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What is All the Buzz About Dry Needling?; We Talk to Several Student Athletes About College Athletics; and More in our April Newsletter
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What is All the Buzz About Dry Needling - Michi Mennecke

Good news! Achieve physical therapists are certified by Myopain Seminars to perform dry needling for your specific injury!
What is dry needling and how can it help you?
As defined in the Myopain seminars, "dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue and diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation."
Or, in layman's terms, we use a thin needle to insert into a painful trigger point which can be diagnostic and therapeutic by eliciting that 'twitch' response. Once the twitch response has been elicited, the muscle fibers relax, inflammation is reduced and circulation can improve. That's when we can continue to progress your physical therapy treatment!!!

Read Michi's full article here!

Athlete Spotlight: College Athletics

This month we have a very different Athlete Spotlight article than normal for you!  With the college year quickly coming to a close, we wanted to feature several of our collegiate athletes in a joint question and answer.  With athletes playing all over the country across a variety of sports, we are very proud of all of them and wish them continued success in the future!  Enjoy!
Achieve: When did you first know that you wanted to be involved in collegiate athletics?
Madeline Perez (Cross Country and Track, Georgetown): I knew my freshman year of high school that I wanted to run track in college, but that dream started to really become a possibility during my junior year.
Mimi Schneider (Swimmer, University of Texas at Austin): The summer before my sophomore year of high school I qualified for my first Olympic Trials. I was racing girls that had already committed to big-name schools and I knew I wanted to be just like them!
Michael Dudek (Football, University of Illinois): I knew that I first wanted to be involved in college athletics when I first started to play sports in Kindergarten. I quickly fell in love with the competitive nature that came with playing football. I knew that this was something that I wanted to do for as long as I could.
Danielle Allen (Softball, University of Chicago): I'm not sure exactly when I knew I wanted to be a collegiate athlete. I've loved playing sports my whole life and just knew I wanted to continue playing as long as possible. However, I did start seriously thinking about playing college softball during sophomore year. I had always played boys' baseball, so my desire to continue playing in college caused me to switch over to softball in order to pursue this goal.

Community Corner
Run the Ridge 5K/1K

Saturday, June 3rd

Run the Ridge 5K and 1K Run/Walk  is a run, walk started by Suzanne M. Gray and Right Fit in 2004.

The race has served as Burr Ridge's premier race, and continues to grow each year.  When Suzanne created Run the Ridge in 2004, she had one vision in mind, and that was to make a race for all populations and age groups to compete in with the support of the community for a great cause.  Run the Ridge strives to help individuals MOVE PAST OBESITY, and benefits the ProActive Kids Foundation!

Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10

Saturday, July 8th

10 miles of pure bliss!  Peak Running and Chuck's are bringing back the Xtreme 10 to it's original glory!   Saturday, July 8th , first gun goes off at  7:30am .  The Original Xtreme10 is a 10 mile trail race that begins and ends with a traditional cross country start and finish.

HartFitSGX Summer Classes

Hart Fitness LLC's Spring training session is coming to a close in a little over a month making this the perfect time to sign up for the Summer session!

The Summer session is 12 weeks long running from May 22-August 12!  Classes are every Monday at 7pm, Thursday at 7pm, and Saturday at 7am for a total of 36 classes.

For more information   visit their Facebook page!
Did you know? Today in Sports History

On this day in 1916 both the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded and the 1st professional golf tournament are held.

On this day in 1896, Greek runner, Spiridon Louis, wins the 1st Olympic marathon with a time of 2:58:50

On this day in 1936, iconic NFL coach and sports commentator, John Madden (pictured right), is born in Austin, Minnesota

Check back next month for more "Today in Sports History"
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