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PT video: Safely transfer to the floor for Seniors and Parkinson’s patients

Learn how to safely transfer on the floor to do your exercises.  Getting on the floor is a very functional activity that we often take for granted.  Please let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Back of your knee pain? Could be your popliteus muscle

(picture courtesy of Essential Anatomy app) Let’s talk knee pain. Pain behind your knee, especially after multidirectional activities, could be irritation of a small, but very important muscle called the popliteus. Remember, the knee is just not a simple “hinge joint” but rather has a small but critical amount of tibial internal and external rotation. […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, limb injury, and Vitamin C: What’s the connection?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, difficult to treat, painful condition usually affecting either an arm or leg after an injury or trauma to that limb.  CRPS is thought to be an exaggerated response by the nervous system to the injury. Who can get it? Anyone can be affected by CRPS, but it […]

Video: Having Knee pain? Check your hip and ankle mobility first

The knee is very dependent upon proper strength and flexibility of the hip and ankle.  If you are having knee pain that isn’t resolving, you may want to check your hip and ankle flexibility.  Check out the video below,  let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA […]

Arm pain and numbness: could be your “minor”

If you are having any numbness or tingling of your arm, the pectoralis minor (named minor because there is also a pectoralis major) is always guilty unless proven otherwise.   Look at how the pectoralis muscle lies directly over the neurovascular bundle (the nerve, vein, and artery) and you can imagine how tightness of this […]

How PT can help with runners who have knee pain

I received a question recently from a runner who was having knee pain: “Hey Ed, I’m a long distance runner and I’m having some knee pain but I don’t want to stop running. What types of things do PT’s look at during an evaluation? Thanks, Signed “must keep running” Hi “must keep running”, I applaud […]

How to treat knee pain using a dowel for quadricep trigger points

Here’s another way to work those lower leg muscles to decrease pain if you can’t use a foam roller. This is what I have all my total knee replacement patients do before they do their exercises. Let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapy Bellingham , WA

How to treat knee pain with a foam roller.

Playing basketball for the last 25 years  has been taxing on my knees at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  After having pain in both knees for about 6 months last year, I decided to take my own advise and started foam rolling my leg muscles daily. The daily rolling has helped […]

When Fascia gets too tight: Compartment Syndrome

 Case Study: Acute Compartment Syndrome 22 year old male basketball player accidentally takes a knee in the thigh during a game, a fairly common injury in basketball. He stops playing and ice’s his knee. The next day, his leg is noticeably swollen and becoming painful. He has a desk job and during the next day, […]

Video to improve your posture and help treat neck pain

Neck pain is one of the most common conditions we treat in our clinic. In addition to manual therapy and cervical stretching, it is important to address any postural influences on neck pain and to learn how to strengthen your scapular muscles. The scapular muscles form the “foundation” upon which the neck and head sits. […]