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6 Ways AthletiCo is Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Posted on by Athletico
In case you haven't heard, October is National Physical Therapy Month, and AthletiCo is celebrating by giving back to its patients and the community.  Check out what we're up to this month! 1.       LifeSource Blood Drive at Six Locations This year, in an effort to continuously improve AthletiCo’s annual blood drive, AthletiCo has teamed up with LifeSource, the largest blood center in Illinois, to hold 6 convenient drives at locations in Oak Brook, Deerfield, Naperville, Hoffman Estates, and two Chicago locations. Read More

8 Reasons to Get a Massage the Week after the Marathon

Posted on by Candice Reimholz
It’s hard to believe that it's time for your Marathon. After all that training, now is the time you’ve been preparing for. I personally don’t even like driving 26 miles, but I have spent enough time with runners to understand that running a marathon is the ultimate test of strength and endurance. So, what happens on the Monday or Tuesday after you've completed the marathon, and how can a massage help? Here are eight reasons to get a massage the week after you complete a marathon: Read More

Running a Marathon? Tips for What You Should Be Eating and Drinking

Posted on by Athletico
Here it comes! Many of you have been hard at work training for your upcoming marathons, and it’s finally here! I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding hydration and nutrition. The following post will focus on the most common questions I’ve received. Read More

The Top 10 Things You Did Not Know About Physical Therapy

Posted on by Liz Hoobchaak
Ever wonder what there is to know about physical therapy that you don't already know? Here are the top 10 things you may not know about physical therapy. 10.  Physical therapists can work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, home health agencies, schools, nursing homes, and even the Emergency Room. Read More

3 Ways to Roll Away Muscle Tension

Posted on by Dave Heidloff
Sedentary jobs, decreased activity levels, and increased stress have made us a less mobile population. Our muscles are overactive and tight, creating imbalances in our bodies, which can lead to poor posture, joint pain, and a host of avoidable injuries. Most of us can’t afford a live-in masseuse, and massages from our significant others are expected to be reciprocated (and who wants to do that?), so how are we supposed to alleviate our tense, overactive muscles? Below I have 3 options for you, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Read More

Take Control of Your Bladder

Posted on by gaylehope

I have been a physical therapist for twelve years and have been treating pelvic floor conditions for the last five years. It never ceases to amaze me how many of my patients have been suffering with pelvic pain, incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse for many years and have not been educated on the benefits of physical therapy in the rehabilitation of these conditions. Many of these patients can achieve resolution of their symptoms in a relatively short period of time with physical therapy treatment. Read More

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Posted on by allylofgren
Stretching!  Has any topic in exercise been debated at such length?  Should you or shouldn’t you?  Before or after?  Bouncing or not?  I know suggestions have changed drastically since I began my athletic career in high school, and I’m only 40. Read More

Run Free

Posted on by Liz Hoobchaak
About 2 years ago, I was out for a jog and saw a runner wearing the most peculiar shoes. They looked like a glove with individual toe cut-outs. Fittingly enough, he said they were called the 5 finger running shoes by Vibram. Having never heard of this company or type of shoe before, I thought he was crazy for trying to run on them. Turns out, the shoes were part of a new craze among runners…barefoot running. Read More
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