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Team Work: Programmed to Provide Better Outcomes

Posted on by Anne Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS

Through specialized practice, Athletico is able to better serve our industrial customers and patients. This is because Athletico offers a variety of clinical programs to support therapists and athletic trainers who have profound interest and passion in niche specialty practice. Within each program are clinical pathways for professional development that include and are not limited to mentoring opportunities, internal/external coursework for skill development, relationship building via physician observation, community outreach events and marketing support in order to develop a skillset from entry-level to master clinician. (more…)

Preventing Injuries for First Responders

Posted on by Athletico

Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians incur work-related musculosketal (WRMSDs) disorders in numbers significantly higher than the general working population.


Stop Sitting, Start Moving! Tips to Kick the Office Chair to the Curb

Posted on by Matt Weirich OTR/L, CEAS, MS

The need to decrease sitting time and increase activity is more important than ever. Some workers are investing in “sit to stand desks” in order to help offset the lengthy sitting times associated with their work.


Protecting the Aging Construction Workforce

Posted on by Geoffrey Wolfe

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) cost business in the United States more than $20 billion a year1, but many of these injuries may actually be preventable in nature.

When a workplace injury occurs, not only is the worker’s health impacted, but lost time, turnover, surgery, emergency medical record, insurance premiums, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable instances can also impact a business’s bottom line. However, by investing in the workforce now, businesses can support the health and wellness of their employees and set themselves up for financial savings in the long run.


Reducing Work Injuries in the Hotel Industry

Posted on by Athletico

Providing a great experience for guests is the goal of every hotel, but doing so is a team effort. In fact, a lot of people are responsible for a hotel guest’s smile – from the employees that are passed in the hallway to those that come and tidy up the rooms on a daily basis. Many of these employees can feel the work they do right down to their bones and joints. This is because musculoskeletal injuries in hotel employees is common, particularly among housekeepers.


Try Dry Needling When All Testing Is Negative

Posted on by Brett Wapotish

Have you ever had a patient who sustained a work-related injury with subjective report of radicular symptoms? A patient involved in a motor vehicle accident with report of symptoms radiating down the arm? A lower back injury, with the patient reporting symptoms down into their glutes? AND ALL IMAGING IS NEGATIVE????


4 Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries

Posted on by Geoffrey Wolfe

The leading cause of workplace injury in the United States is overexertion involving outside sources,according to research from the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. This category typically includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying and throwing objects.


Work Conditioning: How to Succeed

Posted on by Matt Weirich OTR/L, CEAS, MS

It is normal for questions to arise when an injured employee receives a prescription that orders work conditioning.

Not only is it common for the employee to ask what work conditioning is, but the best ways to be successful in this type of program. Read below to learn more about work conditioning programs, as well as to discover the answers for some of the most frequently asked questions.


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