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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Dread The Scales? There’s A Better Way To Measure Your Health

Scales

In January, we’re overloaded with so many weight loss messages, that even the most confident of us can feel under pressure to lose weight… …And those of us who may not even need to shed a few pounds, question if they should be trying to or not. So a lot of us end up logging…

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Simple Ways To Keep Your Memory Sharp No Matter What Age You Are

Memory Loss

One of the things we worry about most as we get older is our memory, and the thought of it gradually getting worse. How do I know this? Because, a lot of people we see in my clinic are aged 50+, and it’s one of the most common conversations we hear before people step in…

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Does Shopping Count As Exercise?

Shopping

Got asked this question the other day on Facebook: “Nick, does shopping count as exercise? I hate the thought of going to the gym, so if I can find any way around that to keep active, then I will!” So I thought I’d answer it here: Now we’re into December and getting closer and closer…

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