what are the benefits of stretching?

Stretching

I often hear from people that they don’t need a daily stretch routine because they will never be flexible or because it’s boring and they would rather go biking, hiking, etc. Other people have good intentions, but often find less and less time to get a regular stretching routine into their day. And I get…

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Piriformis Syndrome: A Pain in the Butt

Hip Surgery

Piriformis Syndrome Causing You To Sacrifice Your Independence As You Age? This is an important question that we begin to ask ourselves when we start to hurt and ache in the hip and glute area with sitting or walking. When a patient comes to our clinic for an evaluation for their hip pain, we like…

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The Worst Activity That Causes 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. However, your daily routine could be causing you daily shoulder pain. Your daily routine is so uniform to you that it can become second nature to read before bed, play around on your tablet or…

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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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How To Stay Active Even With Everyday Stiffness

Swimming

I can’t stress enough the importance of a cool down and how it stops you from feeling stiff in the morning. Even for people who don’t do sports, feeling stiff in the mornings can be a problem. A client last week asked: “Nick, do you have any advice for someone like me who is just…

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The Health Benefits of YOU doing YOGA…

Yoga

Somehow I missed it… I have committed to traveling to attend seminars on business and professional development and one of the seminars I attend regularly has a yoga instructor lead a class in the morning with some of the attendees. I figured I would give it a try… Before the explanation and Yoga insight, a…

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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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Do Exercises Always Work For Sports Injuries?

Exercise

Let’s talk… About why MOST exercises NEVER work. (Like the person injured and doing them, hopes). This is large because they are being done at the wrong time, for the wrong reason, and in the wrong order. There’s a myth out there that anytime a person gets injured, it’s all about just doing “some exercises”.…

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