Welcome to Health News

Ed Deboo, PT, along with two other Bellingham Physical Therapists were profiled in the “Northwest Health” magazine.

“Ed Deboo, PT, doesn’t want to fix people. He wants them to fix themselves. ‘I don’t want you to come in and watch you ride my bike,’ he says.‘I help to facilitate the healing process and remove roadblocks, but you own your own health.’

To read the entire article and view the pictures, please click here to download the NW Health PDF

What’s new in the literature?

I will often come across an article that I think my patients would be interested in. I have included a short summary and then cited the source if someone was interested in the entire article. Enjoy!

Knee taping for a hyperextension injury

Help to protect the posterior capsule of your knee after a mild hyperextension injury with a simple taping techniques. Watch the video to learn more and have a great weekend

~ Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham, Physical Therapy

Taping for anterior knee pain from infra-patellar fat pad irritation (video)

If you are experiencing anterior knee pain it could be a patellar tracking issue or an irritation of the infra-patellar fat pad. Watch this short video to learn how to tape your knee to unload the fat pad,
Thanks for watching and let me know if you have any questions,
Ed Deboo, PT
Bellingham Physical Therapy

Over 40 and lift weights? Are you getting enough protein to maximize your gains?

 

                                                                                   

 

                                                      Better aging through Science:

 

So you are over 40 and you lift weights, but do you get enough protein to maximize your gains?  The FDA currently recommends 56 grams of protein for men and 46 grams for women, but a review of 49 high quality studies published recently in the British Journal of Medicine found those numbers to be way too low….

 

Men and women who ate more protein while weight training did develop larger, stronger muscles than those who did not. How much more? Up to 10% increase in strength and 25% increase in muscle mass compared to those who lifted but did not increase their protein levels.

 

But how do you calculate how much protein you need?  We got you covered, just takes a bit of math. The ideal protein consumption is  1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. For us that use pounds and not kilograms, remember 2.2 lbs per 1 kilogram.  In practical terms, that would amount to about 130 grams of protein a day for a 180 pound man.

 

Foods with high protein content include tuna at 40 grams, chicken breast at 25 grams, whey protein shakes 24 grams per scoop, and eggs that have about 8 grams of protein each. So do a quick protein count and see if you measure up.  

 

I know I wasn’t getting enough protein in my diet to meet these guidelines, maybe that’s why I’m so skinny  🙂

Purchase your protein powder today from Amazon.com:

Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham Physical Therapy

 

Stretching and Trigger Point work to the Levator Scapulae muscle.

Difficulty with turning your head due to pain and tightness could be a Levator Scapulae issue. Learn how to palpate, treat, and stretch this muscle. Please let me know if you have any questions

~ thanks, Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham, Physical Therapy

 

Manual Therapy and Exercise prescription for common Shoulder injuries: Power Point presentation

Hey everyone,

This is the slide presentation from my class on February 20th to the Northwest Massage Connection group.  Please let me know if you have any questions,

Thanks,

Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham, Physical Therapy

 

Learn how to tape your knee for patellar pain

Pain with going up or down  stairs, difficulty squatting or running?  You may have patellar femoral pain that responds well to a taping technique you can do yourself.  Watch the video below to learn how.  Please let me know if you have any questions,

Thanks,

Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham Physical Therapy

Treat and stretch the subscapularis of the rotator cuff

We are blessed with abundant recreational activities to do in Bellingham, but most of them need a healthy shoulder.  Trigger points in the subscapularis of the rotator cuff can be a major player in shoulder pain.  However, the muscle can be difficult to find and treat.  Watch the video below to learn how to identify, treat, and then stretch the subscapularis.  Please let me know if you have any questions,

Sincerely,

Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham Physical Therapy

Having shoulder pain? Check this out

Trigger points in the supraspinatus of the rotator cuff can cause pain down the arm, both in the front and back.  Watch this short video if you are having shoulder pain.  Let me know if you have any questions,

Cheers ~ Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham Physical Therapy

 

Tired of recurrent lower back pain? Add this exercise to the routine

Lower back pain is often recurring and one of the reasons could be a weak multifidus.  Imaging studies show that this muscle is often replaced with FAT if we don’t strengthen it!  What are you waiting for?  Let me know if you have any questions,

Ed Deboo, PT

Bellingham, Physical Therapy

2 Daily exercises to help reduce neck pain

Many instances of neck pain are due to repetitive postural strain. Forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and winging scapula are just a few postural deviations that can effect neck pain. Learn 2 exercises that you can do daily to help reduce your neck pain and stiffness. Please leave any questions down below in the comment section~ thanks!

Ed Deboo, PT
Integrative Physical Therapy
Bellingham Physical Therapy