Tag Archives: neck pain

PT video: exercises for upper trap, shoulder, and neck tightness

Chronic neck and shoulder tightness can often be helped with simple postural exercises, check out the video below.  Let me know if you have any questions ~thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy,  Bellingham, WA

Neck pain after a whiplash injury

Unresolved neck pain, especially after a whiplash injury, may need to have the anterior (front of the neck) cervical musculature treated. The longus Colli is one of the anterior cervical muscles I find to be significantly involved with my clients who continue to have neck pain even though they have sought treatment. How do you […]

Thoracic Spine Class: October 21st – 23rd, 2016 in Bellingham, WA

The Thoracic Spine ~From the Inside Out~ Weekend workshop presented by Ed Deboo, MSPT and Elizabeth Deboo, MSPT   Where:  2114 James St. Bellingham, WA When:  Meet, Greet & Introduction – Friday October 21, 6:30-9:00 PM, with light refreshments served. Workshop – Saturday & Sunday October 22 and 23, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM What: Lab/Experiential & Didactic Content Cost: $425, 14.5 contact hours […]

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. […]

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

Thoracic spine “opener” video with foam roller to help with mid back pain

Our thoracic spine has a natural curve to it, called a kyphosis.  However, this kyphosis often becomes exaggerated as we age and can become very stiff.  This mid back stiffness can cause shoulder and neck pain, scapular pain, and can contribute to postural stress. I have made a video of 2 great exercises to help […]

Finally, some good news for those with Fibromyalgia:walking works!

Many of my Fibromyalgia patients have multiple complaints of musculoskeletal pain, especially back and neck pain, that can make even routine daily activities seem daunting.  I just read an encouraging article by a group of Swedish researchers who found that high intensity Nordic walking for 20 minutes twice a week “significantly boosted function without any exacerbation […]

The birth of a new website

As many of you know, my treatment specialty is Osteopathic manual structural therapy and exercise prescription.  However, over the years I have had patients that have requested just an exercise program to help manage their pain, be it neck, back, or shoulder, because they cannot afford to attend PT.   Many cannot attend therapy because they either have too high of a co-pay/deductible […]