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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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Repetitive use injuries common with new parents

While injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow — known as repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) — are often linked to an occupation or some type of sports or recreation activity, local physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman, PT, points out that the physical rigors of parenting can often lead to a similar level […]

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Quick facts about arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that can be scary for folks! There is a lot of misinformation out there and many people believe a diagnosis of arthritis means the end of their active lifestyle. This could not be further from the truth! Here are some quick facts about arthritis: 1. Arthritis is not a single disease. […]

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