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No Big Toe, No Big Deal?

Posted on by Heather Strickland, B.S., PTA

Walking, running, jogging, dancing, are all functional activities we do daily without thinking about it. They simply come second nature to us and are essential to a healthy life. What if your big toe, also known as the hallux, was amputated? Would you still be able to do what you love at all or even with ease?

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Returning To Sports After Quarantine

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

As we continue to navigate the current pandemic, athletes, coaches and teams alike have been closely monitoring whether or not they’ll be able to return to their sport. Many athletes may find themselves excited to return to sports but are they physically ready to jump right back in? These are some considerations for athletes, parents and coaches should they be allowed to return to sports after this break.
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How to Reduce Your Risk of ACL Injuries

Posted on by Zach Kirkpatrick, PT, MPT, SCS

Co-author: Dylan Webster, SPT, XPS

If you have been following sports over the past few years you may have noticed there has been an increase in anterior cruciate ligament or ACL tears in both men’s and women’s sports. You may be asking yourself if there is anything they can be doing to reduce their risk of a knee injury especially if you have young athletes in your home participating in sports such as football, soccer and basketball. Is it even possible to reduce your risk of a knee injury in general? Luckily the answer is…absolutely!

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Concussions in High School Sports – Can Football be Saved?

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT

The Chicago Tribune recently reported that high school football participation in Illinois has reached a 26-year low. For the first time since 1993, fewer than 40,000 high school students in Illinois will be participating in football.1 Furthermore, the National Federation of State High School Associations states the number of high school students playing football has dropped 8 percent since 2007, more than any other sport. However, this is small compared to Illinois’ 25 percent drop in the same timeframe.1

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Best of Luck: Recovering from Injury and Retiring at 29

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

The sports world was caught off guard last Saturday night when news broke that Indianapolis’ quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring effective immediately from professional football. What made the situation even more interesting was Indianapolis was in the middle of their third preseason game against Chicago when reports of Luck’s retirement surfaced. The 29-year-old signal caller addressed the media after the game citing his health and quality of life as the reasons for his decision to call it quits on his football career.

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Will Injuries Impact Super Bowl LIII?

Posted on by Athletico

Super Bowl LIII will take place this Sunday when New England takes on Los Angeles. Both teams have dealt with injuries to key players over the course of their respective playoff runs. The question is – will any of these injuries have a significant impact on the outcome of the game? Let’s dive a little deeper and take a look!  (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 13

Posted on by Athletico

The playoffs are finally here for many Fantasy Football leagues, which means that starting lineups must be flawless this week in order to advance to the next round.

To help Fantasy Football owners decide who to sit and who to start, Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey is offering insights into the player injuries that are impacting teams around the NFL. These insights are put together to form the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 3

Posted on by Athletico

As week three of the NFL season gets ready to kickoff, many Fantasy Football players are starting to feel the impact of injuries.

Minor injuries may mean Fantasy Football team owners need to find a substitute for a starter this week, while more serious injuries can leave owners scrambling to find a permanent replacement on their roster. To help with the decision-making process, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey each week throughout the NFL season. These tips, called the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, are put together to help Fantasy Football players adjust their lineups.

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