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Category Archives: Aches and Pains

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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6 Sep, 2017

Tips for Relieving Neck Pain

Do you find yourself with a nagging neck or headache, especially after a long day or stressful event? The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that neck pain and severe headaches or migraines make up about 30% of all commonly reported pain conditions. There are many reasons for neck pain, but the majority of episodes

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18 Aug, 2017

Posture up for Prevention!

Technology has developed incredible ways to make things quick, convenient, and comfortable.  Comfort at home, comfort in the car, and comfort at work.  Most of which involves sitting.  Sitting is one of the biggest factors that creates postural problems.  When you think about the things we work on, they are pretty much right in front

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12 May, 2017

Increasing Core Strength to Relieve Pain

Plank position

Core strength has become a popular topic because it affects the function of the entire body. A strong core means better stability, fewer injuries and less physical stress. Weak core muscles can lead to chronic back and neck pain. Signs of weak core muscles include slumping in your chair, poor posture at your desk or

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