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The Hip: The Forgotten Joint

Posted on by Brian Vetterkind, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CMPT

Although it’s one of the biggest and most important joints in the human body, the hip joint is sometimes overlooked when evaluating, treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions. With normal movement patterning, the hip is used heavily for bending, twisting, rotating and propelling forward. Mechanical breakdowns will occur if the hip is unable to function at peak efficiency, often at other segments like the knee or lumbar spine.

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4 Tips to Stay Healthy While Holiday Shopping

Posted on by Athletico

The Holiday season is in full swing, which means both stores and online retailers will be busy with shoppers through the New Year.

Great deals on gifts are out there! Whether you’re going to stores or opting for online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could also be putting your body at risk for injury. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to prevent these injuries for occurring. Read below for four tips to stay injury-free this holiday shopping season.
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5 Tips to Prepare for Hip Arthroscopy Surgery

Posted on by Athletico

Prior to scheduling surgery, many patients focus on how big things in their life will be impacted, including how much time will need to be taken off work as well as arrangements for childcare and/or pet care. Although these are important considerations, patients should also take time to think about how smaller parts of their daily life will be impacted post-surgery.

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Total Hip Replacement: What to Expect Before and After

Posted on by Athletico

You have been having hip pain for years and you have decided to have your hip replaced.  Prior to surgery, your doctor sends you to a physical therapist for “pre-hab.”  If you are unfamiliar with physical therapy, you may be wondering why is “pre-hab” necessary? What is “pre-hab” and what are the benefits?

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Hip Pain: So you Literally Have a Pain in your Butt

Posted on by Athletico

I’m referring to the ache in the back of your hip that’s been there for a few weeks.

First, you thought it would just go away. Next, you talked to a family member or friend, who recommended “rubbing this cream on it.” Then, you Googled it. Some methods worked, others made your hip pain worse…so what’s next?

Time to see your Athletico Physical Therapist[1].

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