Moving Forward

Blog posts from Andersonville Physical Therapy

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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Sitting and Standing without Pain

Last month Pat Staszak, PT, PYT participated in The Edgewater Essentials Virtual Convention.  We are sharing our video that teaches you how to keep your body healthy and strong by finding your best…

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How To Use Props To Create a Versatile Home Gym

By Megan Sinwell, DPT and Pat Staszak, PT As the world has shifted in the last three months, many of us have had to change our workouts.  A well-equipped home…

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PT Tip: Two Movements to Improve Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to less muscle pain and…

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Virtual Physical Therapy for Returning & New Patients

Here are 4 simple steps to start your virtual physical therapy session! Step 1: Contact us to schedule an appointment. Step 2: After scheduling, your physical therapist will send you…

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Edgewater Essentials: Finding Your Best Neutral Posture

Last week I participated in The Edgewater Essentials Virtual Convention.  We are sharing our video that teaches you how to keep your body healthy and strong by finding your best…

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Telehealth Physical Therapy is NOW a covered service for Medicare Patients!

Virtual sessions for physical therapy are an increasingly popular way to address your rehab needs from the comfort of your home. Physical therapy doesn’t just consist of hands-on treatment. In…

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Why We Wear Masks at APT and in the Community

By Pat Staszak, PT Over the last month Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot and our Alderman Harry Osterman have all repeatedly encouraged us to wear face masks while out in public…

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