Tag Archives: physical therapist

Learn how to foam roll for hip pain, but watch out for your dog!

Physical Therapy video on how to help your hip pain by using a foam roller, tennis ball, and Lacrosse ball.  Sorry about the interruptions from by dog Romeo! Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, Bellingham, Washington  

How to prevent blisters?

          Many of my patients are marathon runners and most of them have their fair share of injuries: plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, but the most common complaint is blisters. You can put away the expensive socks and special lubricants because a recent study on Ultra-Marathoners found that cheap, paper […]

Avoid falls and slips: How to walk on the ice

Hey everyone, Walking on the ice can be very challenging and the unfortunate fall could result in hip, hand, or back injury.  Just saw my second patient who hurt themselves when they slipped on the ice! Besides the obvious footwear, what can we do? Channel your inner Penguin… How to walk on ice: 1. take […]

Low bone density from Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, over 54 million Americans are living with low bone mass or osteoporosis. Since many of my clients are female, this is a frequent topic of discussion. In addition to supplements, medications, and weight training, I also recommend a weighted vest. Women who are most at risk for bone fractures […]

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 […]

What do 10 million Americans have in common? Osteoporosis

What do 10 million Americans have in common? Osteoporosis: what exactly is it and how does one prevent it in the first place? As physical therapists, we evaluate to find a diagnosis and treat accordingly. But so many times I think we miss the first step of this which is prevention. What can one do […]

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 […]

Acute management of a contusion

One of the advantages of playing basketball two times per week with aging weekend warriors is that I’m never at a loss for blog material. Once again, I was a popular guy today. Let’s recap today’s injuries: right lateral ankle sprain, jammed fingers, kicked in the calve, and “tweaked” lower back. Today I will quickly […]

5 strengthening exercises to avoid at the gym

I will often get asked about weight training and which exercises should be done and others that need to be avoided.  Let’s first start with the 5 to avoid so we don’t reinforce incorrect or faulty movement patterns.  I’ve compiled my “top 5 list to avoid” based on my experience as a Physical Therapist.  Let me give […]