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 on a 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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3 Simple Tips For Flying 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. Let me explain: Cramped leg room, uncomfortable seating, and being confined to a small space all contribute to lower back pain during and after…

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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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Sports Injuries: Why “Exercises” Don’t Always Work… And How To Make Sure The Ones You’re Doing, Are!

Exercise

Let’s talk… About why MOST exercises NEVER work. (Like the person injured and doing them, hopes). This is largely 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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Shoulder Pain: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Reach Up To The Top Cabinet?

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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