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.

7 Stiff Knee Stretches

Stiff knees can occur for many different reasons including arthritis, a sprain, a strain, or any other injury. These stretches should help.

Doing patella (kneecap) mobs is a great way to get the knee loosened up. Since the patella is connected to the quad tendon and the patellar tendon, if it gets tight, it will put pressure on the knee joint.

Since the calves, hamstrings, IT band, and quads all cross the knee joint, it’s really important to stretch those muscles to help relieve stiffness and tightness in the knee.

Finally heel slides lying down and seated can really help decrease stiffness in the knee.

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Got tight muscles? Here are 5 easy ways to help you find relief. From stretching to massage, these tight muscle treatments will hopefully get you feeling better soon. 

A great way to relieve tight muscles is to warm up first. You can do some gentle exercises with a band to get the muscles warm and loosened up before you stretch out the muscles.

You can also use a rolling stick or a roller on your muscles to help get them relax, and help the muscles recover from a workout. The folks at Skyin sent their Recovery Kit to use, which has all the equipment you need.

Acupressure also helps recovery by increasing circulation to tight areas, and relaxing the muscles as well.

Finally whole body stretches work really well to get all the tightness out of your body. The prayer stretch or child’s pose is a great way to do this.

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7 Hand Pain & Finger Pain Treatments

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Finger pain and hand pain can be caused by many things including hand and finger arthritis, circulation issues, an injury, or just achiness in the joints. These 7 finger and hand pain treatments should help.

Finger, thumb, and wrist range of motion movements are a great way to relieve pain in the hands and fingers. Make sure you are going through the full range of motion.

Massaging the fingers, hand, and palm area is also a great way to not only relieve pain, but also improve circulation, blood flow, and sensation to the area.

Finger extension stretches do a great job of working the joints of the fingers closest to your hand, which often are the most painful.

You can also use a custom hand massager for pain relief like the Breo iPalm 520s. It uses pressure, heat and acupressure to increase circulation to help relieve pain in the hands and fingers.

The last two exercises help with finger flexion and extension. Having strong fingers help relieve the pain.

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10 Best Scoliosis Exercises

These scoliosis exercises are for postural scoliosis that can come from bad posture or a leg length difference. If you've had scoliosis since you were young, these stretches may not help.

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. It can happen when you are young, or it can happen when you are older and have bad posture or a leg length difference. This can cause the muscles on one side of the back to be tight and/or the muscles on the opposite side to be too weak. These exercises are for postural scoliosis.

Starting off on the floor, you will work your core and pelvic muscles. If you can’t get on the floor, you can do them on a couch or bed.

You can also use a Swiss ball (therapy or stability ball) to help work on your balance muscles as well as your back muscles. If you don’t have a ball, you can do these lying down on your stomach. You also want to work on your side as well to strengthen your oblique muscles. Make sure to modify the exercises as you need to.

In standing, you can use weights and resistive bands. Make sure you start of with light resistance for both and slowly progress to something harder. The last exercises are squats with movements. Make sure you are using good form so you don’t irritate something else like your knees.

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