in sports, outdoor play, or physical activity? Here are some top tips to help foster a love for exercise in your children: (more…)

Beginners Guide to Indoor Cycling

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
Indoor cycling is an extraordinary way to improve your health and fitness from the comfort of your home. But where do you start? Do you buy an upright bike, recumbent bicycle, bicycle trainer for your road bike, or fancy “smart trainer?” The options may seem daunting but let me help you make the best choice for your needs. (more…)
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