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My Back Hurts, What Should I Do?

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

Back pain is the most common pain seen in outpatient physical therapy clinics across the country, with data showing that low back pain accounts for 50 percent of all patients seeking outpatient physical therapy care.1 What’s more, one quarter of adults in the U.S. have reported back pain at least one day in the past three months.1

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The Top 10 Things You Did Not Know About Physical Therapy

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Ever wonder what there is to know about physical therapy that you don’t already know? Here are the top 10 things you may not know about physical therapy.

10.  Physical therapists can work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, home health agencies, schools, nursing homes, and even the Emergency Room. (more…)

You Have a Choice: Where Should You Receive Physical Therapy?

Posted on by Athletico

Physical therapy (PT) is a treatment option for many types of injuries and conditions, but oftentimes the first time a patient becomes familiar with PT is after they receive a referral from their doctor.

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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…)

Athletico Gives Back: PT Day of Service 2017

Posted on by Athletico

Athletico celebrates National Physical Therapy Month every October as a way to recognize our hard-working therapists and the positive impact physical therapy has on people’s lives. During this month, our staff also makes it a priority to participate in PT Day of Service (PTDOS), which is a global initiative that encourages physical therapists to give back and make a positive impact in their community.

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PT Month: A Time to Give Back to the Physical Therapy Profession

Posted on by Athletico

By Grant R. Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE
Senior Vice President – Athletico Physical Therapy

As the month of October comes to a close, we celebrate the end of National Physical Therapy Month by reflecting on why we got into this great profession in the first place.

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This is Us: A PTs Thoughts on Kevin’s Injury

Posted on by Anne Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS

This is Us has been quite the conversation generator in my clinic lately.  Since Season 2 launched this fall on Tuesday nights, it is all patients want to talk about on Wednesdays! Last week’s episode, “Still There,” was the first time that our discussions of the show could actually correlate with physical therapy. Kevin Pearson (played by Justin Hartley) had arthroscopic surgery to take care of a meniscus injury.  Based on his pre-operative conversation with the orthopedic surgeon, he probably had a meniscectomy, a procedure to remove the damaged part of the meniscus.

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Patient Appreciation for Athletico Physical Therapists

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Athletico physical therapists are dedicated to not only helping patients reach their health and wellness goals, but also providing outstanding patient care that goes beyond assigning exercises.

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