Moving Forward Category: Body Wellness

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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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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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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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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Guest Blog: Why Cancer Patients Should Hit the Gym

This month’s blog post comes from Virgil Anderson, who reached out to us and asked if he could share his story. Virgil was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused…

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Pelvic Health Starts at Your Core

By Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CYT Did you know that your pelvic floor is part of your "core"? Core muscles include the multifidus, the transversus abdominus, the diaphragm and the…

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Forward Head Posture – the Biggest Piece of the Posture Puzzle

By Patricia Staszak, PT, Owner   "Stop slouching!" How many times did your mom tell you that? Of course, just like that advice about eating your vegetables and wearing a…

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