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Have You Tried the Big Three?

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques
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Have You Tried the Big Three?

This week we’re SUPER thrilled to be getting back to Quick Tips. We know that everyone’s feeling the effects of a dramatically different lifestyle right now, and many of you have reached out in anticipation for some regular bodywork again (which we support, obviously). But you don’t need to wait until the shelter-in-place is over to take care of yourselves in simple therapeutic ways at home. This week we’re showing you three core-igniting movements called “The Big 3.” Check out our Quick Tip Video to learn all about them! If you’ve...

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May 31st

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in News

May 31st

So what now? As a lot of you have anticipated, we’ll be remaining closed until June. For those of us feeling the pain of regular treatment disruptions and/or dealing with new issues, we’re doing what we can to help out this month. Two of our intake specialists, Amy and Sappho will be on call every weekday from 1-3 pm to answer your questions, help you set up remote zoom appointments, discuss treatment options with our chiropractor, Katherine, and schedule your future appointments. While some of our therapists are busy exploring the...

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Staying Connected Remotely?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in Uncategorized

As the shelter-in-place extends into May, we’re working hard to bring real, meaningful support into a new format. We’re working and training together to help our clients take care of themselves at home, while figuring out how to weather the financial reality of not reopening until May 3rd. We want to bring some sense of strength and normalcy to our community by sharing the depth of knowledge and advanced skills found on our team of clinicians. At the same time, we know that we’re not the only ones struggling financially....

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An Update from the Psoas Team

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

An Update from the Psoas Team

Thanks so much for your kind emails and concern. We are continuously touched and honored to have such amazing clients who are also, simply put, great people. In response to your concerns, we can gratefully say that our team is entirely healthy.    Many have also expressed concern for our financial state, and your compassion for our small business is poignant and very appreciated. For now, we have emergency funds to support our team with key benefits, like medical insurance, and are following the roll out of the Federal Paid...

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Stress Relief During Shelter-in-Place

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques

We take our obligation to your recovery, pain management, and overall treatment planning seriously. Though we are temporarily closed, we are currently figuring out new ways to support your treatment and continued healing during this unusual moment in our lives. We’ll soon share some remote session opportunities. Meanwhile, we give you this Quick Tip video to help calm the nervous system with some soothing movement and a bit of focused breathing. We hope that it helps to release some body tension and to bring some peace to your mind. If you...

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Engage your core with the Dead Bug exercise.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Health and Wellness, Stretches
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Engage your core with the Dead Bug exercise.

Are you feeling stiffness in your back on a regular basis? Whether you’re waking up with this discomfort, or feeling it throughout the day, back tension can quickly keep you from doing the things you love. Please don’t ignore it! Instead, recover from, and prevent, that feeling of restriction by engaging your core — a little bit, every day.   This week, Chris and Jenny are showing us a way to do that, called the Dead Bug exercise. This move is popular in Pilates workouts and is a great way to warm up your entire...

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Have you heard about our new mat Pilates class?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 in Meet Your Therapist, Workshop
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Have you heard about our new mat Pilates class?

Bodywork, at Psoas, is about more than manual therapy and massage. That’s why our therapists draw on cross-disciplinary training to provide Psoas clients with a more comprehensive approach. We know you may not be familiar with every therapist at the clinic, so this month we want to share about the cross-disciplinary work of Derek Lozupone. Derek is a massage therapist and Pilates trainer, who specializes in incorporating Pilates techniques into his bodywork and treatment plans. Clients can see Derek for sessions that combine sports...

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Is your sartorius ready to go?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Exercises, Stretches
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Is your sartorius ready to go?

While the glutes and hamstrings often get a lot of attention in athletics, other muscles require just as much care to keep us at our best — whether running, jumping, dancing, or swimming. This week, we’re taking a look at one of those very muscles: a hip flexor called the sartorius, which spans all the way from the hip to the knee.     In our Quick Tip this week, Derek and Jenny will demonstrate how to effectively stretch this important muscle. The Sartorius Stretch is an active one, and great for runners,...

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Reboot your body for the new year!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises
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Reboot your body for the new year!

Have you given your body a reboot yet this year? It’s important to do so and give your body time to reset, especially after a long day at your desk. By engaging those muscles that haven’t been activated, you can encourage your body to return back to normal alignment, and help prevent pain and injury from overuse.   In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny will demonstrate the Standing Reboot exercise to target those unused...

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How’s your core stability?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness
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How’s your core stability?

So much in the body draws strength and protection from the core. So, in this week’s Quick Tip, we’re focusing on how to work towards more stability in this crucial area of the body. Core stabilization is important for many of us — but can be of special concern for athletes, anyone with low back pain/stiffness, and anyone who sits at a desk or drives frequently. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny and Chris guide us through the Bird Dog Exercise, a great warm-up to get the core ready for changing conditions. Doing regular...

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