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Celebrating Athletico’s Newest Dry Needling Certified Clinicians!

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Athletico is committed to promoting clinical excellence and inspiring professional growth. As an opportunity for continuing education, we partner with Myopain Seminars, Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Training, and Biomedical Dry Needling to deliver dry needling cohorts across our platform. While each of these partners may call their certification something different, all pathways require a significant investment of time and energy. We are proud of these clinicians who are committed to our core value of continuous innovation as well as improving their patient outcomes.

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International Women’s Day: Break the Bias

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March 8th signifies International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It is one of the most important days to celebrate women’s accomplishments and raise awareness about women’s equality.

To celebrate this day, we asked leaders to speak on the Importance of Gender Equality in the Workplace. Together, we can take action for a more inclusive and diverse future, one without stereotypes and biases.

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5 Ways to Succeed in Physical or Occupational Therapy

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Your time is exceedingly valuable. When you are hurt, injured, or sick, you do not want to be sidelined for longer than necessary. Here at Athletico Physical Therapy, we are here to coach you to a better you. Check out the list below on how to make the most out of your physical therapy visits. This list can help you get strong, happy, and healthy during your time in physical therapy.

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5 Physical Therapy Tips After Your Surgery

Posted on by Ariss Pierce, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. Physical therapy is one of the best healthcare decisions you can make before and after surgery to ensure you heal properly. This blog will discuss tips to help you prepare for a surgical procedure as well as what to expect after the procedure.

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Types of Headaches: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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

We have all experienced a headache. Some headaches may be a mild annoyance, and others are brutally painful. Headaches can be defined as pain in any region of the head, but the intensity, duration, cause, and location can vary drastically per person and type of headache. Some studies suggest 1 in 20 adults experiences a headache every or nearly every day. In this blog, we’ll discuss the various types of headaches and how physical therapy can help.

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Clinical Excellence: Celebrating Athletico’s Newest CMPTs

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Athletico is committed to promoting clinical excellence and inspiring professional growth. As an opportunity for specialized post-professional training, we partner with the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy & Clinical Training (IMPACT) to deliver the advanced certification of Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT). This certification advances clinical competency in manual physical therapy, and enhances clinical decision-making and differential diagnosis to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. Our clinicians are in dedicated cohorts of 15-20 clinicians in a structured program consisting of a didactic, lab, and online curriculum over 12-24 months. The achievement of CMPT is awarded in the successful passing of rigorous oral and practical proficiency testing. By earning this certification, these Athletico physical therapists join the elite ranks of less than two percent of therapists in the United States.

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How Can Physical Therapy Help You Avoid Back Surgery?

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT

If you’re one of the many people who’ve been dealing with chronic back pain, you may think surgery is your only option to get better. Research shows that over half of adults will experience chronic lower back pain at some point in their lives. Recent data has shown that the rate of lumbar spinal fusions has increased 170%. Unfortunately, the data also suggests that the re-occurrence or worsening of pain 12 months after a back procedure can range from 30-40%. One study indicates that up to 80,000 patients per year have continued to experience back pain after surgery. Many factors can affect the success of these procedures, including accuracy of the diagnosis, socioeconomic status, psychological factors, smoking habits, and anatomical changes that can occur to the surrounding structures and tissues.

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Celebrating 30 Years at Athletico Physical Therapy

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On August 24th, 2021 we proudly celebrate a significant milestone – our 30th anniversary! We can’t help but look back and reflect on our humble beginnings. It all started in 1991 when Mark Kaufman founded Athletico as a one-clinic organization that offered athletic training services to a local Chicago high school and rugby club.

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