Tips to Keep Active, Healthy, and Feeling Great This Season

Autumn Walk

With those long summer days nearly behind us, it can be easy to forget the benefits of getting outside when we should let the cooler temperatures allow us to spend time outside… People tend to stop exercising completely and spend more time indoors doing things like watching TV and sitting for longer periods of time.…

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What To Do To Keep Up With Exercise- Even If You’re Having Problems With Arthritic Hips And Knees

Cycling

Many people 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 fitness, ease stress (due to the rush of endorphins being released) and it’s also a great way to reduce your…

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Posture Tips: How To Ease Aches and Pains At Work

Posture Tips

Sometimes, it can surprise us how the smallest things in life can actually affect our health. Small things like wearing that heavy bag on the same shoulder everyday, or that terrible posture that began at work, but so desperately want to get rid of. That’s right… it all adds up. Today I’ll be going over…

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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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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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3 Things To Know About “Knee Pain” After An Active Weekend…

Knee Pain

The other day I was on the phone with one of our regular patients, Robert… He’s aged 62 from Peoria, and said… “I was making the most of the weekend by visiting Sedona and walking around Baldwin Trail. I was fine when I got home, but then in the morning when I woke up, my…

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“Can Knee Replacement Surgery Be Avoided?”

Knee Care

Most people think that when they get Knee Pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, Knee Pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain – often even worse…

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Using The Power Of Friendship To Stick To Your New Year Resolutions

Gym Friends

We’re soon approaching the end of January, and by now, statistically speaking, a lot of us have already pushed aside the new year’s resolutions we made for 2019. Can you relate? Or are you still going strong? If your resolutions have come to a standstill, or even if you’re still going strong – I wanted…

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5 Reasons Why Running When It’s Cold Is Good For You

Running Cold Whether

I’m going to guess that you’re reading this article because you enjoy running (or know someone who does)… Or you’ve read the title and thought it sounds crazy – what could possibly be good about running in the cold, right? I’m not going to pretend that I ‘enjoy’ stepping outside on a fresh cold morning…

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