If I see a client in the clinic that has complaints of chronic muscle tightness and pain, one of the first questions I ask is "how well do you sleep at night?" If they have trouble with consistently getting quality sleep, that becomes an area of emphasis. Poor sleep can contribute to weight gain, poor
Photo by Jesper Aggergaard on Unsplash Establishing the correct diagnosis of your shoulder pain is critical for the optimal plan of care. Common shoulder disorders include rotator cuff pathology, sub acromial impingement, adhesive capsulitis, and bicipital tendonitis. In this blog, we will be discussing the signs of a Frozen shoulder, also known as
Think bone health at an early age Osteoporosis is a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Osteoporosis, a condition where bones become brittle and porous, effects over 10 million Americans. Another 40 million have low bone mass density. It usually effects adults over the age of 50, women more than men. However, we reach
I turn 52 years old next week and somedays I feel my age. As a Physical Therapist for the last 26 years, I realize how hard it can be getting older and still wanting to be active and strong. Aging is normal and should be embraced, we can't turn back the hands of time.
We can prevent Sarcopenia by our lifestyle choices. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass as we age. Although some loss of strength is normal as we age, we can influence the rate of sarcopenia. Two ways of reducing the rate of sarcopenia are by strength training and by making sure we have an adequate
Ready to work on improving your posture, but sure how? "Stretch weakness" often occurs in our back muscles when we have poor posture. We need to strengthen our back to help support our posture. Do so with a simple, home based exercise that requires no special equipment. But first, what does an old stretched out
Imagine you are outside, enjoying our beautiful Bellingham summer when suddenly you start having back pain. Acute shoulder pain, lower back pain, and hip pain are common occurrences for most of us. However, muscle pain can be debilitating for some, especially when if it turns chronic. Many factors play in to chronic pain. Undiagnosed trigger
The squat is a great, functional exercise and the corner stone of many leg and hip strengthening routines. BUT what if you can't squat? May be it's due to a knee or hip replacement or knee arthritis. In this video, I talk about 6 strengthening exercises. The focus is on the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and
As a manual physical therapist, treatment of chronic pain from joint and muscle dysfunction is a daily occurrence.
I do implore my clients to consider eliminating all added sugars from their diet. But why pick on sugar?
Due to the changes in functional ability of patients with Parkinson's Disease, safely transferring up off the floor can be very challenging for both the patient and caregiver.
Ed and Elizabeth Deboo, Physical Therapists, discuss what to look for if someone has fallen...