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3 Unexpected Reasons to Exercise Your Hips

Posted on by Meghan Musick, DPT, OCS, OMPT, PHC
Have you ever wondered about the connection between knee pain, back pain, and urinary leakage? The common denominator is your hips! The hip serves as a ball and socket joint, linking the pelvis with the femur's head (thigh bone). Its primary role is to provide dynamic stability during weight-bearing activities like walking and jogging. Approximately twenty-five muscles attach to the hip. They can be divided up by their primary action: flexors, extensors, abductors, adductors, external rotators and internal rotators. (more…)

3 Exercises for Better Heart Health

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. You can do many things to help decrease your likelihood of heart disease. These include:
  • Prioritizing a healthy diet
  • Reducing stress
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Road to Recovery: 4 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Regain Independence

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
A stroke can be a life-altering event, impacting not only the physical health but also the independence and quality of life of those affected. However, the journey to recovery is not without hope, and physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping stroke survivors regain their independence. In this blog, we will explore four key ways physical therapy can make a difference in the lives of stroke patients. (more…)

International Women’s Day: Inspire Inclusion

Posted on by Athletico
Each year, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), a time to reflect on and honor women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It is one of the most important days to celebrate women’s accomplishments and raise awareness about women’s equality. With this year’s “Inspire Inclusion” theme, we asked Athletico leaders to share their thoughts on the importance of creating an all-inclusive environment. Here’s what they had to say! (more…)

How Dry Needling Can Play A Beneficial Role In Physical Therapy

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Dry needling and acupuncture are two commonly utilized techniques to help treat pain or movement dysfunction. While both dry needling and acupuncture require the insertion of a monofilament needle, there are very few commonalities between the two. Let’s take a closer look at how they are used in practice and how dry needling plays a role in physical therapy. (more…)

What Workout Is Right For You?

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
You can choose to go down many different paths within the fitness realm. Even if you are well-versed, switching up your workout routine can provide great health benefits and keep physical activity engaging if you are tired of the same old routine. The plethora of choices can be overwhelming, but this quiz is a helpful tool to determine which type of exercise you should try out for yourself. (more…)

3 Tips For Tackling A New Workout Routine That You’ll Really (Really) Stick To

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Fitness and workout goals are among the most common New Year’s Resolutions. Many feel that they should exercise more often than they currently are, but tackling new routines can be challenging, especially if you are not used to doing them. The data is clear: exercise works and helps you live longer. Here are some tips to help you stick to a new workout routine. (more…)

3 Health Resolutions That Can Help You Build Healthy Habits All Year Long

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Over the past few months, you may have noticed that gyms have become overcrowded, healthy and fresh foods are snatched up at grocery stores like hotcakes, and people furiously write down their New Year Resolutions. If you’re like the average person, you stick to these resolutions for a month or two before you ultimately drop them. For what reason? Most goals I see are too lofty and would benefit from some simplicity to maintain consistently. (more…)
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