Monthly Archives: October 2015

How to treat leg and deep hip pain: Piriformis Syndrome

We have all heard of the infamous Sciatic nerve but how does it effect our leg pain and what is Piriformis Syndrome? Find out how to treat gluteal or butt pain with trigger point work, nerve glides, and stretching. Check out the video below ~ Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, Bellingham, WA

How to treat your thumb pain. It may not just be arthritic pain.

Ok all of you massage therapists and fellow manual PT’s out there, stop denying your hands hurt at the end of the day! I know my left thumb gets pretty sore at the end of the day, so try the trick I use with the Lacrosse ball on the wall. Check out my latest video […]

Should I use the Knee Extension Machine at my gym?

Almost all gyms that have machines have the Knee extension machine for quadriceps strengthening, but is it a good exercise to do? Not in my opinion, especially if you have had an ACL repair…. It is not my favorite machine for a number of reasons: 1. Not a functional exercise, I prefer to use standing […]

10 Things to consider Before you have ACL surgery

10 Things to consider before you have surgery. 1. Talk to different orthopedic surgeons and do your homework since each physician will have their preference on what type of graft to use which may not be your best option based on your age and activity level. 2. There is no gold standard yet for the […]