Moving Forward

Blog posts from Andersonville Physical Therapy

Cobra—Gaining Strength from the Inside Out

Effective exercise programs and results-oriented physical therapy are rooted in functional movement—the real-world biomechanics that allow you to move your body with proper muscle and joint function for effortless, pain-free…

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Take a Deep Breath: Breathing for Activity and Relaxation

Most of us don’t pay much attention to how we are breathing—after all, it’s just something we can do unconsciously as we move through the world. But with a little…

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Whole Body Neutral: Shoulder and Scapula Alignment

This month, we are continuing our series on Whole Body Neutral with a look at neutral shoulder and scapula position. You will want to keep this alignment in mind when…

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Help yourself heal. Find your whole body neutral alignment.

by Patricia Staszak, PT, PYT When it comes to the day-to-day function of our bodies, it’s often the little things that matter most. That’s why at Andersonville Physical Therapy, we…

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How APT is Using Technology to Improve Your Patient Experience

If you have been to the clinic lately, you may have noticed that we now use tablets to collect outcome measures. This allows us to efficiently record your baseline at…

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Pain is Not the Enemy

by Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CYT, CPI As a therapist who treats people in pain, I’ve witnessed many who consider pain to be “the enemy.” But the road to recovery…

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Back to the Basics: How to Do a Squat

When it comes to everyday usefulness, few exercises compare to the basic squat. Whether you are working out in a gym or picking something off of the floor, knowing how…

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Congratulations to Pat Staszak, PT for completing her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training!

To celebrate her new certification, Pat Staszak, PT will be teaching a four-class Kundalini Yoga series—right here at Andersonville Physical Therapy! Are you new to Kundalini Yoga? Here’s what you…

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Get Back Outside with a New Kind of Exercise

by Patricia Staszak, PT As temperatures here in Chicago start to rise, many of us are looking to ditch indoor gyms and take to the great outdoors for our regular…

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The Hypermobility Spectrum and Life as a Zebra

by Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT As a yoga instructor and former professional dancer, I’ve frequently heard from people who wish they were as flexible as I am. But the old…

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