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Help with night-time foot and leg cramps

If you have ever experienced  night-time cramps or "Charlie Horses" you know how painful they can be! Check out this short video on a few tips that may help, Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks for watching, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMix5ak4keE

By |February 5th, 2017|General|

Popliteus muscle and back of your knee pain

Hey everyone, If you or someone you know has knee pain, it could be partly caused by a tightness of the popliteus muscle.  Watch the video below to learn how to treat it.  Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks! Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, Integrative PT https://youtu.be/PhYwEr4BgRE

By |January 1st, 2017|General|

Hip Osteoarthritis Exercises

I actually made this video for my mom, who lives in India, for her back and hip pain.  However, I decided to post it in case others may benefit from the exercises and stretches.  Often those individuals with  hip arthritis also have issues with their knees, lower back, and overall strength.  Taking a more comprehensive

By |December 19th, 2016|General|

Turn off that night light!

                                                   (picture of courtesy of  Essential Anatomy App)   Circadian rhythms, the body’s internal clock,  are important in determining human sleep patterns. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow

By |November 27th, 2016|Blog, General|

The Respiratory Diaphragm: The body’s most important muscle

The Respiratory Diaphragm ~The most important muscle in our body~ (photo courtesy of Essential Anatomy 5 app.  Must have for anatomy lovers) Why is the respiratory diaphragm the body's most important muscle? The respiratory diaphragm is our “breathing muscle” and if it stops working, you won’t last too long without a ventilator to breath. Anatomy:

By |November 10th, 2016|General|

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy is a specialized form of “hands on” physical therapy where the fascia (connective tissue), muscles, and joints are gently palpated and manipulated to decrease pain and restore normal movement. Impaired joint movement may be a result of muscle spasm, abnormal muscle tension (guarding), joint restrictions, poor movement patterns, or muscle weakness.  Manual therapy

By |October 11th, 2016|General|

Chronic neck tightness? Could be your breathing

Many patients with chronic neck and shoulder pain often are breathing with their "accessory" muscles instead of their respiratory diaphragm (belly breathing). Watch the video and check to see if your breathing could be part of your neck tightness. Let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfWUIS6BAzc

By |September 23rd, 2016|General|

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

By |May 6th, 2016|General|

What can an old pair of sneakers tell us? Plenty….

What can we learn from an old pair of sneakers? Plenty.... Case study: 76 year old female client who is an avid walker presents with long-standing left hip pain. When we looked in to her walking shoes, we saw that she had worn out the insole around the big toe on the left, but not

By |May 5th, 2016|General|
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