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4 Tips to Prevent Back Pain While Working From Home

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
It seems like every company is going digital, therefore less face time and more computer time. This means an opportunity for employees to work from home. The perks of working from home are good for those who are lucky enough to do this – you get to roll out of bed, wear your pjs, have a constant supply of snacks, and potentially lay on the couch with your laptop while getting paid. At the same time, the consequences could mean bad posture that leads to back pain. Here are some tips that will help keep you pain free while working at home: (more…)

Expert Running Tips: Exercises from Athletico’s Endurance Team

Posted on by Athletico
Whether you are training for a 5k or a marathon, it is common for runners to experience soreness and/or tightness during training. To help with this, we reached out to our endurance team to ask about their top exercises for runners. Read below to see their recommendations: (more…)

Exercising in the Heat? Take this Quiz!

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
As the summer months heat up, so do many people’s outdoor exercise routines. However, exercising outdoors in the summertime can put you at risk for overheating. Take the quiz below to find out how much you know about protecting yourself from heat illness. (more…)

Are Injuries Common for Dancers?

Posted on by Alyssa Hartley, PT, DPT, CMTPT
A lot of athleticism is required to be a professional dancer. In every genre of dance, the goal is to maintain movement with grace and composure while on stage, never breaking performance. But the audience does not see the pain, grit and rehab behind the scenes, especially when a dancer sustains an injury. (more…)

Beyond the Arm: 3 Ways to Maximize Performance in Overhead Athletes

Posted on by Matt Gauthier, PT, DPT, SCS
As the weather warms up, many athletes are heading to the baseball and softball fields for a summer packed with nonstop practices, games and tournaments. Regardless of their experience, these athletes want to perform at their highest possible level while also staying healthy. Luckily, performance enhancement and injury prevention go hand-in-hand in the throwing athlete. (more…)

The Benefits of Working Out in the Water

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Summer is here and warmer weather brings new opportunities for workouts, including working out in the pool. Aquatic-based workouts have many benefits and do not necessarily mean you have to swim laps. Additionally, aquatic workouts are great for people of many ages and have incredible health benefits. (more…)

What is a Ruptured Achilles Tendon?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Kevin Durant joined the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals – this following a 33-day hiatus as he rehabbed a calf strain. His return came with inherent risk – concern for worsening of the initial calf injury or a more severe Achilles tendon injury. In the second quarter, the 30-year-old planted on his right leg to change direction and subsequently went down to the floor clutching the back of his right lower leg. The worst-case scenario for Durant had become a reality, a ruptured Achilles tendon. He underwent successful surgery to address the injury and is expected to miss 9-11 months. (more…)

How to Avoid Burnout During Marathon Training

Posted on by Ashley Dougvillo, PT, DPT, CMPT
We’ve all been there before. The dread of the alarm going off at 4am. Checking the weather multiple times only to see the heat index is still indeed in the 90s. Sometimes it may manifest in the form of excuses….. “I had a long day, maybe I’ll skip this run today.” Burnout. It’s a thing. (more…)
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