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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Shoulder Pain: How Your Lifestyle May Be Making Your Shoulder Pain Worse (and How to Ease It)

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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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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Easing Everyday Stiffness: What Your Body Wants You To Do!

Swimming

I can’t stress enough the importance of a cool down and how it stops you 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 incredibly…

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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? 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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Why Knee Pain Gets Worse When You Exercise and How to Ease it

Knee Pain

I got this question sent to me yesterday by a concerned reader of my knee report… ===== “Hey Nick, I’ve been suffering with a pain in my right knee now for a few weeks. What I can’t put my finger on is what started it in the first place, what’s even more confusing is that…

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