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The Pros and Cons of CrossFit Workouts

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Continuing the series focused on fitness and different types of exercise, I want to take a popular workout method, Crossfit, and go through some of the potential pros and cons of the sport. I am a physical therapist and someone who loves training with a barbell, so anytime I can help someone get into that type of training, even if it’s not my preferred method, I am thrilled. I view fitness and training as all-inclusive, where everyone is welcome and can do what makes them happy. (more…)

2 Ways to Prioritize Your Health in 2022

Posted on by Brian Chapman, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Every year, patients talk to me about how they plan to set a New Year's resolution to become more fit and healthy. Inevitably, every year most patients do not follow through on those resolutions. This year, let me help you by providing a road map to follow that can help you develop better habits and prioritize your health in 2022. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 18

Posted on by Athletico
It’s week 18 which signifies the end of the professional football season as well as the end of the fantasy football season! To help you finish strong in your league, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is highlighting notable player injuries that may be impacting your Fantasy Football team. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which helps fantasy players start their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

4 Exercises for Back Pain Relief After Snow Shoveling

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT
Winter is coming. With that comes everybody’s least favorite piece of yard work - snow shoveling. It’s the one chore almost nobody loves but must be done. Unfortunately, it is one of the most strenuous chores we must complete and causes roughly 11,500 injuries per year.1 The most common are soft tissue injuries (strains, cramping, pulled muscles) and lower back injuries. Lower back injuries account for almost 35% of total snow shovel-related injuries.1 (more…)

Tips from a PT: Returning to Exercise in the New Year

Posted on by Owen Campbell, PT, DPT, OCS
The cookies have been eaten, the shopping is complete, and the gym membership just hit your credit card. Whether for personal growth, maintaining health, or slimming up for summer, millions of Americans will be hitting the gym in January. Unfortunately, many people will also end up quitting or in my office because of nagging pain or new injury. Pain is a sure-fire way to discourage and derail even the best-laid workout plans. This blog will give you tips to keep your workouts consistent and pain-free in the New Year. (more…)

From Exercises to Help COVID-19 Vaccine Soreness to Massage Guns: Top 10 Blogs of 2021

Posted on by Athletico
If you’re like us, you may find it hard to believe we have reached the end of the year! Like 2020, this past year was heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines were rolled out globally, and a few significant events, like the 2020 Summer Olympics, were hosted to make up for the year prior. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 17

Posted on by Athletico
For running backs, players must have great balance, agility, and vision and know where to run. An injury can be detrimental to the player’s strength, explosion, and playing speed. In this edition of the Athletico Injury Report, we highlight injuries impacting a few critical running backs in the league. Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert. is helping fantasy players decide who to sit and who to start as we head into the final week of 2021 Fantasy Football, highlighting notable player injuries that may impact your team. (more…)

When Should I Be Worried About My Pain?

Posted on by Tom McDevitt PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
What better time of year than the New Year to start fresh with a few weight loss and fitness goals, right? You are excited, motivated, and ready to make changes. Day one comes, and you put in a great workout. You head home, eat a good dinner, and get to bed excited to get back to the gym the next day. However, as you wake up and take your first step out of bed, you notice your knee hurts and feels a bit swollen. This is odd because you don’t remember your knee hurting yesterday, and you become concerned. Should you be worried? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that, and the reality is most pain that we experience will disappear and how we label the pain or feel about our pain can affect the outcome. (more…)
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