Experiencing Hip Pain? Here’s what’s causing it:

Hip Pain

This week, I’m focusing in on a common problem that we treat here at Preferred Physical Therapy: Hip Pain! When a patient describes their hip pain as either: pain radiating down the front of the leg, pain in front of the hip joint or pain along the underwear line, this is considered a primary hip…

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Strengthening The Arch of Your Foot

Foot Arch

Why Strengthen the Foot Arch? Strengthening the arch has shown great results in overall improved foot support and helps in decreasing foot fatigue. Today, we will be discussing the most effective method to strengthen the arch of the foot in order to avoid future injury and chronic issues. After all, the feet are responsible for…

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How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints

Ankle Pain

Lately on my way to and from work, I’ve been seeing lots of people running outside while the weather in Arizona is still enjoyable. How great is that! It’s never too early to start prepping for that 5k, half marathon or marathon or even just running because you love to do so. But what I’m…

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5 Steps to Properly Recover From an Ankle Injury

Ankle Recovery

Most people have twisted their ankle in some way at this point in their life. Whether it be stepping off of a sidewalk wrong, stepping incorrectly in high heels, or even playing a favorite sport, the sharp pain that comes with twisting your ankle inwards can be pretty hard to forget. When dealing with a…

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How to Avoid an Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

Now that February has officially started and many of you are continuing on your fitness journey, I want to focus in on a question that I tend to get a lot from my patients who love running, especially on the treadmill: “Nick, Can You Provide Me With Any Tips For Recovering From An Ankle Sprain…

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Can I Exercise with Arthritis?

Arthritis Knee

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of confusion surrounding the topic of exercising with arthritis. Patients often mention that they tend to rest and steer clear of exercising whenever they experience pain arthritis pain. What worries me even more, is that many people whom I talk to believe that they have no control over…

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Why Knee Pain Gets Worse While Exercising

Runners Knee

With Spring and Summer quickly approaching, it’s no surprise when I get an influx of new patients at my clinic with complaints about knee pain around this time of year. Why? Most people tend to take up a more active lifestyle in order to prepare for the upcoming seasons. Those who are new to working…

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The Importance Of Being Kind To Your Knees

Knee Care

As we get older, it seems like the goal of keeping our bodies active, mobile and pain free becomes more and more important. But with all of the effort that we put into maintaining this goal, there’s one part that is often overlooked and ignored for far too long. Our Knees… I have noticed that…

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Is Walking Bad For My Knees?

Have you ever experienced knee pain? It can slow you down, irritate you as you walk up and down the stairs, cause you pain when you bend down and ultimately leave you frustrated and wondering if it’s ever going to wear off. If you’ve experienced any of this, you’re not alone. Knee pain is one…

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How To Begin Your Fitness Journey


If you’re like me, you’re quickly beginning to feel the pressures that come with the month of January. December Is Gone And Now The Time Has Come To Focus On Those New Year Resolutions And, More Often Than Not, The Goal Is To Get Fit! Every year, I hear my patients talk about how they’ve…

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