Monthly Archives: October 2016

Athletes with chronic lower back pain? Could be Spondylolysis

  Athletes with chronic lower back pain? Could be Spondylolysis Spondylolysis is a stress fracture usually occurring in the lumbar spine at the L5 level and is a very common source of lower back pain in adolescent athletes. The posterior aspect  of the vertebral column isn’t fully ossified until the age of 25. The fracture […]

4 Exercises to help with achilles tendon pain

Achilles tendon injuries are a very common sports injury. Check out the video below to learn 4 exercises you should add to your rehab program if you are suffering from achilles pain. They include stretching of the gastroc and soleus, eccentric exercises, and  nerve flossing or nerve mobilizations. Let me know if you have any […]

Rehabilitation after shoulder separation (AC joint separation)

2 important rehab considerations for AC joint injuries: 40%-50% of all shoulder injuries sustained during sports involve the AC joint, with the most common being a “separated shoulder”. A “separated shoulder” is actually a separation of the AC joint (acromioclavicular joint). The most common mechanism of injury is a downward force that tears/stretches the AC […]

Video: Having Knee pain? Check your hip and ankle mobility first

The knee is very dependent upon proper strength and flexibility of the hip and ankle.  If you are having knee pain that isn’t resolving, you may want to check your hip and ankle flexibility.  Check out the video below,  let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA […]

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 […]

5 Reason we stopped billing insurance companies

  “Keep the main thing the main thing” We became PT’s to treat patients, not do hours of paperwork and chase payments from insurance companies. Provide the type of care we feel is needed. One on one care with the same PT, with enough time to listen, treat, and educate our clients. No Pre-authorization of […]

ACL rehab and injury prevention: train the landing and what to look for

Attention all coaches, trainers, and other fitness coaches who work with youth athletes: We must do a better job of training the “landing” or eccentric phase of jumping as a majority of ACL injuries are NON contact. In the US alone, it is estimated that 20,000 to 80,000 high school female athletes experience ACL injuries […]

Parents, are we doing a good job keeping our kids fit?

How fit are our kids when compared kids in other countries? There were no chants of “we’re #1, we’re #1” when a recent study ranked the top 50 countries in the “youth fitness” category. Well, we didn’t fare so well, placing 47/50. Top 5 were Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway, and Japan in 5th. We did […]

Professional athletes like Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years, but is it right for you?

Professional athletes, including Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years. Is it right for you? We are talking about PRP injections. Many of you may have heard of PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma – for the healing of many common musculoskeletal injuries like tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament strains. But is the marketing […]