What is Tendonitis? How Will Resting Make it Worse, and How to Prevent it…


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

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How To Keep Exercising with Arthritic Hips & Knees

Bike Ride

One of the biggest health mistakes that people make during this time (while the gyms and fitness centers are closed) is to 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…

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How Physical Activity Impacts Brain Function

Brain Function

We have all heard the recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, based off of the U.S. department of Health and Human Services. Some of us may reach that two and a half hours worth throughout the week, while some of us struggle to get that time in. No matter where you…

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Ways To Overcome Workout Inconsistency

If you are like me, this time that we are in has thrown my schedules, especially my workout routines, for a loop. I am an early morning-go getter who likes to beat the crowds at the gym by starting my workouts around 5 AM. These workouts would start my day off right with increased energy…

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Great Ways to Increase Your Heart Rate at Home

Home Exercise

A lot of people have a difficult time staying motivated to exercise at home, especially with gyms being closed… there being no sports or activities… not having family or friends nearby… and a house full of snacks. So what are we going to do? There are a ton of different things that you can do…

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Yoga at Home? No way.

Yoga at Home

I often hear from people that they think yoga could be beneficial for them, but they just don’t know where to start. Other comments include “I’m not flexible enough”, “I can’t afford to go to a fancy studio”, or “I’ll just do some stretches at home to improve my flexibility since that’s what yoga is…

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Benefits of Working Out at Home

Home Workouts

Have you found yourself spending more time at home recently? With recent guidelines mandating to stay indoors as much as possible for the foreseeable future, along with closures of most fitness classes and gyms, it is easy to become a little lost as far as how to continue your health and wellness journey. Whether you…

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Simple Exercises You Can Do From Your Desk to Maintain a Healthy Posture

Desk Stretch

Sometimes it can surprise us how the smallest things in life can actually affect our health. Small things like wearing a heavy bag on the same shoulder every day, or the terrible posture you have from work, but so desperately want to get rid of. That’s right… it all adds up. Today we’ll be going…

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How to Ease Ankle Pain as Soon as it Strikes, and Return to Exercise Safely

Ankle Pain

Sometimes it happens… You’re out on a run, enjoying the pace. You finally feel like you can run a little farther than you did last time, then all of a sudden- OUCH! Something in your ankle doesn’t feel quite right… So you slow down, give it a stretch, and give running another attempt, but nope!…

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How to Begin Your Fitness Journey

Exercise Goals

These extra pounds could even be contributing to any back pain, knee pain, hip pain, etc. They want to begin exercising, but state “I’ve tried working out in the past, but quickly injured myself as a result”. We hear the hesitance in their voice, understandably so, and ultimately the question becomes what, where and how…

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