Moving Forward

Blog posts from Andersonville Physical Therapy

Gyms & Yoga Studios that Offer Virtual Classes (Andersonville + Edgewater)

Winter is setting in and we may be in for a rough time with the recent coronavirus surge.  It is more important than ever to take care of ourselves.  A…

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Mothers’ congrats on your new baby! Exploring The Fourth Trimester and Physical Therapy!

Do not worry if you are a new mom or pregnant woman reading this title. Your pregnancy will end after the third trimester and you will finally meet your bundle…

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Reducing Opioid Use With Early Physical Therapy

New studies find patient education combined with physical therapy results in decreases in healthcare costs and opioid dependence. National surveys have found that chronic pain—defined as pain lasting longer than…

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Preventing Text Neck

Look around these days, and you’ll find people, young and old, mesmerized by smartphones and computer screens. It seems that everyone is spending time looking down and tapping away at…

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Avoid Back and Neck Pain While Working From Home with Comfortable Ergonomic Positioning

By Patricia Staszak, PT With so many of us settled into working or schooling at home, we thought it would be a good idea to give some practical advice about…

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Why Masks Work and The Types of Masks that Offer Protection from the Coronavirus

By Pat Staszak, PT This is the 3rd article in what turns out to be a series of blog posts about the use and efficacy of wearing masks to control…

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Simple Steps for Comfortable Cycling in Chicago

Riding a bike isn’t just good exercise. It’s good for your soul, it’s good for your wallet, and it’s good for the environment. It is also easier on our joints…

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Masks Work: Please Wear Them!

By Pat Staszak, PT Illinois and Chicago are about a month into phase 4 of the reopening plan. We currently have one of the lower coronavirus growth rates in the…

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Safe Cycling on the Chicago Lakefront Path

Chicago and Illinois have reached phase 4 of the reopening plan, and Mayor Lightfoot has finally opened the Lakefront for exercise.  As a cyclist who has used the Lakefront regularly…

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PT Tip: 2 Exercises to do Before Running! (VIDEO)

Repeated Ankle Bend in a Standing Position This is a mobility exercise. The goal is to make sure we move our ankle joint through its full range of motion and…

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