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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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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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Plank Progressions

In this blog, Dr. Meisenhelder of Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon, demonstrates a variety of front plank progressions - beginner to advanced.

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