Tag Archives: core strength

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

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

The Side Plank: how to do it

Research has shown that by improving core strength through exercise, you may be able to reduce your chance of lower back pain and strength.  Weak abdominal muscles are often common as we become more “mature” and sometimes sedentary. The Side plank is a great exercise for increasing both core and hip strength, check out the […]

Does Pilates help increase abdominal and upper extremity strength and endurance?

One of the common questions I get from patients in the clinic  is “will doing Pilates help me” and then I answer their question with another question “well, what are your fitness goals?”.  If you need to increase your core strength, flexibility, and muscular endurance, then the answer is an unequivocal YES! Pilates can be a […]