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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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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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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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Good ergonomics improves health, productivity

It may seem a simple issue of comfort, but with approximately eight of 10 Americans regularly using laptop and desktop computers in their daily lives – mainly at work – workstation ergonomics is truly an issue of injury prevention, employee morale and workplace productivity, says local physical therapist Andy Lodato, MPT. In fact, based on […]

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