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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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Sue Doherty

My experience with Superior PT has been great. In the beginning I had difficulty walking more than a half a mile. Sitting for any period of time plus additional knee pain due to the arthritis in my hip. Over the...

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Charlene Miller

I was having constant pain in my right hip, no matter what my activities. Rachel and Sarah were able to develop a program of stretches and movement for me. We scheduled ten sessions, but I made such good progress that...

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Don Thomas

After 40 years, 8 surgeries, and a recent injury, I have finally met the team that could help me regain my strength, flexibility and balance. This gives me new confidence to remain active so I can enjoy my favorite activities....

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Andrew Farkas

Before I received physical therapy at Superior, my right shoulder was causing so much pain and discomfort that I was unable to work. Because of Taylor and Kaylee’s incredible expertise and therapy, my pain has significantly diminished. I am now...

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Jan Van Maanen

My PT story is about my dog, Frankie, whom I rescued two years ago from deplorable conditions. Her favorite activities with me are kayaking and biking. This all came to a screeching halt in June after I pinched a nerve...

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Deborah Hedrington

My Neurologist suggested I try PT again. Yes, I mean again. I had tried PT, along with other multiple therapies years ago after an auto accident in Sept. of 2016, to get rid of a headache that never goes away....

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Patricia Parkhurst

I had an awesome experience at Superior. Both Taylor and Rachel listened to me, figured out where my problems were and addressed them right away. I love the idea of having personalized videos of all of my exercises so that...

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Mike Acton

I was very stiff and not flexible in my mid-back and hips. I feel normal and flexible again. Very happy with the treatment. I truly believe in applied functional science for physical therapy. Can’t thank you enough Alex!

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Brittany Lautner

My experience here has been amazing! I have suffered from migraines and headaches for years and for the first time in months, I have gone weeks without taking medication! I have also experienced lower back pain for the past four...

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Julianne Slater

I came to Sarah at Superior Physical Therapy a mess. She taught me so many new ways to move and stretch. I think of myself as pretty savvy when it comes to movement as I am a dancer, practice yoga...

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Jessica Wier

I started my physical therapy program with Ben and Sarah a couple of months ago, I suffer from cervical degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and bone spurs. I was in immense pain for about 10 years and could no longer...

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Deb Johnson

“When I first came to Superior PT, I had very little mobility and pain with anything overhead or lying on my right side. After working with the 2 Andrew’s I can sleep on my right side, reach overhead without pain...

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