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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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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

Baseball Related Hamstring Injuries May be Preventable

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 11, 2016 10:48:26 AM

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility, say researchers  at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM).

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, injury prevention

Concussions & Kids- Mind the Signs

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 6, 2016 10:59:08 AM

Head trauma is a major public health concern in the United States, with indirect and direct health-care costs approaching nearly $1 billion annually. Worse, head trauma also can cause short and long-term health problems and, in children, problems with
academics, headaches, and behavioral health issues.

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Topics: Concussion, Young Athletes, sports injury

Pivotal Health Solutions Named Master Distributor of Niel Asher Education

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jun 30, 2016 8:40:48 AM

Pivotal Health Solutions, (PHS) a leading provider for the health and wellness industry, has been named Master Distributor of Niel Asher Education (NAT®) throughout the United States. PHS has been working closely as Master Distributor with The Pressure Positive Company since 2010. Now these three companies will join forces to provide the most advanced, trigger point manual therapy education series and self care trigger point tools worldwide. 

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Topics: Niel Asher Technique

The Athletic Edge and NormaTec Partner to Develop the Newest Training Room Innovation

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jun 15, 2016 8:07:05 AM



NormaTec and The Athletic Edge have partnered to create the industry’s newest and most innovative treatment and recovery table, a versatile training room solution to meet the needs of the modern day athletic trainer.

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Topics: Treatment and Recovery Cabinet CAB-090N

The Athletic Edge Announces Quick Ship Program

Posted by The Athletic Edge on May 16, 2016 2:35:47 PM

Watertown, SD, May 16, 2016 — In the fast-paced environment of an athletic training room, athletic trainers need tough, long-lasting tables and other equipment that can stand up to demanding conditions while remaining cost-effective. When building or renovating a training room space, time constraints can also be a critical component.

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Topics: Quick Ship Program

The Athletic Edge and Medco Sports Medicine Announce New Partnership

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Oct 19, 2015 8:55:00 AM



The Athletic Edge and Medco Sports Medicine announce sales and marketing arrangement. Together, providing a complete line of athletic training room equipment with exceptional quality and value.

Watertown, S.D., October 1, 2015 — The Athletic Edge, by Pivotal Health Solutions, a leading manufacturer of premium quality health and wellness equipment for over 20 years, proudly enters a sales and marketing distribution arrangement with Medco Sports Medicine, a leading provider of supplies and equipment to athletic trainers, sports medicine professionals, strength and conditioning coaches and school nurses across the country. The Athletic Edge, a branch of Pivotal Health Solutions, has more than 20 years of experience manufacturing wood, laminate and steel products. Pivotal Health Solutions has also been supplying schools, students, professionals and teams with quality products in the therapy, massage, spa, medical, chiropractic and now athletic training markets.

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