Hi, I'm Doctor Jo, a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. I hope you enjoy my video demos of stretches & exercises for common injuries and syndromes. If you have a question, just ask! Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon.

 

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Ankle Support by Sleeve Stars Review

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PRODUCT REVIEW DISCLAIMER: This video represents the honest opinions of Doctor Jo. Thank you to Sleeve Stars for sponsoring this video and providing Doctor Jo with a free Ankle Support to use/review.

Stretches & Exercises for Gamers

As a gamer, you can have many aches, pains, and injuries. These stretches and exercises for gamers should help give you relief and get back to gaming.

The first set of exercises will loosen up the muscles, try not to push through pain, just get a slight stretch. You can prop your arm on a table and let your wrist hand off or you can hold it up in the air. Make a fist with your hand with your palm down. At your wrist, bend your wrist up to work the muscles in extension, and then bend it down to stretch the muscles in flexion. Then turn your fist to the side with the thumb toward the ceiling for a radial and ulnar deviation movement going up and down. This will stretch your thumb muscles as well.

Then put your arm straight out in front of you. With your palm down and making a fist, bend your wrist up with overpressure from your other hand. If this is not enough of a stretch, open up your fingers pointing them in the air and do the same stretch. Hold these for 30 seconds, and do three of them.

Now put your arm straight out in front of you. With your palm down, bend your wrist down with overpressure from your other hand. If this is not enough of a stretch, curl your fingers into a fist and do the same stretch. Hold these for 30 seconds, and do three of them.

Next, the exercise is a simple chin tuck. You don’t want to tuck it down to your chest, but take your chin, and pull it backwards. You can put your finger on your chin, as a target or starting point, and then tuck it in. Hold it for about 3-5 seconds, and then relax. Do this about 3-5 times.

For the last stretch, clasp your hands behind you, and push your hands downward and push your chest out. Do each of these 3 times for 30 seconds.

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Meet My Axis Scientific Muscle Replica Model

The folks at Axis Scientific sent me their half-size muscle replica model to use in my videos so I can show you what's happening on the inside when you're feeling a certain pain. But there's a problem, it needs a name! Leave your suggestion in the comments, and I'll pick my favorite!

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This half-sized muscle replica model is really nice. It shows the entire muscular system and has 27 removable parts so you can see down deeper into the model.

One of the great features of this model is that all of the muscles on the model are numbered. These numbers correspond to a detailed book that shows the muscles in even greater along with their names. This is great for a classroom use, reference, or other teaching environments.

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PRODUCT PLACEMENT DISCLAIMER: This video represents the honest opinions of Doctor Jo. Thank you to Axis Scientific for providing Doctor Jo with a free Muscle Replica Model to use.

How to Relieve Neck Pain

These neck pain relief stretches and exercises can help you relieve neck pain from a strain, spasm, or even if you just slept on your neck wrong. They can also help relieve tension headaches.

First start off with some gentle neck movements to warm up your muscles by turning your head from side to side like you are looking over your shoulder. This is neck rotation. Now you are going to take your ear to your shoulder on each side. Make sure you are not shrugging your shoulders up. This is side bending.

Next, the exercise is a simple chin tuck. You don’t want to tuck it down to your chest, but take your chin, and pull it backwards. You can put your finger on your chin, as a target or starting point, and then tuck it in. Hold it for about 3-5 seconds, and then relax. Do this about 3-5 times.

Now for a trapezius stretch, place your hand under your thigh to keep your shoulder down, then side bend your head to the opposite side and gently put pressure with your other hand to get a stretch through your trapezius muscles. Hold these for 30 seconds and perform 3 times on each side.

Then you will stretch your levator scapulae muscle. This is the muscle that is used when you shrug your shoulders, and they can get overworked when you are stressed out. Take your arm on the side of the pain and place it above and behind your shoulder. Then take your opposite arm and place on top and slightly behind your head. Look down towards the opposite knee of the pain and apply gentle pressure for a good stretch.

The next stretch is for the anterior scalene muscles. Cross you hand over to the side you want to stretch and place it on your clavicle to help hold down the first rib where they are attached. Turn your head toward that side and look upward. Hold these for 30 seconds and perform 3 times on each side.

The final exercises are isometric exercises that will help strengthen the muscles. You are going to do isometric exercises in each direction. Basically this is when you activate the muscle, but you are not moving it. You can do this by gently pressing into your hand in each direction. Hold each one of these for 3-5 seconds.

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