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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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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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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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Back Pain in Kids

Back Pain In Kids

When it comes to back pain, we advocate for our clients to try physical therapy first!  There has been numerous studies demonstrating how early PT intervention can help patients and reduce costs. We even blogged about it! Our tone changes when it comes to kids and back pain. For the most part, kids should not experience long […]

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