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.

 

XT Brace Ankle Support with Gel Pack Review

The XT Brace Ankle Support with Gel Pack is a unique ankle support compression system that includes a gel pack for hot and/or cold therapy. It can be used during a workout for support and compression or for pre and post therapy or recovery.

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The XT Brace Ankle Support is designed to work for a wide variety of injuries including swelling, inflammation, ankle strains, ankle sprains, bruising, and general support and compression. It’s also adjustable so it fits the majority of ankle sizes (left or right) from a female XS to a male XXL.

The included, reusable gel pack can be microwaved for hot therapy or frozen for cold therapy, which adds to its flexibility of use in many different situations.

The XT Braces were created by US Intelligence Officers to help with the high demands and injuries encountered in the field.

Visit the XT Brace website for more information on the XT Brace Ankle Support.

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Freory Ab Roller Wheel & Jump Rope Set Review

The Freory Ab Roller Wheel & Jump Rope Set is a great addition to your workout equipment. While the Jump Rope is nice, the star of the set is the Ab Roller Wheel. It will really work your core and give your abs an incredible workout.

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The ab roller wheel is nice and compact and features very comfortable handles and a nice smooth roll. If you haven't used an ab roller wheel before, make sure you start off slow because it can be a really tough workout.

The jump rope is an adjustable speed jump rope and will work well for cardio, endurance and CrossFit training. You can also use it as a stretching strap.

Both items are well made and come with a 100% money back guarantee.

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Osteoarthritis Back Pain Stretches & Exercises

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine (or back) is caused when the joints and discs in the neck and lower back degenerate. It can cause stiffness and pain in the back and is usually worse in the morning and at night.

These stretches and exercises should help with the osteoarthritis pain in your back.

The first stretch is called the pelvic tilt. You will roll back onto your back with your knees bent. You want to imagine pushing your belly button into the ground, or push your back flat onto the ground like you are squishing something. You can put your hand under the curve of your back, and try to push your back into your hand. Hold these for about 3-5 seconds.

Now you will do a figure four stretch. Cross your foot over onto the thigh of your other leg into a figure four position. Grab the leg on the ground underneath the thigh, and pull your leg toward your chest. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds, and do three on each side.

Then you will do a single knee to chest stretch, bend one knee and bring your leg up to your chest as far as you comfortably can. Hold this for 30 seconds and do it three times on each side.

The next stretch is a child’s pose stretch. Turn over onto your knees and sit back onto your feet. Put your arms out in front of you on the ground and stretch them forward reaching in front of you. Hold for 30 seconds and do them three times. If it is comfortable, you can hold them longer than 30 seconds.

Get on your stomach in prone. This will help you stretch your spine into extension. You can prop up on your elbows and hold it for a few minutes.

Now go up on your hands and knees in a quadruped position or all fours. Try to keep your back straight like a tabletop, and try to keep your neck in a neutral position so you don't strain anything. Now lift your opposite arm and leg and the same time. Some people call this the bird dog exercise. Start off with 10 on each side.

The final set of exercises are going to be planks. Start with a plank on your elbows. You can do this modified with your knees bent and on the ground, or you can get into a full plank position. Make sure your elbow lines up with your shoulder, and that your body is in a straight line. Hold this for about 20-30 seconds, and work your way up to a minute. Finally you are going to lie on your side with the side you want to strength on the ground. Try to get your body in a straight line, and place your elbow on the ground just below your shoulder. Come up into a side plank. Hold it for 15-20 seconds, and work your way up to a minute. If this is too hard, you can start the side plank on your knees.

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OfficeGYM Coccyx Seat Cushion Review & Proper Sitting Tips

The OfficeGYM Orthopedic Coccyx Cushion is a nice addition to any chair to provide extra cushioning and support for your bum. It's great for an office chair, car, stadium seating or any travel seat.

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If you sit for long periods of time, you may notice pain and soreness in your bottom. The OfficeGYM cushion will provide the extra support and cushioning you need. It also help with reliving sciatica and back pain if you sit for many hours on a chair.

The cushion's cover is machine washable and very soft! It also comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee.

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