Superior Physical Therapy has a true story behind the name. It all began with the owner Andrew Gorecki prior to becoming a physical therapist. Andrew had a back injury that herniated a disc and required over a year of treatment. This treatment included the standard medications, injections and then finally surgery. But it was after surgery that the light bulb went off as the disc herniation came back two weeks later and the surgery failed. This was the same time that Andrew began physical therapy school and it was discovered that the lower back was not the problem but in fact the right hip had stopped rotating. By focusing on the right hip mobility the disc herniation and lower back pain had been healed naturally without another injection or surgery. This was the beginning of the journey that led Andrew to learn about Applied Functional Science. This type of treatment has now been learned and implemented across the board by the entire team at Superior Physical Therapy.
The approach teaches to look at the entire body as a kinetic chain that is interdependent. The site of pain is not always the source of pain. It is the most advanced movement science. This new approach empowered Andrew and his wife Erin to branch out onto their own to meet a growing demand for natural solutions to pain without medications, injections, or surgeries. The same year that Superior opened its doors was also the same year that Andrew and Erin got married on the shores of Lake Superior. This also happens to be where they met while attending college at Northern Michigan University. So naturally the name of the business has a double meaning. We believe that Applied Functional Science is hands down the most advanced and effective physical therapy treatment approach available. Secondly we have a love for the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior as a source of beauty and positive energy. And there you have the story behind the name. We hope your experience is truly Superior.