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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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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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Hangin’ (Mentally) Tough

by Sal Chavez, MSEd, LAT, ATC Staying physically active and fit can have a positive impact on your life. Check! This is an expected adage from an athletic trainer, but how often do you consider your mental strength in tandem with your physical strength? Mental strength and toughness can be

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Strong To The Core

by Jordan Holt, MS, ATC Deep down under a few layers of skin and other tissue lies our “core” which is comprised of a set of muscles that surround, insert into, and stabilize our spine and joints. It feels like a good place to start this year as we focus

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A Wake Up Call To Sleep Deprivation

by Peyton Jackson, ATC Sleep. No one seems to get enough of it (though, some get too much of it with negative effects). But, if we’re being honest, a majority of people don’t get enough energy from sleep to make it through the day. This can have a major affect

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Sleep Like A Pig

by Carol Mass, LAT, ATC Have you ever gone to sleep feeling fine, and woken up with pain or discomfort somewhere in your body? Some of my friends and I joke that it used to take physical exertion to get injured, now (at our age) all it takes is sleeping!

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Lumbar Superstar (That Is What You Are)

by WRNW Run away with us on a resourceful journey as we shift our focus to a workplace warrior often carrying the weight — the lower back! Just as a solid cornerstone supports towering achievements, a sturdy back is pivotal for a productive and pain-free workday. Work Right presents a

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Game On: Power Up With Video Games

by Dakota Cool, ATC At the end of a long shift or busy workday, leaving time for our bodies to recharge is vital for the next day’s work. Regular physical activity can do wonders for the human body, but let’s not neglect our mental health as well! When our brains

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Disconnect to Reconnect: Unplugging in the Great Outdoors

by Lyman Drown, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS It’s the end of a long work week (or worse, it’s only Wednesday). You’re exhausted, fatigued, and just a bit depressed from being trapped at work all week. You’re in need of recharging. Typically, when we need to recharge an electronic device we

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Eco-Minded Work

by Marta Barkova PT, DPT As injury prevention specialists, being eco-minded comes with the territory. How’s that, you ask? Since the healthcare industry is responsible for about 10% of the national greenhouse gas emissions, it’s an eco-minded task to simply try to keep people out of that system. But let’s

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Attuned to Food

by Sydney Lopez, ATC Are you ever so busy you become grumpy with a growling stomach and headache? Did you possibly forget to eat, or worse, ignore your body’s hunger signals in order to get a job done? Industrial athletes lead busy lives and have jobs which require lots of

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