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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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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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Welcome To The Arm Farm

by Sam Grimm, MAT, ATC, LAT Do you ever have pain, soreness, or fatigue in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist after a long day at work? If so, it’s time to take action. Don’t wait until the pain sets in to start strengthening! Strengthening your body helps prepare you for

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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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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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Holiday Eating That’s More Grave Than Gravy

by Toshi Hirano, MS, ATC, CES Many of us are in the midst of non-stop gatherings with family and friends for the holiday season that likely center around special meals with festive food and drinks. What would your onsite Injury Prevention Specialist have to say around the challenges you face

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The Cold Actually Does Bother Me Anyway

by Kasumi Giordano, LAT, ATC Have you found it harder to perform certain tasks as simple as running or jumping in the cold weather compared to warm weather? As the temperature goes down, some people notice changes in their joints – like our fingers, shoulders, elbows, and knees. Yes, the

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