Headaches & Migraines: “Was It Something I Ate?”

Headache

Let’s talk about headaches… Whether it’s the mid-afternoon pounding headache or an agonizing pain that leaves you sensitive to light and feeling sick, headaches are something most of us have experienced at one point or another. But for some, headaches are a much larger problem and can even affect everyday life… Brenda, a patient of…

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Why Everyday Activities Like Sleeping Can Cause Neck Pain… And What You Can Do To Change That

Sleeping Neck Pain

Have you ever had a slight pain in the neck but didn’t really think it was a big deal, especially if you knew it was because you slept awkwardly? Yes? I thought so. I hear this quite often from my clients when they first come in to see us – they’ll mention the annoying pain…

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Hip Pain? Here’s What is Causing It…

Hip Pain

This week, I’m focusing 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 problem.…

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How To Keep Exercising with Arthritic Hips & Knees

Bike Ride

One of the biggest health mistakes that people make during this time (while the gyms and fitness centers are closed) is to think that walking or jogging is the only way to exercise while enjoying the fresh air. Yet, the health benefits of doing something like cycling are endless. Cycling regularly can help improve physical…

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What Actually Is Bursitis?

Bursitis

I get this question a lot. Probably because it applies to every joint. I have recently been seeing quite a few clients suffering from bursitis, but very few actually know what bursitis is. Now to understand a little about bursitis and why people get it, you first need to know exactly what a bursa is.…

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

A Pain In the Butt (and hip and leg) Are YOU willing to sacrifice your independence as you age? This is an important question that we begin to ask ourselves when we start to hurt and ache with doing simple things throughout our day. When a patient comes to our clinic for an evaluation for…

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The REAL Reason Why Back Pain KEEPS Occurring…

Back Pain

Recently I reached out to my patients to inquire about what their biggest health challenge is that they are currently facing during these unprecedented times. 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…

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

From time to time a patient will come see us with back pain that just won’t go away. Their doctor says there is nothing wrong structurally and it is just “aches and pains”. They have tried massages, pain medication, and exercises the doctor gave them but to no avail. Some of these patients have even…

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Why Does It Matter If My Hips Are Stiff?

Hip Pain

We get many patients who complain of tightness or stiff hips, but blame it on age and say there is nothing that can change that. It’s true as we age, our muscles become less pliable and arthritis can make our joints feel more stiff. However, we can improve our mobility and strength to allow us…

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Is Therapeutic Yoga the Solution to Your Low Back Pain

Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga has risen in popularity over the past few decades in the US, to become a staple in the fitness industry. More recently, the trend has been incorporating yoga into the physical therapy model as it can benefit patient mobility and strength. To get even more specific, there has been more interest in using yoga…

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