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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

Deep Abdominals – Functional Anatomy

Deep Abdominals Deep abdominals, or the iliac muscles, connect vertebrae of the lower back and pelvis to the upper femur. They are the strongest flexors of the hip. The iliopsoas also laterally flexes the trunk.Continue reading

Trigger Points – Back is out but it hurts in the front

Client Description People complain of a stiff and/or painful back but it is most painful near the fold of the hip in the front. They move stiffly and tend to have other back problems. The low backContinue 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

Psoas Minor – Functional Anatomy

Psoas Minor Psoas minor connects the T12-L1 to the pubic bone. L2-L5 and the sacrum are trapped between them. Psoas minor is strongly connected to the iliac fascia and seems to tense that fascia toContinue reading

Iliopsoas – Functional Anatomy

Iliopsoas Iliopsoas is complex. For more details, see psoas major or iliacus.    Origin – vertebral bodies of T12-L4, transverse processes of L1-L5, Iliac fossa of the ilium Insertion – lesser trochanter of the femurContinue 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