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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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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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