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Physical Therapy Videos on Youtube

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, knees, feet, you name it. I also have plantar fasciitis. And I've had tennis elbow in the past (although I don't play tennis). I have TMJ, too. And I've had other tendon/joint problems. Whenever I get "well" something happens and another body part will act up. The latest was when I fell out of bed 1.5 weeks ago and hit my right jaw and shoulder on the corner of my bedside table. After the pain in my jaw died down, thanks to the ice pack and pain pill, I noticed the shoulder pain. And realized that by falling I had probably messed up my chronic bad discs in my back and shoulder. Ever since the fall my goal was to keep my back from going out completely and to let everything heal. Walking helped a lot! Now I still have residual problems in my lower back, shoulder, and jaw. I could see my orthopedic doctor, but other than physical therapy (I just completed a round of that in October) the only other option would be a steroid shot. And due to my histoplasmosis and the meds for them, that possibly would not be allowed. So now was the time to look around for exercises to do that would not be too hard on my body. I did a search for exercises for shoulder bursitis and I stumbles on this:
Short videos with physical therapy exercises. Ones that the ortho gives me to do and I always end up losing the sheet with the exercises. I like the videos since I can watch her do them, which is easier than remembering what I did in PT and trying to do them correctly at home. And since I'll be dealing with these issues forever, I need to be consistent with working on them. So I made a playlist on Youtube (you have to have an account to do that, but it's free) and now I have these exercises that will help with my physical problems. You can find other videos that do this but I like that her page is very well organized by physical problem. And she's not trying to sell anything. Just simple exercises with good explanations and demonstrations. She also has a website:

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PCOH051610 4/18/2013 7:04PM

    Thank you very much for sharing the information you found. emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 4/17/2013 3:34PM

    I'll check the site , thanks! emoticon

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NAPPIGURL 4/17/2013 1:22AM

    That's awesome Marcia! Great job on being proactive and going out and finding content specifically targetted to your needs. Paper instructions can be difficult to discern especially when they're supposed to depict movement! Thank you for sharing your find as well. Many people may find these useful!
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BELIEVING-N-ME 4/16/2013 7:45PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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LINWASH23 4/16/2013 4:55PM

    Thanks for the good news. emoticon

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CHERIJ16 4/16/2013 3:32PM

    Thanks for sharing. I have a torn rotater cuff that I have PT exercises for but lately my hip and back have been acting up. I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis so these could be very helpful. Thanks again! emoticon

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