Moving Forward

Blog posts from Andersonville Physical Therapy

The Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES®: Rib Cage Placement

By Patricia Staszak, PT The rib cage is probably one of the most overlooked pieces in the posture/rehab puzzle.  Dysfunction in this area can greatly contribute to pain in the…

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The Physical Therapy Perspective of The Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES: Pelvic Position

By Patricia Staszak, PT The second of the five basic principles of STOTT PILATES describes the optimal position of the pelvis.  Or, in physical therapy terms, it describes the position…

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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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The Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES – A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

So far in our teachings we have discussed some background information about posture, alignment, and the correct positions of our joints.  In this series we are going to explore this…

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The Planes of Motion

By Patricia Staszak, PT When we exercise and move we often don’t think about what we are doing – we just move the way we always have.  As some of…

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Bike Injuries

By Patricia Staszak, PT Cycling is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise that can be performed by people of all ages. It is primarily a non weight bearing exercise that…

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Basic Principles of Bicycle Fit and Posture – Part Two

By Patricia Staszak, PT Continued from Part One… Bicycle Posture After your bike is fit properly, it is important to learn the proper posture to assume when you are on the…

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Basic Principles of Bicycle Fit and Posture – Part One

By Patricia Staszak, PT Basic Principles of Bike Fit Fitting a bike properly to a person is a very detailed task and one that is best served by a visit…

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Stabilization Exercises: How They Help You Achieve Pain-Free Posture and Movement

By Patricia Staszak, PT In this last article of the body wellness series, we will review how postural deficiencies can make us more vulnerable to overuse injuries and what we…

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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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