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PT for Pain: Make the Most of Your Deductible

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT, CMTPT/DN
The end of the year often means the resetting of health insurance deductibles (the amount you pay for health care costs before your insurance plan starts to pay). If you’re like me and have met your deductible for the year, now might be the time to address issues that have been plaguing you over the past year and beyond. (more…)

The Faces of National Physical Therapy Month

Posted on by Athletico
During National Physical Therapy Month, we recognize our hard-working therapists and the positive impact they have on our patients’ lives. Throughout the month of October, we’ve highlighted 30+ members of our team across our social media channels to showcase their expertise. Read below to learn more about our clinicians, their specialties, some of their favorite patient stories and the impact they’re making in providing quality care to our patients. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 8

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
As we approach the midpoint of the 2020 season, we continue to see significant player injuries impacting many fantasy football teams. Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is shedding light on some of these injuries in order to help you make the right decision on who to sit and who to start in week 8. These tips are put together in the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is shared on a weekly basis to help fantasy football players start their best lineups. (more…)

Return to Sports Stronger: Tips from a Physical Therapist

Posted on by Athletico
2020 has been a difficult and disappointing year for many high school athletes. Beginning with the cancellation of winter and spring seasons and now with fall/winter sports again in jeopardy, many athletes have missed a significant portion of their high school career. While there is nothing to replace the feeling of playing in games, there are many ways to stay active, remain competitive, and continue training for your sport. Here are some ideas from a physical therapist on how to stay in optimal shape in preparation for the return of athletics. (more…)

Say No to Pain Killers, Say Yes to Physical Therapy

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
We are all too familiar with pain; it is truly one of the unfavorable guarantees that we have in life. Whether it be emotional or physical pain, we learn at a young age that pain is a reality that we all must face. In fact, there is a direct link between our physical pain and emotional wellness. Often times, emotional stressors are manifested in our physical ailments. Just as often, we find ourselves with physical impairments that can trigger certain emotional responses affecting our moods and perspectives. (more…)

Low Back Pain in Young Adults

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Low back pain is one of the most common ailments treated in outpatient physical therapy clinics today. Back pain can be debilitating and negatively affect quality of life to a large degree, and as a younger individual, it is something that is not often thought of as a potential injury. Yet, low back pain is fairly common in the younger population; up to 10-25% of the population in their late teens to early 40s report back pain. In this age group, low back is commonly described in the research as “non-specific back pain,” meaning back pain does not have a known cause or correlation to MRI or X-Ray imaging. Most acute, non-specific back pain usually resolves on its own within 6 weeks and with appropriate rest, good nutrition, light activity and a positive outlook, you can help manage the severity of your pain. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2020: Week 7

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Injuries and bye weeks have many fantasy football players scrambling to fill gaps in their rosters as we head into week 7 of the professional football season. To help you decide who to sit and who to start ahead of week 7, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT shares tips in the weekly Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

3 Reason to See a PT When You’re Not Injured

Posted on by Athletico
For most people, physical therapy is only considered after an injury or surgical procedure. Unlike medical doctors, dentists and eye doctors, people do not consider going to a physical therapist for yearly check-ups. However, if you are training for a particular event, interested in finding out your injury risk level for specific sports, want to improve your balance or are considering seeking preventative care to decrease risk of age-related issues, physical therapy may be the best option to consider. Physical therapists are trained to be movement experts. They evaluate their patients based on functional movement screens, strength testing, range of motion measurements and special tests to determine muscular deficiencies and imbalances. Discussing goals during your first session with your therapist will allow for performance of a specific exam and creation of a unique exercise program built for you. Here are three reasons you may want to consider seeing a physical therapist even though you may not be in pain or have an injury. (more…)
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