Tag Archives: strengthening exercises

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

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 […]

Teenage athletes, sugary drinks, sleep and injury

Being the basketball junkie that I am, I was reading an article that was trying to explain why so many young, first round draft picks in last years draft where injured: 7 of the top 11 picks where injured and lost significant time during the season (if not the whole season!). But why? Although the […]

Changing attitudes towards the treatment of osteoarthritis

A fellow basketball player friend of mine originally hurt his back and hip  in high school, about 25 years ago.  He was playing 2-3 times per week, but I hadn’t seen him in awhile until I ran into him at a social function.   Well, over the years his lower back and hip has progressively become more painful and he’s been unable […]

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 […]