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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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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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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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