Posts Tagged "psoas quick tip"

Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques

Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Do you experience a lot of tension in your calves — even though you’ve been stretching dutifully? Sometimes, manual therapy is what’s needed to make that lasting change. And while nothing beats a specialist’s well-informed bodywork, it’s great to have some simple self-massage techniques on-hand. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott recommends a few of these methods to help you work on your calves at home. Try them out if you’re looking to relieve specific tension after a run, or if you’re just hoping to prevent injury and maintain healthy tissue in...

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Quick Tip: How’s your alignment in plank pose?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How’s your alignment in plank pose?

If your Psoas therapist has ever recommended stretches or exercises to address tension in the back, you know that a strong core is essential. While there are many ways to safely strengthen the core, plank pose is an awesome option. This popular yoga position can help you develop strength and stability in the back, but it can also be tricky to set up with proper alignment. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Luke Karamol demonstrates how to get into plank pose safely and functionally. Do keep in mind that while plank pose is great for many clients, we don’t recommend it if...

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Quick Tip: Do you know where your SCM is?

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Anatomy Lessons

Quick Tip: Do you know where your SCM is?

  We believe in helping you better understand the way your body works. With that in mind, we like to bring you an anatomy lesson from time to time! In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz offers a quick introduction to the Sternocleidomastoid or SCM — an important muscle in the neck.  The SCM is integral to the work of turning your head from side to side, and can get really tight on desk workers or any of us who spend a lot of time looking at a computer or phone. Keep an eye out for a future quick tip on how to use self-massage techniques on the SCM, but for now, sit back and...

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Quick Tip: Are you living from the feet up?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you living from the feet up?

Our feet do so much for us, and though that hard work can show up in achy arches and toes, it can also have broader effects. When our feet aren’t healthy and strong, patterns of compensation can crop up in other structures of the body — and those patterns can sometimes cause pain. So to ensure we’re making the best use of our body’s structure and power, we have to offer some care to these feet of ours! With all that in mind, we’re bringing you a foot-focused Quick Tip this week. In this video, Psoas therapist K.C. Wassner shows an easy exercise to help reduce...

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