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How to Find your Niche as a Physical Therapist

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT

As a new grad, it can be overwhelming to make plans around your career as a PT. Do I want to specialize? Do I want to start a residency? How do I get involved in leadership? It is important to dream, set goals for yourself, and understand all our profession offers. Here are some tips for making your dreams a reality at Athletico.


Clinical Excellence: Celebrating Athletico’s Clinicians to get Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification

Posted on by Athletico

Co-Authors: Sarah Dawson, PT, DPT, PRPC, ATC and Hailey Colbert, PT, DPT, PRPC

Our interests in pelvic health started as students and classmates at Governors State University Physical Therapy program in 2015. We had the opportunity to take an elective course and chose to take the pelvic health elective. We learned a base level of pelvic floor anatomy and assessment and treatment techniques in this course. But most of all, we came to appreciate the growing need for providers in this specialization. We learned about the prevalence of incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse, prostate cancer, and perinatal conditions that required greater expertise than what was covered in physical therapy school.


Creating Treatment Plans for Hand Therapy Patients

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L

Practice makes perfect is arguably the familiar mantra that many hand therapists live by regarding their abilities and expertise for fabricating our patients’ orthosis or splints. Experience and understanding of the involved anatomy are also a large part of the specialized skill of orthoses fabrication. Often, there is not a playbook that meets the unique needs of a patient’s recovery. There are several factors a therapist may work through to provide the most individualized, evidenced-based care.


Connecting with Patients Tomorrow Depends on Tonight

Posted on by Athletico

Authors: Athletico and Rise Science

Inability to empathize with our patients can undermine years of training, precise diagnoses, thorough care plans, and world-class facilities. Without it, we miss key unspoken needs, fail to establish trust, and limit our ability to influence the behavior that helps patients reach their goals.


4 Ways Physical Therapy Professionals Can Move More During a Full Caseload

Posted on by Anne Marie Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS, CMTPT, Astym-cert

For busy healthcare professionals, movement throughout the day is a great way to help relieve stress and stay healthy. If you’re looking for ways to move more during your workday, here are four-movement tips for busy physical therapists and physical therapist assistants!


Celebrating Black Women at Athletico

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

History has often overlooked many of the instrumental contributions of black women as professionals, healthcare providers, and thought leaders in a myriad of industries. During Black History Month, it is an honor to highlight some of Athletico’s own black women that have been exemplars in our profession and have driven our team toward excellence at every level.


Athletico Gives Back 2020: Year in Review

Posted on by Athletico

As Physical and Occupational therapists, helping others is central to what we do. Since Athletico’s founding in 1991, our team has been committed to giving back in the communities where we live and work. Even in the difficult year of 2020, our teams found ways to participate in various charitable giving efforts to fulfill this mission.


Celebrating Black History in Physical Therapy

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Black History Month is important to me 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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