Tag Archives: physical therapy bellingham

Disc disease and a weighted vest: Still a good idea?

I just posted a blog about how walking/hiking with a weighted vest can be an integral part of helping to stabilize bone density with those who suffer from Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.  However, I received a great question, “ Hi Ed, I have degenerative disc disease in my spine. I get some intermittent nerve symptoms in my […]

Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest

 Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 54 million Americans, mostly women. Millions more Americans are estimated to have osteopenia (low bone mass), putting them at risk for osteoporosis. We typically reach our peak bone mass density around the age of 30 and then spend the rest […]

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

5 Reason we stopped billing insurance companies

  “Keep the main thing the main thing” We became PT’s to treat patients, not do hours of paperwork and chase payments from insurance companies. Provide the type of care we feel is needed. One on one care with the same PT, with enough time to listen, treat, and educate our clients. No Pre-authorization of […]

Parents, are we doing a good job keeping our kids fit?

How fit are our kids when compared kids in other countries? There were no chants of “we’re #1, we’re #1” when a recent study ranked the top 50 countries in the “youth fitness” category. Well, we didn’t fare so well, placing 47/50. Top 5 were Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway, and Japan in 5th. We did […]

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 […]

I have pronated feet: Should I be concerned?

“Hey Ed, I’ve been told I have pronated feet. What exactly is that and do I need to be concerned, thanks, K.B.” Hi K.B. if you look at the picture, you can get an idea what a pronated foot looks like. First of all, pronation is not the root of all evil in the world. […]

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 […]

Test your ankle flexibility: Loss of dorsiflexion could be a problem

                        Test your ankle flexibility: After any foot or ankle injury (ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, foot fracture, etc), you must regain full Dorsi-flexion of your ankle to avoid further injury and to return to full function. Put your foot on a chair and use your arm to put moderate pressure on your knee to bring […]