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From Plate To Planet

by Peyton Mayberry, LAT, ATC Ever stop to ponder the journey of your food from fridge to fork? You’re not alone if the answer is ‘rarely.’ But here’s the reality: our daily meals often come with a side of waste – excess accoutrement, if you will. From overlooked leftovers to

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Building Our World

by Marta Borkova, PT, DPT Spring is here, and with it comes a time of new growth and renewal. The cold, dark days are receding, the ground and air thaw and begin to stir with new life. Even our bodies begin to transition from winter hibernation and energy conservation, to

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Pain Puzzles: Fact and Fiction

by Ashley Shoemaker, MHA, ATC Oww! A grimace. Eyes squeeze shut. Muscles tense. Frustration brews, patience wanes, and a sense of helplessness looms. Sound familiar? About 51 million Americans experience pain that interferes with their daily lives and thousands sustain injuries at work or home every day. And, even though the sense

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Awareness Level Midnight

by Alex Schmaltz, LAT, ATC Situational awareness is no joke. It’s a critical, on-the-job skill that helps to identify hazards, make effective decisions, and prevent accidents. Avoid the cleanup on aisle 5 and mop the ice with those injury risks! Slam Method Situational awareness involves being able to perceive, understand, and

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Cognizant of the Risk

by Rachel Reichel, MS, CEAS, NREMT, LAT, ATCand Katie Ringenary, MS, LAT, ATC As industrial athletes, we weave through a spectrum of daily encounters from a loving family member, to a helpful neighbor, a familiar coffee shop barista, a friendly gym buddy, and a compassionate work colleague. Even within this

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Get Your Mind Right

by Savannah Peters, MS, ATC, LAT Whether you’re older or younger, big or small, novice or seasoned yogi (yoga master) there’s a space for mindfulness to have a positive impact in your life. The benefits of being mindful are available to all who have the time to practice their skills.

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A Call To Attention

by JT Yancy, MAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS Military personnel are subjected to numerous testing criteria to assess their physical capabilities and to identify any shortfalls that may need to be addressed. These tests are critical in that they must be administered and monitored before being deployed or assigned to military

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Avoid The Pain In The Neck

by Melinda Tangredi, PT, DPT, OCS There’s a reason the phrase ‘pain in the neck’ is used to describe something that is bothersome and annoying. Anyone with literal neck pain knows they’d rather not deal with neck and shoulder discomfort. But for those with this actual pain while working, does

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I’m Still Standing!

by Sam Doctorian, MS, ATC Sedentary jobs (jobs that require sitting) make up more than 80% of the United States workforce. Add in active sitting jobs like machine operators and truck drivers, and you have almost nine out of ten people sitting for 8-10 hours a day. Prolonged sitting can

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We’re Not Just Posturing.

by Jaymie Bloch, MS, ATC Everyone has their own unique posture. Our posture is controlled by our muscles, ligaments, and tendons working together with the joints throughout our bodies. These components help us maintain a stable, comfortable shape. But, did you know our posture applies to the position in which

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Feel The Rhythm. It’s About Time!

by Sarah Thistle, LAT, ATC, CSCS Building strength is what all the cool kids are talking about these days. And why shouldn’t they? It’s challenging, it helps us take only one trip to bring the groceries in, and it systemically aids in many processes in our day-to-day as industrial athletes,

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More Pressure, More… Balance?

by Tori Meyer, LAT, ATC Have you ever heard of the motto, “No Pressure, No Diamonds”? It’s a wonderful expression reminding us that pressure can produce some of the best results in life – i.e. diamonds. Although this analogy is alluding to the mental or psychological side of life, I

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