Author Archives: IPTS

Do you have a morning routine? Establish one today with help from Habit Nest

Get your journal today and change your life https://amzn.to/2TXxArk One of the first things I discuss with my clients is the need to establish a Morning and Sleep routine if they are serious about making meaningful, lasting changes in their lives. We often need help with routines for a variety of reasons but establishing a […]

Hematoma: Deep leg bruise and swelling

My latest basketball injury involved receiving a deep thigh bruise about 1 week ago.  The bruise then turned in to a hematoma and I made 2 mistakes that will probably prolong my healing about 1 week.  Watch this short video and I hope you learn from my mistakes, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

My Top 10 pieces of advice for future Physical Therapists

After 25 years as a Physical Therapist, I’ve become reflective on  a career of great satisfaction, filled with constant learning.  In my humble opinion, here are somethings I feel may be valuable to the next generation of PT’s, Enjoy! Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

Tired of chronic lower back tightness? Try this exercise routine

Chronically tight muscles often need to be “re-educated” on how to be relaxed again. They can suffer from “muscle amnesia” which can be caused from injury, immobility, advancing age, and even stress. Learn a simple exercise routine you can do daily to help reduce your lower back tightness. Please let me know if you have […]

Having neck pain and stiffness? Check your scalene muscles for trigger points.

Neck pain and stiffness can often be made worse by trigger points or tenderness of the scalene muscles.  Learn now to find and treat your scalenes and reduce your neck and upper back pain. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

DIY trigger point tool, the “peanut”

Trigger point pain can be debilitating but can often be treated with self-care massage and exercise.  First you will need to make a “peanut” to make your life a bit easier. Learn how to with the video below:   How to make a peanut for trigger point work   Please let me know if you […]

Join Elizabeth as she teaches you to reduce anxiety and improve sleep with breath control

Breathing is powerful. Learn proven techniques to reduce anxiety and sleep better at night with 4-7-8 breathing technique. Any questions? Thanks, Elizabeth Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

Disc disease and a weighted vest: Still a good idea?

I just posted a blog about how walking/hiking with a weighted vest can be an integral part of helping to stabilize bone density with those who suffer from Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.  However, I received a great question, “ Hi Ed, I have degenerative disc disease in my spine. I get some intermittent nerve symptoms in my […]

Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest

 Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 54 million Americans, mostly women. Millions more Americans are estimated to have osteopenia (low bone mass), putting them at risk for osteoporosis. We typically reach our peak bone mass density around the age of 30 and then spend the rest […]

Physical Therapy Video: Treat ankle Trigger Points for ankle pain

Learn how to use a “peanut” to help alleviate lateral (outer) ankle pain from trigger points in the muscles of the fibula. Please let know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy