We know you have many options when it comes to your Physical Therapy care!
At HealthQuest Physical Therapy our main goal is your goal: to get you back to living life to the fullest. That has been our quest since we opened our first facility in Rochester Hills in 1999. However, at HealthQuest Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness the difference is clear. From your initial new patient phone call to your weekly fitness visits, it will be evident that you’re more than a patient…you’re family.
Patients come to HealthQuest Physical Therapy for many reasons. Those who have been to other physical therapy centers say that we are more caring, more compassionate and far more attentive to their needs. That’s because we understand that people in pain need more than anything else to feel good again. They want to return to function so they can have their lives back. By combining our collective skills, training, knowledge and experience, we achieve better results for our patients.
Our Physical Therapy professionals believe that the key to optimum outcomes is uniquely personalized care.
What makes us stand out:
- Reliability – Proven expertise, dedication to quality, and licensed therapists with a high-level care will be there for you each and every visit. In fact, you WILL see a therapists every visit between 20-30 minutes.
- Expertise and Individualized Care – Professional treatment to fit your individual needs.
- Responsive Customer Care – Prompt scheduling and insurance verification. We will review your benefits with you so there are no surprises during your treatment. We also accept most insurance policies.
- Faster Results – Consistent, high-quality physical therapy that quickly gets you back to work, play and life.
- Convenience –We have many locations throughout Oakland County, Macomb County and Lapeer County in Southeast Michigan. We are located close to work and home, making it easier to keep appointments and quickly get out of pain. Also, we offer extended weekday and Saturday hours to accommodate your busy life!
- Three Phase Program -our three-phase approach is unique and will ensure you get the results you want and continue (or start) to live an active lifestyle.
- Phase One: Your therapist will perform a thorough evaluation from head to toe to determine your specific course of treatment, which takes into account your individualized case and goals. This phase focuses on reducing your pain, bottom-line. The goal is to fully understand the elements that are contributing to your condition. We will address your strength, movement patterns, alignment, and imbalances to quickly minimize your pain.
- Phase Two: We continue on managing the pain, but the focus now is on improving and educating to correct the issue/condition. Things such as movement habits, improving alignment and muscular control are common items learned in this phase. Through exercise, stretching, and advanced manual techniques, we will work with you to achieve your goals. During this phase you will see a significant improvement in your overall ability.
- Phase Three: This final stage is geared more towards ensuring your symptoms don’t return. After coordination, strength, and flexibility are restored, you will be able to return to your everyday activities, pain-free. We will also provide you with a home exercise program for you to continue your improvement and ensure your symptoms do not return.
Why choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.” The updated 2016 prescription guidelines recognize that opioids are appropriate in certain cases, including cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care, and also in certain acute care situations, if properly dosed. These are serious conditions, yet more times than not, pain medicine is prescribed or even taken over-the-counter for pain when Physical Therapy is a proven way to diminish pain.
Patients should choose physical therapy when …
- The risks of medicines outweigh the rewards.
Potential side effects of drugs include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping. Even over-the-counter pills can
- You want to do more than mask the pain.
Opioids reduce the sensation of pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain. Physical therapists treat pain through movement while partnering with patients to improve or maintain their mobility and quality of life.
- Pain or function problems are related to low back pain or hip or knee osteoarthris
The CDC cites “high-quality evidence” supporting exercise as part of a physical therapy treatment plan for those familiar conditions.
- Opioids are prescribed for pain.
Even in situations when opioids are prescribed, the CDC recommends that patients should receive “the lowest effective dosage,” and opioids “should be combined” with nonopioid therapies, such as physical therapy.
- Pain lasts 90 days.
At this point, the pain is considered “chronic,” and the risks for continued opioid use increase. “Given the substantial evidence gaps on opioids, uncertain benefits of long-term use and potential for serious harm, patient education and discussion before starting opioid therapy are critical so that patient preferences and values can be understood and used to inform clinical decisions,” the CDC states.Be proactive, don’t settle for pain as a way of life.
Physical therapists can play a valuable role in the patient education process, including setting realistic expectations for recovery with or without medicine. Before you agree to a pain prescription, consult with one of our physical therapist to discuss more natural and lasting options for pain treatment. We should be your first line of defense; take advantage of our FREE pain or injury assessment offer. We are confident that we will maximize your outcome, whatever condition you’re suffering from! Don’t live in pain, get your solution today!