Posts Tagged "Stretches"

Quick Tip: How flexible are your feet?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How flexible are your feet?

Most of us do not give our feet enough love. Our feet have enormous power to affect pretty much everything in the body, so it’s important to remember to stretch them along with the more commonly stretched psoas and hamstrings. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz shows off a great series of easy stretches to increase flexibility in the ankle, toes, and tops of the feet. This series is not recommended for anyone with serious dysfunction in the foot, but it’s great for maintaining overall health of the feet and preventing future pain. Unless you have incredible balance,...

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Quick Tip: AIS Adductor Stretch

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: AIS Adductor Stretch

Did you try out those adductor stretches we shared last week? Whether you were able to loosen the tightness in your legs, or whether you feel like there’s still something eluding you, we highly recommend this week’s Quick Tip. In this video, Scott and Jenny use the concept of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to talk you through a set of stretches that addresses the entire adductor muscle group. Like your brain, your muscles need a good education, and these active stretches will teach your adductors to keep firing and maintaining the health of your legs, hips, and knees. To get...

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Seated Adductor Stretches

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Exercises, Stretches

Seated Adductor Stretches

Do you already have a good leg stretching routine? That’s awesome, but just make sure it addresses your adductor muscles as well. Those of you who are runners, dancers, or heavy lifters might find that you have especially tight adductors. These muscles serve essential functions including (but not limited to) stabilization of the knees and hips. Overworked adductors can also keep the quads from activating and create extra tightness in the hamstrings. Add one of the two stretches in this week’s Quick Tip to your routine, and you might be surprised how much improves in the overall...

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Quick Tip: Seated Nerve Flossing

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Seated Nerve Flossing

Do you have pain, numbness, and tingling that runs from the base of your spine down your leg? If so, it’s possible that you have sciatica or piriformis syndrome. If you experience intense pain, you should definitely visit a doctor. Otherwise, a great place to start is here at Psoas. In this Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz shows you a way to maintain the health and functionality of the sciatic nerve that runs from the low back to the bottom of the feet by “flossing” it.” If you experience a high level of pain while trying this out, please pause and call your doctor to check...

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Quick Tip: Doorway Pec Stretch

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Doorway Pec Stretch

A lot of us desk workers suffer from neck and upper back pain, and it can be hard to remember that stretching our pecs can help us get some relief. Follow along with Psoas therapist William Stevensen as he walks us through a pec stretch that you can try out anytime you walk through a door. Just make sure to go really gently with this one if you have any issues at all with shoulder stability, and if you experience any discomfort or pain during the stretch, make sure to stop and give us a call. Now you can let all those doors in your life serve as reminders to give yourself some stretching and...

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