In 2021, browsing Youtube is one of many people’s favorite things to pass time when bored. The cat videos and fan theories are great, but what about the millions of subscribers following physical therapists on the site?
Video is the most effective medium for how-to content. The information gets across faster with fewer demands on their attention processing power than reading. Youtube is a massive library of encyclopedic information, and there is likely a how-to video for any task you can imagine whether you are watching attentively or while fighting boredom.
Physical therapists develop exercises and techniques to strengthen the body. Their programs increase mobility, stability, and efficiency of muscular effort. Many of us experience mobility challenges during our lifetimes. The ability to access information about basic things we can do to stay in good condition on the web is a helpful feature of modern life.
The next time you’re on Youtube, why not check out these three physical therapists? I recommend them because they each offer simple techniques that are beneficial for ordinary people.
Top Three Channels
Jeff Cavaliere of AthleanX serves high-end clients at an advanced level. He also has a Youtube channel with 11.8 million subscribers where he offers free instructional content. Nearly all of the videos on the site discuss topics from the perspective of every level of experience. His choice of subject is good at staying relevant to regular people. When he features specialized equipment, he typically recommends a cheaper, improvised substitute to serve the same function.
Bob and Brad
These two elder statesmen have a fun, folksy charm and a delightful sense of humor. They are self-described as “the two most famous physical therapists on the internet,” but at 3.15 million subscribers, they always caveat the statement with the disclaimer that it is simply their opinion, of course.
Their content also serves the needs for common issues faced by everyday people, and they present cost-effective alternatives to any featured specialized equipment used in their videos. If you follow the channel, you might also receive free merchandise through one of their many giveaways.
Ben is a far lesser-known content creator than the previous two channels, but I think his programs fit the same criteria as the others. With 355 thousand subscribers as of July 2021, The knee over toes guy is an upcoming channel that I expect to grow.
During his time as a young basketball player, he was injured and had a partial knee replacement performed on his left knee. Through his journey to overcome the damage to his knee, he developed a program. It is based on training movements in reverse to protect against injury.
Because his experience is rehabilitation, all of the exercises are presented with progressions accessible to all ages and cheap options for equipment used.
Build Your Routine
You may be feeling at this point that no one could ever have time to implement all of these programs from different physical therapists. I still recommend watching their content even if you don’t implement everything. Not all techniques will be for every viewer, but learning more can help you adapt your routine over time.
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