Staff

Ed Deboo | Physical Therapist | Bellingham

Ed Deboo, PT

Ed graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA in 1990 with a B.A. Degree in Exercise Science. Ed then graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa in 1994 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.

Ed has had the great honor of studying for over 10 years with the Ursa Foundation in Edmonds, WA under the leadership of Dr. Loren “Bear”Rex, DO, and Lino Cedric, ATC. He has also taken many classes from Dr. Ed Stiles, DO, whom he credits for helping shape his current manual therapy practice. Ed’s passion lies in manual structural therapy and exercise prescription.

His goal with all of his patients is to help them realize their full potential by maximizing their functional ability. Ed is also a Level 1 Certified Sports Coach through the USA Weightlifting Association.When he’s not in the clinic, he can be found on the basketball court, trying to keep up with the younger guys.

ed@integrativephysicaltherapyservices.com

Elizabeth Deboo | Physical Therapist | Bellingham

Elizabeth Deboo, PT

Elizabeth attended Iowa Sate University in Ames, Iowa, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and Zoology. She attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, obtaining her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of settings over the past 15 years including nursing homes, hospitals, home health care, and various outpatient orthopedic clinics.

She has worked primarily with children in the outpatient setting for the past 12 years. Elizabeth’s philosophy originates from the Osteopathic paradigm. Her approach is based on the individual and includes every system of the body to facilitate its attempt to integrate structure and function for the overall goal of health.

Elizabeth currently sees both pediatric and adult patients.In addition to her Physical Therapy practice, Elizabeth is also certified in Reiki and has an Energy Medicine practice.

Leah Vong, OT

Leah graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in business. She then went on to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient pediatrics, hand therapy, and sub-acute rehabilitation in the skilled nursing facilities. She has experience working in sensory/motor therapy with children, hand therapy/upper extremity rehabilitation, and with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders and diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Leah’s focus is on mind and body, health and wellness and she uses a collaboration of her diverse experience and skills to facilitate physical and psychological healing. She has chosen to specialize in manual therapy working with people of all ages and incorporates a variety of skills and techniques into a wellness based treatment approach. Leah works with people who have a variety of chronic pain and repetitive strain injuries; shoulder, arm, and hand dysfunction; or pediatric delays and challenges. She is able to offer individual ergonomic and worksite assessment and recommendations. In addition, she offers cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and a variety of other manual therapies targeting fascial/connective tissue tensions in order to decrease pain, calm the nervous system, and improve function and quality of life.

Leah loves to be active outside, likes to travel, and may be seen chasing her busy toddler around town.

Jesse | Office Dog | Bellingham Physical Therapy

Jesse

Jesse Deboo will always be part of our clinic family as he was there from day 1.  Unfortunately, Jesse developed bone cancer in December of 2014 and after a courageous fight, we had to let him go 4/23/15.   Jesse was a honors graduate of  Cedarwoods Canine Dog Obedience training class in 2009.

He will always be in our hearts and in the hearts of the many lives he touched with his gently, loving ways.  He will be greatly missed.