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The 5 Dirtiest Pieces of Sports Equipment

Posted on by Eliza Barter, ATC
It’s no secret that sporting equipment can bring a rancid smell home. There are many excuses as to why people don’t wash their equipment: they forget it in the locker room, they are too tired, or they just have better things to do. Yes, there are more thrilling activities, but cleaning your gear can prevent bacteria, yeast, viruses, fungus and mold from growing. Tip: Smell your gear. If it smells foul, it’s probably time to clean it. Read More

7 Tips to Transition Back to Outdoor Running

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
As the weather starts to warm up, you might be itching to get back outdoors for a run. Outdoor workouts offer both physical and psychological benefits such as helping with depression, anxiety and fatigue.1 Running outdoors is different than running indoors on a treadmill. As such, there are considerations to remember that can ease this transition. Read More

7 Moving Tips to Prevent Pain and Injuries

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
It is time for change, you are moving! Your exciting new adventure awaits. The only thing in your way of living in your new home is the heavy boxes that need to be moved and unpacked. To make your moving day goes smoothly, I have come up with quick tips to help you minimize injury while moving. Each part of your body plays a vital role in keeping you injury free. Let’s start from the top! Read More

5 Hygiene Tips for Athletes

Posted on by Kayla Hutton, ATC
Sports provide an amazing opportunity for kids of all ages to spend time with their friends, learn from people they look up to, and begin understanding teamwork and the qualities that come with being a team player – including sharing! Sharing is a phenomenal trait for people to possess, until it includes germs and sickness. So, as parents (or individuals), how can we protect our kids or ourselves from getting sick or sharing illness with others? The biggest factor in prevention is personal hygiene and there are tons of ways to incorporate this into our daily lives. Below are a few of the most important, and easiest, ones to consider: Read More

Concussions in Cheerleaders: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleaders are commonly seen on the sidelines of school and professional sporting events, but the sport is no longer reserved for the sidelines. Cheerleaders have their own competitions where they are in the spotlight. Competitive cheerleading participation is on the rise with teams ranging in age from 5 years old through college. Read More

Skin Diseases 101: An Athletic Trainer’s Approach to Recognition, Treatment and Prevention

Posted on by Athletico
By Josh Lawrence, MS, L/ATC and Jerod Torrey ATC, PES It is five minutes past the last bell of the high school day. The athletic trainer is hustling around a packed athletic training room and athletes are rushing in to transition from school to practice, and then it happens; an athlete asks the athletic trainer the dreaded question: “Do you know what this is?” Read More

The Impact Binge Watching has on Your Posture

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Have you ever been scrolling through a streaming platform and notice that your favorite show has a new season available? Typically the first thing that enters your mind is, “well there goes the next six hours of my life.” We’ve all done it. Plopped ourselves down on the couch and just rattled off a season’s worth of episodes without moving an inch. Yet, when you finally gather the strength to get off the couch, your body feels wrecked. Read More

Sleep Positions for Less Low Back Pain

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified
As a physical therapist, one of the biggest complaints I receive about low back pain (LBP) is about how it can impact one’s ability to sleep through the night. According to research, low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in adults in the U.S., and the most common reason for lost work days.1 Read More
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