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Waking Up with Pain? Use These 4 Tips To Help

Posted on by Athletico

Waking up with pain and soreness is quite common, especially because when we sleep, we maintain relatively similar positions for 6-10 hours with minimal movement. I have heard many patients say that they wake up with low back pain or neck pain in the morning. For some patients, that pain goes away throughout the day. However, other people experience lingering pain that lasts for most of the day. Here are four recommendations for people who wake up in chronic pain.

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International Women’s Day: The Female Leaders at Athletico

Posted on by Athletico

March 8th signifies International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is one of the most important days to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about women’s equality.

To celebrate this day, we recognize the female leaders within Athletico and posed them with the question: What makes a great leader at Athletico? In addition, we proudly announce the Athletico Women’s Business Resource Group. This voluntary, employee-led group was founded in conjunction of our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity council to help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Read on to meet the many women making a difference within our organization.

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S-nowhere to Go? Try These Exercises!

Posted on by George Zakharia, DPT

There are many fun activities to perform in the snow including snowboarding, skiing, sledding, and even snowshoeing! However, not all of us have the ability to enjoy these activities due to lack of accessibility or because it’s just too dangerous. Here are just a couple alternative exercises and activities most people can perform around their own home for a great work out!

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3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Improve Intimacy

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

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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