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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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Put Your Best Foot Forward: Healthy Movement Starts in the Feet

When it comes to our feet, most of us don’t really pay any attention until there’s a problem. But when we’re looking to develop healthy movement and posture, our feet…

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Pain in the Brain: How Advances in Neuroscience Are Changing the Way We Treat Chronic Pain

More than 350 years ago, Rene Descartes presented a theory that shaped the way we understood pain for centuries. At the time, the widespread idea was that pain stemmed from…

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Mind-Body Exercise and Cancer Rehabilitation

by Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CYT, CPI October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and so for this month’s blog post, we’d like to talk about exercise and its role in…

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Build Your Foundation: A Look at Neutral Alignment

In this month’s blog post, we’ll be continuing our Posture and Movement series with a look at neutral joint alignment.  Chances are, if you’ve ever been a patient at APT,…

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Keep Your Head Up! Fighting Gravity to Improve Your Posture

by Patricia Staszak, PT, PYT Here you are, sitting in front of a computer or phone–yet again. Even with your best efforts to improve your posture, this constant screen time…

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