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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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September is Pain Awareness Month

Physical therapy more effective than drugs for chronic pain, studies show

During a time when health care professionals and researchers are seriously reevaluating the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Woodinville physical therapist Andy Lodato, emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment for such conditions – this as we begin Pain Awareness Month, an […]

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Do your back, feet, or hips hurt when you go about daily activities? The problem might be in your feet.

Sore knees, hips or back? Check your feet!

Those who experience pain in their backs, hips or knees while walking, running, working or exercising may have dysfunction lower in their bodies – perhaps in their feet, said local physical therapist Josh Saylor of PhysioCare Physical Therapy of Woodinville. Made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, […]

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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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Walking a ‘gait-way’ to back pain relief, says PhysioCare physical therapist

Are you experiencing tightness or discomfort in your lower-back? Try taking a walk, suggests physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman, PT, CIMT, USAT. According to Ackerman, of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall, studies have shown walking to be effective in preventing, alleviating and even treating pain in the spine, a condition that according to […]

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Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says physical therapist Andy Lodato, MPT, of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall. Unfortunately, backpacks of often misused by both kids and teens. “They’re misused because kids don’t use […]

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