Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to treat knee pain using a dowel for quadricep trigger points

Here’s another way to work those lower leg muscles to decrease pain if you can’t use a foam roller. This is what I have all my total knee replacement patients do before they do their exercises. Let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapy Bellingham , WA

How to treat knee pain with a foam roller.

Playing basketball for the last 25 years  has been taxing on my knees at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  After having pain in both knees for about 6 months last year, I decided to take my own advise and started foam rolling my leg muscles daily. The daily rolling has helped […]

When Fascia gets too tight: Compartment Syndrome

 Case Study: Acute Compartment Syndrome 22 year old male basketball player accidentally takes a knee in the thigh during a game, a fairly common injury in basketball. He stops playing and ice’s his knee. The next day, his leg is noticeably swollen and becoming painful. He has a desk job and during the next day, […]

Video to improve your posture and help treat neck pain

Neck pain is one of the most common conditions we treat in our clinic. In addition to manual therapy and cervical stretching, it is important to address any postural influences on neck pain and to learn how to strengthen your scapular muscles. The scapular muscles form the “foundation” upon which the neck and head sits. […]

Is Mechanical Traction effective for Lower back pain?

Lumbar mechanical traction has been used by PT’s and Chiropractors for the treatment of lower back pain, sciatic nerve pain, and disc issues for decades. But is it effective?  If you look at the literature, the answer is NO.   To quote the authors of a study in the February 2016 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports […]