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.

Text Neck Pain Relief Stretches

Text Neck is literally a pain in the neck! Here are some simple neck stretches, exercises and posture adjustments that should help relieve some of the pain.  

The first thing that will help with text neck is to change your posture.When you are bending over at your neck and hunching your upper back, your neck muscles get tight in the front of the neck and overstretched in the back of the neck and upper back.
So the first 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. 
The next one is to open up the chest area with a scapular squeeze. You want to imagine that someone has their hand on your spine in the middle of your back. Squeeze your shoulder blades back towards your spine and hold, and then come back. Hold it for about 3-5 seconds, and do it about 10 times to start.
The next stretch is going to be a chin tuck lying down. Roll up a towel and put it right in the curve of your neck on the ground.  Push down towards the floor. Hold that for about 3-5 seconds. Do this 3-5 times. The towel's there to give you a target, so you're pushing those muscles in towards the towel. 
For the last stretch, grab a pillow, turn over onto your stomach, and put the pillow right at your stomach and chest area. Now you are going to exercise your upper back muscles. Put your hands on your lower back. Keep your neck in a neutral position, and lift your upper body up off the floor. Hold it for about 1-2 seconds, and then come back down. Start with 10 times.

Nayoya Back Hook Massager Review

The Nayoya Back Hook Massager is not only a great way to get good pressure on achy muscles, but it also saves your finger joints from having to do it yourself. To purchase the Nayoya Back Hook Massager, visit the Doctor Jo Physical Therapy Store.
The massager has 9 knobs throughout the hook to give you options for each portion of your body. It applies precise pressure to knots, trigger points, and tender areas. It helps get down to the deep tissue to help release the tension without damaging your fingers.
This is a great alternative to using your hands to massage out achy painful muscles. If you have achy back or neck muscles, back spasms, stress, headaches, tight tendons or muscles, or soreness in general, the Nayoya Hook Massager might help you on your road to recovery.

Nayoya Acupressure Back Pain Relief Kit Review

Got back pain? The watch my review for the Nayoya Acupressure Back Pain Relief Kit which is designed to use acupressure to give you back pain relief.
The Acupressure Mat has over 6,000 acupressure points for back pain relief while the Neckupressure Pillow has almost 1,800 acupressure points for neck pain relief. The pressure points are designed to improve circulation, relieve headaches, and relax muscles. 
The acupressure circles are plastic and very sharp, so be very careful to distribute your weight evenly.
For the first 2-3 minutes, it is slightly uncomfortable, but shortly after that, the skin becomes warm and tingly, and the muscles start to relax.
If you have achy back or neck muscles, back spasms, stress, headaches, or even trouble sleeping, the Nayoya Acupressure Mat might help you on your road to recovery.

aPallo Wrist Brace Day/Night System Review

Today I'm trying out the aPallo Wrist Brace Day/Night System which can be used to relieve the pain caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

This product features both a day and a night brace, and is also great for providing support for wrist injuries (ligament instability, sprain, or muscle strain) as well as providing post-operative support or support after the removal of a cast or splint.

You can purchase these wrist braces in my product store

Thanks for 3 MILLION Views!

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