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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…)

Overuse Foot and Ankle Injuries in Gymnasts

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Foot and ankle injuries can occur during various sports, but a shoe or cleat may protect the foot from more severe injuries. However, some sports are performed barefoot, such as gymnastics. Gymnasts have high demands on their feet and ankle, especially when landing their skills on vault, bars, floor, and beam. Gymnastics places high impact forces and high repetitions on growing young athletes. Gymnasts train all year and are therefore susceptible to overuse injuries. (more…)

A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Balance Training

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT
Kimberly Smith is the Assistant Manager of Clinical Programs, IL Regional Coordinator - Vestibular/Concussion Program If you or someone you know has fallen, you are not alone. Balance quickly diminishes after the mid-50s, increasing the risk for falls and other adverse health outcomes. According to the National Institute on Aging, 1 in 3 individuals will suffer a fall each year. The good news is it is never too late to improve your balance and fitness to decrease these risks. This may be as simple as making minor changes, just a few minutes a day, and using your local Physical Therapist as a resource! The pandemic has not helped reduce the falls problem, as most of the population 65 and older became stationary, less active, and was not challenging their bodies to the full potential. As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Month this September, we would like to highlight the importance of early detection and prevention for yourself or a loved one. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2022: Week 1

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Week 1 of the professional football season starts tonight, which means Fantasy Football players need to finalize their starting lineups before kickoff. (more…)
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