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Dr. Adam Meisenhelder Attains Functional Range Conditioning Certification

Dr. Adam Meisenhelder Attains Functional Range Conditioning Certification

The profession-leading physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon are always striving to be at the top of their game when it comes to the latest, most evidence-based treatment protocols and techniques. In keeping with this trend, Dr. Adam Meisenhelder, Owner and Chiropractic Sports Physician at Back In Motion, has recently received advanced training and certification in Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC.

FRC is a comprehensive joint training system based on the latest scientific principles and research used clinically for injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. The system focuses on 3 main goals: Mobility Development - The amount of active, usable motion that one possesses; Joint Strength, and Body Control. The Back In Motion philosophy focuses not only on getting patients out of pain, but on preventing future injury. And while most rehabilitation systems or protocols focus on regaining lost range of motion and strength following injury, the FRC system focuses on making your joints much more mobile and much stronger than they were previous to the injury. This is accomplished through pushing each joint beyond the "normal" range of motion into a new, and stronger range by loading the joints in a variety of positions, often at the extremes of range of motion. For it is typically loaded movements in these positions that cause injury when one is not trained and prepared for them.

Back In Motion is excited to implement this game-changing new system with their patients and plan to grow this system through additional staff certification in 2016.

Follow this link for more information on Functional Range Conditioning.

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New Study Shows High Prevalence of Daily Multi-Site Pain In Adolescents

The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the adult population is well documented, along with the billions of dollars per years in healthcare costs and lost time at work associated with these conditions. The chiropractors and sports medicine team at Back In Motion in Beaverton are intimately aware of this fact, and have devoted our careers to helping this population recover from injury and pursue an active lifestyle. But what of our younger population?

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Back In Motion - So Much More Than Traditional Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

When most people are asked to described the typical chiropractic experience, it consists of a relatively short office visit - usually less than 5 minutes - with the primary mode of therapy being spinal manipulation and possibly one or more modalities - electrical stimulation and ultrasound being the most popular. Likewise, the typical Physical Therapy experience consists of stretching and strengthening followed by some combination of the same passive modalities. There is certainly no doubting the incredible benefits of both types of therapy. However, there is one essential piece missing in each which has an undeniable positive benefit on both health outcomes and speed of recovery: soft-tissue therapy. 

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Chiropractic & Babe Ruth

Chiropractic & Babe Ruth

Chiropractic care is pretty much ubiquitous in the world of professional sports, and in fact in the world of weekend warrior sports as well. Our profession as moved from the fringe (for those embracing modern therapy) into the mainstream, in no small part thanks to the demands of professional athletes. The physicians at Back In Motion all have experience working with professional and amateur athletes of all levels, sometimes taking for granted the opportunities that we have to work with so many talented individuals from all walks of life. As with most professions, sports chiropractors are only as strong as those who have come before us and paved the way for the next generation. With that in mind, I could not help sharing this newspaper clipping from the early 20th century featuring the team physician and chiropractor for the New York Yankees, Dr. Eric Painter. It is said that the Yankees asked for this to be kept quite, believing that having a team chiropractor gave them a competitive edge - something they did not want their competition to catch on to! While I can't confirm how much truth their is to that story, it is well documented that the decade they had with Dr. Painter (1920s to 1930s) as their team physician was one of the best in their history. Coincidence?

The chiropractic team at Back In Motion in Beaverton is proud to build on the foundation created by Dr. Painter and countless others throughout the last century, including our own Dr. Ted Forcum. It is our mission to continue advancing the specialty of sports chiropractic in the Portland and Beaverton community, helping our neighbors get out of pain and back to doing the things they love.

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