Moving Forward

Blog posts from Andersonville Physical Therapy

Mindfulness, Meditation and Exercise in Arthritis Management.

by Pat Staszak, PT This year in our blog, we explored how lifestyle, nutrition and stress can affect tissue health and ultimately whole-body health. We discussed how poor nutritional choices…

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‘Text Neck’ and the Cervical Spine

Recent studies have shed light on the fact that we place an unhealthy amount of stress on the spine when looking at a smart phone! Just think about the hours…

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A Gut Feeling: What is Your Microbiome Trying to Tell You?

by Pat Staszak, PT   "All diseases begin in the gut."           –Hippocrates (460-377 BC)   Recently, we've been hearing about groundbreaking research on the microbiome…

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Can we control Arthritis pain with proper nutrition?

by Pat Staszak "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.” -Hippocrates 460 – 377 B C      Osteoarthritis is our population’s…

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Tips for Snow Shoveling to Avoid Injuries

By Pat Staszak, PT We had a great run at a mild winter, but all good things must come to an end. Yesterday’s blizzard has created a lot of work…

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Yoga for Hips and Pelvis

Saturday, March 19th from 5:00-7:00pm at Chi-Town Shakti, 1343 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660. A review of the anatomy of the pelvis provides a better understanding of how your yoga…

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A smarter way to strengthen your muscles, from your biceps to your pelvic floor

By Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT Do tight muscles equal strong muscles? Not necessarily. Contrary to popular belief, tighter does not equal stronger. In muscle physiology terms, muscle “tone” is the…

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Overuse Injuries and Arthritis: Inevitable or Avoidable?

By Pat Staszak, PT If your mind is willing, but your body…not so much, then you’re not alone! Aches and pains and your body’s inability to recover as quickly as…

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Illinois Needs Dry Needling by Physical Therapists

An upcoming vote in the Illinois Legislature could change the scope of practice for physical therapists in our state, and we're reaching out to let you know how you can…

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Enjoy the Ride – Common Cycling Overuse Injuries and How to Avoid Them

By Patricia Staszak, PT Last issue we talked about proper bike fit and riding position – both of which can go a long way in ensuring glorious riding comfort for…

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