Perform a Physical

How To : Perform a shoulder physical exam

This medical how-to video demonstrates the proper technique for evaluating a patient's shoulders. Follow along and learn how to do a shoulder physical examination. As with all examinations of the joints it is important to follow a standard routine including range of motion, in ...more

How To : Know if your toe is broken or not

Stubbing a toe on your foot can be a moment of agonizing pain, but what if it hurts for more than a split second? What if you stubbed you toe so hard that it hurt for days? If you find it difficult to walk or run and have pain, swelling, and tenderness in your toe, the toe may ...more

How To : Perform a full HEENT exam on a patient

After performing a Vital Signs examination on a patient, usually the next step for a doctor is performing the HEENT. HEENT stands for Head, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. This is basically the first big step in a general physical examination. Like other parts of the general physic ...more

How To : Perform a wheelchair wheelie

Just because you are bound to a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't do cool tricks. Follow along with this how-to video as Dr. Ernest W. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University, instructs you on how to do a wheelie in a wh ...more

How To : Perform a brief neurological exam on a patient

A brief neurologic examination includes six sections: 1) mental status exam, 2) testing cranial nerves, 3) sensation exam, 4) testing strength, 5) deep tendon reflexes exam, and 6) coordination exam. Eve Bargmann, M.D., shows doctors how to perform this neurological examinatio ...more

How To : Perform a full abdomen exam on a patient

This video will teach doctor and medical students how to perform a full abdomen examination. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will show you the whole process, from the first steps of inspecting the abdomen, looking for abdominal contour and symmetry, to auscultation, percussion, an ...more

How To : Perform a trick with a nickel, cup, and match

Do you remember "The Heist" from episode 21? Well, the sequel is even more unfair than the original! Check out this video if you want to stump people with a trick called "The Heist II." For this trick, you need only a few simple supplies: a match, a cup, and a nickel. From Re ...more

How To : Perform breath of fire

The breath of fire is used in Kundalini Yoga both in meditation and in physical exercises. It is a quick powerful breath through the nose. This video is a demonstration of how to learn to perform breath of fire properly.

How To : Increase the Number of Push Ups You Can Do

Consistently used in many forms of physical training, the push up has been considered one of the best physical tests of muscular fitness and endurance. Namely known for its use in the military as well as other physically demanding activities such as boxing and the martial arts ...more

News : Grueling Navy SEAL Training Toughest in the World

With the recent death of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad, the whole world has gone crazy for Navy SEALs. Everybody wants to know what it was like for SEAL Team Six to carry out their heroic mission last weekend. Others want to know what it takes to become one. Navy SEALs are t ...more

How To : Perform open and closed chain sequences in Pilates

This clip demonstrates open and closed kinetic chain sequences in Pilates. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're ...more

How To : Combine roll ups & bridging on a Pilates EXO chair

In this clip, you'll learn how to combine roll ups and bridging when using a Pilates EXO chair. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental in ...more

How To : Do a "Double Hoof" routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of the "Double Hoof" CoreAlign exercise routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. ...more

How To : Perform C stretches on a CoreAlign Pilates machine

Learn how to perform basic C stretches on a CoreAlign Pilates exercise machine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether yo ...more

How To : Perform a five minute Pilates arc exercise routine

This clip demonstrates five different exercises that can be performed with a Pilates arc in under five minutes' time. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and ...more

How To : Perform a routine with a Purple Pilates ball

This clip offers an overview of how to perform a simple Pilates exercise routine with a Purple Pilates Ball. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding ...more

How To : Perform a trapeze table Pilates exercise routine

This clip presents an overview of how to perform a basic trapeze table Pilates routine, one particularly well suited for gymnasts and martial artists. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the ef ...more

How To : Perform hip extensions with a Pilates step barrel

This clip provides instruction on how to perform a simple hip extension routine with a Pilates step barrel. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding a ...more

How To : Perform basic mat Pilates exercises

In this clip, you'll learn how to perform a number of easy, powerful mat-based Pilates exercises. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental ...more

