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Copa America Centenario 2016

Posted on by Mike Overturf

Athletico’s involvement with Copa America Centenario

At 100 years old, the Copa America Centenario is the oldest international continental “football” competition. For the first time it is being played on American soil, having only been played in South America in the past. (more…)

US Soccer U16 Boys National Team: Follow Up From Italy

Posted on by Athletico

Over the course of the past twelve days, I have experienced working with the US Soccer U16 Boys National team in Gradisca, Italy.

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Mallet Finger: A Common Sports Injury

Posted on by Athletico

From a high level competition to a weekend pick-up game, any athlete can experience a hand injury.  Bumping, jamming, crushing, or cutting the backside of the finger near the tip, can cause a tendon injury known as a mallet finger.

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Throw the Perfect Fastball and Prevent Tommy John Surgery in Baseball

Posted on by Paul Kohler, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Major League Baseball (MLB) has had home run eras, base stealing eras, and dead ball eras.  Now, we have the “velocity” era where starting and relieving pitchers are throwing harder than ever.

  • 2007 | Pitchers 25 years or younger threw a fastball with an average velocity of 90.8 mph.
  • 2008 | 13 different relievers threw a fastball at an average of 95 mph or greater.
  • 2013 | The number of relievers that threw 95 mph or greater grew from 13 to 46.
  • 2013 | The same age group of pitchers (25 years or younger) averaged 92.5 mph fastballs.

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Do You Have Golfer’s Elbow? Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

Posted on by Athletico

Fore!!…………..

It’s that time of year again when the links are heating up….and so are complaints of elbow pain.  Many recreational golfers may experience pain on the inside of their elbows after picking up the clubs again this summer.  Some refer to this elbow pain as “golfer’s elbow”.  This condition can be very painful, and even causes some to give up the game.

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AC Sprains and Clavicle Fractures in Ice Hockey: Bio-mechanical perspective

Posted on by Steve Chmielewski, PT, DPT, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach

AC Sprains and other upper body injuries:

Research in the past has identified that approximately 70% of upper extremity injuries in ice hockey occur during games and that approximately 50% of them can be defined as a sprain, strain, or a fracture.3 The most common diagnosed injury of the shoulder in hockey today is a sprain of the Acromioclavicular (AC) joint, or AC Sprains.

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Shin Splints: Who is at Risk?

Posted on by Athletico

From basketball players in the NCAA tournament to middle age runners on the sidewalk, who is at risk and why? If you have lived an active lifestyle, participated in sports or even follow sports you’ve probably heard of or experienced ‘shin splints’ at some point. But what are shin splints?

In the physical therapy world, it is referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).

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Skier’s Thumb

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Skier’s Thumb, Gamekeeper’s Thumb….. Baseball Player’s Thumb? Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb:  An injury for all seasons. (more…)

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