Tag: oitf-hip-flexors

Trigger Points – Sharp pain in the center of the low back when rising

Client Description These people complain of sharp pain across the low back when getting out of bed, out of a car, or standing from a chair. They may also be slow to rise from a seated position. This happens when psoas majorContinue reading

Trigger Points – Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description These people complain of stiffness on rising from a chair or getting out of the car. The longer that they sit, the stiffer that they get. They are often stiff in the morning, whenContinue reading

Iliacus – Functional Anatomy

Iliacus Iliacus is the most simple and direct hip flexor connectin the coxal bone to the femur as it passes over the hip joint.     Origin – Iliac fossa of the ilium Insertion –Continue reading

Trigger Points – Pain Up and Down the low back

Client Description People with this pain run their hand up and down along one side of their low back and say that it hurts there. They often say that it hurts when they get up fromContinue reading

Psoas Major – Functional Anatomy

Psoas Major Psoas major varies a great deal in size and shape. It originates in the last thoracic and all lumbar vertebrae and inserts on the lesser trochanter of the femur. It traps the coxal bone andContinue reading

Yoga, “that good stretch feeling,” and trigger points

Stretching can be a useful daily ritual of relief. It changes a stiff body into something that has less pain and stiffness. I give it to my clients to manage their daily pain, and itContinue reading