Tag Archives: lower back pain

Physical Therapy Video: The RIGHT WAY to get out of bed

Why stress your back just getting in and out of bed?  Check out this short video and 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

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

I have a history of lower back pain: What bar should I use to dead-lift with?

I love the dead-lift exercise. Why? because it’s a great way to build lower extremity strength and power. It’s also very functional, think about lifting a laundry basket or wheel barrow. The knock on the dead-lift is that can be challenging to perform with good form and that it can be hard on your lumbar […]

Is Mechanical Traction effective for Lower back pain?

Lumbar mechanical traction has been used by PT’s and Chiropractors for the treatment of lower back pain, sciatic nerve pain, and disc issues for decades. But is it effective?  If you look at the literature, the answer is NO.   To quote the authors of a study in the February 2016 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports […]

Stretching your thoracic spine to help with lower back pain

Chronic lower back pain is  very complex with many causes and can be very difficult to treat.  One source of lower back pain can be from restrictions in thoracic rotational ability.  Since most of our thoracic mobility should come from our thoracic spine (and NOT our lumbar spine) it’s important to include a spinal rotational […]

Home equipment needs for self treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points

Myofascial Trigger Points can be responsible for many our common complaints of pain in our shoulders, neck, mid/low back and hips.  However, you can take control of your pain and treat your Trigger Points at home with simple, inexpensive equipment.  Check out the video below, Thanks, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, 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 […]

Do you have BBS? Burning Back Syndrome

Yes, I just made that up. We have a syndrome for everything else, why not “burning back”? It’s catchy, rhythmical, and it conjures up a powerful image and it’s totally fictional. However, it leads me to this question: ever have achy or burning lower back muscles that only get better after you lie down or […]