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5 Celebrities You May Not Know Used Physical Therapy

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT
Physical therapy is something that we all can benefit from. From major accidents to minor injuries, a stint in physical therapy may do wonders in relieving that nagging pain and resuming normal function. But physical therapy isn’t just for athletes. Some actors and entertainers will utilize physical therapy to perform at their best. Some celebrities will even keep a physical therapist on staff. Here are just some examples: (more…)

On-Point Pain Relief: Is Dry Needling Effective?

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
You may have heard about dry needling and the various benefits it can offer. You may have even considered pursuing this treatment options for yourself but have hesitated because of one burning question you have and are a little intimidated to ask. When it comes to dry needling, what you want to know is - is it effective? (more…)

Why Do Runners Get Shin Splints?

Posted on by Athletico
If you’ve ever felt a nagging pain or tingling along the inside of your shinbone (tibia), you may have what’s known as shin splints. The good news is with proper recovery and tips from your physical therapist; this injury doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you love. Read below to learn more about shin splints and how they’re treated. (more…)

Congratulations to Athletico’s Newest Board-Certified Specialists

Posted on by Athletico
At Athletico, our clinicians undergo advanced training and pursue certifications, for the experience and education necessary to provide our patients with the highest standard of care. For this reason, we take a moment to recognize the clinicians who have committed to their education and their practice in becoming board-certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). These credentials are designated by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) to those who have successfully become board-certified clinical specialists working with orthopaedic diagnoses. (more…)

Why Are ACL Tears So Common? 4 Ways to Help Minimize Your Risk of Injury

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, the dreaded injury. Many people know ACL tears are a severe injury, involving a long road of recovery despite surgical or conservative intervention. The ACL is a sturdy ligament deep in the knee joint that stabilizes the knee, specifically with rotational movements. There are two ways to injure your ACL, direct contact or non-contact. A direct contact ACL injury is when the knee takes a direct blow from another person or object. A non-contact ACL injury occurs when pivoting, cutting, twisting, or landing on the knee. (more…)

3 Reasons to Start Physical Therapy Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Life gets busy. Long days at work, plans with friends on the weekends, taking the kids to their activities. It can be easy to put care for oneself on the back burner and not take time for you. One thing you should never put off, however, is physical care for yourself. Whether you have nagging lower back pain or a shoulder ache you thought would resolve on its own, or maybe a stiff neck that appeared one morning when you woke up, it’s important to address the pain or injury.  Fortunately, physical therapy can help manage all of these ailments and more. It’s time to make time for you, be proactive about your health, and seek physical therapy care sooner rather than later. (more…)

MCL vs. ACL: What’s the Difference?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
When talking with a healthcare provider, medical jargon can quickly become alphabet soup. The knee, for example, houses the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament. The ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL respectively. Huh? What do those words and acronyms even mean? What do these structures do for the knee anyway? In the absence of an explanation, this jargon can become confusing or overwhelming for patients. Let’s take a deeper look at two of the major ligaments in the knee and make some sense of the alphabet soup, shall we? (more…)

What’s this Bump on My Wrist?

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
If you experience a lump on your wrist, it may seem very concerning. More than likely however, there is little need for concern. The potential cause of the lump on your wrist is something called a ganglion cyst. In this blog, we’ll discuss what a ganglion cyst is and what it isn’t, who it affects, and how it can be treated. (more…)
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