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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 1

Posted on by Athletico
Week 1 of the professional football season starts tonight, which means Fantasy Football players need to finalize their starting lineups before kickoff. (more…)

Tackling the Transition: Back to School Guide for Parents & Students

Posted on by Athletico
Starting a new school year can be stressful during the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes too, especially as we transition back to a not-so-normal school year. While the return to school will be exciting for some students (and maybe a welcome change for parents), others may be feeling anxious or frightened. Here are some tips to help you handle the back to school transition, navigate emotions your children may be experiencing, and resources for parents tackling remote learning. (more…)

Common Workout Myths: Debunked

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
There is a lot of exercise advice available these days. It can be found in magazines, TV shows, online resources, and even come as advice from friends. It may be hard to know what is true and what is not. Read below as we debunk some common workout myths! (more…)

Shin Pain in Athletes

Posted on by Zach Kirkpatrick, PT, MPT, SCS
Shin splints are a common condition among athletes especially in running and jumping sports. What exactly are shin splints, what causes them and what is the most effective treatment for them? Read on as we discuss these answers and more! (more…)

PT-Approved Hiking Tips

Posted on by Athletico
This time of year filled with sun drenched days and warming weather, combined with daylight lingering into the evening hours is known as the “golden” season of hiking. As a plethora of outdoor opportunities abound, it is the perfect time to get off the beaten path and enjoy a hike! Before you trot off on the trail, ensure you have the proper knowledge and injury prevention tips necessary to enjoy the golden days ahead. (more…)

Advocacy within the Physical Therapy Profession

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
The month of August signifies National Black Business Month (NBBM), an observance that highlights the importance of African American businesses to the black community as well as our national economy. During this month, we recognize our skilled physical therapists for not only providing exceptional care to our patients, but for rising as leaders and operating clinics within our organization. In this blog, we recognize Physical Therapist/Facility Manager and Co-Chair of Athletico’s new Inclusion & Diversity Council, Leython Williams, and his advocacy for black physical therapists within the industry. (more…)

9 Ways to Prevent Injury While Walking the Dog

Posted on by Alicia Walker, MOT, OTR/L
What’s not to love about man’s best friend? In addition to an unbreakable bond, dog ownership comes with many health benefits! Did you know adults that own dogs have fewer chronic diseases, fewer doctor visits and decreased limitations with daily activities?1 Those who own dogs also walk fifty percent more on average, compared to non-dog owners.2 (more…)

Open Letter to Parents of Student Athletes

Posted on by Athletico
There is a common saying that floats through the sports world, “It’s not IF you get hurt, it’s when and how bad.” Injuries are an inevitable part of playing sports. As a parent, it’s extremely difficult to watch your student athlete get injured. To help put you at ease, we will be talking about when your child gets hurt, taking into consideration, how it happened and how it is being treated. (more…)
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