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Can Cold Weather Influence Pain?

Posted on by Kirk Johnson, PT, DPT

As a physical therapist, I frequently work with people who suffer from chronic pain. When the weather changes – including colder temperatures or air pressure changes – I frequently have patients asking why the weather seems to influence their pain symptoms.

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4 Tips to Stay Healthy While Holiday Shopping

Posted on by Athletico

The Holiday season is in full swing, which means that the stores will be busy with shoppers through the New Year.

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3 Ways to Combat Low Back Pain in Runners

Posted on by Ryan Domeyer PT, DPT, CMPT

Low back pain is the largest cause of disability, affecting nearly 80 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lifetime.1
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Lifting Tips for New Grandparents

Posted on by Kyle Dodge, PT, DPT, OCS

As a new grandparent, you have patiently waited years for this opportunity. You’ve raised your own children and vividly remember all of the milestones. Now you finally have the chance to hold that precious new grandbaby.

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Back Pain? Your MRI May be Showing Wrinkles on the Inside

Posted on by Athletico

As a physical therapist, I see a lot of patients with neck and back pain. In my experience treating these patients, the majority have MRI findings that they want to discuss prior to treatment. However, it is important to take a closer look at what our MRIs may or may not be saying.

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Fitness Level and Injuries – Lower Back

Posted on by Athletico

With a new year comes a new you! Many people are working towards their fitness goals at this point in the year, whether it be training for their first 5k or just trying to have a better feeling of self. Unfortunately this is not only when the mind can become a little weak but so can the body. (more…)

Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted on by Athletico

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. (more…)

Coaching Body Contact in Hockey: Defense & Working the Boards

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

Hockey is a graceful game that requires players to participate in manner that requires body contact regardless of whether checking is permitted. Any avid hockey player can acknowledge the difference between a “body check” and “body contact” but occasionally the line can be blurred when a player’s skill level is questionable and when an official’s subjective interpretation is applied to the game. (more…)

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