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Posture Correction Series - Part 2: Stability

 In Part 1 of the Posture Correction Series, I demonstrated various mobility drills for the thoracic spine. Today, we discuss exercises to help stabilize that new found range of motion. These are fairly common exercises in our Beaverton clinic, and will form the foundation for developing a strong back.

 

 

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Back In Motion & XTERRA Portland

The 2018 XTERRA Portland event was a great success, and I wanted to share a short video I made of the action.

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Posture Correction Series - Part 1: Mobility

Workstation, laptop, tablet, cell phone - it's our way of life. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing is, well, a bad thing. As the population becomes increasingly dependent on technology for both work and leisure time, the physical demands of our devises is having a dramatically negative impact on our musculoskeletal systems. Most notably, we are seeing a pattern of pronounced shoulder and trunk rounding. Know also as "upper crossed syndrome"

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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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