Moving Forward

Blog posts from Andersonville Physical Therapy

VIDEO: How to Perform an Effective Abdominal Crunch

Lately our abdominal and other deep core muscles have gotten a lot of press in the rehab and fitness world. But did you know that we have several layers of…

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How to Find Your Neutral Body Alignment (with Infographic)

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 place so much emphasis on…

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The Exercise You Need To Do If You’re Sitting All Day

Today’s sedentary lifestyle can lend us to a reduced spinal mobility.  If this happens, the lumbar spine, pelvis, shoulders and surrounding muscles all have to compensate to allow you to…

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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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FREE Annual Physical Therapy Check Ups This Month!

Most of us go for annual check ups with our primary care doctors and our dentists for preventative care, but when it comes to our bodies we often wait until…

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Get a Head Start on Your Recovery: What to do before you start Physical Therapy

At Andersonville Physical Therapy, we are passionate about helping our patients take charge of their own rehabilitation. Below are some helpful strategies to speed up your recovery from an injury–even…

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How to Safely Walk on Ice: Pretend your a Penguin!

So stay alert and mindful while you are walking outside.  If you do see ice, think like a penguin to keep yourself from falling!

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Pat Staszak, PT, PYT  and owner of Andersonville Physical Therapy talks winter safety when it comes to shoveling snow. Shoveling heavy and large amounts of snow is an enormous amount…

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Cross Country Skiing Near Edgewater

By Pat Staszak, PT, PYT Classic cross country skiing is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors and practice mindful movement.  The arms and legs move in opposition, the…

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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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