Post-op care: Why an Athletic Therapist is a good fit

Navigating life after a major orthopedic injury and surgery (anterior cruciate ligament or rotator cuff surgery, etc.) can be challenging not only physically but also mentally. Athletic Therapists are healthcare professionals who specialize in musculoskeletal injury and post-surgical care and rehabilitation. We take all aspects of rehabilitation (shoulder surgery, knee surgery, elbow surgery, etc.) into

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Navigating exercise during pregnancy: Some prenatal considerations

Exercise during pregnancy can seem overwhelming for many women and female athletes. There are many questions that arise about what is safe and what is not, as well as how to manage common aches and pains that can develop throughout a pregnancy. Since many women ask these questions as they try to navigate the constant

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Tips from an Athletic Therapist: Staying active while you age

As it is in most cases, athletic therapy is not often thought of at the top of the list of healthcare practitioners when dealing with the senior population. However, just as we as a profession can demonstrate to the general public that our knowledge and skillset can help people with their day to day lives, so

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5 ways to prevent the winter blues from causing you pain

Weather got you down? Do your joints feel worse during the winter months? You are not alone! It is common to feel more physical discomfort during the colder weather but that does not mean you have to wait until spring rolls around to get some relief. Here are 5 tips to help you decrease discomfort

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Better sleep. Better health.

Getting a solid eight hours of sleep is seen as the gold standard of what is considered getting a good night’s rest. What is so magical about eight hours and what truly happens while we are asleep? What are the stages of sleep? Our sleep cycle can be categorized into two phases rapid eye movement

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