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Tips for avoiding back pain

October 16th, 2017

Is a sore back interfering with your life? You are not alone! Nearly four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from a sprain, fracture, or other accidental

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5 Tips for a Healthy Spine to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

healthy-spine
October 16th, 2017

Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.  Your spine protects your central nervous system  (spinal cord), which controls the function of every single cell,

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INC. 5000: 2017 RECIPIENT

October 13th, 2017

HealthQuest Physical Therapy is named one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2017! [ROCHESTER HILLS, MI] – Oct. 13, 2017 – HealthQuest Physical Therapy has been named to the Inc. 5000 list, as a part of Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. For the past 13 years, HQPT has exponentially grown

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PREHAB to Improve Your Goals

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October 5th, 2017

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

October 3rd, 2017

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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Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff?

rotator cuff
October 3rd, 2017

Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something, or do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies* show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator

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How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Cancer Patients

October 1st, 2017

Let’s face it…when your doctor says the “c word,” it changes your life.  It’s important to remember that you have support and whatever your struggle is, there is often someone there to help you.  Physical Therapy is noninvasive, natural, and requires no drugs but you can get results and make yourself more comfortable in a

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How to Protect Your Back

back pain
September 6th, 2017

Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house.   We often feel that

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Tips for Relieving Neck Pain

September 6th, 2017

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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Reach for Full Range!

September 1st, 2017

Think about how much you reach in a day, whether it’s getting a cup out of the cupboard or the keyboard in front of you at your desk, you probably reach for something at least 20 times a day and you may not even know your reach is limited!  Even if you are not experiencing

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