Am I Getting Knee Pain From Walking Too Much?

If you’re worried about whether walking is bad for your knees, and unsure whether too much walking is causing your knee pain, this blog answers all of your questions! Walking is a really enjoyable way to stay fit and healthy for many – whether that’s walking the dogs, taking long hikes at the weekend, or…

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Can A Desk Job Cause Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain comes from past injuries and daily life activities one may partake in. Sometimes it may even come out of nowhere or just by doing the simplest thing like reaching for a cup. Oftentimes shoulder pain is overlooked because the pain can be disguised as coming from the back or neck. Yes, indeed shoulder…

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can sitting for long periods of time affect your body?

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?

Wrapping Gifts Back Pain

Christmas is approaching and you know what 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). But that also means sitting hunched over, suffering from back pain. For many of us, buying gifts for loved ones is enjoyable, but when…

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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 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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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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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 than being ‘nagged’ to “Stand up straight” or “stop slouching!…” There are some instances where it just can’t be helped. As 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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