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Glute Activation for Runners & The Honey Badger Race Update

Posted by on Jun 2, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, News
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Glute Activation for Runners & The Honey Badger Race Update

We hope you’re ready, because racing season is coming! Our longtime partner, Marathon Matt, just announced their first LIVE race in 18 months. The Honey Badger Half/10K/5K will be returning to China Camp Park in Marin on Sunday, July 18th. There will be a virtual option as well, but if you’re itching for that feeling you only get from running a live race, China Camp Park is a beautiful way to get back into it.   To celebrate, this week’s Quick Tip is an exercise called the alternating glute bridge to help wake up a...

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Windmill Exercise for Tight Shoulders and Backs

Posted by on May 19, 2021 in Exercises, Stretches
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Windmill Exercise for Tight Shoulders and Backs

San Francisco has made it to the Yellow Tier, the least restrictive in California. Every business, big and small, is now open in our fine city, and over 75% of our staff is now fully vaccinated. We’ll still be practicing all of our health and safety protocols at the clinic, but we’re excited to feel the energy of this new rhythm.   Whether you’re struggling with some pesky shoulder tension from desk work or you’ve been getting out more often to play your favorite sport (many of our swimmers are back in the pool again!), this...

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A Farewell to Michael Talbot

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release, News, Stretches
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A Farewell to Michael Talbot

We’re pulling this week’s Quick Tip from the archives: Michael Talbot’s gluteus medius stretch. He offers a different approach to stretching the side of the hip without rotation which can be more effective, and easier to do if rotation in your hip is limited. We’d like to give big love and a proper Psoas goodbye to Michael who has been an integral part of our therapist team and family since 2010, eventually developing his own technique called Motor Control Therapy. Michael will be staying closer to home in the...

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Neck Release for Desk Workers

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Muscle Release, Stretches
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Neck Release for Desk Workers

This week’s Quick Tip comes from KC, our Rolfer™. It’s a simple yet unique fix for desk workers with a stiff and achy neck. Even as the city continues to open up, it seems clear that working from home will remain a permanent addition to some of our routines. That makes quick useful moves like this one important to pepper in throughout our day so we don’t feel the effects of desk work on our bodies when we’re out playing and moving.   KC has been sharing his very effective structural work and passion for...

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Pin and Stretch Release for the Biceps

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Muscle Release
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Pin and Stretch Release for the Biceps

It’s happening! San Francisco has moved into the Orange Tier and we get to see more of our city come back to life. From increased capacity in non-essential offices, movie theaters, and museums, to the reopening of recreational activities like bowling alleys, swimming pools, and indoor gyms, we at Psoas are so happy to see more small businesses in SF open their doors.   With the weather getting warmer too, we’re all likely to see our bodies moving around more than they have been this past year. With more movement comes not only more...

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Strengthening the Neck

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness
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Strengthening the Neck

You’re not alone if you’re still struggling to create a home office with proper ergonomics. It has been the most common issue facing our clients these past twelve months. So, in this week’s Quick Tip, we complete the journey of Katherine’s 7-Point Posture Program with exercise six and seven to strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the neck. These exercises are a great way to recover if your neck is sore after a long day working at a computer. If you missed any of the previous exercises in the 7-Point Posture Program you can find them all...

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Strengthening the Rhomboids

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Exercises
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Strengthening the Rhomboids

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 14th. One step closer to Spring! But while we’re in the last stretch of winter, you might be planning one of your last ski trips of the season, a refreshing outdoor activity that allows for lots of physical distancing.   Time away from the home office is the perfect opportunity to work on your posture. So many of you have shared with your therapist the impact working from home has had on your alignment. So, check out this week’s Quick Tip we’re...

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The Barrel Roll Exercise

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches
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The Barrel Roll Exercise

Do you feel that? The sun is returning and the days are getting longer again. As San Francisco continues to recover and we all emerge from our winter hibernation it’s a good time to get our spines moving again.   In this week’s Quick Tip Derek shows us the barrel roll exercise. This movement is a great way to loosen up the muscles along your spine in multiple planes of motion, taking the cat/cow stretch to the next level.   It has been so wonderful to see more of our clients return to the clinic as vaccines become more...

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The Proper Way to Sit

Posted by on Feb 12, 2021 in Anatomy Lessons, Exercises, Health and Wellness
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The Proper Way to Sit

This past month we’ve welcomed new clients and new team members to the Psoas family and we want to take a moment to appreciate our new friends. Our team is connected by our love of bodywork and motivated on our path to helping you move and feel better. It means so much to see our community come together and grow as we weather this stage of the Pandemic storm as one. We’re excited to see San Francisco starting to rebuild and we’re grateful to all of you for continuing to put your trust in us.   We’re returning to our twice a month Psoas...

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Releasing Subclavius

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release
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Releasing Subclavius

Sometimes the smallest muscles can cause the biggest problems. Subclavius, a little muscle nestled just under the clavicle close to the sternum, can be responsible for shoulder tension, neck tension, and play a role in upper back pain. A lot of our clients are seeing their chronic neck tension resurface recently. In this week’s Quick Tip, Senior Therapist Jason shows us how to release subclavius with a lacrosse ball. Don’t Forget: We are open and able to see clients with a medical referral during the Stay at Home...

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