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Category Archives: Aches and Pains

7 Feb, 2019

Manual Therapy at HealthQuest- Treat pain naturally!

Many patients come to their first PT appointment expecting to receive hot pack treatments, ultrasounds and instructions on how to complete a series of exercises. These are warranted in many instances and most of our therapists would agree that exercises/stretches are needed to help restore muscle imbalances. However, HealthQuest therapists approach the restoration of function

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1 Feb, 2019

Ice Is the Enemy, but You Can Fight Back- Penguins Pave the Way

Walking on ice can be difficult, but who knew there was a full proof way to do so without injury. A fall from slipping on ice could change your life. Luckily, we can prevent these falls from happening. If a fall still occurs, there is a proper way to fall to prevent injury. Slips and

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25 Jan, 2019

Tight Hamstrings

The hamstring is a group of three muscles that run up the back of your thigh. Keeping these muscles loose is important. There’s also a difference between tightness and injury. If you feel pain in your hamstring, it’s best to come see us for a free assessment before attempting to treat yourself at home. What Causes

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23 Nov, 2018

Cupping Technique

What is cupping? Cupping is a manual therapy technique performed by our physical therapists. Cupping is used to soften tight muscles and muscle attachments, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue. Cupping therapy can be modified to deliver a spectrum of techniques, from deep tissue release to lymphatic drainage. It works to separate fused tissue layers

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9 Nov, 2018

Persistent Pain

Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that last for weeks, months or even years.  For some, chronic pain is the result of an injury, like a sprained back, or an ongoing problem like arthritis.  For others, chronic pain occurs in the absence of a past injury. A 2011 Global Industry Analysts, Inc. report estimates that

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6 Nov, 2018

MELT away pain with the MELT METHOD

Melt benefits Breakthrough self-treatment system founded by Sue Hitzmann Eliminates chronic pain, naturally Erases signs of aging Improves body sense, core strength and stability Feel fantastic in just 10 minutes a day! Workshops offered at HealthQuest Oxford, contact them to attend What is the MELT Method? The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment designed to help

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10 Oct, 2018

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know!

Since October is National PT month, we are on high alert for spreading the good news of PT!  You may be familiar with physical therapy and have even utilized it a few times in your life, but do you fully understand ALL that it has to offer?  Physical Therapy is highly known for its ability to treat

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20 Sep, 2018

Feeling Stiff and Achy? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Everyone wakes up feeling some pain in their joints or muscles from time to time. But if you find yourself consistently waking up stiff and achy, it might be time for pain-relief work with a physical therapist. Aching or stiff joints may be a minor problem that is easily remedied; in other cases, your doctor

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15 Aug, 2018

Stretches for the Piriformis Muscle and How Physical Therapy Can Help

HealthQuest Physical Therapy Piriformis Stretches

Almost every treatment approach for piriformis syndrome will include a focus on carefully stretching the piriformis muscle and gaining flexibility over time. Stretches for Piriformis Syndrome Piriformis stretches There are a multiple ways to stretch the piriformis muscle. Two of the easiest ways include: Lie on your back with both feet flat on the floor

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3 Oct, 2017

Physical Therapy: Treating the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms of Pain

Medical professionals are programmed to treat the immediate issue, not necessarily the root of what’s causing the issue.  This is great that the immediate problem is resolved, but not great for long term.  It is like taking the batteries out of a smoke detector instead of trying to find the fire.  As Physical Therapists, we do

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