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6 Stretches to Try Before Raking the Leaves

Posted on by Athletico
After a summer of hot weather and mowing lawns, we now look forward to the changing colors of the trees and the inevitable downfall of leaves. While this may invoke memories of children making piles of leaves to jump in and enjoy, for those of use with larger trees near our yards, it can mean something much different. Raking is a repetitive task that can cause real aggravation to some of the more vulnerable structures in our lower back and shoulders. Luckily, you can always limit your risk of injury or strain with a proper stretch and warm up before picking up the rake. Here are a few stretches to try: (more…)

I Slept Funny, Now What?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
It’s happened to all of us – you wake up and go to turn your head but then you feel pain. You may not be able to comfortable move your head or neck as a result. Some people have a headache or feel tight across their shoulders. Usually these symptoms resolve in a couple of days but waiting for them to get better can be uncomfortable. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 4

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As we head into week 4 of the 2019 football season, injuries are beginning to impact many fantasy football teams. To help you start your best lineup this week, Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is shedding light on significant player injuries in our weekly Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

What to Expect when Recovering from Rotator Cuff Surgery

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The rotator cuff is made up of four small muscles that surround the shoulder joint. These muscles work as stabilizers to keep the ball of the humerus (which is the long bone in the upper arm) in the right position at the center of the shoulder joint. (more…)

Ankle Strengthening for Tumbling Athletes

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Gymnasts and cheerleaders are two types of athletes whose sports require tumbling. Tumbling can range from cartwheels to more complex flips and twists. Regardless of the difficulty of the tumbling, strong ankles for pushing off and landing are important. Weakness in ankles can result in injury such as an ankle sprain, ankle fracture, or tendinitis in muscles surrounding the ankle. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 3

Posted on by Athletico
Week 2 of the 2019 football season was a bad one for a handful of starting quarterbacks who ended up sustaining some pretty significant injuries. To help you navigate these injuries ahead of week 3, we are sharing tips from Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, in our weekly Fantasy Football Injury Report. (more…)

How to Encourage Your Kids to Be Fit

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Physical fitness is a hot topic. Physical activity levels are commonly formed as habits early in life; not to say that you cannot change those habits at any point in your life. Parents may be concerned for their children’s present and future health if they are not a “typical athletic” child. Many children have interests outside of athletics, such as computers, music, reading or video games. Fitness is a general way to look at your overall health, longevity and quality of life. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2019: Week 2

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If you were disappointed in the performance of your fantasy football team in week 1 of the 2019 season, we have some tips that could help you improve your lineup ahead of week 2. Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, is highlighting notable player injuries within the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. Since player injuries can have a significant impact on fantasy football teams, this weekly report can be used as a resource to help you decide who to sit and who to start. (more…)
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