Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Many members of our clinical team assign pec stretches as homework between sessions. It’s often clinically indicated because so many of our clients work at desks, or in professions that require them to frequently reach and bend forward. These activities often lead to tight pec muscles, and tight pecs can end up pulling you farther forward. Over time, these patterns can lead to pain and misalignment, and you might find them playing a role far from the desk — like as you train for the Rock n’ Roll Marathon this coming Saturday, or as you lean towards other wellness goals that...

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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

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 right direction, sometimes we do need a more...

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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

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 the muscle and fascia that span the bottom of the...

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Quick Tip: Want seven tips for alignment?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness, Stretches

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 experiencing pain, Katherine is offering adjustments...

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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

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. Later in the evening, several Psoas therapists will...

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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

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 to open up where there’s restriction, and to...

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