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Can Cold Weather Influence Pain?

Posted on by Kirk Johnson, PT, DPT
As a physical therapist, I frequently work with people who suffer from chronic pain. When the weather changes – including colder temperatures or air pressure changes – I frequently have patients asking why the weather seems to influence their pain symptoms. (more…)

4 Stretches to Add to Your Morning Routine

Posted on by Maeve Talbot, PT, DPT, BFA
Even when we are able to get a sufficient amount of sleep, which can be difficult with crazy work and life schedules, our bodies don’t always feel well rested. We may wake up feeling like the tin man as we take our first steps to start the day. (more…)

5 Ways to Stay Motivated in 2020

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
The good news is that New Years is just around the corner, and with that, another chance to set some New Years resolutions. If you’re similar to the majority of Americans, one or more of your resolutions will revolve around health in some way, shape or form. Whether it’s to get in shape again, lose the recent holiday weight, or finally get that gym membership you’ve been eyeing, it’s clear that many resolutions revolve around fitness. (more…)

Tips for Starting a New Exercise Routine

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Physical activity has been shown to improve health and wellbeing, specifically by reducing the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In fact, the benefits of exercise are abundant – going beyond the ability to reduce risk for chronic health conditions. Research shows that a regular exercise program can help control weight control, improve moods, increase energy levels, as well as improve sleep and social interactions. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week for most adults, including strength training exercises twice a week. However, up to 300 minutes of moderate exercise may be required for weight loss. (more…)

4 Tips for Setting New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on by Kyle Dodge, PT, DPT, OCS
Once again we find ourselves coming up on a New Year, and with that benchmark comes resolutions. Just coming off the holidays can mean leaving weeks of parties, drinks and holiday treats, and perhaps a few more pounds on the scale that you might want to burn in 2020. Or, possibly you have a race or other fitness-related goal you want to accomplish this year. (more…)

From Back Pain to Marathon Training: Top 10 Blogs of 2019

Posted on by Athletico
Our clinicians shared their expertise on a lot of topics through the Athletico blog in 2019 – from the best sleeping positions to prevent back pain to avoiding burnout during marathon training. As we look back at the great blogs published throughout the year, we are highlighting ten topics that our readers had the most interest in – determined by engagement across our website and social networks. Read below to see what topics were trending in the Health Resource section of our website! (more…)

Athletico Gives Back: 2019 Year in Review

Posted on by Athletico
Since Athletico’s founding in 1991, our team has been committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. This is why our teams participate in various charitable donations and volunteer efforts each year – and 2019 was no different. (more…)

7 Arthritis Tips for Winter Weather

Posted on by Alicia Walker, MOT, OTR/L
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…)
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