Health and Wellness

The Supraspinatus Stretch

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

The Supraspinatus Stretch

This week’s Quick Tip was a special request from one of you. It targets one of the muscles of our rotator cuff called supraspinatus, and there are a few options for varying degrees of shoulder mobility. Why do this stretch, you ask? Most of our life activities pull us forward and the muscles in our chest/front of the shoulders shorten which can affect our posture, our breathing, etc. Stretching and receiving tissue work on the supraspinatus can help reset and stabilize the shoulder which in turn can lead to general upper body release. Be sure to take this slowly. Because...

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The Advanced Quad Stretch

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

The Advanced Quad Stretch

With all the extra sunlight of summer and San Francisco’s strong vaccination rate, we’ve been seeing many of our clients increase the intensity of their workouts. That means it’s time to get a little deeper into our stretching routines, too. This week’s Quick Tip is an advanced quad stretch with a yoga ball that doubles as a stability challenging core exercise. It isn’t your “first thing in the morning” stretch, but it works great as a cool down post workout, between reps, or even breaking up a long desk session.   Yesterday, San Francisco lifted nearly all local Covid...

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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

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 lazy glute, an issue many runners face. But, you...

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A Farewell to Michael Talbot

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release, News, Stretches

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 North Bay and focusing on teaching MCT, hopefully...

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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

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 healing at Psoas since 2017. We know his clients...

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Pin and Stretch Release for the Biceps

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

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 vitality, but also soreness and the need for...

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