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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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Staff: Martha Videan, CPT

Martha has 30 years of experience as a fitness trainer. We are happy to have her bringing her vast experience and knowledge to the Superior team. She loves working with all physical types and adapting her workouts to match the...

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Staff: Dan Tanis

Dan graduated from Baker College in 2016 with an Associates in Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Sports and Health Science from American Military University as well as becoming a Tactical Strength and...

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Jared Alcorn

Jared Alcorn, DPT, hails from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. His undergraduate degree was obtained from Cleveland State University, where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. In 2021 he graduated from Andrews University with his Doctorate of...

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Dr. Rachel Ciarkowski

Rachel graduated from the University of Michigan with her bachelors in Movement Science in 2018, then continued her education at Washington University in St. Louis where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021. Being born in Traverse City...

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Dr. Taylor Steinhelper

Taylor joined the Superior staff in March, 2021. Taylor graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and an Associate’s degree in Health & Fitness. She then went on to receive her Doctorate...

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Staff: Dr. Kaylee Fenton
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Staff: Dr. Taylor Schultz

Taylor graduated from Central Michigan University with her bachelors in biology in 2013 prior to earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Michigan-Flint in 2016. Being born and raised in Traverse City, Taylor decided to return to...

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