Home » oitf-iliopsoas » Page 2

oitf-iliopsoas

Back is out but it hurts in the front

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. 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 back has flattened, sometimes on just one side. …

Back is out but it hurts in the front Read More »

Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people complain of painful stiffness on rising from a chair or getting out of the car. The longer that they sit, the stiffer they get. They are often stiff in the morning, when rising from bed, but speak of it …

Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position Read More »

Psoas Minor – Functional Anatomy

Overview The anatomy of the psoas minor muscle is highly variable. However, when it is present, it can be a significant bodywork concern. Origin bodies of T12-L1 via vertical fascicles Insertion the innominate line of the pubic bone. It connects to the iliac fascia, which connects it broadly to the arch of the pubic bone …

Psoas Minor – Functional Anatomy Read More »

Iliopsoas Complex – Functional Anatomy

The Iliopsoas Complex is a set of muscles on the back wall of the abdomen. They primarily flex the hip but also help with lateral flexion of the trunk. Many studies vary in their explanation of how they work, especially when they are trigger point laden. They seem to adjust tension based on many factors, …

Iliopsoas Complex – Functional Anatomy Read More »

Iliacus – Functional Anatomy

Overview The anatomy of the iliacus is the simplest of the hip flexors. Origin Iliac fossa of the ilium Insertion lesser trochanter of the femur Function flexion of the hip Innervation femoral nerve. The nerve root varies, depending on study from L1-L4 but always seems to involve L2-L3. Iliacus is the most direct and straightforward …

Iliacus – Functional Anatomy Read More »

Psoas Major – Functional Anatomy

Here you will find anatomy details on the psoas major. It fits into a larger group of muscles, the iliopsoas complex. There is a grid of related posts at the end of this post. Overview The anatomy of psoas major is complex, and its functions are fodder for endless bodywork discussions. Origin Psoas major originates …

Psoas Major – Functional Anatomy Read More »

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 it helps. It can really ease your activities of daily living. That Feeling Client’s love “that good stretch feeling.” It really …

Yoga, “that good stretch feeling,” and trigger points Read More »