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First impressions mean a lot. Here at The Athletic Edge, we understand that. It’s why we put such care into working with each of our customers to ensure that their training rooms, locker areas and general facilities not only meet their specific needs but look great too. Our custom products tell a story—your story. As part of Pivotal Health Solutions, one of the largest manufacturers of beautifully designed and rugged products for athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care providers, our products go way beyond standard. One of The Athletic Edge’s core competencies is a broad capability to draw on a variety of processes and materials to support our customers’ needs. The result is a feature-rich line of products, including the uniquely designed, patent-pending Leg and Shoulder Therapy (LAST) table; ruggedly handsome and modular locker series; our industry leading cold lasers; and more.
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More Chiropractic Care? Professional Athletes Say Yes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Aug 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More professional teams who are interested in improving overall health and maintaining peak performance are turning to chiropractic care. That's according to experts at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, who spoke recently to the Washington Nationals baseball team. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, Professional Athletes, Chiropractic, Performance

The "Big Six" Health Club Mistakes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Apr 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to great architecture and design at fitness facilities, it can be easy to look back and say, "Wow, why did [or didn't] we put that in our facility?" We defer to former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's standard for obscenity — we know it when we see it.

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Topics: Locker Room Design, Health Clubs

Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Mar 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Locker Room Design, College Athletes, Student Athletes

How Lock Technologies Are Making Life Easier in Locker Rooms

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Mar 14, 2017 5:00:00 PM

With more athletic facilities incorporating new technologies, it's no surprise to find that locker rooms are following suit--namely, through lock technologies.

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Topics: Locker Room Design, Technology, Locks

Athletic Edge Announces Release of New Leg and Shoulder Treatment Cabinet

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Feb 1, 2017 2:35:34 PM

Watertown, SD, January 19, 2017- The Athletic Edge is excited to announce the new patent pending Leg and Shoulder Treatment Cabinet (CAB-100-LST). The release of the CAB-100-LST Treatment Cabinet is an extension of the Athletic Edge’s market leading and patent-pending LAST Table Series.

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Topics: Leg and shoulder treatment cabinet, CAB-100-LST

Effects of Massage Therapy For Athletes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jan 17, 2017 2:37:02 PM

Massage therapy has gone from a perceived luxury to a useful and even crucial part of treating ailments from the hospital to the athletic training room. Until the past 10 years, there wasn't conclusive evidence that massage really does have a positive effect on athletes.  However, thanks to new studies and some backing by reputable sources, the benefits of massage are being taken seriously.  And those benefits are not just for the pros.  They’re extended to anyone who participates in a regular exercise program.

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Topics: massage, athletes

Six Elements of an Effecient Locker Room

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jan 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you're running a health club or an athletic facility for a professional team, good locker room design can help contribute to the health and happiness of your members. 
Designing locker rooms that are asethetically pleasing, yet functional can help create a better experience for all members. This blog highlights the crucial features each locker room should have to function properly and safely.

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Topics: Locker Room Design, Locker Rooms, Locker

Lower Back Pain: Weight Training Without Hurting Yourself

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Aug 1, 2016 11:49:19 AM

Okay, I know you: the gym is where you live between work and your bed. You pride yourself on ripped abs, thrashed glutes, and cut quads. You could strum your serratus, pound nails with your pecs, break bricks with your biceps — and as the plated bar bends, some people stop to watch the steam come off your chest... Dr. Michael L. Gordon at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute discusses weight training without injuring yourself. 

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Topics: Niel Asher Technique, lower back pain

Preventing ACL Tears: 4 Tips for Girls and Women

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 15, 2016 9:01:31 AM

Women of all ages are constantly pushing their own physical limits and challenging what it means to be a female athlete. But it’s much more common for women to tear their ACL than men. Find out the best ways to keep yourself from getting injured.

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, sports injury

The Benefits of Kinesiology Taping

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 13, 2016 12:13:13 PM

DL bandage method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

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Topics: Taping

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