Why Pop-Doc?

Pop-Doc is an acronym for our joint health programs. It stands for:

Postoperative Orthopedic Program DOCuments
Preventive Orthopedic Program DOCuments

About Pop-Doc.com

The content of this website was created and developed by a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

We developed Pop-Doc.com because we believe that, in today's world, individuals have to assume some responsibility for their own joint health, especially when they become ill, suffer from an injury or recognize that some part of their musculoskeletal system may be at risk of injury.

We've spent years developing the Pop-Doc.com database of exercises for healthcare professionals to integrate into their treatment protocol for their patients when they feel it is appropriate. The database contains over 700 technically precise musculoskeletal exercises and is still growing. It includes detailed photographs with simple step-by-step instructions on how to perform each exercise. It also allows qualified healthcare professionals to custom design exercises for whatever particular needs you may have.

Pop-Doc.com is easy-to-use. You access the database on your own, or through the healthcare professional who invites you to use it. Once you register you select the exercises for musculoskeletal groups that are appropriate for your circumstances. In many cases, your healthcare professional may select the exercises he or she believes you should perform.

Pop-Doc.com is not just a tool for rehabilitation, it is also intended for use in preventive orthopedic programs as well as for joint maintenance and preservation. If you play a sport, some musculoskeletal groups may be more at risk of injury than others. In which case, your athletic trainer or other rehabilitation specialist may suggest performing certain exercise groups within our database to stretch before playing, and strengthen the musculoskeletal groups most at risk. In addition, if your work requires repetitive actions your medical doctor or occupational specialist may recommend that you perform certain exercises for your at-risk joints to lessen the risk of injury. If you are a mature adult, you may have other risk factors that Pop-Doc.com can help you address through the use of its exercise database. Speaking to your physician or other healthcare specialists may be your best starting point.

Joint health knowledge is important for you to know and understand. At Pop-Doc.com we provide information About Joints,: how they work and what happens when they are injured. The website also offers a Joint Blog where you can hear from healthcare professionals involved in joint health and wellness. On our Joint Forum, you can share your experiences concerning your joints and learn about what others are experiencing with their joints and how they are deal with their circumstances.

Pop-Doc.com was developed for you, the individual who wants to assume some responsibility for your own joint health in partnership with your healthcare professional. Online and on-demand 24/7 Pop-Doc provides a truly comprehensive database of musculoskeletal exercises and activities for individuals who suffer from musculoskeletal injury or illness as well as for those individuals who wish to participate in a joint injury prevention and/or joint health maintenance program. We hope you make the most of it.

Focusing On:

Achieving and maintaining the ability for joints to easily change position in space; exhibiting a complete/full range of joint motion

Having the sense of awareness of a joint or position of the body in space in relation to other parts of the body; allowing for spontaneous yet specifically-directed, voluntary motion

Working the muscle to make it firmer; increasing ability to protect a joint during the micro-trauma of life

Performing a motion activity that lengthens the muscle and tendon and increases pliability; increasing resistance to traumatic failure

Working the muscle to endure daily repetitive tasks without fatigue or risk of damaging joints

Increasing the quality of muscle fibers so they can create more force

Having the ability to maintain similar muscle work over a period of time; appropriate conditioning leads to better endurance

Permitting the muscles, tendons and ligaments to have the ability to lengthen without reaching the point of tearing or becoming overstretched

As Bill Gates said, "Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable."

Many orthopedic surgeons believe that practicing preventive orthopedics helps promote faster, more complete recovery after joint injury and surgery, and can prolong the onset of pain. Pop-Doc.com offers mobile exercises to permit people to assume more responsibility for their joint health.