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Getting To Know Your Pelvic Floor: Why Pelvic Health Therapy May Just Be For You

Posted on by Jordan Miller DPT, PRPC
Everyone has a pelvic floor, including you. So, let’s get to know it! Your pelvic floor is made up of three layers of muscles and is supported by several ligaments, fascia, and bones. The pelvic region helps your body perform several daily tasks: (more…)

Where Does Your Knee Hurt? What Your Pain Might Be Telling You

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT
Knee pain is one of the most common diagnoses we treat at Athletico and is among the top three cases I see as an orthopedic physical therapist. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, around 5% of doctor visits are for knee pain, and physical therapy is one of the primary treatment methods. While knee pain, in general, is common, there are many different sources or causes of knee pain. In this article, we will explore how the location of your knee pain correlates with a possible injury and what physical therapy may entail for that injury. (more…)

At Home Workout When You Feel Like Skipping the Gym: 5 Simple Exercises

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
In today's fast-paced world, finding the time to hit the gym can be challenging. But what if you could improve your strength and fitness from the comfort of your home with just a few basic exercises? That's right – you don't need fancy equipment or a pricey gym membership to unlock your full potential. With a little determination and these five simple exercises, you'll be well on your way to a stronger, healthier you. (more…)

Occupational Therapy At A Glance: What It Is and What It’s Not

Posted on by Janet Apgar OTR/L, CHT, CMTPT, AIB-VRC, ASTYM cert.
Happy Occupational Therapy Month! Since 1980, April has been the month to celebrate occupational therapy (OT) nationally. Even though the profession started in the early 1900s, there are still misconceptions about the practice that remain to this day. Let’s explore what occupational therapy is, what it’s not, and what it could do for you! (more…)

Spinning Into Springtime: Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Put An End To Your Dizziness

Posted on by Carrie Rohr, PT, DPT, AIB-VRC, AIB-VRII
Have you ever felt the world spinning around you when getting up, lying down, rolling in bed, bending forward to pick something up, or looking up at the sky? Are there times when you feel dizzy or a bit “off,” like you need to take an extra step to keep your balance? Do you ever feel that your eyes have difficulty keeping up with your head movement? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be dealing with an impairment of your vestibular system, and physical therapy may be able to help! (more…)

How Do I Know If Dry Needling Is Right For Me?

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
Most people have experienced some muscle tightness or pain in their lives. Many of those people have gone to get a massage or seen a chiropractor for an “adjustment.” They may have seen slight short-term improvements in their symptoms afterward, but symptoms often tend to return and remain a long-term issue. One popular technique within healthcare that has shown great promise for addressing and managing pain and tightness is dry needling. But what exactly is this “dry needling” we’re referring to? (more…)

Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed? 4 Stretches To Alleviate Back And Neck Pain

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Do you ever wake up in the morning with a stiff neck or lower back? Maybe you can’t get comfortable in bed at night or “slept on your neck wrong”. Tightness in your neck or stiffness in your back is the last thing you want to start your day. You get up ready to go to work or school and your neck or back slows you down. Let’s look at four stretches you can do to start your day off right. (more…)

4 Tips For Knee Pain That Help Runners Go The Extra Mile

Posted on by Chelsea Silva, PT, DPT
Runners are some of the most motivated and driven athletes we encounter in the physical therapy world. Most of the time, this is great, but sometimes, they push through aches and pains until they turn into injuries. A common complaint we hear in runners is knee pain. Although pushing through some pain is okay, it should never limit your performance. Here are a few proactive ways to avoid knee pain and go that extra mile. (more…)
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