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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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Preventing Text Neck

Look around these days, and you’ll find people, young and old, mesmerized by smartphones and computer screens. It seems that everyone is spending time looking down and tapping away at…

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Avoid Back and Neck Pain While Working From Home with Comfortable Ergonomic Positioning

By Patricia Staszak, PT With so many of us settled into working or schooling at home, we thought it would be a good idea to give some practical advice about…

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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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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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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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Free Virtual Physical Therapy Check Ups

Last year we introduced free Physical Therapy Check ups at APT and had an overwhelming response.  This year, due to the current stay at home order in Illinois we think…

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