can sitting for long periods of time affect your body? Yes! Yes it can!

Neck Pain

Sitting too much can be bad for you and most of us do feel a little guilty after a long tv binge, but what I wanted to do was to give you a little insight into “What exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we sit down for long periods of time?” The best way…

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5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff which we get asked regularly by patients at Preferred Physical Therapy: “Nick, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I am incredibly stiff when I wake up in the morning and I feel…

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Is Your Back Sore After Wrapping Christmas Gifts? Here’s 5 Tips To Ease It

Wrapping Gifts Back Pain

Christmas is tomorrow and that means you probably have a lot of gifts to wrap! (That’s if you haven’t finished wrapping everything up for Christmas Day just yet). For many of us, buying gifts for loved ones is enjoyable, but when it comes to wrapping it tends to be “one of those things that needs…

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How To Fly With Back Pain

Travel Sleep

If you’re heading on vacation anytime soon – or making plans to do so – one of the things to consider is the effect that flying can have on your back. Why does my back hurt when flying? Cramped legroom, uncomfortable seating, and being confined to a small space all contribute to lower back pain…

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Sitting: What do I HAVE to Know About it 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 sat down reading this you might be…

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Shoulder Pain: Simple Exercises You Can Do From Your Desk to Maintain a Healthy 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 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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Posture Isn’t That Important… Right?

Poor Posture

In the past, whenever I heard someone say “posture is important” or “you can do damage if you sit or stand incorrectly”, I honestly wouldn’t pay attention to it. There’s nothing worse that being ‘nagged’ to “Stand up straight” or “stop slouching!…” There are some instances where it just can’t be helped. Like many others…

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The Top Four Causes of Low Back Pain

Back Pain

There you are, going through life pain-free and doing all of the things that bring you joy in life. Playing a round of golf with your friends, running around with the grandkids, going for a bike ride with the family, or even tending to your garden. Then unexpectedly, something feels off with your lower back.…

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Is Walking Bad For My Knees?

Have you ever experienced knee pain? It can slow you down, irritate you as you walk up and down the stairs, cause you pain when you bend down and ultimately leave you frustrated and wondering if it’s ever going to wear off. If you’ve experienced any of this, you’re not alone. Knee pain is one…

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