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What is Frozen Shoulder and Can PT Help?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Shoulder pain is a common injury seen in physical therapy. The phrase “frozen shoulder” is often used to describe a stiff and painful shoulder. (more…)

AT IQ: How Do Athletic Trainers Impact Treatment

Posted on by Athletico
Athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action in the communities where they live and work every day. One of the ways they do this is by recommending and/or providing treatment to athletes who are injured. In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers can impact treatment for injured athletes. (more…)

Sleep Hygiene: The Benefit of Getting Zzz’s

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Sleep is important for both physical and mental health. The CDC reports that 1/3 of U.S. adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not enough sleep has been linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, depression and type 2 diabetes. Poor sleep has also been linked to increased pain levels. (more…)

AT IQ: How Do Athletic Trainers Reduce the Risk of Injury?

Posted on by Athletico
This year’s National Athletic Training Month (NATM) theme is “Athletic Trainers Impact Health Care Through Action.” There are many ways that athletic trainers do this every day in the communities where they live and work, including by providing education and support to minimize the risk of injury for their athletes. In celebration of NATM, take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers work to minimize injury risk. (more…)

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Athletico

Posted on by Athletico
International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a day about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. In celebration of this day, we recognize the Athletico women in leadership roles and what being a leader means to them. Read their answers below: (more…)

Touring with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: From Chicago to Germany

Posted on by Maria Brady, PT, DPT
I am a performing arts physical therapist working at a downtown Athletico clinic in Chicago. I recently had the opportunity to travel with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Germany. As I let my patients know I would be away from the clinic, quite a few asked what I would be doing. When I told them I would be working while traveling internationally, many responded wondering “How does your work as a physical therapist take you to Germany for a week?!” Let me explain… (more…)

AT IQ: How Much Do You Know About Athletic Training?

Posted on by Athletico
Every March Athletico recognizes the important contributions of athletic trainers in the communities where we live and work in celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM). This year’s theme from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) highlights the ways athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action. To kick off the NATM celebration, we are starting with a quiz that highlights some general questions about the athletic training profession. Test your AT knowledge with the five questions below. (more…)

4 Performance Tips for Overhead Athletes

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
Training for overhead athletes oftentimes includes performing repetitive overhead activities in order to improve power and strength in their dominant extremity. However, this repetition can lead to overuse injuries, including rotator cuff injuries, labrum tears and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears. So, how do you become a good overhead athlete while minimizing the risk for overuse injury? Below are tips to improve performance, up your game and avoid injury! (more…)
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