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What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

December 15th, 2019

It is a common misconception that “sprains” and “strains” are interchangeable terms. In reality, there are some key differences between the two. In order to understand how they differ, it is important to first understand what ligaments and tendons are. Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint, while tendons connect bones to muscles. When

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Suffering from Sciatica Pains? Find Relief Today

November 15th, 2019

Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly referred to as sciatica, is a common condition that many people experience. It occurs as a result of irritation to the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve of the body. It stretches from the lumbar spine through the buttocks, and pain from irritation is typically felt in the lower back. However,

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Get Back to Your Daily Life Quicker with Pre-hab

November 10th, 2019

It is common knowledge that post-surgical rehabilitation is necessary following almost any surgical procedure. This rehab is performed after surgery as a way to enhance the recovery process and help patients regain their mobility. But did you know you can also participate in rehab treatments before your surgery? Pre-surgical rehabilitation, commonly referred to as “pre-hab,”

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Decrease Your Pain and Increase Your Energy with These 5 Easy Tips

January 20th, 2020

Are you looking for a way to relieve your aches and pains so you can get back to living your life comfortably? If so, our treatment services at HealthQuest Physical Therapy can greatly benefit you! Our dedicated physical therapists can provide you with the tools you need to decrease your pain and increase your energy,

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Improve Your Health, Strength, and Physical Activity with These 4 Simple Tips!

March 5th, 2020

It’s not always easy to be active, especially with the flux of weather we have here in Michigan. We’ve all been there though- letting the dumbbells collect dust in the garage, throwing the yoga mat in the storage closet, constantly walking by the walking/running shoes without a second glance. However, once you get in the

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How to Improve Your Balance By Increasing Your Core Strength

September 20th, 2019

The relationship between core strength and balance is something that has been widely discussed within the physical therapy field for several years. Your trunk contains multiple core muscles that work to prevent physically limiting conditions, such injuries, lower back pain, or balance and gait disorders. When your core is strong, it helps keep you upright

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Treat Your Back and Neck Pain with Our Advanced PT Methods

September 10th, 2019

Did you know that studies say approximately 90% of people will be plagued by back or neck pain at some point in their lives? While it is a common complaint, it can sometimes be difficult to determine where the pain is originating on your own. Sometimes pain in one area can travel to another part

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Running Injuries and Physical Therapy

September 4th, 2019

Just because we are able to run doesn’t make us great runners. For a number of reasons, many runners develop injuries each year.  Running injuries typically occur when you push yourself too hard or how your body moves. Whether a runner’s goal is to improve his or her time, increase speed or stay fit, it’s essential

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The Top 5 Ways Proper Posture can Help Alleviate Back Pain

February 10th, 2020

Everyone has heard the importance of sitting or standing up straight. However, maintaining proper posture at all hours of the day is usually easier said than done. Many people experience back pain due to poor posture. Sitting and standing up straight allows for proper spinal alignment, which can prevent back pain. However, it can be

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Are You Experiencing One of These 5 Common Shoulder Injuries? Find Relief With PT

February 20th, 2020

Physical therapy is used to treat any sports injury, workplace injury, or musculoskeletal condition you may be experiencing. It is a natural, safe, and effective way to treat both acute and chronic pain. One of the most common reasons people seek the help of a physical therapist is to manage chronic shoulder pain. There are

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