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June 15, 2021

StretchMe is a unique wellness concept, offering one-on-one and group assisted stretching for increased mobility and better movement, so you can enjoy life to the fullest. StretchMe is the most remarkably simple thing you can do to move and feel better. After checking in for your one-on-one stretch, your highly trained stretchologist will talk to you about your limitations and your goals for improving your overall health and mobility. Your twenty-five or fifty minute stretch will take place on one of our benches or the state of the art TrueStretch and feels incredible. Your stretch may be combined with vibration technology using the Hypervolt. After your session, your body will feel loose and strong. You’ll be energized and ready to tackle all that your day has yet to throw at you. Or try one of our group sessions led by our certified Strectchologist in a small group, relaxed setting. You’ll learn proper stretching techniques, stretches that target your unique problem areas and ways to challenge yourself and keep improving. You’ll also learn how to use stretching tools like foam rollers, and stretching straps. People of all ages and fitness goals benefit from assisted stretching for increased mobility and better movement.

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The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Superior Physical Therapy does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this website. Reliance on any information appearing on this website is solely at your own risk.

April 4, 2021

Attention Traverse City Runners: Learn How To Heal Your Tortured, Crippled Bodies and Improve Your Performance   In Less Than An Hour… Limited to 30 seats… When you’re training for a race do you feel like you’re not going to make it to race day because your body feels like its going to give out? Maybe you’re able to run your miles just fine but it’s afterwards that you really know that something isn’t right with your body. Are you sick and tired of taking potentially dangerous pain drugs or anti-inflammatory meds just to get through your training schedule? Or maybe you’re getting costly injections every 3 months that make you a slave to your doctor’s office…just so you can make it to race day. Sound familiar? Excruciating pain can keep you from getting in the miles that you know you need to do in order to perform at your best for race day. It can keep you from reaching your personal best. It can keep you from enjoying the feeling you love so much from running. Pain with running can keep you down. In fact, down flat. And you lose sleep. Plus your positive outlook. Your confidence. And then

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DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Superior Physical Therapy does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this website. Reliance on any information appearing on this website is solely at your own risk.

November 6, 2020

HAZARDOUS IMAGES: Why You Do Not Need—or Want—an MRI According to JAMA, the proportion of patients who left their doctors’ appointments with orders for MRIs increased from 7.2 percent in 1999 to 11.3 percent in 2010. As a result, the percentage of patients who were referred for back surgery or other interventions more than doubled, rising from 6.9 percent to 14 percent in the same period. However, in 2014 researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that disc degeneration was normal at all ages. It was present in more than a third of asymptomatic twenty-year-old subjects and in 96 percent of eighty-year-old subjects. “Black” discs, often employed as one of the indications for a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease, were found in more than half of normal subjects over forty and in nearly 90 percent of those over sixty. Bone spurs were common in pain-free subjects as well. Mayo Clinic scientists concluded that such changes were not “part of a pathologic process requiring intervention.” Yet MRI orders were still creeping upward in 2015. A significant number of practitioners acknowledged that they ordered all those scans defensively, attempting to avoid malpractice liability. Epidural Steroid Injections Can Go Wrong In a 2015 review

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DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Superior Physical Therapy does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this website. Reliance on any information appearing on this website is solely at your own risk.

October 30, 2020

Four Steps to Hip Pain Relief Stop ignoring or altering the problem. The single biggest mistake hip pain sufferers make is ignoring the problem. Often, this is in the hopes that the problem will simply go away as time goes on. The problem with this thought process is that hip pain is classified as a gradual onset or cumulative trauma injury. These types of injuries only get worse over time if the problem that is causing the trauma is not identified and fixed. In addition to ignoring the problem, the most common treatments given for hip pain are symptom-altering medications, such as pain medication or anti-inflammatories. Again, these strategies only mask the symptom of pain and do not resolve the underlying biomechanical problem that is causing the trauma. Find an expert. There is nobody in the healthcare system with more knowledge about managing hip pain than physical therapists. This is proven by many studies. The more advanced the degree of the physical therapist, the more knowledge they have about managing hip pain. Look for a doctor-trained physical therapist who specializes in any type of functional exercise. At Superior Physical Therapy, all of our doctors of physical therapy specialize in hip

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DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Superior Physical Therapy does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this website. Reliance on any information appearing on this website is solely at your own risk.

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