Hi, I'm Doctor Jo, a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. I hope my physical therapy videos for common injuries and syndromes will help put you on the road to recovery. If you have a question, just ask! Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon.

EMVA Sports Jump Rope ProBox Review

If you haven’t jumped rope in a while, you’ll be amazed at the great workout you can get from jumping rope. And EMVA Sports has designed a really nice jump rope package. It comes with a very sturdy case, ergonomically shaped handles, a polyester coated stainless steel rope, and lots of replacement parts! 

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EMVA Sports also offers a 60-day money back guarantee on their Jump Rope ProBox!


Thanks for 5 MILLION Views AMA

Since I'm posting this AMA, that can only mean one thing... I hit 5,000,000 views, yippee!

You all asked so many great questions, so this video is kind of long, but I think you'll really enjoy it! Also watch to see who won the $25 gift card drawing.

Thank you so much for helping me reach this goal. I can't wait for the next 5 million views! Please continue to share my YouTube Channel and this site with all of your family and friends so we can reach that goal even faster :-)

Neck Strengthening Exercises

Strong neck muscles can go a long way in helping to prevent neck pain. And these neck strengthening exercises are a great way to strengthen your neck muscles.

Anytime you exercise or work muscles, it is a good idea to warm them up. Moist heat works well to get the muscles loose and ready to work. 15-20 minutes is the recommended time. In this video, I used the Sunny Bay Microwaveable Neck Heating Wrap.

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Let’s get started. Make sure you keep your neck in a neutral position with all these exercises, lined up with your spine. You should start off with a very light resistive band for the neck muscles since they are smaller muscles. I will use yellow for these exercises, which is the lightest band. Make sure you don’t choke yourself while doing these!

For the first set of exercises, put the band on the outside of your head on the side you want to strengthen. Then hold it on the opposite side. Don’t let the band slip off your head and pop you! Now bring your ear down towards your shoulder, but try not to lift your shoulder up towards your ear and keep it down. Slowly take your ear down, and slowly come back up. You don’t have to go far, just make sure you are controlling the band with the exercise, and try not to move your whole body. Then switch sides.

The next exercise is a chin tuck. This is not taking your chin to your chest, but it is actually pulling or retracting it inwards. You will have a lot of chins if you do this correctly. Now put the band behind your head, and hold the band in front of you. Tuck your chin in and hold it for 3-5 seconds and come back out. If you can’t keep it from sliding on your hair, you can wrap it around the back of your neck, but you might not get quite as much resistance.

Finally, you will do a neck rotation. This time, you will wrap the band behind your head and cross it in front of you, so there is an X in the band. Hold the band in front and slightly out to the sides. Rotate your head slowly to one side, and then to the other. This is like you are looking over your shoulder behind you.

You can also ice your muscles after you exercise for 10-15 minutes to cool the muscles and help prevent inflammation.

Ergo21 Original Extreme Comfort Seat Cushion Review

The Ergo21 Original Extreme Comfort Seat Cushion uses LiquiCell Technology to give your bum the TLC it deserves!

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The Ergo21 cushion’s LiquiCell technology features ultra-thin, liquid-filled membranes that allow your body to glide and float on top of the cushion. The movement is too small for you to detect, but it provide maximum comfort and helps you to sit comfortably for hours without pain or discomfort.

It's great for office chairs, car seats, or any other chair that could use a little more cushioning.

PRODUCT REVIEW DISCLAIMER: This video represents the honest opinions of Doctor Jo. Thank you to Ergo21 for sponsoring this video and providing Doctor Jo with a free Original Extreme Comfort Seat Cushion to review.


Foam Roller Exercises to Relieve Muscle Pain

Foam Rollers like the Muscle Mauler Max are a great tool for muscle injury prevention and rehabilitation. Here are a few exercises and stretches you can do with a foam roller to help provide muscle pain relief.

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Unlike most other foam rollers, the Muscle Mauler Max has raised foam nodules that act like tiny pressure point relievers as you roll out your muscles. 

The Muscle Mauler Max is 24 inches long, comes with a great eBook full of foam roller exercises, and has a 100% money back guarantee!

PRODUCT REVIEW DISCLAIMER: This video represents the honest opinions of Doctor Jo. Thank you to Master of Muscle for sponsoring this video and providing Doctor Jo with a free Muscle Mauler Max to use/review.


DISCLAIMER: The videos, posts and comments contained on this website are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can't possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this website to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This website is only intended to show and discuss correct physical therapy exercises and information and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, the information on this website won’t help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing any of the techniques discussed herein. If you experience any pain or difficulty while exercising, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.