How To : Teach ballet techniques

Are you an aspiring ballet teacher? Much of teaching ballet techniques to students comes from demonstration & physical correction so that the student's muscles can learn the proper form. Learn how to teach ballet techniques from a pro teacher! Mikael Monson is an instructor s ...more

How To : Perform a Gram staining procedure

Are you a scientist in need of a method distinguishing bacterial species into groups based on the chemical and physical properties of their cell walls? Well, that's where a Gram staining procedure comes into play. For this project, you'll need a heat-fixed bacteria slide, Gra ...more

How To : Live with quadriplegia

Living with quadriplegia requires a lot of adjustments. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are a necessity, after your physical condition has been stabilized. Physical therapy is necessary to regain and maintain as much coordination and strength and flexibility possible ...more

How To : Perform a simple Pilates balance cushion routine

Improve your balance and strengthen your core with this video guide. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're lookin ...more

How To : Perform side-lying exercises with a Pilates arc

Sculpt your legs with the side-lying Pilates arc exercise routine demonstrated in this clip. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injur ...more

How To : Perform lower-body exercises with a Pilates roller

Have a foam roller? This clip offers up a demonstration of a simple lower-body foam roller routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidenta ...more

How To : Perform an upper body foam roller Pilates routine

Have a foam roller? This clip offers up a demonstration of a simple upper-body foam roller routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidenta ...more

How To : Perform a hip flexor stretch on a Pilates Reformer

In this tutorial, learn how to do a simple hip flexor stretch using a Pilates Reformer exercise machine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding acci ...more

How To : Perform a cardio-infused Pilates Reformer routine

Get your heart pumping with the cardio-infused Pilates Reformer machine workout demonstrated in this video guide. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoi ...more

How To : Perform a standing Pilates mat exercise routine

This clip demonstrates a useful and powerful standing Pilates exercise routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether yo ...more

How To : Perform footwork exercises on a Pilates Reformer

This clip offers an overview of a number of simple footwork Pilates Reformer exercises well suited for those who can't use the device in a supine position. With pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing t ...more

How To : Do the "kettle ball swing" for fast weight loss

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the kettlebell swing exercise. The "Kettlebell Swings" Exercise is a vital part of getting a rock hard midsection as well as building your hamstrings and your glutes. Kettlebell swing training preps the body to endure the st ...more

How To : Reduce swelling with cold massage treatments

Cold therapy is a type of physical therapy that can reduce swelling. Cold is really great to use somewhere between 10 to 30 minutes at a time and then you want a little break. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this how-to video. Take Action Use a c ...more

How To : Diagnose and treat a muscle strain

Strained muscles result from tearing or overstretching of muscle fibers. Most often a hamstring strain occurs at the attachment of the hamstring to the ischial tuberosity. Learn about hamstring muscle strain in this medical how-to video. Take Action Rest the injury Use ice fo ...more

How To : Do Bernoulli's theorem experiment

In this series of educational videos you'll learn how to perform a science experiment using everyday household items that demonstrates Bernoulli's theorem. Expert science instructor Scott Thompson shows you how to use a plastic bottle, ping pong ball, shop vacuum and a golf ba ...more

News : The Los Angeles Theatre Summer Conservatory

The Latino Theater Company’s Youth Summer Conservatory at the Los Angeles Theatre Center has been developed under the leadership of Artistic Director and UCLA professor, Jose Luis Valenzuela, to create an opportunity for high school students from under-served communities to ex ...more

How To : Do an ROTC/US Military-style push-up

The Georgetown Army ROTC program first describes the benefits, and then demonstrates a proper army pushup to standard. Pushups are common in the army, they increase the strength and endurance of your chest, shoulders, and triceps muscle. The push up is also a part of the Army ...more

How To : Choose the right pilates class for you

Pilates is fantastic exercise. If you are a beginner, though, it can be confusing to choose the right type of class. Check out this tutorial before you head to the studio and ensure you get the most out of your exercise routine. You Will Need • Mat or reformer class preferenc ...more

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