Steps To Effective Joint Rehabilitation

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. 

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Dr. Adam Meisenhelder Attains Functional Range Conditioning Certification

Dr. Adam Meisenhelder Attains Functional Range Conditioning Certification

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.

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New Study Shows High Prevalence of Daily Multi-Site Pain In Adolescents

The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the adult population is well documented, along with the billions of dollars per years in healthcare costs and lost time at work associated with these conditions. The chiropractors and sports medicine team at Back In Motion in Beaverton are intimately aware of this fact, and have devoted our careers to helping this population recover from injury and pursue an active lifestyle. But what of our younger population?

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Back In Motion - So Much More Than Traditional Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

When most people are asked to described the typical chiropractic experience, it consists of a relatively short office visit - usually less than 5 minutes - with the primary mode of therapy being spinal manipulation and possibly one or more modalities - electrical stimulation and ultrasound being the most popular. Likewise, the typical Physical Therapy experience consists of stretching and strengthening followed by some combination of the same passive modalities. There is certainly no doubting the incredible benefits of both types of therapy. However, there is one essential piece missing in each which has an undeniable positive benefit on both health outcomes and speed of recovery: soft-tissue therapy. 

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