Category Archives: lower back pain

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

Thinking about lower back surgery? You may want to listen to this famous coach’s advice.

Although lower back pain can be debilitating, surgery should be your last option. Take a look at this short video to hear the Warriors coach’s opinion on his back surgery. Please let me know if you have any questions ~ thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA  

Physical Therapy Video: The RIGHT WAY to get out of bed

Why stress your back just getting in and out of bed?  Check out this short video and let me know  if you have any questions, Thanks! Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Lower back pain in athletes: could be a spondylolysis

Check out this video on lower back pain in youth and athletes.  Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy Bellingham, WA

Foot mobility: Don’t neglect 25% of your body

Is your training program neglecting 25% of your body? How much time are you spending on foot and ankle mobility? As clinicians assessing foot mobility, here are just a few of the questions we need to ask: 1. does the talus move in the tunnel? 2. is the training wheel (5th Metatarsal) functioning well 3. […]

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 […]

Lower back Pain? Try climbing a rock!

Having lower back pain? According to this study, you might want to go climb a rock!! This study looked at 30 people with chronic lower back pain and had 15 of them climb for 10 sessions over 8 weeks (1 hour minimum session time). The “climbing group” demonstrated significant improvement in overall function with less […]

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 […]

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 […]