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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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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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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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