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Healing and Recovery Timeline Following ACL Surgery

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS
Healing time and recovery following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may be based on multiple factors, which can encompass everything from prior fitness level to activity goals, surgical procedure, and post-operative protocol guidelines. However, there are a few general guidelines common to many patients, and the timeline below offers a reference for post-surgical expectations following an ACL injury. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 12

Posted on by Athletico
Player injuries and bye weeks are making it tougher to get a win as we progress through the fantasy football season. If you are still deciding on who to sit and who to start in week 12, check out the tips highlighted below in the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. Our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, puts together these tips on a weekly basis to help fantasy football players start their best lineup. (more…)

Give the Gift of Fall Prevention for the Holidays

Posted on by Molly Runquist, PT, DPT, COMT
The holidays are fast approaching! With all the yummy food and many miles to travel also comes time with our families. Many of us will visit our aging parents or grandparents, and amidst conversations around jobs or children, we may find ourselves hearing about an injury or fall that has occurred. (more…)

Whiplash: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Posted on by Erin Hassett, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
When one hears the word “Whiplash,” it’s possible that the first image that comes to mind is the academy award winning movie starring J.K. Simmons as a controversial music instructor.  It’s far more likely however, that one’s primary thoughts immediately turn to the association this word has with neck pain, trauma and more specifically, a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Given the tumultuous, unrelenting “lessons” inflicted on his jazz students throughout the film, a case could be made that it accurately describes both the mental abuse suffered by the aspiring students, as well as the pain associated with this disorder. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 11

Posted on by Athletico
Getting a win each week is becoming more important for fantasy football players as we get closer to the playoffs. To help you start your best lineup, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is providing insight into player injuries that are impacting teams around the league. These insights are assembled within the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is a resource to help fantasy players start their best lineups on a weekly basis. (more…)

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
There has been a lot of media attention the past few years equating sitting to being as bad for your health as smoking. The public concern has resulted in what you might expect: office workers switching to stand-up desks, sales of exercise balls, fitness tracker purchases, and even people utilizing treadmills while they’re working on a computer. But is all this worry over sitting warranted? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 10

Posted on by Athletico
It’s already week 10 of the fantasy football season, which means there are only a few weeks left to get your team in position for the playoff race. To help you start your best lineup in week 10, our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is highlighting player injuries that are impacting teams around the league. These insights can be found inside the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is a resource to help fantasy players shape out their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

Spotting Safety During Tumbling

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
With many tumbling sports, such as gymnastics and cheerleading, one of the most obvious risks for injury is to the athlete doing the tumbling skill. However there is also a risk for the spotter. The spotter is usually a coach or teammate who works to make sure tumbling skills are performed safely. For many coaches, the ratio of athletes to coach is such that they can be performing many repetitions of the same movement during a single practice. This can place added stress and increase the risk of injury to the spotter’s shoulder, wrist and low back. (more…)
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