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What is Sciatica and Can Physical Therapy Help?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve comprised of smaller nerves that originate in the low lumbar and sacral regions of the spine. The sciatic nerve starts in the low back, travels through the buttock, and into the back of your leg. It has branches that travel all the way to the foot. Sciatic symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, cramping, burning and weakness in the muscles of the affected leg. There are many reasons why the sciatic nerve may be symptomatic including a herniated disc, narrowing of the nerve space in the spine, or tightness in hip muscles. (more…)

Off-Season Exercises for Cyclists

Posted on by Danielle McIntyre, PT, DPT, CMPT
Did you put a lot of miles on your bike this summer? Ready to head inside for the year now that the weather is changing? Outdoor cycling in the winter in the Midwest can be difficult – even unsafe. Luckily, there are many ways to keep up your fitness (and sanity!) until next spring. This off-season is the perfect time to work on cross-training. Off season training for cyclists should include two important components: injury prevention and performance. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 14

Posted on by Athletico
The playoffs are either beginning or already underway in many fantasy football leagues, which means a victory is needed in order to move onto the next round. To help your team advance, our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is providing updates on player injuries that are impacting teams around the league via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Currently, hip arthroscopy is a hot topic in the world of orthopedic medicine. Hip arthroscopies are becoming more popular as they are minimally invasive and may delay the need for hip replacement. Physical therapy prior to hip arthroscopy and after hip arthroscopy is a critical component to ensure advances in quality of life and function. So, what is hip arthroscopy? (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 13

Posted on by Athletico
Don’t forget to adjust your fantasy football lineup before sitting down at the Thanksgiving dinner table this week. To help you earn in a win in week 13, our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is providing insights into notable injuries impacting players across the league. These insights can be found in the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is a resource to help fantasy football players start their best lineups on a weekly basis. (more…)

Busy & Dizzy: Treating Dizziness with Physical Therapy

Posted on by Molly Runquist, DPT, COMT, Emory Competent, AIB-VRC
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime.1 Symptoms may include feeling as if the room is spinning or just a general lightheadedness. Either way, these symptoms may interfere with your life. Complaints can vary in severity, but may be so severe that you are unable to work. (more…)

Healing and Recovery Timeline Following ACL Surgery

Posted on by Athletico
Healing time and recovery following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may be based on multiple factors, which can encompass everything from prior fitness level to activity goals, surgical procedure, and post-operative protocol guidelines. However, there are a few general guidelines common to many patients, and the timeline below offers a reference for post-surgical expectations following an ACL injury. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 12

Posted on by Athletico
Player injuries and bye weeks are making it tougher to get a win as we progress through the fantasy football season. If you are still deciding on who to sit and who to start in week 12, check out the tips highlighted below in the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. Our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, puts together these tips on a weekly basis to help fantasy football players start their best lineup. (more…)
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