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Move Your Workouts Indoors with Resistance Bands

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
In this current environment of the pandemic, some of us are still wary of going to a gym to continue with our fitness routine. Home workouts can grow stale fairly quickly, and we can be unsure of how to proceed. After all, there are only so many ways we can use our bodyweight and products at home to come up with exercises. Several blog posts have been created to get you started with at-home fitness, and this blog will look to expand upon those entries. (more…)

The Role of Physical Therapy in Men’s Health

Posted on by George Zakharia, DPT
During the month of November, we encourage all men to take steps toward living a healthier life by staying active, maintaining a good diet and taking early action when experiencing health issues. Athletico is proud to support men’s health through a variety of rehabilitation services. Read below to learn how physical therapy can help improve common disorders and overall health. (more…)

How Does Blood Flow Restriction Work?

Posted on by Olivia Castillo PT, DPT, CMPT

The Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction

Many patients in our physical therapy clinic are unable to lift heavy weights – sometimes because of pain, immobilization, or because of surgery. Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training can be a great rehabilitation tool because it allows patients to reap the benefits of an intense heavy weight-lifting session while only requiring the patient to perform low-to moderate-intensity training. This reduces stress to tissues that may be healing from a recent injury or surgery. During BFR training, a patient or athlete performs high repetitions of a particular exercise while wearing a band or cuff around their upper arm or upper leg with use of light resistance. The following are physical changes that can occur secondary to Blood Flow Restriction Training: (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 10

Posted on by Athletico
Entering week 10 of the fantasy football season, playoffs are on the horizon which makes it crucial to get your team in the best position heading into the weeks ahead. To help you start your best lineup in week 10, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is highlighting player injuries that are impacting teams around the league. These insights can be found inside the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, a resource to help fantasy players shape out their best lineup on a weekly basis. (more…)

What to Expect From Your First Physical Therapy Appointment

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
As Physical Therapists, we are musculoskeletal experts treating the muscles, tendons, bones, joints, ligaments and nerves of the body. We diagnose and treat people of all ages, from newborns to weekend warriors to elderly individuals. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that require physical therapy intervention. But physical therapists also care for individuals who simply want to lead healthier lives to decrease their risk for future injury. (more…)

What Is Upper Cross Syndrome/Lower Cross Syndrome?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Upper cross syndrome and lower cross syndrome are terms heard within the world of medicine that, on the surface, sound a little intimidating. However, each term simply refers to muscle weakness and tightness in certain areas of the body that may be contributing to pain and/or reduced functional level. Each “syndrome” entails two predominant areas of muscle tightness and two predominant areas of muscle weakness. Often times, these limitations occur as a result of impaired posture and can lead to pain. Once identified, both upper cross and lower cross syndromes can be effectively treated and managed with physical therapy care. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 9

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
More than halfway through the 2020 season, brutal bye weeks and substantial player injuries have left fantasy football players scrambling to adjust their lineups. To help you make the right call on who to move into your next week of fantasy football, Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, talks player injuries in the weekly Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

What is Ischiofemoral Impingement?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Ischio-what? Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) is a rare cause of groin or posterior hip pain. This diagnosis is named after the body parts which are involved. The ischium is part of the pelvis and the femur is the big bone of your upper leg. Ischiofemoral impingement means the ischium and the femur are pinching something causing impingement. IFI is a rare diagnosis, but recently has become a common topic of research and conversations. (more…)
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