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Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Duvall physical therapist Mary Beth Ackerman […]

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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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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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Parents: Be aware of the signs of sports injuries

As student-athletes head back to the practice fields late this summer, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports. So in order to ensure injuries are diagnosed and treated quickly, before they worsen, it’s paramount parents and guardians are able to quickly […]

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