Tag Archives: back pain

Improve your spinal rotation with this simple, yet effective exercise

We need plenty of spinal rotation for higher level dynamic activities.  Try this simple exercise to gain flexibility and let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham,  Washington, 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  

PT video: Time saving core workout

Check out this short routine that works both the deep and superficial core musculature in just a few minutes, 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 […]

Avoid falls and slips: How to walk on the ice

Hey everyone, Walking on the ice can be very challenging and the unfortunate fall could result in hip, hand, or back injury.  Just saw my second patient who hurt themselves when they slipped on the ice! Besides the obvious footwear, what can we do? Channel your inner Penguin… How to walk on ice: 1. take […]

How to treat leg and deep hip pain: Piriformis Syndrome

We have all heard of the infamous Sciatic nerve but how does it effect our leg pain and what is Piriformis Syndrome? Find out how to treat gluteal or butt pain with trigger point work, nerve glides, and stretching. Check out the video below ~ Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, Bellingham, WA

Learn how to bend to reduce lower back stress and strain

As a Physical Therapist in Bellingham, I have seen many lower back pain clients over the years and it can be very challenging to treat and manage.  One of the first things I do is change how you flex your spine to reduce stress by keeping your spine in a neutral position. Check out the […]

Emerging controversy in spine surgery research

Imaging this scenario:  You’ve been suffering from chronic back pain for many months and you’ve tried multiple therapies, injections, medications, etc to no avail.  The next step is to go and consult with the neurosurgeon who recommends a fusion of the vertebral segments that they determine are the source of your pain.  They outline all the risks, chances […]