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3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Improve Intimacy

Posted on by Athletico

Sexuality and its link to our emotional wellness is critical in fulfilling our need for human connection. Sexual intercourse is natural and healthy, but when sex isn’t pleasurable due to functional impairments, what was created as a source of human connection and emotional intimacy can quickly become a source of isolation and even depression. While many people are able to adapt and adjust to certain physical impairments, for others it can put a strain on their relationships and lead to resentment and guilt. Physical Therapy is proven to be helpful in bridging the gap between functional impairment and emotional wellness. As functionality improves, emotional wellness increases. Here are three ways that physical therapy can improve your sex life along with your emotional wellness.

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What is Skier’s Thumb?

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT

The stability of the human hand relies on the ligaments to stabilize both the thumb and fingers. An injury to these structures can greatly affect the ability to grip, write and impair the functional use of the hand for everyday tasks such as fastening clothing, opening containers and performing daily tasks at home, work or for leisure. An injury to the ligament between the two bones on the interior side of the thumb is often referred to as Skier’s thumb. The term Skier’s thumb originates in the event a skier tries to brace from a fall and lands on an outstretched hand and thumb, while holding on to a ski pole. This causes the thumb to bend sideways, causing a sprain or even a tear in the Ulnar Collateral Ligament, or UCL of the thumb.

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Dr. Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds & Her Impact on the Physical Therapy Profession

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Black History Month is important because it provides an opportunity to recognize, remember, and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals with African and African American descent that have pushed boundaries, broken down barriers and influenced the development of our nation. Often overlooked in American history are the integral contributions from Black Americans that have evolved healthcare, including the field of physical therapy.

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New Year’s Resolutions Your Physical Therapist Wants You to Stick To

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

With the New Year well underway, there are many individuals committed to New Year’s resolutions. Of course, it’s easy to come up with some simple ones and say you’ll stick with them, but reality is often different than our intentions, with sources showing that a large percentage of people give up on their resolutions by February. The good news is that recent research has shown that those of us who pick an approach-oriented goal (new behavior) will be more successful than those who pick an avoidance-oriented goal (trying to stop something).

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How Physical Activity Can Help In Your Defense Against COVID-19

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Remaining safe during a global pandemic is a top priority for most people, and many of us are now overly-familiar with the common practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These recommendations, including social distancing, hand hygiene, wearing masks and limiting the size of gatherings, are all mitigation techniques to assist in the defense of COVID-19. Yet another important aspect to consider in the fight against COVID-19 is the role that physical activity and metabolic health plays if you contract the virus.

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Learn How Physical Therapy Gave Me Peace of Mind

Posted on by Athletico

As a runner, I have been extremely fortunate to not have any major injuries over the ten years that I’ve been participating in this recreational activity. It’s become a passion and recently, a form of therapy to help curb stress and keep me active during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past summer, I completed many virtual runs – from 5Ks to half marathons. In November, I completed a 15K and was shocked when I started to feel pain and a “popping” in my hip.

Fast forward to the New Year, I’ve committed to investing in my health and decided to get this long-standing problem checked out and more importantly, not wanting to re-injure myself the next time I take off on a long run. Knowing Athletico offers a Free Assessment at no cost and not needing a doctor’s referral to start, I went to my local clinic and this is what happened.

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Home Workouts for Winter Months

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

As we get deeper into the winter months, many people have turned to indoor workouts. But your workouts do not need to suffer! Staying active is important for your overall health. It can help reduce your chance of catching a cold as well as maintain happiness during the winter months. Let’s look at some ideas to keep you moving at home during the colder months of the year.

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Introducing: Athletico’s Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Council

Posted on by Athletico

As we turn the page to start fresh in the New Year, it’s not without reflecting on 2020 and some of the events that made up such a historical year. Being in the works for some time, especially after the past year that inspired so much change, the Athletico leadership team is proud to unveil our inaugural Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Council. This council was deemed as essential to building upon our culture and was created through nominations and volunteers who want to work together to make a difference at Athletico. The council aims to create a safe environment for employees to learn from each other in which inclusion creates a climate where diversity can thrive.

We are extremely proud to announce the members that make up our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Council and posed them each with the question: “What does it mean to you to be on this council?”

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