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Category Archives: Knee Pain

29 Apr, 2019

Blood-Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction rehabilitation, or BFR, is a hot topic in the physical therapy treatment world right now.  Even though it has been around since the 1960s, there has recently been a surge in BFR research that supports how this technique can improve patient outcomes; specifically, because of its success with military personnel.  We are

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23 Apr, 2019

Sole Support Custom Orthotics

Our feet are like the foundation of our house – if they are “out of balance” or on unsturdy ground, it can cause problems! Custom Orthotics can help greatly reduce foot pain, knee, and hip pain and even lower back pain. Sole Supports are custom-fit orthotics and provide a unique design in orthotic engineering.  Unlike

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10 Feb, 2019

Golf-Specific Physical Therapy

Golf is a game people of any age or gender can play!  It is an invigorating, highly enjoyable sport that can sometimes have serious physical repercussions on your body because of the “for any size, shape, or age” nature. If you don’t know how to properly move your body during play, you may experience discomfort

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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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10 Nov, 2018

Defeat Knee and Hip Pain for Good- Choose Physical Therapy First!

Hip pain and knee pain are a part of life and vary from person to person. Cartilage can wear down in the knees, low back, and hip as a result of overuse and lead to discomfort or even arthritis. All it can take is one simple injury to leave you in pain time after time.

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21 Apr, 2018

5 Simple Ways to Beat Knee Pain While Exercising

We all know that exercising is good for our bodies, but often people stop due to knee or lower leg pain. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but usually ones that we are not aware of. Over 50 million Americans deal with some sort of knee trouble, as the knees are the second

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5 Oct, 2017

PREHAB to Improve Your Goals

HealthQuest Physical Therapy Male on balance bars

If you’re planning on having surgery such as a total knee replacement, shoulder replacement, or lumbar fusion, just to name a few, having physical therapy before as well as after surgery, gives you great benefits. Prehab Study A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2015) followed patients who participated in presurgical

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12 May, 2017

How to walk better

walking

You may be asking, “isn’t there just one way to walk?”  Not much to think about.  But on the contrary, it’s important HOW you walk for hip, knee, back, and leg pain.  Walking is often the best medicine. Learning to walk properly is a big part of the rehabilitation of knee and hip pain. Here are

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20 Jan, 2017

Overcoming Hip and Knee Pain

Situated at opposite ends of the femur bone, the hip and the knee joints are two of the most important parts of the human body. The hip’s ball and socket structure allows the leg to have a greater range of motion, while the configuration of ligaments within the knee help support the tremendous weight of

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