Tag Archives: ed deboo

Hematoma: Deep leg bruise and swelling

My latest basketball injury involved receiving a deep thigh bruise about 1 week ago.  The bruise then turned in to a hematoma and I made 2 mistakes that will probably prolong my healing about 1 week.  Watch this short video and I hope you learn from my mistakes, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

My Top 10 pieces of advice for future Physical Therapists

After 25 years as a Physical Therapist, I’ve become reflective on  a career of great satisfaction, filled with constant learning.  In my humble opinion, here are somethings I feel may be valuable to the next generation of PT’s, Enjoy! Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

Tired of chronic lower back tightness? Try this exercise routine

Chronically tight muscles often need to be “re-educated” on how to be relaxed again. They can suffer from “muscle amnesia” which can be caused from injury, immobility, advancing age, and even stress. Learn a simple exercise routine you can do daily to help reduce your lower back tightness. Please let me know if you have […]

Having neck pain and stiffness? Check your scalene muscles for trigger points.

Neck pain and stiffness can often be made worse by trigger points or tenderness of the scalene muscles.  Learn now to find and treat your scalenes and reduce your neck and upper back pain. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

DIY trigger point tool, the “peanut”

Trigger point pain can be debilitating but can often be treated with self-care massage and exercise.  First you will need to make a “peanut” to make your life a bit easier. Learn how to with the video below:   How to make a peanut for trigger point work   Please let me know if you […]

Disc disease and a weighted vest: Still a good idea?

I just posted a blog about how walking/hiking with a weighted vest can be an integral part of helping to stabilize bone density with those who suffer from Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.  However, I received a great question, “ Hi Ed, I have degenerative disc disease in my spine. I get some intermittent nerve symptoms in my […]

Physical Therapy Video: Treat ankle Trigger Points for ankle pain

Learn how to use a “peanut” to help alleviate lateral (outer) ankle pain from trigger points in the muscles of the fibula. Please let know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy video: How to treat lateral (outer) ankle pain with fibular mobilizations

After a inversion ankle sprain or foot injury, it is very common to have residual ankle pain. Watch this short video to learn how to mobilize your fibula to restore better dorsiflexion to your ankle and hopefully reduce your pain. Please let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical […]

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

How to treat outer (lateral) foot pain

Outer foot or lateral foot pain can have multiple causes, but a common factor is tightness of the cuboid and 5 th metatarsal joints.  Watch the video below to learn simple ways to mobilize and treat your own cuboid and help your foot pain.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, […]