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  • Headaches at Work? Professional is On The Job!

    Reposted on April 1, 2014 in Honor of National Workplace Wellness Week By Erica Marcano, MS ATC, CSCS | Originally posted on October 14, 2013.   Do you experience headaches during the workweek that seem to disappear over the weekend? You’ve probably attributed these to the stress of your job, but did you know that tension … Continued

  • Athletic Trainers — Do You Know Who We Are?

     “So you train people at the gym, right?”; “So you’re basically like a coach?” or “Are you a Phys Ed teacher?” As a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT), these are some of the questions I get asked about my profession on a regular basis, and my typical off-the-cuff answer is “You know the one in the khakis … Continued

  • Are YOU Golf-Ready?

    Even though there are several inches of snow still covering most golf courses up and down the East Coast, that’s no reason to stop getting yourself ready for the 2014 season.  Maybe your holidays yielded a new driver or wedge you’re itching to use; maybe you have some new shoes that you can’t wait to … Continued

  • Is your Physical Therapist giving you the Olympic Athlete Treatment?

    While watching the Winter Olympics, it’s natural to wonder what it takes to compete at that level but, believe it or not, even elite athletes struggle with challenges like the rest of us when it comes to training and rehab! Chances are your Physical Therapist is using some of the same strategies as Team USA … Continued

  • Don’t Let Your Ski Season Go Downhill!

    Between all the snow we’ve been getting, and the arrival of the Winter Olympics, skiing is on everyone’s mind. Knee, Shoulder and Thumb injuries are all common in skiers, and believe it or not, these injuries occur more often in intermediate and advanced athletes than in beginners! To help you enjoy your ski season, we’ve … Continued

  • Winter Illness Ahead … Proceed with Caution

    By Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS  and Tim Stump MS, PT, CSCS, USAW   Winter has arrived here in the Northeast, and along with it comes many illnesses associated with upper and lower respiratory infections.  Some of us battle through our days trying to fight it, but many of us pay that visit to … Continued

  • On Thin Ice: How YOU Can Prevent Ice Hockey Injuries

    By Erica Marcano, MS ATC, CSCS and Lauren Panariello Each sport has its list of common injuries, from ACL tears in soccer to Tommy John surgery in baseball. Just because an injury occurs fairly often, it doesn’t mean it should become the norm for an athlete in that sport.  In fact, at the most elite … Continued

  • Laser Therapy + Physical Therapy: Can the mix speed up the Healing Process?

    By Harlan Pyes, edited by Lauren Panariello Harlan Pyes is the founder of Harlan Health Products, and a veteran of the Healthcare Industry for over three decades.    Laser Therapy has been used for almost 60 years around the world to treat a variety of conditions, but it wasn’t until 2002 that the FDA approved … Continued

  • What’s Next After PT? Getting Your Life Back in Action!

    By Erica Marcano, MS ATC, CSCS and Lauren Panariello   It doesn’t take long after sustaining an injury to start asking the question, “When can I get back to my regular life?”  The goal of Physical Therapy is always to return patients to their previous level of activity while keeping them pain-free and preventing future … Continued

  • Cycling Safety: There’s More To It Than Just A Helmet!

    By Erica Marcano, MS ATC, CSCS and Lauren Panariello   As a Certified Athletic Trainer practicing in New York City, I see far too many patients in our clinics who’ve suffered from cycling accidents. Even the most experienced cyclists, from competitive tri-athletes to BMX-ers, become victims of Mother Nature, pedestrians, and motorists. More Americans ride … Continued

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