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Corona Virus and COVID 19

update: 4-4-2020

Hello friends,

I hope you and your families are well and staying healthy during these unprecedented times. In light of the ongoing COVID 19 infections, I have cancelled all “In person-Clinic” visits through Friday, May 15th. Based on the state of the corona virus in mid May, I will tentatively start seeing “in-person clinic” visits starting the week of Monday, May 18th.

However, I have started to offer “on-line, virtual Tele PT visits” starting next week. Although my “hands-on” approach is very important to my practice, there are still many advantages of connecting through “on-line, virtual” visits. Education in activity modification, stretching and strengthening of involved muscles, how to do trigger point work, and encouragement are all pillars of my practice. 

What are the advantages and what can we accomplish with “on-line” visits? 

  • evaluating severity of any new musculoskeletal injuries and providing self care guidelines
  • teaching of trigger point release to help decrease muscle tightness and pain
  • ability to connect and answer questions even though we are all socially distancing
  • watch you perform your ex’s and teach additional exercises to advance your rehab 
  • the advantage of being able to treat you remotely from the comfort of your home
  • cost effective as “on-line” visits are less expensive than “in-clinic” sessions. 
  • you have the option of recording the visit so you can refer back to our session anytime

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or need help getting ready for a virtual visit,

Be well,

Ed

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We’ve also been injured, so we get it.  We care and know how to help.  

  • Over 26 years of clinical practice

  • Educators: Combined, we have taught over 30 classes and seminars

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  • Whole Body Structural Approach

  • Strong emphasis on patient education with “self-care” techniques


 

 

 

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Founded in 2004 by Ed and Elizabeth Deboo, PT’s, Integrative Physical Therapy Services is Bellingham & Whatcom County’s choice for Structural  Manual Therapy.  What is Structural Manual Therapy? We specialize in the treatment of both the pediatric and adult population.

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy is a specialized form of “hands on” physical therapy where the fascia (connective tissue), muscles, and joints are gently palpated and manipulated to decrease pain and restore normal movement. Impaired joint movement may be a result of muscle spasm, abnormal muscle tension (guarding), joint restrictions, poor movement patterns, or muscle weakness.  Manual therapy can be very effective in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions including sports injuries, back and neck pain, and even with chronic pain situations.

The human body must be considered as “one functional unit” where optimal health depends upon the integration of structure and function. We need to realize the importance of how different joints work together in concert to produce smooth, efficient, pain free movement. Since movement restrictions of the fascia, muscles, or joints are most often the basis for musculoskeletal pain (muscle and joint pain), treatment of the most restricted area first would facilitate the biggest changes in function.

For example, when evaluating a client for shoulder pain,  you must consider not only the shoulder joint itself,  but the cervical spine (neck), rib cage, thoracic spine (middle back), and lumbar spine (lower back) as they all exhibit direct influences on the function of the shoulder.

Once the body is free of major movement restrictions, we must develop “new” movement patterns to the correct the old compensatory patterns. In essence, we need to change the way the body moves, create “new memories” and then reinforce correct movement patterns with exercise. For additional information, see Treatment Philosophies.