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.

TENS Unit - Healthmate YK15AB Review & Demo

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IT Band Syndrome Stretches & Exercises

With IT Band Syndrome, many like to debate whether it’s really the IT band that's the cause or if it’s your tensor fasciae latae (TFL). The TFL is really the muscle belly of the IT band, so stretching and exercising one should help the other.

There are many ways to stretch the IT band/TFL. You can stretch it lying down with a strap, standing up, and a few other ways.

It’s also good to stretch your hamstrings and your quad muscles because they are closely related to the IT band, and often are tight and irritated as well.

Exercises like clamshells and hip abduction in sidelying and standing do a great job of strengthening the gluteus medius as well as the TFL and hip area. You can always use a resistive band or weights to make the exercises more challenging.

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Top 7 Shoulder Pain Treatments

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These general shoulder pain stretches & exercises can help relieve shoulder pain and tightness. If you’ve had a surgery or are on precautions, these might not be right for you.

Starting off with some easier shoulder stretches and exercises will help loosen up the shoulder area and decrease the pain. Pendulums, scapular squeezes, and shoulder circles do a great job of getting the muscles moving, but in a fairly pain free way.

Another shoulder pain treatment is using a TENS unit. The folks at Easy @ Home sent me their EHE009 TENS Unit. What’s great about a TENS unit is you can use it while exercising to help control the pain.

The next shoulder exercises are a little tougher, and they focus on some of the muscles around the scapula. Since there are so many muscles that attach to the scapula, if it’s not working correctly, it can cause a lot of shoulder pain.

The last exercises are lat pulldowns/squeezes, snow angels, and plank plus, and they are great scapular stabilization exercises.

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Top 5 Neck Pain Relief Exercises

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Neck pain is often caused by weak neck muscles. Here are some of my favorite neck strengthening exercises to help relieve neck pain.

People often ask about warming up muscles before exercising or stretching. This is a good idea to get the muscles loose and warm before your workout. When you can’t do a cardio movement to warm up the muscles, you can use a heat wrap for 10-15 minutes before you start. You can also use a cold wrap or ice afterwards to calm the inflammation back down. BioMed DB Design, LLC makes a great neck heating wrap that can do both.

Once you are warmed up, chin tucks are a great neck exercise and stretch. They not only work the muscles around your neck, but they also “reset” them when you have bad posture.

The next three neck exercises are using a resistive band. Neck or cervical sidebends, cervical rotations, and chin tucks with a band are a great way to strengthen your neck muscles.

Finally, doing a chin tuck with neck or cervical flexion will help work those deep flexor muscles.

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