How to Prevent Headaches

Headaches and Migraines

Let’s talk about headaches… Ranging from a mid-afternoon head-pounding ache to an agonizing pain that leaves you sensitive to light and sometimes feeling sick, headaches are something most, if not all of us, have experienced at some point in our life. But for some, headaches are a much bigger problem and can even affect everyday…

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3 Most Common things that cause Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Let’s play a fun quiz that might help you live with less neck pain… (And if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions… read on!) When you sleep at night, do you find yourself sleeping on your stomach? Or with more than one pillow in a twisted position? When you’re relaxing at home, do…

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Are My Ankles Causing My Knee Pain?

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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Sitting: What do I HAVE to Know 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 sitting down reading this you might be…

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Do Exercises Always Work For Sports Injuries?

Exercise

Why do Most Exercises never Work for Sports Injuries? When I get patients suffering from sports injuries, many are shocked to hear I’ll be giving them exercises to help with their recovery.  Many think that because they are active they don’t need exercise to help them get better.  Especially if their sports injury is from…

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This Is One Of the Most Common Shoulder Injuries

This is one of the most common shoulder injuries we see here in my clinic. The shoulder has the greatest movements of all the joints in the body and the rotator cuff is a set of muscles that supports these movements. There are only 3 ligaments in the shoulder that allow this high range of…

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Stop Doing These 3 Things For Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Are you currently suffering with, or have suffered shoulder pain before?… It’s one of the greatest mysteries of being 50+: the sudden onset of shoulder pain and stiffness that often creeps up on people with no warning and no explanation. Sometimes it just happens. I’ve had a number of patients come to see me and…

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Is My Shoulder Pain Coming From My Posture?

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 every day, 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…

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Your Routine May Be Causing Your Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Often times it can be hard to see what you’re doing wrong in your habits because, well, it’s your lifestyle. Your daily routine is so uniform to you that it can become second nature to read before bed, play around on your tablet or go for that game of golf on Friday night. What If…

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The Most Common Injuries in Golf

Golfer

Over the past month in this column, you’ve read about common elbow injuries usually caused by activities such as tennis or computer usage. But how about taking a seemingly effortless walk on the grass and hitting a few balls along the way? Injuries in golf are very common. But the problem with golf is that…

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