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Learn about common pain-causing health conditions, their progression paths, their causes, and effective treatment options. Our blog offers valuable information to people who experience pain and anyone who wishes to learn more about long-lasting, safe, and noninvasive treatments.

These articles also explain how Superior Physical Therapy addresses these common health problems through an innovative approach called the Superior Method. This approach aims to accurately identify the underlying cause of pain in order to develop a more tailored and collaborative treatment plan.

Beyond the Shoulder Turn: How SPT Transforms Golfers' Games

Beyond the Shoulder Turn: How Superior Physical Therapy Transforms Golfers' Games By Dr. Andrew Gorecki Golfers constantly strive for the perfect swing, a quest that often leads them down a path of endless adjustments and advice, such as the frequently...

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The Misunderstood Nature of Shoulder Pain

The Misunderstood Nature of Shoulder Pain For many struggling with shoulder pain, diagnoses like shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, and labral tears sound all too familiar. These terms often conjure images of long-term pain management, invasive treatments, or even surgery....

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Best Path for Shoulder Pain Relief: Physical Therapy vs. Steroid Shots

Choosing the Best Path for Shoulder Pain Relief: Physical Therapy vs. Steroid Shots In the quest for relief from shoulder pain, patients are often faced with a choice between two common treatments: physical therapy or steroid injections. While both options...

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Frozen Shoulder Mysteries Revealed

Frozen Shoulder Mysteries Revealed: Causes, Symptoms, and Management As a physical therapist specializing in shoulder conditions, I frequently encounter patients struggling with a condition known as frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis. This debilitating condition not only causes discomfort but can...

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Understanding and Managing Nighttime Shoulder Pain

Understanding and Managing Nighttime Shoulder Pain As a physical therapist specializing in shoulder conditions, one of the most common complaints I hear from patients is about shoulder pain that worsens at night. Nighttime shoulder pain can not only disrupt sleep...

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Reevaluating Shoulder Surgery: Insights from Orthopedic Surgeon

Reevaluating Shoulder Surgery: Insights from Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ian Harris's Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo As a physical therapist deeply involved in shoulder rehabilitation, I've been particularly influenced by the provocative work of Dr. Ian Harris, especially his book Surgery, The...

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Identify and Heal Sacroiliac (SI) Pain

Identify and Heal Sacroiliac (SI) Pain Lower back pain is a common ailment, and the second most prevalent form is known as sacroiliac pain or SI pain. Understanding the anatomy and symptoms of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) can help...

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Can Disc Herniations be Healed? Absolutely!

Can Disc Herniations be Healed? Absolutely! Disc herniations can be a common source of discomfort, affecting individuals of various ages. In this article, we'll delve into the anatomy of discs, the causes of disc herniations, and how to identify and...

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Role of Stress in Exacerbating Back Pain and Sciatica

Role of Stress in Exacerbating Back Pain and Sciatica: Understanding the Connection   As a physical therapist specializing in back pain and sciatica treatment, I've witnessed firsthand the significant impact stress can have on these conditions. It's not uncommon for...

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The Link Between Obesity and Incontinence

The Link Between Obesity and Incontinence: Understanding the Risks Introduction: Obesity is a growing health concern worldwide, and its impact extends beyond commonly known risks such as heart disease and diabetes. As a physical therapist, I've observed a significant yet...

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Prostate Health and Incontinence

Men’s Health Focus: Prostate Health and Incontinence   Introduction: As a physical therapist specializing in men's health, I often encounter concerns related to prostate health and its impact on bladder control. Prostate health is a crucial aspect of men's overall...

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Age-Related Changes and Incontinence

Age-Related Changes and Incontinence: What to Expect and How to Prepare   As a pelvic floor specialist, I frequently address concerns related to age-related changes in bladder health and incontinence. It's an often-misunderstood topic, shrouded in myths and stigma, yet...

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Why Ignoring Hip Pain can be Your Downfall

Why Ignoring Hip Pain Can Be Your Downfall: A Personal Reflection Andrew Gorecki, DPT, Physical Therapist, Fellow of Applied Functional Science, Hip Pain Expert   Life is a complex tapestry of challenges, decisions, and outcomes. When faced with problems, we...

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Do You Really Need That MRI or X-ray?

The Hidden Truth About Hip Pain: Do You Really Need That MRI or X-ray? Andrew Gorecki, DPT, Physical Therapist, Fellow of Applied Functional Science, Hip Pain Expert   We've all been there. A twinge in the hip, a sudden pain,...

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Hidden Culprits Behind Hip Pain: Unraveling the Mystery

Hidden Culprits Behind Hip Pain: Unraveling the Mystery Andrew Gorecki, DPT, Physical Therapist, Fellow of Applied Functional Science, Hip Pain Expert Hip pain is a common ailment that plagues many, but the root cause is often misunderstood. While it's easy...

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Debunking the Bone-on-Bone Myth

Debunking the Bone-on-Bone Myth: The Biotensegrity Perspective Andrew Gorecki, DPT, Physical Therapist, Fellow of Applied Functional Science, Hip Pain Expert   The term "bone on bone" often sends shivers down the spine of anyone diagnosed with it. It paints a...

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Hip Pain and Arthritis are Not Linked

Hip Pain and Arthritis are Not Linked   Research now shows that a significant amount of people (69 -73%) whose are not experiencing hip pain have an X-ray or MRI showing a labral tear. The study in the British Medical...

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Why Bone-on-Bone is a Hip Pain Myth

Why Bone-on-Bone is a Hip Pain Myth   On a daily basis, I hear people with hip pain say they just got an X-ray or an MRI and a surgeon told them they have “bone on bone”, and they need...

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Most Common Causes of Hip Pain Don't Actually Cause Pain

Three Most Common Causes of Hip Pain, Don't Actually Cause Pain   In today’s post, we're going to be talking about the three most common “causes” of hip pain. These are commonly thrown around as causes of hip pain, even...

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What You Need to Know about X-Rays and MRI's and Hip Pain

Today we're going to talk about what your MRI or X-ray really means as it relates to hip pain and diagnosing hip conditions. You might be surprised that those images don’t mean as much as you think they do in...

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Great News for Hip Pain Sufferers

In today’s post, we're going to be talking about the three most common hip joint diagnoses, two of which are mistakenly attributed to hip pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common and is also known as “joint space narrowing”, “degenerative joint disease”, and (my least favorite name) “bone on bone”.  I’ll talk more about “bone on bone” later. The number two most common diagnosis is hip bursitis, and number three is a labral tear.

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A Perfect Blueprint for Hip Arthritis Pain Relief

Dr. Andrew Gorecki, Physical Therapist and Hip Pain Expert, shares the exact blueprint he uses for hip arthritis pain relief for thousands of people each year relieve hip pain naturally without medications, injections or surgeries. If you would like to...

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