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!
At Athletico, our clinicians have advanced training and specializations that give them the expertise to treat all parts of the body. So whether you’re trying to get back to everyday life, your job or your favorite sport, our team can help you reach your goals.
Learn more about our available services and how they can help you get back to doing the things you love to do by taking our emoji quiz below!
It seems like every company is going digital, therefore less face time and more computer time. This means an opportunity for employees to work from home.
The perks of working from home are good for those who are lucky enough to do this – you get to roll out of bed, wear your pjs, have a constant supply of snacks, and potentially lay on the couch with your laptop while getting paid. At the same time, the consequences could mean bad posture that leads to back pain. Here are some tips that will help keep you pain free while working at home:
Every May we celebrate mothers and the wonderful ways they impact our lives.
This year we asked our employees, from our clinics to our Resource Center, “What’s the best advice you’ve gotten from your Mom?” We have highlighted the responses below, which range from heart-warming to encouraging and funny – the type of advice you can only get from Mom.