Side Plank Progressions

 In this week's exercise video, Dr. Adam Meisenhelder, chiropractor at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon, demonstrates several variations of the side plank. The side plank is a fundamental core exercise, and is a great compliment to the front plank, featured in a previous blog post. The side plank targets the transversus abdominus, glute medius, glute minimus, adductor, and internal and external obliques (highlighted in red in the picture below). 

 

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Neck-Strong!

In the video below, Dr. Adam Meisenhelder of Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab Center in Beaverton, Oregon demonstrates his favorite isometric neck strengthening exercises using a thera-ball. Any slightly deflated ball will work for this series of exercises. This series of exercises are an important component in the rehab of all neck injuries, particularly whiplash. Additionally, this is great prehab for athletes competing in contact sports such as football, lacrosse, rugby, wrestling, and jiu jitsu.

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Tennis Elbow Self Treatment

Tennis elbow, technically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a fairly common condition not only for tennis players, but for anyone performing repetitive gripping movements. The muscles that control wrist extension, which form a common muscle tendon at the lateral elbow, become chronically inflamed due to repetitive micro-trauma. In our Beaverton chiropractic clinic, we see cases on a regular basis ranging from mild to debilitating, and have successfully treated all levels of injury. As sports chiropractors, our approach is always non-surgical, and non-pharmacological. Treatments in our Beaverton clinic include Active Release Technique and Graston instrument assisted soft-tissue therapy, both used to break down scar tissue, and increase blood flow to the site of injury, coupled with joint manipulation and exercise therapy. Our mission is to not only treat the injured tissue, but to look beyond the site of injury to uncover muscle imbalances, movements dysfunctions, and joint mobility issues that may be the cause.

Today's video highlights some of our favorite home therapy techniques for the treatment of tennis elbow. 

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Daily Aspirin Fails to Lower CV Risk in Long-term, Primary Prevention ARRIVE Trial

We're making an effort to share interesting and useful news and research, along with our regular video posts, to keep our patient community informed on all matters of health. While not specifically chiropractic or rehab in nature, the following information has a fairly broad potential reach, so I wanted to share it with you. I'm sure many of you that we treat in our Beaverton clinic are on a daily aspirin prescription, or know someone who is, so take this as something to consider with your primary care physician when determining if a daily low dose aspirin regimen is right for you. The more knowledge we have, the better our health decisions will be:)

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August 26, 2018

MUNICH — Aspirin at a daily dose of 100 mg was not seen to reduce the long-term risk for cardiovascular (CV) or cerebrovascular events in a trial that randomly assigned more than 12,000 nondiabetic adults with multiple CV risk factors but no history of CV events. Nor was the risk for stroke reduced.

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