Am I Getting Knee Pain From Walking Too Much?

If you’re worried about whether walking is bad for your knees, and unsure whether too much walking is causing your knee pain, this blog answers all of your questions! Walking is a really enjoyable way to stay fit and healthy for many – whether that’s walking the dogs, taking long hikes at the weekend, or…

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Maintaining Mobility in Later Years: The Importance of Proper Gait Mechanics


  Why Proper Gait Mechanics Matter As we age, it’s natural for our bodies to experience changes that can affect the way we move. For older adults, these changes can include a loss of leg strength and coordination, as well as a loss of flexibility in the hips and spine. These gait deviations can lead…

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How To Prevent Elbow Pain With Pickleball or Tennis

Getting relief from irritating elbow pain that extends all the way down to your wrists and hands and be very scary to deal with.  Inflammation can occur when obvious stress or overuse is noticeable.  To prevent elbow pain when playing pickleball or any other racquet sport you should take a look at your swing form…

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What Helps With Muscle Recovery?

The main way to maximize your overall muscle recovery is by living a fairly healthy lifestyle. You do not need expensive supplements to maintain your lifestyle and to see the best benefits. Sticking to the basics is a perfect way to help muscle recovery and you don’t have to spend so much money on supplements.…

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2 Exercises For Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

If you are experiencing shoulder pain out of nowhere and do not know why it is occurring. These exercises may be perfect to help to ease shoulder pain. Why am I Experiencing Shoulder Pain? Do you ever just wake up and have shoulder pain? You have no idea where it came from or why it’s…

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Should I Be Walking? How to Walk Without Causing Injuries


Walking is one of the most overlooked forms of exercise. It’s simple, free, and one of the best ways to get more active and lose weight without too much effort. With the weather improving and restrictions easing, more and more people are out walking. So we’ve created a list of top tips to help protect…

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Protect Your Joints From weather

Winter Aches and Pains

There’s no denying that it’s officially winter here in the southwest with this cold weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks. And because of this drop in temperature, we’ve had a lot more people struggling with aches and pains in their joints. Have you been feeling the cold in your bones too? If…

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Ways to Stay Active in the Fall

Bike Ride

You should strive to keep an active lifestyle. With those long summer days nearly behind us, it can be easy to forget the benefits of getting outside. People tend to stop exercising and spend more time indoors doing things like watching TV and sitting for long periods of time. But let’s be honest, we all…

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How Do You Treat Tendonitis?


At Preferred Physical Therapy we often get patients coming to us with a diagnosis of tendonitis in some form which in some cases is accurate, but often this isn’t completely accurate. Often patients have overuse injuries in their tendons related to an overload of the surrounding area versus an area that is just inflamed. The…

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Still Have Elbow Pain? Here’s 1 Simple Thing You Haven’t Tried

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be caused by a number of reasons.  Over the years we’ve talked about a majority of them! Some causes include the elbow joint itself, the wrist and forearm, and even higher into the neck and shoulder.  One cause of elbow pain we have not talked a lot about is how weak rotator…

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