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Reflecting on GLATA and Professional Development During NATM

Posted on by Bo Leonard, MS, ATC, PES
I had the opportunity to attend the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) 51st Annual Meeting and Symposium, which is my region’s athletic training meeting that is hosted every year during National Athletic Training Month (NATM). Despite being removed from the regional atmosphere for some time, I had an invigorating experience at the event. Read More

Common Wrist Injuries in Male Gymnasts

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Male gymnasts encounter different stresses on their joints compared to their female counterparts due to differences in the events they compete. In men’s gymnastics, there are multiple events that place stress across the joints of the arm including the rings, high bar, parallel bars and pommel horse. Read More

What a Pain in the Rear!

Posted on by Jovie Murtha, PT, Women's Health Specialist
You are going to physical therapy for pain in your WHAT?! Let’s be real. Most people don’t think about going to physical therapy for pain in the “unmentionables.” Yet, so many people suffer needlessly from pelvic, vaginal, rectal, scrotal or clitoral pain every day. Twenty percent of women will suffer with pelvic pain at some point in their lives, and up to two million men in the U.S. alone experience pelvic pain.1,2,3 These painful symptoms can be a sign of a problem called pudendal neuralgia (PN). Read More

The 5 Dirtiest Pieces of Sports Equipment

Posted on by Eliza Barter, ATC
It’s no secret that sporting equipment can bring a rancid smell home. There are many excuses as to why people don’t wash their equipment: they forget it in the locker room, they are too tired, or they just have better things to do. Yes, there are more thrilling activities, but cleaning your gear can prevent bacteria, yeast, viruses, fungus and mold from growing. Tip: Smell your gear. If it smells foul, it’s probably time to clean it. Read More

7 Tips to Transition Back to Outdoor Running

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
As the weather starts to warm up, you might be itching to get back outdoors for a run. Outdoor workouts offer both physical and psychological benefits such as helping with depression, anxiety and fatigue.1 Running outdoors is different than running indoors on a treadmill. As such, there are considerations to remember that can ease this transition. Read More

7 Moving Tips to Prevent Pain and Injuries

Posted on by Malvika Sampath
It is time for change, you are moving! Your exciting new adventure awaits. The only thing in your way of living in your new home is the heavy boxes that need to be moved and unpacked. To make your moving day goes smoothly, I have come up with quick tips to help you minimize injury while moving. Each part of your body plays a vital role in keeping you injury free. Let’s start from the top! Read More

5 Hygiene Tips for Athletes

Posted on by Kayla Hutton, ATC
Sports provide an amazing opportunity for kids of all ages to spend time with their friends, learn from people they look up to, and begin understanding teamwork and the qualities that come with being a team player – including sharing! Sharing is a phenomenal trait for people to possess, until it includes germs and sickness. So, as parents (or individuals), how can we protect our kids or ourselves from getting sick or sharing illness with others? The biggest factor in prevention is personal hygiene and there are tons of ways to incorporate this into our daily lives. Below are a few of the most important, and easiest, ones to consider: Read More

Concussions in Cheerleaders: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleaders are commonly seen on the sidelines of school and professional sporting events, but the sport is no longer reserved for the sidelines. Cheerleaders have their own competitions where they are in the spotlight. Competitive cheerleading participation is on the rise with teams ranging in age from 5 years old through college. Read More
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