Moving Forward Category: Exercise

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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Exercise of the Month: Side Leg Lift

October 2010 This is a great exercise for learning to balance and work in the frontal plane. When we talk about the frontal plane, we mean the plane on which…

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Exercise of the Month: Shoulder Internal and External Rotation

These are very common exercises in shoulder rehabilitation and a regular part of the workout of any athlete who needs to perform overhead motions with their arms. These exercises target…

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Exercise of the Month: Abdominal Prep

February 2010 This exercise works the trunk flexors, first using the deep stabilizing pelvic floor and abdominal muscles and then the obliques to pull the rib cage up off the…

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