6 Shoe Mistakes That Could Be Causing Your Foot Pain

Shoe Mistakes

If you’ve ever hobbled off the dance floor at a wedding with your heels in hand, or ever found yourself looking forward to the moment you go home after a long day spent in meetings so that you can slip your work shoes off- you’ll know that shoes can easily cause foot pain. This holds…

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How To Ease Ankle Pain As Soon As It Strikes And Return To Exercise Safely

Running Pain

Sometimes it happens… You’re out on a run, enjoying the pace, you finally feel like you’ve got it in you to run a little further than you did last time, then all of a sudden OUCH! Something in your ankle doesn’t feel quite right… So you slow down, give it a stretch and give running…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How To Limit It And Avoid Other Ankle Injuries Or Pain…

Plantar fascitis

Luckily, Plantar fasciitis is MUCH easier to explain than it is to pronounce. It’s basically an injury which you’d recognize from a very sharp ‘pin prick’ like pain underneath your foot. It can come from too much running, having a long term problem with an Achilles tendon that wasn’t properly fixed, from wearing running shoes…

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5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff which we get asked regularly by patients at Preferred Physical Therapy: “Nick, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I am incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning and I feel…

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The BIG Reason Why Back Pain KEEPS Occurring…


Recently, I reached out to my patients to inquire about what their biggest health challenge is that they are currently facing. I have taken the time to review the answers with great care. And here are two of the many responses I received : “Nick… How do you continue to try and stay fit (gym,…

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I Get Back Pain During Sit Ups, Am I Doing Something Wrong?

Sit Up Back Pain

One of my patients emailed the clinic the other day and asked: “I get low back pain during sit-ups. Am I doing something wrong, or should I avoid them?” Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because this time of year, people begin to get more active in preparation for summer. As a result, we…

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Back Pain ‘Driving’ You Mad? Tips To Help Alleviate Back Pain While Driving

Driving Back Pain

If you drive fairly long distances to and from work everyday, if your job requires you to drive long hours, or, if you’re the designated driver in your family – it’s likely you’ve experienced back pain. In fact around 30-60% of drivers report having back pain at some point in their life, and a lot…

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Easing Everyday Stiffness: What Your Body Wants You To Do!


I can’t stress enough the importance of a cool down and how it stops you feeling stiff in the morning. Even for people who don’t do sports, feeling stiff in the mornings can be a problem. A client last week asked: “Nick, do you have any advice for someone like me who is just incredibly…

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Quick And Simple Tips To Make Running Easier – For New (And Seasoned) Runners


The summer is upon us and “race season” is coming to a close. While there are still several great 5k runs and activities to do, many runners use the summer to either taper down a little or start training for marathons in the fall. If you are one of these “runners” or are thinking you…

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What Do You Do When You Pull A Muscle?

Rice Method

Have you ever pulled a muscle? Chances are you have. And when you do, don’t you know it! When you pull one the pain can range from mild, like a minor neck strain you get from turning your head the wrong way, to very severe, such as a lower back injury that leaves you unable…

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