Author Archives: karen

Please Support The Mount Baker Theatre

The Mount Baker Theatre is an irreplaceable icon in the city of Bellingham. I encourage you to show your support through your prayers, your memberships, your donations and with your attendance at one or more of her future events. Help … Continue reading

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WHEN AGING MAKES YOU FEEL OLD

Our mindset, coupled with pain, steals our energy and youth. It’s ironic to me that our culture spends millions of dollars seeking to evade the aging process, without truly understanding what aging and youthfulness are. The body is designed to … Continue reading

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Your Shoulder Has Feelings Too

An approach to health and healing from inside and outside the Western Medicine box Claire was seeing me for what I determined to be a frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis. Her condition was apparently instigated by a flu vaccine. … Continue reading

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Which Will Kill Our At-Risk Population First: COVID-19 or our Social Isolation Measures?

Like us all, I have questions. But first, I am not an immunology or epidemiology expert, or a public policymaker for that matter. I appreciate the efforts all of those who are the above. I respect them deeply. I don’t … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Is Essential

Physical therapy is considered “essential.” What makes my work essential? If you ever had to deal with debilitating pain or struggled to function following an injury, you would probably agree my wholistic physical therapy service is essential. As the owner … Continue reading

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Yes, Telehealth Physical Therapy Works and Is Here to Stay

Rumors of telehealth options for the practice of physical therapy have rumbled about in recent years, and I barely paid attention. Being busy with my solo practice, I didn’t take the time to pursue it in-depth, and the obstacles to telehealth seemed … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Update

Yes, I am treating patients, in accordance with CDC guidelines and Gov. Inslee’s mandate. While physical therapy is considered an essential service, I also support mitigating measures. As a healthcare provider who has been practicing physical distancing to protect my … Continue reading

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Practical Advice for Social Distancing

March 15, 2020 What to do during COVID-19-agedden?  My husband insists that the apple fritter and fried chicken he just brought home from the grocery store will help while we binge watch our favorite movies tonight.  Hmm.  We normally eat … Continue reading

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Neuroconference on pain Part 2. – All About.Opioids

March 22, 2019 Our brains and bodies are equipped to manage pain.  We have built in systems that release chemicals to make us feel better, chemicals called neurotransmitters, and many of these are released in the brain, but also throughout … Continue reading

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What I Learned at my conference on the Neuroscience of Pain – Part 1

March 16, 2019 Chronic pain is one of the most underestimated healthcare problems today. In the US, more people live with chronic pain than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. 16% of 16-23 year olds will experience persistent pain. This … Continue reading

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