The BIG Reason Why Back Pain KEEPS Occurring…

Exercising

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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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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