Neck Pain: Quick Tips To Keep A Stiff Neck From Creeping Up On You

TV Posture

Let’s talk about one of the most common things that people aged 40+ who come to see me experience…. The sudden onset of shoulder and neck tension. Many times it sneaks up on people without warning! There’s often no explanation as to why you might wake up with an annoying, nagging neck one day, that…

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Is Your Night Time Routine The Reason For Your Neck Pain?

Neck Pain

When patients ask me ‘why do I get neck pain?’ it can sometime be a difficult question to answer. Not because I don’t know how to ease neck pain, but because I don’t know their personal circumstances. However, that I can suggest, is that your night time routine might be causing you neck pain. Why…

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Is It Safe to Exercise With A Bad Back?

Let’s talk about exercise and back pain… Last week one of my patients came to me with a question, and it’s one that we get asked often: “Is it OK to exercise when my back is hurting? I just got into a routine of going to the gym and working out 3 times a week,…

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

Sit Up

A lady messaged me the other day after watching our technique videos 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 she asked because this time of year, as people begin to get more active in preparation for the summer, we…

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Back Pain: Why You Need To Drink More Water To Help Relieve it…

Glass of Water

From drinking it and swimming in it, to the ice that reduces our swelling, water is all around us. As a matter of fact, it basically is us. Water makes up around two thirds of who we are, and influences every single process in our body. This probably explains why we feel a whole lot…

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The Top Four Causes of Low Back Pain

Back Pain

There you are, going through life pain free and doing all of the things bring you joy in life. Playing a round of golf with your friends, running around with the grandkids, going for a bike ride with the family or even tending to your garden. Then unexpectedly, something feels off with your lower back.…

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Nagging Hip Pain? Here’s What To Do For Your Bursitis:

Bursitis

Now that Spring has officially begun and it’s getting warmer and warmer here in Arizona, more people are going outside to do their favorite activities. Whether it’s gardening, jogging, tennis or golf, I’m seeing more people out and about enjoying the wonderful weather that Arizona has to offer. But, as I’m seeing more and more…

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Piriformis Syndrome: A pain in the butt! (And hip and leg)

Piriformis Muscle

Take a second to think about your favorite activity. You’ve done it for years, either recreationally or professionally. Lately the unrelenting pain in your hip has made it difficult to go on, so you end up switching things up-singles tennis to doubles, or from full court basketball to half court. Pretty soon, the pain grows…

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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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