At HealthQuest Physical Therapy our main goal is your goal: to get you back to living life to the fullest. That has been our quest since we opened our first facility in Rochester Hills in 1999. However, at HealthQuest Physical Therapy the difference is clear. From your initial new patient phone call to your yearly check-up visit, it will be evident that you’re more than a patient…you’re family.
Why Physical Therapy?
Why choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.” The updated 2016 prescription guidelines recognize that opioids are appropriate in certain cases, including cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care, and also in certain acute care situations, if properly dosed. These are serious conditions, yet more times than not, pain medicine is prescribed or even taken over-the-counter for pain when Physical Therapy is a proven way to diminish pain. Physical therapy is natural pain relief because it goes for the root-cause of the pain and structurally adjusts for relief.
BENEFITS OF EARLY INTERVENTION
Seeking physical therapy soon after your pain begins not only helps eliminate the pain sooner, it can also save you a lot of money. Studies show an average savings of $2,736 when an individual seeks physical therapy within 14 days of onset of low back pain. The money saved is due to decreases in spending on advanced imaging (i.e. MRI), additional physician visits, surgery, injections (i.e. epidurals), and opioid medications. On top of saving money, you also save yourself time and agony. Another study saw better outcomes when patients sought out physical therapy within 6 weeks of the onset of pain. The categories of improved outcomes included disability, general health, social function, mental health, vitality, anxiety, and depression. They also decreased the likelihood of pain becoming chronic. Would you rather have low back pain for a couple of months or a couple of years? There aren’t many benefits for “toughing it out.” In fact, the longer you wait, the more difficult your pain could be to treat.
What makes HealthQuest different?
You have many choices when it comes to choosing where you go for physical therapy. Do you research and feel free to get a free assessment to ensure we are the right fit for you.
Here are just a few reason why we are different from the rest:
25+ Convenient Locations
We are located close to work and home, making it easier to keep appointments. We also have late/early hours (6am & 8pm), Saturdays, too!
Get Individualized Care
Your treatment plan is created about you, your medical history and conditions. You’ll get an exercise program, time with your therapist and things to do at home.
We take most Insurances
We strive to stay updated and in-network with most insurance policies. We offer a free verification of benefits to ensure you have no surprises.
Everyone on our team brings another level of training, experience, and passion to their treatment. We have many programs (golf, dance, etc.) based on our team.
You can schedule in-advance if you like a specific time and therapist during your treatment program. We also communicate with your physician, coach, & healthcare team.
Patients come to HealthQuest Physical Therapy for many reasons. Those who have been to other physical therapy centers say that we are more caring, more compassionate and far more attentive to their needs. That’s because we understand that people in pain need more than anything else to feel good again. They want to return to function so they can have their lives back. By combining our collective skills, training, knowledge and experience, we achieve better results for our patients.
We are dedicated to helping people find relief from pain, improve mobility and overall functional ability, and live healthier, more physically-able lives. Our physical therapists are movement experts and are trained to view your body as a kinetic chain, recognizing which link in the system is causing pain/dysfunction and providing ways to correct that dysfunctional link.
When should you choose physical therapy?
The risks of medicines outweigh the rewards
Potential side effects of drugs include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping. Even over-the-counter pills can
You want to do more than mask the pain
Opioids reduce the sensation of pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain. Physical therapists treat pain through movement while partnering with patients to improve or maintain their mobility and quality of life.
The CDC cites “high-quality evidence” supporting exercise as part of a physical therapy treatment plan for those familiar conditions.
Opioids are prescribed for pain
Even in situations when opioids are prescribed, the CDC recommends that patients should receive “the lowest effective dosage,” and opioids “should be combined” with nonopioid therapies, such as physical therapy.
At this point, the pain is considered “chronic,” and the risks for continued opioid use increase. Be proactive, don’t settle for pain as a way of life.
If you’ve tried everything
As doctors of movement, we evaluate your entire body and life to help you. It can be frustrating going from doctor to doctor. Take advantage of our FREE assessment offer to see if we can help you!
THE PARTNERSHIPS DON’T STOP THERE…
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our medical community. We partner with numerous hospitals, surgeons, doctors, and their staff and interact daily. We pride ourselves on being open communicators and establishing a relationship with our physicians to ensure our patients are getting the best treatment. If you are a physician, hospital administrator, or community organization we would like you to consider HealthQuest as your partner of choice for Physical Therapy. We offer a variety of ways to work together in delivering quality patient care. Contact our Marketing Department to get started! firstname.lastname@example.org