Monthly Archives: July 2015

Injured athletes, prescription pain killers, and heroin: A cautionary tale

How does one go from being an injured high school athlete to a heroin addict? The path may be more linear than you may think. Recent articles in Time magazine, Sports Illustrated, and the Wall Street Journal have shed new light on not only the rise in heroin abuse as a whole, but also on […]

Home equipment needs for self treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points

Myofascial Trigger Points can be responsible for many our common complaints of pain in our shoulders, neck, mid/low back and hips.  However, you can take control of your pain and treat your Trigger Points at home with simple, inexpensive equipment.  Check out the video below, Thanks, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, Bellingham, WA

Learn how to bend to reduce lower back stress and strain

As a Physical Therapist in Bellingham, I have seen many lower back pain clients over the years and it can be very challenging to treat and manage.  One of the first things I do is change how you flex your spine to reduce stress by keeping your spine in a neutral position. Check out the […]

Proper sitting posture

By now you have surely heard that we all sit way too much and this can lead to a whole host of issues, including colon cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, and weight gain.  However, we do need to sit at some point.  A simple alteration in your posture can help to decrease lower back pain while […]

The Side Plank: how to do it

Research has shown that by improving core strength through exercise, you may be able to reduce your chance of lower back pain and strength.  Weak abdominal muscles are often common as we become more “mature” and sometimes sedentary. The Side plank is a great exercise for increasing both core and hip strength, check out the […]

Thoracic spine “opener” video with foam roller to help with mid back pain

Our thoracic spine has a natural curve to it, called a kyphosis.  However, this kyphosis often becomes exaggerated as we age and can become very stiff.  This mid back stiffness can cause shoulder and neck pain, scapular pain, and can contribute to postural stress. I have made a video of 2 great exercises to help […]

Teenage athletes, sugary drinks, sleep and injury

Being the basketball junkie that I am, I was reading an article that was trying to explain why so many young, first round draft picks in last years draft where injured: 7 of the top 11 picks where injured and lost significant time during the season (if not the whole season!). But why? Although the […]