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7 Arthritis Tips for Winter Weather

Posted on by Athletico
Changes in the weather often create noticeable joint changes for individuals with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Studies show that lower temperatures, precipitation (snow, sleet, etc.) and decreased barometric pressure are correlated with increased joint pain. (more…)

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

Posted on by Stacie Cornwell, PT, DPT, OCS, Astym Cert.
You may have heard of (or saw pictures of) dry needling before. A common question for those unfamiliar with this treatment is, “does it hurt?” The answer is yes and no; let me go into some detail of why: (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 16

Posted on by Athletico
If your fantasy football team has made it this far, chances are you need just one more win to be named champion of your league this year. To help you win this week’s important matchup, our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT is highlighting notable player injuries inside the Athletico Injury Report. This report aims to help fantasy players start their best lineups on a weekly basis. (more…)

Injury Prevention Tips for Musical Athletes

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By Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT and Maggie Nowicki, MSOT/S Pain and injuries experienced by instrumental musicians are just as varied as music itself! Common conditions include tendinitis, nerve entrapment and bursitis, to name a few. (more…)

Are You at Risk for Falling?

Posted on by LeeAnn Hulteen, PT, Cert. MDT
The fall season is almost over for 2019, but for adults over the age of 65 the fall season never ends. According to the National Council on Aging, one out of every four older adults fall each year and of those seniors who fall, every 11 seconds they go to an ER. What’s even more alarming is that every 19 minutes someone dies from a fall related injury. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in senior citizens.1 (more…)

5 Tips for Minimizing the Risk of Basketball Injuries

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Basketball is a very popular sport among youth athletes. As with many other sports, there are common injuries associated with this sport that is predicated on athleticism, coordination, and agility. Common injuries sustained by youth basketball players consist of ankle sprains, various muscle strains, overuse injuries and ligamentous tears. While it is impossible to guarantee the avoidance of injury in sport, there are ways to decrease the risk of injury. Below you will find descriptions of common injuries in youth basketball along with tips toward their prevention. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 15

Posted on by Athletico
The fantasy football playoffs are underway, which means that it is critical that you start the right players this week. To help better your chances at moving on to the next round, our very own Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is highlighting significant player injuries within the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. This report provides insights into which players should start and which players should sit on a weekly basis. (more…)

Have You Performed the Chair Challenge?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
New social media challenges arise every day, and one of the latest ones taking the internet by storm is called the chair challenge.

What is it?

This challenge, which has gained popularity on social app TikTok, requires the person performing it to stand facing a wall (with a chair nearby). They take 2- 3 steps backward, one foot right behind the other. Then they lean forward at a 90 degree angle with their head touching the wall. At this point, the nearby chair should be placed in front of them by someone else. Once the chair is in place, the person performing the challenge must lift the chair toward their chest while still bent over. The challenge is then to stand upright while still holding the chair. (more…)
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