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.

 

Tandem Stance Eyes Closed

If you're looking for a way to help improve your balance, try the tandem stance with your eyes closed. Make sure you have something sturdy next to you in case you need it to steady yourself.

To perform the tandem stance with your eyes closed:

  1. Stand next to something sturdy for balance. Place one foot directly in front of the other like you are standing on a tight rope. 

  2. Close your eyes and balance, and then switch feet.

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Wrist Flexion with a Weight

If you're looking for a great way to help strengthen your wrist and increase wrist mobility, try wrist flexion with a weight.

To perform wrist flexion with a weight:

  1. Rest your elbow on a table with your wrist hanging off the edge and your elbow bent. Hold a weight or soup can in your hand, palm facing up.  

  2. Move your fist up and down.

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Single Leg Bridging

Looking for a more advanced way to help strengthen your lower back, core, hips, and legs? Try some single leg bridging.

To perform single leg bridging:

  1. Lie on your back with your knees propped up. Lift one leg off the ground.

  2. Push your hips off the ground until your body is in a straight line, and slowly come back down.

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Standing Hip Extension with Resistive Band

Looking for a great way to help strengthen your hip while increasing hip mobility? Try a standing hip extension with a resistive band.

To perform standing hip extension with a resistive band:

  1. With the band anchored in front of where you are standing and the band wrapped around your ankle, keep your leg straight and your knee locked out.  

  2. Keeping your back straight and upright, slowly kick your leg behind you, and come back.

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Meet My Wellden International Skeleton

The folks at Wellden International sent me their life-sized skeleton to use in my videos so I can show you why and where things can cause pain. But there's a problem, it needs a name! Leave your suggestion in the comments, and I'll pick my favorite!

Click here to purchase your own skeleton!

This life-sized skeleton is really high quality and is made of PVC which makes it very durable and easy to clean.

All of the joints are movable, and the skull is removable. It also depicts the spinal nerves and vertebral arteries, and disc prolapse.

The skeleton comes with a great laminated poster that shows the names of all the bones, so this would be a great skeleton for teaching or studying human anatomy.

Click here to learn more about this skeleton and see Wellden International's other products.

PRODUCT PLACEMENT DISCLAIMER: This video represents the honest opinions of Doctor Jo. Thank you to Wellden International for providing Doctor Jo with a free Life-sized Skeleton to use.

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