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Stretches for the Piriformis Muscle and How Physical Therapy Can Help

HealthQuest Physical Therapy Piriformis Stretches
August 15th, 2018

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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The Benefits of Stretching-Just Do It

July 19th, 2018

·Improved Flexibility and Posture· Enhancing both your posture and your flexibility through stretching your muscles and joints are key to avoiding many conditions resulting in pain. Range of motion is greatly improved when stretching regularly. By stretching, you can correct any joint stiffness you currently have as you’re extending your limbs as far as they

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Causes of Pain in the Lumbar Spine- What is it?

July 13th, 2018

There are many structures in the lumbar spine that can cause pain. Irritation to any nerve roots that exit the spine, joint issues, spinal discs, the bones and the muscles are all culprits of pain. Where is the Lumbar spine? Common causes of lower back pain: ·Muscular Problems· The most common cause of lower back

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Ways to Avoid Back Surgery- Physical Therapy is One of Them

HealthQuest Physical Therapy
June 20th, 2018

Nobody wants to have to have an operation done, especially if the operation involves an intricate part of the skeletal system, like your spine. Although, in some cases surgery is the way to go, it is smart to illuminate alternative measures first. That being said, if you have been told to consider spine surgery, read

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Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

June 7th, 2018

As Hippocrates believed, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This pertains to more than just your diet.  That being said, what you eat could potentially make your aches and pains worse. There are different foods that can cause inflammation and eventually result in pain. Taking up a healthier diet can help you feel better, without constant aches and

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Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

June 3rd, 2018

For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe it or not, your feet and ankles can be a culprit.   When you walk the hips, knees, ankles and feet rotate in opposite directions to act

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5 Simple Ways to Beat Knee Pain While Exercising

April 21st, 2018

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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Are You Breathing Correctly?

March 29th, 2018

Do you deal with stiffness, pains, aches, headaches or just flat out fatigue? Your breathing patterns may be the culprit (or at least contributing)!  We are all subjected to daily stresses that cause us to change our breathing patterns subconsciously. Your body’s normal responses to stress include many types of reactions, including shallower, but rapid

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Post Physical Therapy: What’s Next?

HealthQuest post therapy fitness client
March 22nd, 2018

If you are currently recovering from an injury and have already completed your physical therapy, you might be left wondering what the next step is. After a serious or reoccurring injury, an effective fitness program will help maintain any progress in range of motion, strength, and stability that was gained during physical therapy. Post-physical therapy

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Your New Medicare Card

March 21st, 2018

Effective April 2018: what you need to know and how to prevent scams Starting in April 2018, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, launching a massive, yearlong effort to alter  59 million people’s cards.  Your benefits stay the same, the only thing that changes is your number! Historically, Medicare cards have had the Social

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