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.

Maximum Pain Relief with Your TENS Unit

Purchase Doctor Jo's TENS BookThank you for your interest in my new book: Maximum Pain Relief with Your TENS Unit: Easy, Drug-Free Techniques for Treating Chronic Pain, Muscle Injuries and Common Ailments at Home

What's Your Book About?

Here's a brief summary.

Pain can hinder every aspect of your life, making even the simplest of tasks unbearable. Instead of constantly taking over-the-counter painkillers or turning to dangerously addictive opioids from your doctor, there is now an easy at-home alternative solution: TENS. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) units can decrease acute and chronic pain while significantly reducing, or even eliminating, the need for medication.

From beginners to more advanced users, this book has solutions for everyone. It shows you how TENS and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) units can be a safe, noninvasive, user-friendly, and inexpensive way to help treat chronic and acute pain. In addition to showing you how to use a TENS/EMS unit and how to properly place the electrodes, it includes some simple stretches and exercises that can be done in conjunction with the TENS unit to get the best possible results long-term.

This book has tips, techniques, and step-by-step color photos to help you get the most out of your TENS unit. It also includes electrode placements and stretches/exercises for a wide variety of injuries and ailments throughout the body, including:


  • Upper and Lower Back Pain
  • Knee Pain and Weakness
  • Neck and Shoulder Tightness
  • Hamstring and Calf Strains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Tension Headaches
  • ... and many more!

Where Can I Order Your Book?

My book is available at many online retailers. Some purchase links are listed below:

Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Books-A-Million Target  Walmart

Will You Recommend a Great TENS Unit to Go with Your Book?

Check out my Best TENS Unit & Reviews blog post where I talk about some of the things you may want to consider when purchasing the perfect TENS Unit for you.

10 Best Tennis Elbow Exercises & Stretches

Buy Tennis Elbow WorksheetTennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an inflammation on the outside of the elbow. It often comes from an overuse injury. This video shows you my favorite stretches & exercises for tennis elbow.

To start off, soft tissue mobilization (STM) can be very beneficial for tennis elbow. This is not rubbing the area, but you are actually mobilizing or moving the tissue around to help break up adhesions and scar tissue.

Next stretching the inside and outside of the elbow helps. Wrist extensor stretches and wrist flexor stretches will help loosen up the area. Stretches in general can be done with a 30 second hold, 3 times.

Then working on AROM and strengthening for wrist extension, radial/ulnar deviation, and pronation/supination will help decrease the inflammation and improve motion.

Finally a towel twist is a great way to strengthen the muscles as well.

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10 Best Swiss Ball Exercises (Moderate)

Buy Moderate Swiss Ball Exercises Worksheet

Using a Swiss ball (aka therapy ball or stability ball), is great for core work & balance. Once you master some basic Swiss ball exercises, these are a little harder.

Sometimes even sitting on the Swiss ball can be challenging for some people, so make sure you are in a safe environment and have someone with you to hold the ball the first few times you try it.

The first ones are: bridging on the ball, bridging with ball roll, and prayer plank. These are great for your core, glutes, and hamstrings.

The next ones are: ball push ups, ball roll outs, and side planks on the ball. These are tougher than they look, so be careful not to roll off the ball.

Finally you have: single leg bridges on the ball, single leg bridge ball roll, table top bridging, and table top hip flexion. Make sure you have mastered the other ones before trying these.

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Swiss Ball Core & Back Strengthening Exercises (Basic)

Swiss Ball Exercises (Advanced)

10 Best Balance Exercises (Advanced)

Buy Advanced Balance WorksheetOnce you've mastered basic balance exercises, you may be ready for advanced balance exercises. They are tougher, so have something to hold on to when you start.

The first exercises are with your eyes closed: Romberg stance with your eyes closed and head turns side to side, Romberg stance with your eyes closed and head movements up and down, tandem stance with your eyes closed, and Tandem stance with your eyes closed and head movements up and down. These are not only great for balance, but they are also great exercises for ankle, knee, and hip strengthening.

Next are: walking on your heels and walking on your toes. Again these are great for balance, and they are also great for ankle, knee, and hip strengthening.

Finally, you have: single leg stance, single leg stance with a twist, golfer’s lift, and golfer’s lift with a weight. These are also great for balance and strengthening.

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Balance Exercises for Fall Prevention

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