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Treating Your Back Pain Forever

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS
In our modern day world where we find ourselves increasingly commuting longer distances by car to spend days rooted to a desk or computer, followed by a return commute, afternoon driving kids to practices and attending meetings, and an evening on the couch in the company of televisions, tablets, and smartphones, it is not a mystery why our backs may feel tight. And, more importantly, why the best treatment may not be stretching. (more…)

6 Tips on Studying Smart for the NPTE

Posted on by Kyle Dodge, PT, DPT, OCS
Here we are again, that time of year during which all new PT grads are cramming, studying and anxiously awaiting the upcoming National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). Whether you’ve chosen to spend the time between graduation and the big test at work (and finally getting a paycheck) or taking a well-deserved break following three years of enigmatic and exhaustive education, the time has come to buckle down and get over one last hurdle. While it may seem at times an impossible task, know that there have been many before you that have gone through the trouble of learning what to do and what not to do in order to ensure success on the upcoming NPTE. (more…)

Is Back Pain Common in Cheerleading?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleading is a common sport in high schools and universities but it is also popular as a competitive all-star sport. These all-star teams are often a variety of ages, they can be co-ed, and the teams practice multiple days per week for competitions. Due to the nature of the sport, cheerleaders are more susceptible to certain injuries, including low back pain. (more…)

7 PT-Approved Travel Tips

Posted on by Maeve Talbot, PT, DPT, BFA
When gearing up for traveling – either by plane or car – it’s important that your journey doesn’t wipe you out before your rest and relaxation begins. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling that can help you keep your joints and muscles happy: (more…)

Why Does My Leg Hurt?

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS
A pain in the leg can be a real problem, especially for endurance athletes looking to train for their next race. Identifying the cause of the pain is a good first step in learning how to heal the injury and prevent it from recurring. Read below to learn about three common leg injuries, including symptoms, causes and treatment options: (more…)

Why am I Dizzy?

Posted on by Katie Semlow PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Vestibular & Concussion Program Manager
Dizziness is among the most common reasons patients visit the emergency room, with more than 85 different conditions that can cause this symptom.1 One of most common causes for their dizziness that individuals seek emergency care for is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BBPV. About 50 percent of all dizziness in the older population is due to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and accounts for 20 percent of dizziness across all ages.2 (more…)

4 Tips to Prevent Back Pain While Working From Home

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
It seems like every company is going digital, therefore less face time and more computer time. This means an opportunity for employees to work from home. The perks of working from home are good for those who are lucky enough to do this – you get to roll out of bed, wear your pjs, have a constant supply of snacks, and potentially lay on the couch with your laptop while getting paid. At the same time, the consequences could mean bad posture that leads to back pain. Here are some tips that will help keep you pain free while working at home: (more…)

Expert Running Tips: Exercises from Athletico’s Endurance Team

Posted on by Athletico
Whether you are training for a 5k or a marathon, it is common for runners to experience soreness and/or tightness during training. To help with this, we reached out to our endurance team to ask about their top exercises for runners. Read below to see their recommendations: (more…)
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