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.

Wrist Ulnar & Radial Deviation with Elbow Flexion for Wrist Pain

Wrist ulnar and radial deviation with elbow flexion is a great way to help increase range of motion in the wrist and relieve pain.

To perform wrist ulnar and radial deviation with elbow flexion:

  1. Rest your elbow on a table top with your wrist hanging off the edge and your elbow bent.  

  2. Make a fist with your hand, palm facing down, and move your fist side to side.

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Speed’s Test for Biceps Tendonitis

The Speed's Test is a simple way to test for biceps tendonitis. It can produce false positives and negatives, so make sure this isn't the only diagnostic method you use.

To perform the Speed's Test, place your fingers on the bicipital groove. Resist shoulder flexion at about 90 degrees by the patient while the patient’s forearm is first supinated, then pronated, and the elbow is in complete extension. A positive test increases pain/tenderness in the bicipital groove, especially when supinated.

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Clunk Test for Shoulder Labral Tear

The clunk test is used for detecting shoulder labral tears, but remember a positive test doesn’t always mean there is a tear, and a negative doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one.

To perform the clunk test, have the patient lie down in supine. Place one hand on the posterior aspect of the shoulder over the humeral head. Place the other hand on the humerus above the elbow. Fully abduct the arm over the patient’s head, and then push anteriorly with the hand over the humeral head while the other hand rotates the humerus into external rotation. A clunk or grinding sound is a positive test, and can indicate a tear of the labrum.

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5 Best Ways to Prevent Aching Legs & Leg Fatigue

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Preventing leg fatigue or tired legs is important if you stand all day at work, run for exercise, or often get general leg fatigue. These 5 simple treatments should help.

The first is a quad stretch. The quad and hip flexors are large muscles in the legs that can fatigue quickly. Stretching them out should help.

The next stretch is for the hip adductors. These also work hard when standing, walking, or running. Stretching them will help prevent fatigue.

The third treatment is to use compression socks like the ones from Socks Lane that I feature in the video. These are great to help increase the circulation to your legs, and move fluid out if you have swelling. They are also great for running to help prevent shin splints and plantar fasciitis. Also if you have a lot of swelling in your feet when pregnant, these can help as well.

Then there is a hamstring stretch. The hamstrings are smaller than the quad muscles, so they can fatigue quicker. Stretching is a great way to get them moving again.

Finally is a calf/plantar fascia stretch. This can be done on a step or curb. It’s a great way to keep the muscles flexible and warmed up to help with overall leg fatigue.

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Isometric Cervical Rotation for Neck Pain

Isometric cervical rotation is great for helping to reduce neck pain and tension.

To perform isometric cervical rotation:

  1. Start with your shoulders relaxed and your head in a neutral position. Place your hand on the side of your head to keep your head from actually moving.

  2. Turn your head gently into your hand like you are going to look behind you.

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