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West Town Physical Therapy Has a New Home

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For those who haven’t heard the exciting news, West Town Physical Therapy has a new home! We are now located at 859 N. Ashland Avenue. We’ve been diligently installing floors and lights, painting and adding finishing touches. To our clients we’ve been seeing while this process has been underway, we are grateful for your patience! Our number […]

Studies Confirm Exercise Protects Your Back from Injury

West Town PT Sarah Weidman back pain

Hesitant to start working out because you’re afraid of hurting yourself? Don’t let fear keep you from your health and fitness goals. A recent article in the JAMA Internal Medicine looked at 23 studies that included more than 30,000 participants. Their goal was to review the effectiveness of tools such as shoe inserts and back […]

5 Tips to Safely Add Kettlebells to Your Workout Routine

West Town Physical Therapy Kettlebells

Across the city, kettlebells workouts have become the latest craze. These workouts can be an effective tool to build strength, but your form is incredibly important to avoid injury. We asked Ted Fournier, a Personal Trainer (NPTI-CPT) at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, to provide his expertise about how to safely implement kettlebells into your workout. […]

West Town PT and Wilson Fitness Featured in Chicago Athlete

West Town Sarah Weidman Jessica Wilson

One of the the things we love best about our West Town location is our ability to work closely with the Wilson Fitness team. At West Town Physical Therapy, we specialize in alleviating acute and chronic pain and teaching patients how to strengthen their bodies for reduced risk of future injuries. Wilson Fitness complements the program, […]

5 Essential Workday Stretches

Workday Stretches

We always hear about the importance of stretching before and after workouts, or when we are rehabilitating an injury. What about during the workday? Unfortunately, taking care of ourselves often gets overlooked when we are at work. Making good food choices, fitting in a workout, and getting enough sleep are difficult to balance with daily […]