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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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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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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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Five common myths about physical therapy

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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Be SMART when setting health goals

While annual statistics are bleak when it comes to the success rates of New Year’s resolutions, don’t conclude that goalsetting is a fruitless endeavor, says physical therapist Andy Lodato, MPT. Simply resolve to set smarter goals. “This time of year, goals often reflect a commitment to better health, which I definitely applaud,” said Lodato, co-owner […]

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