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A positive attitude reaps healthful rewards

“Mind over matter” may seem a bit cliché when it comes to health and science, but in Mary Beth Ackerman’s world, a positive attitude plays an undeniable role in reaching and maintaining optimal health. A physical therapist and co-owner at PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall, Ackerman has witnessed numerous success stories, from clients […]

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Don’t live with Dizziness!

What the heck is wrong with me?  Why do I feel like I’m on a boat or why is the room spinning? Vertigo is a type of dizziness where you feel moving or spinning sensation of yourself or the surrounding environment.  It can be caused by the problems in the brain (central vestibular disorder) or […]

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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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Physical Therapy plays role in Injury Prevention

Physical Therapists are widely recognized as a Rehabilitation Specialists due to their expertise in systematically evaluating human movement and identifying asymmetries or deficits in posture, strength, motion or balance. What many don’t realize is that these identifiable deficits generally exist prior to onset of pain and can predispose individuals to injury.  Therefore, a lot of […]

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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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