Dr. Jordan Emmil of Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports in Beaverton, Oregon demonstrates the side plank with a trunk twist variation:
Rehabilitation of joint injuries takes on many forms, with an ever-growing body of exercises and "systems" guiding the clinician. Rehab gurus and daily blogs provide an endless collection of mobility and stability drills to get you back in action and presumably prevent another injury. As a sports physician, I am challenged every day to create rehab plans custom tailored to meet the specific demands of my unique patients, and I wanted to share my approach, and the approach of the Back In Motion Chiropractic & Physical Therapy team in Beaverton, Oregon, to provide a better understanding of why we do what we do.
The profession-leading physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon are always striving to be at the top of their game when it comes to the latest, most evidence-based treatment protocols and techniques. In keeping with this trend, Dr. Adam Meisenhelder, Owner and Chiropractic Sports Physician at Back In Motion, has recently received advanced training and certification in Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC.
FRC is a comprehensive joint training system based on the latest scientific principles and research used clinically for injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. The system focuses on 3 main goals: Mobility Development - The amount of active, usable motion that one possesses; Joint Strength, and Body Control. The Back In Motion philosophy focuses not only on getting patients out of pain, but on preventing future injury. And while most rehabilitation systems or protocols focus on regaining lost range of motion and strength following injury, the FRC system focuses on making your joints much more mobile and much stronger than they were previous to the injury. This is accomplished through pushing each joint beyond the "normal" range of motion into a new, and stronger range by loading the joints in a variety of positions, often at the extremes of range of motion. For it is typically loaded movements in these positions that cause injury when one is not trained and prepared for them.
Back In Motion is excited to implement this game-changing new system with their patients and plan to grow this system through additional staff certification in 2016.
Follow this link for more information on Functional Range Conditioning.