Category: Sports



March 12th, 2020

Physical Therapy for Dancers Dance-Specific treatment Dancers use their bodies to create extraordinary movements with control. Understanding the range of motion and strength required to make these movements takes special training. Each of the various dance styles from Ballet to Modern places different demands on the body. Dancers are considered performance athletes, whose training makes

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Sport-Specific Physical Therapy

February 20th, 2020

At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, we understand athletes. That’s why we’ve designed an entire range of sport-specific rehabilitation and performance programs to help you – no matter your game, skill level or condition. Our team has both clinical and personal experience with a wide range of sports and sports-related injuries. We work closely with your physician,

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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 Best Ways Therapeutic Massage Will Benefit an Athlete

March 10th, 2020

Any athlete will understand the importance of maintaining their health in order to keep up with the physical demands of their sport. If you’ve recently sustained an injury, it is important to make sure that you are keeping up with your physical therapy treatments, in order to regain your optimum levels of physical function. Many

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ACL Injury

February 4th, 2021

There are more than 100,000 ACL tears/year in the US. ACL tears generally result in surgery, extensive physical therapy, significant time away from an athlete’s sport and friends, and a likelihood of arthritis within 10 years after injury. What’s an ACL injury? An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament

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Golf-Specific Physical Therapy

February 10th, 2019

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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Cupping Technique

November 23rd, 2018

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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Preventing and Treating Sports Injuries

July 17th, 2017

Physical therapy excels in both treating and preventing sports injuries. While we might more commonly think about injury prevention in relation to elite athletes it is equally important in recreational athletes and even those who work out weekly. Our bodies are interconnected, this means that weakness or dysfunction in one region can create problems in

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Why Physical Therapy should be on your Annual Check-up List

June 2nd, 2017

Many people go to their doctor once a year for a physical. However, this physical by your primary care physician is not specifically catered to your musculoskeletal system. That’s why you need an annual physical therapy check-up. Your body is constantly changing and adapting and as a result, aberrant movements and compensatory patterns surface that

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Lower your Golf Score & Play Pain Free

April 13th, 2017

Is pain or an injury interfering with your golfing performance and enjoyment? Have you lost distance, accuracy, and consistency with your shots? HealthQuest’s Golf Program addresses physical limitations that may be limiting your golfing potential. Our Golf Program assesses strength, balance, and evaluates body mechanics and their relationship to injury. The results of the assessment

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