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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 4

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
If your fantasy football team didn’t perform as well as you hoped for in Week 3, it may be time to make some changes to your lineup! Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. highlights injuries within the professional league each week in the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report so you know who to sit and who to start. (more…)

11 Reasons You Should Start Protecting Your Joints in Your 20s and 30s

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
With balance and strength declining as we age, often after the mid-50s, you may think that you don’t need to worry about improving these skills until much later in life. The truth is that maintaining physical fitness throughout your 20s and 30s comes with a number of benefits that can help set you up for better overall health long-term. Let’s take a look at a few key reasons why it’s never too early to start prioritizing your joint health. (more…)

Stop Falls Before They Happen

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
The CDC reports that over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year due to a fall. This is a huge number of people, but there is the potential to mitigate some risks associated with falls. This blog will educate you on a few exercises to build up strength and balance to assist in the prevention of falls. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 3

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Player injuries are starting to have an impact on fantasy football teams as we head into week 3 of the 2022 football season. While minor injuries may require a substitute for a couple of weeks, serious injuries can leave fantasy players searching for a permanent replacement.  To help you navigate these injuries ahead of week 3, we are sharing tips from Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, in our weekly Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

Up-Par Body Workouts for Golf

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Every golfer out there is always looking for ways to improve their game. Whether they look to practice their short game, work to improve the consistency of their drives, or try to improve their chipping ability, the work never stops. Strength training is one “easy” way these golfers can improve their game. Most understand the importance of improving hip and leg strength to help drive power into their swing, but the upper body is equally as important to help drive power and control gains. Thus, it is important to improve upper body strength to prepare for your best swing. This workout will help increase club head speed, improve control, reduce injury risk, and prepare your body for the forces applied during a golf swing. These workouts will target the large force generators and stabilizers of the upper body portion of the golf swing. Since this is a strength workout, the best gains will be made by using weights. This workout should be performed once per week for each specific exercise listed. (more…)

8 Tips to Avoid Neck or Shoulder Pain While Driving

Posted on by Dawn Klos, ASTYM cert
Whether taking a 10-hour or a 10-minute car drive, your posture is important. Posture plays such an integrated role in how we feel and move. Even if you are not currently feeling pain or discomfort, poor posture for prolonged periods can sneak up and become an issue. Here are a few tips for awareness and setting yourself up for success while driving: (more…)

Management of Concussion in Sports

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT
It is estimated that as many as 3,900,000 sports and activities-related concussions occur annually in the U.S. A concussion can occur from either a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth, either from a fall, a collision of players, or impact from the ground or other obstacles. Collision sports are at the highest risk for concussions, but any athletic activity remains a risk. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 2

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
If you were disappointed in the performance of your fantasy football team in week 1 of the 2022 season, we have some tips that could help you improve your lineup ahead of week 2! Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is highlighting notable player injuries within the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. Since player injuries can have a significant impact on fantasy football teams, this weekly report can be used as a resource to help you decide who to sit and who to start. (more…)
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