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Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Relief

Physical therapy for neck pain can help relieve pain from a wide variety of neck issues including bad posture. These neck stretches & exercises can help with general neck pain and neck tightness.

First up we have chin tucks. Chin tucks are my favorite exercise and/or stretch for the neck. It does a great job of “resetting” the neck muscles, and stopping forward head posture.

Isometric exercises can also be very beneficial, especially when you are having a lot of neck pain and big movements increase the pain. Isometric exercises activate or contract the muscles without moving the muscles.

The final two stretches are not only great for neck pain, but they can also help with shoulder and upper back pain as well. The upper trapezius and levator scapulae muscles cover the neck, upper back, and shoulder area, so they can cause a lot of neck pain, shoulder pain, and upper back pain when they are tight.

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How to Use a TENS Unit for Neck Pain

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A TENS Unit can be a great tool for helping to reduce and relieve neck pain. In this video, Here are some pad placements to relieve different types of neck pain. 

Some common neck injuries that may benefit from a TENS/EMS unit include things like muscles strains, whiplash, herniated discs, spondylosis, stenosis, and general arthritis.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is used to help reduce pain and increase circulation. Basically the vibration of the TENS follows the same pathway as the pain pathway to the brain and helps cancel it out. It is a great alternative to pain medication. A TENS uses two or four electrodes with cross currents to surround the area. The deep vibration/massage helps relax the muscles and allow for healing. You should not get a muscle contraction when using TENS.

Healthmate Forever has a wide variety of TENS/EMS Units and pads. The unit I'm using in this video is the TS8ABH.

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Diastasis Recti Explained & How to Fix It

A diastasis recti happens when your rectus abdominal muscles or your “six pack” ab muscles separate vertically. This can happen to women or men, but it is most common in women who are pregnant.

A diastasis recti happens when your belly expands from pregnancy or being overweight, and the connective tissue gets stretched out, pulling the rectus abdominis apart.

Often people try to correct this by doing a lot of crunches, but if you are already stretched out in that area, traditional crunches can make it worse.

Dr. Jen helps me show you not only how to check to see if you have one, but also a great and easy way to strengthen those muscles in a safe and correct way to help reduce that space.

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How to Use a TENS / EMS Unit for Knee Pain Relief

Sponsored Content: This video contains paid product placement. Thank you to Healthmate Forever for sponsoring this video and providing Doctor Jo with a free T12AB TENS/EMS Unit to use. If you purchase a product from these links/ads, Doctor Jo will receive a commission.

Click here and use code DRJO to get 10% OFF a Healthmate Forever TENS/EMS Unit!

A TENS / EMS Unit can be a great tool for helping to reduce and relieve knee pain. Here are some pad placements to relieve different types of knee pain.

Some common knee and leg injuries that may benefit from a TENS/EMS unit include things like bursitis, tendonitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, quad strain, hamstring strain, acl tears or sprains, meniscal tears, knee replacements (TKA) and arthritis pain.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is used to help reduce pain and increase circulation. Basically the vibration of the TENS follows the same pathway as the pain pathway to the brain and helps cancel it out. It is a great alternative to pain medication. A TENS uses two or four electrodes with cross currents to surround the area. The deep vibration/massage helps relax the muscles and allow for healing. You should not get a muscle contraction when using TENS.

EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) is designed to treat more of the muscle area than the nerves. It helps activate the muscles to help healing, and regain strength in that muscle. EMS is uncomfortable, and you should get a contraction with this. To help with elbow strengthening, placing the electrodes over the wrist extensor muscles is a great option.

Healthmate Forever has a wide variety of TENS/EMS Units and pads. The unit I'm using in this video is the T12AB.

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Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Relief

Physical therapy stretches for knee pain can help relieve muscle tightness that often causes pain in the knee. These stretches may help with general knee pain, arthritis pain, & strains & sprains around the knee.

Many of the muscles in the leg cross the knee joint, and when they are tight, the put extra pressure on the knee joint. Some of the main muscles that cross the knee are the calf muscles, hamstrings, quads, and IT band. Also, the hip flexors are important to stretch as well even though they don’t cross the knee joint.

There are many ways to stretch these muscles, and you can do the one that works best for you.

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