• REQUEST A HEALTHY BACK & NECK • Hear what our patients have to say!
I met all my goals! “I am a 35 year old female with neck pain and stiffness that developed 6 months ago. I work at a desk and the pain is worse after a long day of working in front of a computer or whenever I turn my head over the right shoulder. My goals were to be capable of performing one full day of work and to be able to look over my right shoulder for driving purposes without pain. Initially the soft tissue and joint mobilization work improved my range of motion and decreased my pain. I was then introduced to the MedX Cervical Machine for strengthening. After six weeks I met all my goals. I also took advantage of the 30 day post rehab program at Gainesville Health and Fitness and remain pain free to this day. Thanks ReQuest”. - M.T. The pain has gone away! “My experience with ReQuest Physical Therapy has been wonderful. When I first started I had neck and back pain. Now, the pain has gone away. Thanks to Jeff and his entire team for helping me get back to normal”. - D.F. Simple Neck Pain Audit Often we hear “I woke up with a kink in my neck and it hasn’t gone away. Can physical therapy help?” Try these simple tests Part 1: The “Changing Lanes and Backing Your Car Up” Test: 1. Sit in a chair keeping good posture. 2. Turn your head to the right as far as you can. 3. Turn your head to the left as far as you can. Is it harder to turn one way than the other? Or are they the same? Did you feel pain, soreness or stiffness turning your head? 2. Look up as far as you can. (Tilt your head back like a PEZ dispenser). 3. Look down as far as you can. (Try to touch your chin to your chest). Did you have any pain, soreness or stiffness? For example, “A deep ache in my right shoulder when I tucked my chin to my chest. Part 3: The “Holding the Phone” Between Your Shoulder and Ear Test: 1. Sit in a chair keeping good posture. 2. Tilt your head to the right. (Right ear to right shoulder...don’t scrunch your shoulder up.) 3. Tilt your head to the left. (Same thing to the other side). Was one side tighter than the other? Did you experience pain? A really simple rule we use in PT is: If the Pain is “Reproducible” ... then it’s “Reducible.” This means that if one of these movements gave your neck pain... Then there’s a good chance we can get rid of it for you! So Here’s What to Do Next: If you are ready to get rid of that kink in your neck- so that you sleep better and don’t have pain at work … call us at 352-373-2116. Part 2: The “YES” Head Nod Test: 1. Sit in a chair keeping good posture.
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