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What is Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a wrist and hand condition that causes tingling, numbness, and pain from nerve compression in the wrist and fingers. Still, there is also has a lesser-known condition, ulnar tunnel syndrome, which can have similar symptoms. Ulnar tunnel syndrome is when the ulnar nerve is compressed as it enters the wrist between two bones of the wrist. Compression of the ulnar nerve can also occur at the elbow and cause the same symptoms. Most people have probably experienced the not-so-funny occurrence of when the “funny bone” is bumped. In reality, this is when the ulnar nerve is quickly compressed on the humerus bone, and if you’ve had this happen, you may experience shooting pain, tingling, and numbness. (more…)

Returning to Workouts After an Illness

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
The response to flu, colds, or bronchitis is varied, and individuals may be affected differently. A cold can present varying symptoms and severity, including sore throat, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, fever, and more. How do you know when to return to your workouts after being sick? This blog will discuss a few physical therapist-approved tips to help you get back to your favorite activities. (more…)

4 Reasons Why I Love Being a Physical Therapist

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT
I decided to become a physical therapist a long time ago when I shadowed a local physical therapist for a week. During that week, I was able to see the wide variety of patients he was able to help and guide through their recovery. He saw young and old, athletic and deconditioned, and confident and anxious. This was when I realized the tremendous impact a physical therapist can have on a patient’s life. From there, I fully committed to becoming a physical therapist, and now I’m well into my sixth year of working as one for Athletico. Being that it’s National Physical Therapy Month, I sat down and reflected on the many reasons why I love my job. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 8

Posted on by Athletico
As we approach the midpoint of the 2021 season, we continue to see significant player injuries impacting many fantasy football teams. (more…)

2021 Athletico Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Posted on by Athletico
Halloween is a BIG deal here at Athletico! From coordinated costumes in-clinic to trick-or-treating at our Resource Center, our team embraces this holiday as part of our one-of-a-kind culture. This year, clinics across the 13 states we serve submitted their best-decorated pumpkins to our annual pumpkin decorating contest. To avoid injuries and horrific Halloween mishaps, we encouraged our team of crafty clinicians to decorate instead of carving their pumpkins. (more…)

4 Ways Cheerleaders Can Get Higher Jumps

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Many cheerleaders want to achieve higher and more powerful jumps. Jumps take practice and repetition. Jumping also involves the whole body, requiring strength in your legs, hips, core, back, and upper body. These four focus areas may help you achieve your high jumping goals! (more…)

New Parent Posture Survival Guide

Posted on by Rose M. Heacock-Smith, MOT, OTR/L
Your beautiful bundle of joy has made their debut, and all you want to do is snuggle your precious little one, or your little seems always to want to be close to you. If this sounds like your situation, I can 100% relate because I have a five-month-old and a 2.5-year-old. I treat upper extremity injuries, and I never considered the importance of body mechanics when lifting and carrying my little ones until I started to experience the aches and pains of loving on my precious little ones at all hours of the day and night. Our little ones love us no matter the learning curve parenthood requires, and they need us at our healthiest. Let me share some tips I have learned. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 7

Posted on by Athletico
Week 7 is here and so is Athletico’s resident fantasy football analyst, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. to discuss injuries affecting known players throughout the league. (more…)
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