Tag Archives: shoulder pain

Shoulder pain while reaching overhead? Could be an impingement.

A common cause of shoulder pain with overhead movements is a shoulder “impingement”.  Watch the video below to see if you have this common condition and what you may be able to do about it.  Please let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham, Physical Therapy  

How to foam roll for shoulder pain

Although not as common as lower back pain, shoulder pain is a close second. Posterior shoulder trigger points and tightness is often the common denominator with many common shoulder issues: impingement, bursitis, rotator cuff issues, and bicep pain. Try foam rolling the back of your shoulder to see if it helps, let me know if […]

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

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. […]

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 […]

Shoulder stretching: posterior capsule

Stretching of the posterior capsule is critical for normal shoulder health and function.  Check out the video for more education..

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 […]

Proximal stability before distal mobility

If you have ever been a patient of mine, you have probably heard me talk about certain treatment principles that I strongly adhere to.  One such principal is  “Proximal stability before distal mobility” which simply refers to the fact that we must first have good mobility and strength along our core (mid-line structures along our spine) before we can […]

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 […]