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Atlanta Falcons name Emory Healthcare’s Karen Cantrell ‘Athletic Trainer of the Year’ for high school sports

Karen Cantrell, an athletic trainer at Emory Healthcare, was named “Atlanta Falcons Athletic Trainer of the Year” during the Falcons’ inaugural High School Football Awards Show that celebrated the best in youth football programs in Georgia. The award was presented during an event held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and emceed by Fox 5 Atlanta,…

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Confluent Health Bolsters California Confluent with Progressive Physical Therapy Partnership

Confluent Health has announced its newest partnership with Progressive Physical Therapy (Progressive PT), a private and therapist-owned physical therapy practice located in southern California. The partnership marks Confluent Health’s fourth partnership as part of California Confluent, a new company with a mission to exclusively build out physical therapy private practice partnerships throughout the Golden State, further enabling…

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What Causes Shin Splints — And How Can You Avoid Them?

Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy‘s Marcus Owens, PT, DPT, recently spoke with Nike about shin splints and how to avoid them, read on below! *** Just as you’re ramping up your mileage on a run, you notice a dull ache or a sudden sharp pain along your shin bones. What just happened? “Shin splints,…

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Parkersburg’s Jacqualin Leaman to throw at W.Va. Wesleyan

Mountain River Physical Therapy’s athletic trainer and Director of Marketing, Joe Leaman, MS, ATC, was featured in a Parkersburg News & Sentinel article on his daughter’s track training and success, read on below! *** Before she enters the college ranks, Parkersburg senior Jacqualin Leaman has unfinished business at the Class AAA high school state track…

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12 Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes, Reviewed by a Personal Trainer

ProRehab Physical Therapy’s Candace Morton, PT, DPT, and Pappas OPT’s Dan Macera, PT, DPT, were both featured in an article about the best recumbent bike options with VerywellFit, read on below! *** When setting up a home gym, a recumbent exercise bike is an extremely versatile and effective cardio machine to add to the mix. A recumbent…

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Expert-Tested: The 10 Best High-Impact Sports Bras of 2022

Strive’s clinical director Jackelyn Turner, PT, DPT, was featured by VerywellFit in an article on the best sports bras for high-impact activities, read on below! *** An essential piece of athletic gear, sports bras are needed to support breasts, control bounce, and prevent strain, especially during high-impact workouts such as running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and…

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Why Should You Care About Your Pelvic Floor

Dunn Physical Therapy’s pelvic health specialist, Melissa McElroy, PT, DPT, WCS, was recently featured in an article about pelvic health by the Zoe Report, read on below! *** Most of us are familiar with our pelvis, the lower part of the torso. But what exactly is the pelvic floor? Well, this base of muscles in the…

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20 People to Know in Health Care: Daphne Scott

Daphne Scott, president, outpatient rehabilitation, Confluent Health Years in current job: 5 Years in the health care industry: 30 What was the biggest adjustment you had to make because of the pandemic? As many, adjusting work to being on video and being mindful to take care of myself through stressful moments in a major upheaval…

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The 7 Most Effective Exercises To Strengthen Weak Knees, Experts Say

Knee problems can be caused by an injury or certain health issues, according to Mayo Clinic. Weak knees can create much havoc, as they can leave you unable to perform the tasks that are potentially required for both your job and daily life. Weak knees may also keep you from indulging in activities that bring you much…

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Louisville health care company growing nationally with physical therapy practices

A Louisville-based company is building a national presence in a growing sector of the health care industry by empowering local partners. Confluent Health manages more than 40 physical and occupational therapy company partners, which operates over 500 outpatient physical therapy locations in 28 states. President and CEO Dr. Larry Benz founded Confluent in 2014, and while the…

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