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Hand Therapist Approved Work from Home Stretches

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

Co-author: Nicole Kertz, OTS

With more people working from home in the New Year due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in work related injuries. You don’t have to be a heavy manufacturing or construction worker to have work related injuries. Oftentimes, repetitive motions, staying in the same position, and poor posture can cause work related injuries. Desk jobs for example, consist of staying in the same, often seated, position with repetitive motions like typing.

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How to Safely Remove a Ring from a Swollen Finger

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

If you’ve ever had a ring stuck on your finger, it can cause a bit of panic and frustration. For that reason, the Hand Therapists at Athletico are offering a couple of strategies to safely remove a ring from your finger before a more serious situation arises. These strategies can help prevent a trip to the jeweler to have your ring repaired if your precious jewelry were needed to be cut off.

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Tips to Avoid Cold Weather Injuries

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

As the cold weather sets in, it’s important to take precautions to avoid injuries due to freezing temperatures. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most well-known cold weather injuries as told by our Hand Therapy experts as well as tips to avoid them.

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Why is My Finger Stuck?

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

Our hands are some of the most complex and delicate structures of our body. If your fingers have ever gotten “stuck,” know this could be caused by two conditions: Dupuytren’s Contracture or Trigger Finger. These conditions can often be confused for one another. Continue reading to learn more about these conditions, their symptoms along with treatment options.

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Get a Grip on Fall: Joint Protection Tips for Your Hands

Posted on by Jamie Brugger, OTR/L, CHT

Co-author: Sofia Monarrez

Fall season is here! Sweater weather, crisp and chilly mornings, colorful foliage, and pumpkin flavored everything are just a few reasons to love autumn. But as you reach for your leaf rake or start cooking your favorite fall foods, let’s make sure you are protecting the joints in your hands while you make the most of the season.

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Safe Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from a Hand Therapist

Posted on by Justin Schvach, MOT, OTR/L

Co-author: Amy Frederickson

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show gratitude and enjoy the company of family and friends. This year, due to the recent pandemic, our gatherings will be smaller than usual or even celebrated virtually. No matter how you’re celebrating this season, our expert Hand Therapists are talking through some common hand-related injuries and providing tips to keep you safe while cooking and celebrating Thanksgiving.

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Knock Out Fun: Recreational Boxing Safety Tips

Posted on by Lizzy Miotti PT, DPT

As people continue to focus on their health and find new ways to work out and exercise throughout the pandemic, some may turn to boxing. Whether a newcomer to boxing or an experienced veteran, we could all use a reminder on form and safety to decrease the risk of injury.

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Helping COVID-19 Patients Recover

Posted on by Kathy Prampin, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT, Cert MDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected most of us in some way. For those diagnosed with COVID-19, symptom presentation is variable. The range of potential symptoms continues to be updated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and can impact people differently, resulting in different outcomes. The aftermath of COVID-19 can lead to physical and mental impairments as well as fear and uncertainty about long-term recovery. For many, once they have recovered from the acute stage of the virus, symptoms may remain, including weakness, fatigue and mental fog.

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