Tag Archives: knee pain

Does running increase your chance of hip and knee arthritis?

  48 year old patient with knee pain, who likes to play basketball, was advised by his trainer to stop running/playing hoops since this would accelerate his arthritis.  So the question is   “Does running really increase your chances of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis?”   When you look at the research, the answer has […]

Use Chair Squats to help with hip and knee strength.

Try using chair squats to rehab your leg or hip injury,  easy to modify, and safe to try.  Let me know if you have any questions, Enjoy! Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA

PT video: How to fit and use a cane

Not sure if you are using your cane the right way?  Check out this short video just to be safe… Let me know if you have any questions ~ Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA  

Physical Therapy Video: ACL tears in sports, what can we do?

We must train the landing to help reduce the chance of ACL injuries in our youth playing sports. Check out my latest video with real footage of a NBA player who suffers not one, but two ACL injuries. Let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham, Physical Therapy

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. […]

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 […]

Professional athletes like Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years, but is it right for you?

Professional athletes, including Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years. Is it right for you? We are talking about PRP injections. Many of you may have heard of PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma – for the healing of many common musculoskeletal injuries like tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament strains. But is the marketing […]

How to treat knee pain: Different factors to consider

After you’ve tried all of the above suggestions, talk to your PT about what else can be done.  Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapy Bellingham

Should Runners Stretch? Not if you can do this…

As a Physical Therapist in Bellingham, I treat a lot of runners and the same question comes up: Do I really need to stretch?  I have them do this simple scan exam to see if they have the mobility and flexibility needed to safely run.  Check it out and let me know if you have […]

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