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April 10, 2017

The Runners Key to Preventing Injury Spring has sprung in Northern Michigan! As I sit here I’m looking out on to our back parking lot that backs up to a beautiful wooded area, which is now starting to show signs of life again! Around here we are in the heat of training for the upcoming Bayshore Half Marathon, and one of the things on our minds, and the minds of many runners is “How can I prevent an injury?”. One of the worst feelings, and believe me—I’ve been there, is training for weeks and months for an upcoming race only to be side lined by an injury. Many times runners who are training will experience “over use” injuries, caused from improper body mechanics, which is essentially, the body working against itself. We see an influx of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and knee pain (amongst others) in the spring and summer seasons as more and more athletes are getting out and starting to train for upcoming races. So how can you be proactive and try to prevent those “over use” injuries? You’d be surprised that just a few simple stretches and movements before you embark on that run can lower your

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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 3, 2017

Attention Golfers: Eliminate Pain From Your Golf Game! 90% of golfers on average miss 3 weeks per year of golfing due to pain. I’m here to give you 3 strategies to practice that will help you either prevent pain from happening during golf or relieve pain that you currently might be having during golf.  I hope you enjoy. The three most important areas in the body that must move optimally for walking and running are: Ankle Hips Upper Back Optimal means that they are mobile and stabile in all three planes of motion.  The mobility and stability must be adequate enough to control the forces that are given to it.  The Three exercises to improve these areas are also designed to address the common problems that develop. #1 The Ankle During the golf swing the ankle must be very mobile.  If the mobility decreases the body will have no choice but to compensate and have other parts of the body move more.  When other body parts are asked to move to much they begin to get stressed and inflamed and painful.  Here is a quick strategy to get your ankle moving better. How to do it: The right foot is

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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.

March 23, 2017

  The True Culprit Behind Your Back Pain Not that it could ever happen, but if given the opportunity to defend a body part in a court of law, without question I would choose to defend the lumbar spine. With mind boggling statistics like 80% of all human beings will experience low back pain at some time during their life and that the cost of low back injury is estimated at being $100 Billion each year, there is no wonder why the lumbar spine has been the subject of much maligning and is often referred to as “a bad back”. Despite those daunting statistics, I would argue that not only is the lumbar spine ‘not guilty’ but is in fact most often a victim. The true culprit in low back dysfunction is most often a problem with a link or two in the biomechanical chain somewhere other than the low back. The Lumbar Spine is located at ‘the crossroads of the body’. It lives where everything happens. It is a five segment stack at the base of the spine designed with the vertebral body and intervertebral disc in the anterior segment and bony protrusions in the posterior including the facet

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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.

February 3, 2017

9 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis You Never Thought Of Dr. Andrew Gorecki   Plantar fasciitis is an injury to connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  To appreciate the Chain Reaction Biomechanics of the CAUSES of plantar fasciitis, the function of this tissue must be understood, particularly as it pertains to walking.  The plantar fascia (PF) runs from the inside side of the bottom of the heel, and extends down the length of the foot connecting to the toes.  The PF supports the arch of the foot, especially from just before your foot comes off the ground during walking. As the foot lands on the ground, foot goes through pronation.  Pronation of the foot creates mobility in the foot.  This mobility allows the foot to adapt to the surface.  The arch lowers under the weight of the body and the tissues are loaded.  This loading function must very quickly transform into an exploding function (propulsion).  The foot is transformed from a mobile to a stable structure by supination of the foot.  When the foot is in a supinated position, the foot is stable for propulsion.  The PF contributes to this stability.  If, in certain circumstances, the foot does not

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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.

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