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Amputee Physical Therapy

February 10th, 2019

In the United States, nearly two million people are living with limb loss, with over 185,000 amputations occurring each year. For those who have lost a limb, rehabilitation includes combined efforts of many people! We would be honored to be on your team as your outpatient physical therapist! Physical therapy after limb loss can be

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Manual Therapy at HealthQuest- Treat pain naturally!

February 7th, 2019

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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Ice Is the Enemy, but You Can Fight Back- Penguins Pave the Way

February 1st, 2019

Walking on ice can be difficult, but who knew there was a full proof way to do so without injury. A fall from slipping on ice could change your life. Luckily, we can prevent these falls from happening. If a fall still occurs, there is a proper way to fall to prevent injury. Slips and

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Tight Hamstrings

January 25th, 2019

The hamstring is a group of three muscles that run up the back of your thigh. Keeping these muscles loose is important. There’s also a difference between tightness and injury. If you feel pain in your hamstring, it’s best to come see us for a free assessment before attempting to treat yourself at home. What Causes

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Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

January 11th, 2019

In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others.

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

January 10th, 2019

Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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SilverSneakers: Senior Fitness Classes

January 3rd, 2019

SilverSneakers® is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+ that’s included with many insurance plans. You can check your eligibility through SilverSneakers’ website, here. At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, we proudly offer SilverSneakers classes!  These are fitness classes specifically designed for seniors.  They are offered at many of our locations.  Keep in mind that

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

November 10th, 2018

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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Persistent Pain

November 9th, 2018

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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