Moving Forward Category: Exercise

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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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: 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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The Best Exercise to Strengthen Your Hips!

One of the best things about being a locally owned business in Edgewater is the relationships we build with other professionals and business owners in the neighborhood. The exercise we…

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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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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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