Walking down a hallway, up and down stairs, or going for a bike ride are just a few things that require balance.
Balance is comprised of three primary systems: visual, proprioceptive and vestibular systems that collectively work together in order to optimize the ability to balance.1 If one or more of these systems are impaired, the ability to balance becomes increasingly difficulty and can lead to falling.
Scarring is what allows the body to rapidly repair following an injury. This speedy tissue repair process protects the body from fluid loss and infection. However the new tissue is not quite as good as the original tissue. Scarring produces an excessive amount of connective tissue as a part of the reactive, inflammatory, and repairing process. The longer it takes a wound to heal, the more damage is caused, leaving a greater likelihood of an adherent noticeable scar.
International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a day about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action.
In celebration of this day, we recognize the Athletico women in leadership roles and what being a leader means to them. Read their answers below:
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.
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!
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.
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).
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!