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Quick Tip: Ready for your next alignment tip?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches
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Quick Tip: Ready for your next alignment tip?

Did you catch the first stretch in chiropractor Dr. Katherine McCarty’s 7-point posture program? Katherine compiled this series of stretches to help us counteract our forward-bending tendencies — and to address the neck and back discomfort those patterns often cause. This week, we’re sharing the second and third points in the program: stretches for the Trapezius and Levator Scapulae. Take a little break from your desk today, and follow along with the video below! While practicing these stretches regularly can point us in the...

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Quick Tip: Want to invest more in movement?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness
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Quick Tip: Want to invest more in movement?

At the beginning of the year, we had an amazing time at our workshop on optimal lower body movement — Stretch. Strengthen. Run. There was a lot to take in! PT Tony Comella shared tips for strengthening, Nutritionist Karyn Duggan lectured on anti-inflammatory eating, and Psoas chiropractor Katherine McCarty taught foam rolling techniques for alignment. Members of the Psoas clinical team also spoke about how they support runners and others who work their lower bodies hard — using systems and techniques like the Axis Syllabus,...

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Quick Tip: Want to work on your hip stability?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness
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Quick Tip: Want to work on your hip stability?

Many Psoas clients are looking for ways to both prevent injury and move with as much power as possible. If that sounds like you — whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or passionate walker — an equilibrium between hip stability and flexibility is crucial. An imbalance of these two factors can actually limit your movement capacity or sometimes even lead to misalignment and injury. While it’s often easy to find stretches for the hips, it can be harder to find tips around stability. So today we’re sharing the first in a...

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Quick Tip: Want a more specific stretch for the plantar fascia?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches
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Quick Tip: Want a more specific stretch for the plantar fascia?

It makes sense that certain techniques of structural bodywork begin with the feet. For many of us, the feet are our primary modes of interacting with the ground. And the feet receive so much sensory information — whether through the force of the ground in high-impact sports, or from patterns of tension traveling down the leg. Because many of our clients hold tension in the feet, we love recommending good ways to stretch that plantar fascia regularly. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz shows one of our favorite stretches for...

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Quick Tip: Want seven tips for alignment?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness, Stretches
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Quick Tip: Want seven tips for alignment?

Finding your body’s most natural alignment can seem daunting. But it’s often a question of taking small steps in the right direction. That’s why we love the 7-point posture program designed by chiropractor Dr. Katherine McCarty. The program helps counteract forward-bending tendencies that often come with desk work, and you can do all the exercises in 10 minutes! Check out the first stretch in the series — which targets the pecs — below.   Want to delve deeper? To support desk workers, athletes, and anyone...

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Quick Tip: Want to jump into the new year with more power?

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Meet Your Therapist, Stretches, Workshop
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Quick Tip: Want to jump into the new year with more power?

Have you registered yet for our new year’s workshop on optimizing lower body movement? A PT and nutritionist will be there to coach you, along with a few members of the Psoas clinical team. Here’s a bit about the practitioners from Psoas who’ll be sharing their expertise: Dr. Katherine McCarty offers holistic chiropractic work at Psoas. During her segment of the workshop, she’ll teach foam rolling techniques for the lower body — and share how this crucial self-care strategy can complement manual adjustments....

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Quick Tip: Do you want to give the gift of movement?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Discounts, Gifts, Health and Wellness, Stretches, Workshop
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Quick Tip: Do you want to give the gift of movement?

Winter sometimes inspires a turning inward, even a sense of stasis. So, as the days get shorter, we want to keep sharing all the self-care tools we can. Right now, we’re especially focused on bringing healthy movement into your life — the kind that still allows for rest and recovery. Here are a few special offers we designed with that goal in mind: Schedule a December session to get 15% off your appointment and 15% off any gift certificates for the people you love. Bodywork is an amazing gift for yourself and others — a way...

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Quick Tip: Does your lower body need some care this season?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Gifts, Health and Wellness, Stretches, Workshop
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Quick Tip: Does your lower body need some care this season?

At Psoas, we’ve become known for supporting your goals with bodywork. And for always seeking out new tools to educate and support you, in and outside of your sessions. For our many athletic clients, understanding the complex systems at play when we run — or jump, kick, dance, and walk — is one crucial tool. Because this understanding is powerful. It can help you prevent injury and make huge strides towards your performance goals — whether you’re working up to a mile a day, or preparing for the Olympic trials....

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Quick Tip: Want to make this season about care?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Discounts, Health and Wellness
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Quick Tip: Want to make this season about care?

This time of year lands differently for different people. Whatever it brings up, the holiday season can offer a moment to re-evaluate how we’re taking care of ourselves and those around us. As a clinical team, we think about this a lot. We listen deeply, and shape treatment plans that fit our clients’ goals and needs. We do this because we believe in the power of therapeutic bodywork — not just as instrument for one-time relief, but as part of a process of recovery over time. With this in mind, and as the flurry of Black...

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Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques
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Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Do you experience a lot of tension in your calves — even though you’ve been stretching dutifully? Sometimes, manual therapy is what’s needed to make that lasting change. And while nothing beats a specialist’s well-informed bodywork, it’s great to have some simple self-massage techniques on-hand. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott recommends a few of these methods to help you work on your calves at home. Try them out if you’re looking to relieve specific tension after a run, or if you’re just hoping...

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