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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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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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Staying Strong After Menopause

Keeping your pelvic floor healthy through all of life’s many changes is important. November is National Bladder Health Awareness Month, so what a great time to talk about how we can keep the pelvic floor strong as we age – particularly through menopause! What’s the average age for menopause? Menopause will affect every woman at […]

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Five common myths corrected about physical therapy

October is National Physical Therapy month, a time of the year when physical therapists like Andy Lodato of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall celebrate their profession while educating others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of their patients—and of health care in general. In doing so, Lodato […]

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