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What to Expect when Recovering from Rotator Cuff Surgery

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The rotator cuff is made up of four small muscles that surround the shoulder joint. These muscles work as stabilizers to keep the ball of the humerus (which is the long bone in the upper arm) in the right position at the center of the shoulder joint. (more…)

Ankle Strengthening for Tumbling Athletes

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Gymnasts and cheerleaders are two types of athletes whose sports require tumbling. Tumbling can range from cartwheels to more complex flips and twists. Regardless of the difficulty of the tumbling, strong ankles for pushing off and landing are important. Weakness in ankles can result in injury such as an ankle sprain, ankle fracture, or tendinitis in muscles surrounding the ankle. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 3

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Week 2 of the 2019 football season was a bad one for a handful of starting quarterbacks who ended up sustaining some pretty significant injuries. 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…)

How to Encourage Your Kids to Be Fit

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Physical fitness is a hot topic. Physical activity levels are commonly formed as habits early in life; not to say that you cannot change those habits at any point in your life. Parents may be concerned for their children’s present and future health if they are not a “typical athletic” child. Many children have interests outside of athletics, such as computers, music, reading or video games. Fitness is a general way to look at your overall health, longevity and quality of life. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 2

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If you were disappointed in the performance of your fantasy football team in week 1 of the 2019 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…)

Physical Therapy is the FIRST Defense Against Pain

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According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” This means that pain is an experience that encompasses so much more than the physical aspect typically associated with it.1 Pain can affect how we sleep, work, focus and manage our relationships on a daily basis. It affects our stress levels and impacts how we manage anxiety. Whether we are aware of it or not, pain changes how our brain processes information and thus, can affect every aspect of our life. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 1

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Week 1 of the professional football season starts tonight, which means that Fantasy Football players need to finalize their starting lineups before kickoff. To help you make decisions on who to sit and who to start, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is providing tips via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. This report provides information about significant player injuries, as well as provides recommendations to help you get the most out of your Fantasy Football team. (more…)

Best of Luck: Recovering from Injury and Retiring at 29

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
The sports world was caught off guard last Saturday night when news broke that Indianapolis’ quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring effective immediately from professional football. What made the situation even more interesting was Indianapolis was in the middle of their third preseason game against Chicago when reports of Luck’s retirement surfaced. The 29-year-old signal caller addressed the media after the game citing his health and quality of life as the reasons for his decision to call it quits on his football career. (more…)
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