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5 Exercises to Improve Your Balance

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT
Do you feel off balance? Are you hesitant to go on a walk outside because of uneven surfaces? Do you avoid going to dinner because there may be steps? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to work on improving your balance. (more…)

Test Your Athletico IQ

Posted on by Athletico
As an organization, Athletico celebrates National Physical Therapy Month every October as a way to recognize the impact that our staff members have on the patients and communities where we live and work. This October we are also celebrating an Athletico milestone – as we open our 500th clinic in the neighborhood of Westport in Kansas City, MO (officially named Athletico Kansas City – Westport). (more…)

The Hip: The Forgotten Joint

Posted on by Athletico
Although it’s one of the biggest and most important joints in the human body, the hip joint is sometimes overlooked when evaluating, treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions. With normal movement patterning, the hip is used heavily for bending, twisting, rotating and propelling forward. Mechanical breakdowns will occur if the hip is unable to function at peak efficiency, often at other segments like the knee or lumbar spine. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 6

Posted on by Athletico
Injuries and bye weeks have many fantasy football players scrambling to fill gaps in their rosters as we head into week 6 of the professional football season. (more…)

What is the Difference Between an ACL Sprain and Tear?

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
ACL injuries are one of the most recognized knee injuries that occurs in patients of all ages. Yet, there is often differences in the treatments and recovery of an ACL injury. While many factors may influence the recovery process, one significant factor is determining if the ACL is sprained or torn. So you might be wondering; what’s the difference between an ACL sprain and tear? (more…)

5 Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
As the weather becomes cooler and fall approaches, many are looking forward to autumn activities, like going to apple orchards, corn mazes and of course – decorating pumpkins! The hand therapists at Athletico would like to help you avoid any injuries when getting in the Halloween spirit this fall, so save your hands and fingers from a scary situation by following these tips! (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 5

Posted on by Athletico
As we head into week 5 of the football season, fantasy players are either looking to maintain their team’s winning record or turn around a losing record. To help you start your best roster this week, we are sharing tips from Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT. These tips provide insight into player injuries and are put together within the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report on a weekly basis. (more…)

Get Moving! Take Our PT Month Movement Challenge

Posted on by Athletico
In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month occurring this October, Athletico is inviting you to participate in a 31-day movement challenge! To participate, take a photo or video based on each prompt for the given day below – one movement a day for the entire month. Get creative and have fun – this challenge is all about celebrating the healthy habits that keep us moving! (more…)
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