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Opioid Dangers

Physical therapy proven safer, effective option to prescription meds

October is National Physical Therapy Month. And as medical professionals across the U.S. work together to expound the benefits of physical therapy, the team at PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall are joining the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in highlighting a topic that affects the lives of millions: opioid awareness. More specifically, says […]

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Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Duvall physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman […]

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Stroke is preventable, says PhysioCare PT during Stroke Awareness Month

As we start what’s been known since 1989 as National Stroke Awareness Month (May), local physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman is eager to point out that stroke is a medical emergency that’s highly preventable, and that movement and exercise are keys to such prevention. “As is true with so many conditions and ailments, getting out […]

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Avoid these five running mistakes during 5K Season

It’s the season for weekend fun runs, charity 5Ks and multi-stage team relays. But as recreation and competitive runners hit the roads and trails to prepare for upcoming events, Duvall physical therapist and USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach Mary Beth Ackerman, reminds us that avoiding common early season training mistakes can keep runners healthy and […]

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Don’t confuse soreness with pain

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, says local physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman, co-owner of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall. To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences between muscle soreness and pain can mean pushing your body—your […]

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Take steps to avoid sprained ankles, says PhysioCare Physical Therapist

With basketball season in full swing and winter weather affecting large areas of the country, it’s peak season for ankle sprains, one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in the U.S. And yet Duvall physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman says incidents of ankle sprains can be minimized through simple strength, balance and flexibility exercises. “Ankle […]

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Avoid ‘text neck’ injury with better smartphone posture

In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world and simply occupy downtime, Duvall physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman warns that these technological tools […]

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One quarter of knee surgeries in the US are related to arthritis.

Physical therapy offers pain-free option for those suffering from arthritis

While it’s true that arthritis sufferers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said local physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman. “Movement is definitely medicine for those who suffer from arthritis, but that doesn’t mean you have to move through […]

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