What If Your Knee Pain is Caused by Your Ankles? And Back Pain From Your Hips…

Body Aches

Feel pain when you walk, get out of bed, exercise and go about your day? Something could be out of balance (and it’s probably not what you think!) At Preferred Physical Therapy we help people daily with lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and knee pain… and it’s safe to say that imbalances or asymmetries…

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Is Your Back Sore After Wrapping Christmas Gifts? Here’s 5 Tips To Ease It

Wrapping Gifts Back Pain

Christmas is tomorrow and that means you probably have a lot of gifts to wrap! (That’s if you haven’t finished wrapping everything up for Christmas Day just yet). For many of us, buying gifts for loved ones is enjoyable, but when it comes to wrapping it tends to be “one of those things that needs…

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3 Simple Tips For Flying With Back Pain

Travel Sleep

If you’re heading on vacation anytime soon – or making plans to do so – one of the things to consider is the effect that flying can have on your back. Let me explain: Cramped leg room, uncomfortable seating, and being confined to a small space all contribute to lower back pain during and after…

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7 Ways Life Could Be A Lot Better Living Without Chronic Joint Pain

Chronic Joint Pain

Without any, or even just with less, chronic joint pain you could do any, all, or some of these: …And honestly, I could go on! Living With Chronic Joint Pain is Terrible. And people come to us on a daily basis asking what can be done to help find relief from long lasting problems such…

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Sitting: What do I HAVE to Know About it to Help Me Stay Healthy?

Sitting Healthy

Here’s a habit that every single one of us is doing daily… It’s something we spend, on average, almost nine hours doing – and that’s not taking into account the eight hours we spend lying down sleeping… Have you guessed it? It’s sitting. And I bet while you’re sat down reading this you might be…

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Sports Injuries: Why “Exercises” Don’t Always Work… And How To Make Sure The Ones You’re Doing, Are!

Exercise

Let’s talk… About why MOST exercises NEVER work. (Like the person injured and doing them, hopes). This is largely because they are being done at the wrong time, for the wrong reason and in the wrong order. There’s a myth out there that anytime a person gets injured, it’s all about just doing “some exercises”.…

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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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