Back of your knee pain? Could be your popliteus muscle | Bellingham Physical Therapy

(picture courtesy of Essential Anatomy app) Let's talk knee pain. Pain behind your knee, especially after multidirectional activities, could be irritation of a small, but very important muscle called the popliteus. Remember, the knee is just not a simple "hinge joint" but rather has a small but critical amount of tibial internal and external rotation. [...]

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Rehabilitation after shoulder separation (AC joint separation) | Bellingham Physical Therapy

2 important rehab considerations for AC joint injuries: 40%-50% of all shoulder injuries sustained during sports involve the AC joint, with the most common being a "separated shoulder". A "separated shoulder" is actually a separation of the AC joint (acromioclavicular joint). The most common mechanism of injury is a downward force that tears/stretches the AC [...]

Hot/cold contrast bath to help reduce ankle and hand swelling | Bellingham Physical Therapy

How to do a Hot/Cold Contrast bath to help reduce swelling: Use only ice for the first 48 hours, then you can use the hot/cold combo. Basketball season means the potential for sports injuries and especially sprained ankles! Saw a young high school basketball player today in the clinic with a pretty swollen ankle. X-ray [...]

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