Monthly Archives: May 2016

Returning to running after Achilles injury.

I received an interesting e-mail the other day I thought I would share to help anyone else with an Achilles tendon injury ~Ed “Hi Ed, I have a question for you. I’m a recreational runner who is wanting to return to running after suffering an Achilles injury. I usually run on a treadmill, but have […]

Test your core 5 ways: Do you pass?

Whether you have shoulder pain, lower back or knee pain, a strong core is essential to all functional tasks.  How strong is your core? Watch the video to learn ways to strengthen your core. Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA

I have a history of lower back pain: What bar should I use to dead-lift with?

I love the dead-lift exercise. Why? because it’s a great way to build lower extremity strength and power. It’s also very functional, think about lifting a laundry basket or wheel barrow. The knock on the dead-lift is that can be challenging to perform with good form and that it can be hard on your lumbar […]

Test your ankle flexibility: Loss of dorsiflexion could be a problem

                        Test your ankle flexibility: After any foot or ankle injury (ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, foot fracture, etc), you must regain full Dorsi-flexion of your ankle to avoid further injury and to return to full function. Put your foot on a chair and use your arm to put moderate pressure on your knee to bring […]

What can an old pair of sneakers tell us? Plenty….

What can we learn from an old pair of sneakers? Plenty…. Case study: 76 year old female client who is an avid walker presents with long-standing left hip pain. When we looked in to her walking shoes, we saw that she had worn out the insole around the big toe on the left, but not […]