Back In Motion Chiropractic in Beaverton Teams With XTERRA Portland

We are extremely excited to announce that Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton is teaming with XTERRA to support the 2018 XTERRA Portland event at Henry Hagg Lake on Saturday, August 4th!! The chiropractic team from our Beaverton clinic will provide pre and post-race chiropractic and soft-tissue care to the athletes competing in the off road triathlon. The event will consist of 3 races - full off-road triathlon (1,000 meter swim, 25K mountain bike, 5 mile trail run), off-road duathlon (2.5 mile run, 25K mountain bike, 5 mile trail run), and the Xticer race for beginners (200 meter swim, 5 mile mountain bike, 2 mile trail run). This is sure to be an incredible event, and has something for everyone, from professional to beginner. 

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Occipital Neuralgia - Overview & Conservative Treatments

As an occasional sufferer of occipital neuralgia, I can speak intimately on how this condition presents, and what treatments have been effective for me in managing attacks. Being a chiropractor in our Beaverton clinic, I favor non-pharmacological therapies, including self-myofascial release, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulation. 

Occipital neuralgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head and behind the eyes. These areas correspond to the locations of the lesser and greater occipital nerves. Wrapped around the greater occipital nerve is the occipital artery, which can contribute to the neuralgia. The condition is also sometimes characterized by diminished sensation in the affected area.

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The Short Foot Exercise - The Plantar Fasciitis Fix

For today's blog, Beaverton chiropractor, Dr. Adam Meisenhelder discusses foot pain and the short foot exercise.

For active runners, foot pain is an all too often partner on the road and trail.  Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendon pain and metatarsalgia are a few of the problems one can experience as a result of faulty foot and lower-leg mechanics.

The causes of these injuries are complicated, and include both biomechanical dysfunction and tissue overload.  Current thinking on the mechanism of plantar fasciitis is that the intrinsic foot muscles do a poor job of controlling forces going through the foot. If the stresses of running and walking aren’t distributed efficiently, we over stress the plantar fascia, triggering injury in the form of torn tissue, and pain. We then need to find a way to unload the stressed tissues. so, if weak or inhibited foot muscles are part of the problem then how do we correct this?

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Kettlebell Squat Progressions

Dr. Meisenhelder of Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon demonstrates a few kettlebell squat variations today. It should be pointed out that the single-leg squat depth should be a tad bit lower - I'll blame it on lack of warm-up and the dress pants:))

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