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Massage Balls: The New Weapon Against Muscle Pain

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
One of the most common treatment methods to alleviate muscular pain and post-work out soreness is the foam roller and there is a good reason for that. Foam rollers are a great treatment option to mobilize tight tissue especially for larger areas on your body that you want to address. But what if you want to really zone in on a particularly small area of tight muscle? What if the muscle you want to address isn’t easily mobilized with a foam roller? What if you don’t have a foam roller with you? Enter the massage ball. Read More

4 Common Fingertip Injuries

Posted on by Lori Risner, OTR/L, CHT
Hands are one of the most intricate parts of the human body. Approximately one quarter of all our body’s bones are found in the hand. These are moved by more than 30 muscles inside our hand. There are also three main nerves that supply the muscles and skin of the hand and more than 17,000 touch receptors that relay information from the hand to our brain.1 Read More

Ask an AT Anything: Instagram Stories Q&A Event Roundup

Posted on by Athletico
Every March Athletico celebrates National Athletic Training Month to recognize the important work of athletic trainers throughout our communities. This year’s national theme was ATs Are Health Care. Read More

The Amazing Impact of the Athletic Training Profession

Posted on by Athletico
As we celebrate the athletic training profession, National Athletic Training Month is a good time to reflect on the impact athletic trainers have on the communities where they live and work. At Athletico, we support the National Athletic Trainer Association’s (NATA) “Own Your Impact” campaign, which encourages athletic trainers to share their stories of how they have impacted the profession. Read below for a few stories from some of our Athletico athletic trainers: Read More

ACL injuries in Ice Hockey & Return to Play Considerations

Posted on by Steve Chmielewski, PT, DPT, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach
Sport-specific training has become a larger component in athletics as coaches, parents and players strive to push the boundaries of athletes’ abilities for the betterment of players and teams. However the link between injury and high-level training is rarely discussed. Read More

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
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