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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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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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These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

by WRNW Hey, sole survivors. Let’s kick it! This isn’t just any footcare newsletter; it’s your VIP pass to happy feet. We put our best foot forward from pro tips to hidden gems. We’ve got the full arsenal of resources for your feet — like having a foot spa in

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Brimming With Headfirst Insights

by Trevor Addison, MS, ATC Hello there, safety-conscious readers and hard hat aficionados! Ready to embark on a journey that’s as protective as it is enlightening? Well, strap on your chin strap because we’re about to delve into the riveting world of hard hats and the serious safety they bring.

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Good Vibes Only

by Aaron Weidman, MS, ATC, CEAS We’ve all been there. It’s Tuesday in the middle of January, the sun is setting at 4:30pm. It’s dark when you go to work and it’s dark when you leave. You have a 10+ hour shift headed your way and you’re over it. This

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Working to a New Beat

by Caleb Patee, DO, MPH If our hearts are the engine of our bodies, what happens when injuries take their toll on the piece of machinery that keeps our bodies going? Work Right seeks to prevent these injuries from happening, but when they do, are you prepared for what comes

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Start With Your Heart

by Amelia Meigs, ATC Industrial athletes work hard every day. Ensuring our heart is in good condition keeps us healthy for the long run. For February, American Heart Month, let’s discuss a way to keep our bodies running well so we’re not at risk for time away from work or

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Eat To Hydrate

by Steven Limbrunner, ATC If you’re like me, staying hydrated can be a boring and repetitive process. The constant need to drink some high-quality H2O feels like maintenance work for our bodies. Trips to the water cooler. Trips to the bathroom. Repeat. What if I told you… there are more

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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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