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.

Prevent Varicose Veins & Spider Veins

 

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Varicose veins & spider veins are often caused by poor circulation in your legs and feet. In this video, I'll show several treatments that can help prevent them. 

Ankle pumps and seated heel/toe raises do a great job of increasing the circulation to your legs and increase oxygen to your blood so they can help prevent varicose and spider veins. They are also easy to do almost anywhere.

Another great treatment is Compression stockings, hose, or socks. The folks at JOMI Compression have several different sizes and colors. Their thigh high compression hose are a great option to help prevent varicose and spider veins, as well as prevent DVTs and help with muscle fatigue.

Now for standing exercises and stretches. The runner’s stretch stretches the calf muscles and Achilles tendon. Heel raises and single leg raises not only do a great job to increase circulation, but they also do a great job of strengthening the legs.

Finally, a squat or modified squat is a great exercise as well.

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MLILY Fusion Luxe Mattress Review

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The folks at MLILY asked me to try out their Fusion Luxe Mattress. It's a hybrid mattress that includes both foam layers and pocket springs for great support and comfort.

If you're looking for a mattress that provides the support benefits of foam and the pressure relief of pocket springs, then this hybrid mattress is worth a look. Unlike some other foam mattresses (especially memory foam), the Fusion Luxe mattress sleeps cool thanks to its cooling cover and layers of specialized foam that encourages air flow.

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Shoulder Passive & Active Assisted Range of Motion Exercises

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Shoulder passive range of motion (PROM) & active assisted range of motion (AAROM) exercises get movement back in the shoulder after an injury or surgery. If you’ve had a surgery, make sure you know your precautions. 
 
The first shoulder exercises are for PROM, though it’s really hard to do a completely passive movement when you are awake, but these are the closest you will get. Pendulum exercises and using a pulley are a great way to get motion passively in your shoulder.
 
In this video, I'm using the RangeMaster BlueRanger Shoulder Pulley. The pulley is easy to adjust and has a nice door hanging attachment, or can also be hung from the ceiling.
 
For shoulder AAROM, you can use a table, countertop, or chair to help assist your arm with the movement. You can also use a PVC pipe, cane, or even broom stick to get AAROM as well.
 
Finally, a child’s pose or prayer stretch is another great way to get AAROM or even PROM in your shoulder.
 
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Pro Mag Pain Relief Cooling Gel with Magnesium Review

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Pain relieving gels can be a great way to help relieve pain topically without the need to ingest pain medication. The folks at Pro Mag asked me to try out their pain relief cooling gel that's enhanced with magnesium. 

Pro Mag is an all natural product that uses the benefits of menthol, magnesium, and other pain relieving essential oils to help provide pain relief. 

You simply apply the gel directly to the area of pain a few times throughout the day.

The statements in this video and description have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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