Posts Tagged "alex brown"

Quick Tip: Is that psoas muscle causing you grief?

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Is that psoas muscle causing you grief?

  As you know, we love the psoas. Connecting the bottom and top halves of the body, it is an essential (and at times mysterious) muscle. Deep within the core of the body, close to the spine, the psoas works tirelessly to help us walk and move in all sorts of ways. If we spend a lot of time in hip flexion, our psoas can get tight and cause a variety of issues: from lower back pain to overly pronated feet. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz will help you locate the psoas in the body, and Alex will give you instructions on how to safely and efficiently work the psoas through...

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Quick Tip: Are you concerned about the curve in your spine?

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you concerned about the curve in your spine?

If you’re lamenting all that forward bending you’re doing, lament no more! Most of us spend a lot of time in forward flexion — whether sitting at a desk, hunched over a bike, or looking down at our phone. One important tool to counteract those patterns is to develop more opening across the chest, and more strength in the upper back. Exercises that effectively target those areas can be hard to come by, so we really like this week’s Quick Tip, a thoracic extension drill brought to us by Alex Brown. You’ll want to pay extra close attention to Alex’s...

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Quick Tip: Have you ever sprained an ankle?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you ever sprained an ankle?

If you’ve ever sprained an ankle, you know you don’t want to do it again. If you haven’t (and you’re one of the lucky ones!) — you’re just going to have to trust us that doing a bit of work to prevent sprains is totally worth it. Once you’ve sprained an ankle, it’s very easy to injure it again unless you do the work of training your body to develop new patterns of movement. In this week’s Quick Tip, Alex Brown shares an ankle mobility exercise that she often gives to her clients who have lingering issues that stem from a sprained ankle....

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Quick Tip: Do you need help loosening those quads?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you  need help loosening those quads?

The quadriceps are a group of muscles located at the front of your thigh and, as you know, we have a lot to thank them for. They are essential for the knee extension that we need for movements from walking to running to climbing mountains! Overuse of the quads can get in your way pretty quickly so it’s important to take care of them, especially if you’re really active. There are lots of great quad stretches to use for general care and maintenance, but we especially love this week’s Quick Tip that uses Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to gently and effectively loosen the...

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My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Health and Wellness

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team. Or who I just call Team Psoas. When I think about our team of therapists, I literally swell with pride when considering the combined range of skills, knowledge, and uniqueness. To help you understand just how proud I’m talking, let’s examine a day in the life of an athlete working with Team Psoas. An athlete that was training for the Double Dipsea in Marin. An athlete who, well, just happens to be me. I know, we’ve all seen those ads where the President of some company says “I’m not only the president, I’m a client.” Well, before you flip the channel,...

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