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Injury Prevention Tips for Musical Athletes

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By Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT and Maggie Nowicki, MSOT/S

Pain and injuries experienced by instrumental musicians are just as varied as music itself! Common conditions include tendinitis, nerve entrapment and bursitis, to name a few.

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Are You at Risk for Falling?

Posted on by LeeAnn Hulteen, PT, Cert. MDT

The fall season is almost over for 2019, but for adults over the age of 65 the fall season never ends. According to the National Council on Aging, one out of every four older adults fall each year and of those seniors who fall, every 11 seconds they go to an ER. What’s even more alarming is that every 19 minutes someone dies from a fall related injury. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in senior citizens.1

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Give the Gift of Fall Prevention for the Holidays

Posted on by Molly Runquist, PT, DPT, COMT

The holidays are fast approaching! With all the yummy food and many miles to travel also comes time with our families. Many of us will visit our aging parents or grandparents, and amidst conversations around jobs or children, we may find ourselves hearing about an injury or fall that has occurred.

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Spotting Safety During Tumbling

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

With many tumbling sports, such as gymnastics and cheerleading, one of the most obvious risks for injury is to the athlete doing the tumbling skill. However there is also a risk for the spotter.

The spotter is usually a coach or teammate who works to make sure tumbling skills are performed safely. For many coaches, the ratio of athletes to coach is such that they can be performing many repetitions of the same movement during a single practice. This can place added stress and increase the risk of injury to the spotter’s shoulder, wrist and low back.

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5 Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

Posted on by Shelia Tenny, OTR/L, CHT

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!

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How Safe Are Scooters?

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS

Being a kid both in body and spirit, a few years ago I asked for a Razor scooter for Christmas. With the same child-like zeal, I took the scooter on a few errands one nice day in January and was shocked at how fast it flew. While my scooter was limited by the speed I could generate, a new kid, the electric, or e-scooter, has now come to the playground.

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4 Tips to Prevent Back Pain While Working From Home

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT

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:

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7 Moving Tips to Prevent Pain and Injuries

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT

It is time for change, you are moving! Your exciting new adventure awaits. The only thing in your way of living in your new home is the heavy boxes that need to be moved and unpacked. To make your moving day goes smoothly, I have come up with quick tips to help you minimize injury while moving. Each part of your body plays a vital role in keeping you injury free. Let’s start from the top!

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